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Hi All. I am Catastrophe, named after what happens or would happen when asteroids or other items hit planets like the comet bits that hit Jupiter a while back.. We are told not to worry for the next few hundreds or thousands of years but what about those two asteroids which passed quite close a few years back? One we didn't know about until it was gone.

Anyway, keep clear of asteroids and enjoy life!
Best wishes to all
Did your parents name you that? :D jkjk....I am sure that's not your real name, I assume you named yourself that.lol! On that note I think if a huge asteroid was headed for us I don't think they would tell us because of the panic that would happen.
 
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"On that note I think if a huge asteroid was headed for us I don't think they would tell us because of the panic that would happen."

Assuming they knew themselves :eek:
 
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NASA more then likely would know something is coming unless they were asleep at their jobs again. :D
Bandits out of the Sun, as they said in WWII movies.

Was it not only a decade or so ago that we had two close asteroids in one 24 hour period?
As I remember it, one was only seen after it was already gone by - a bandit asteroid!
 
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Bandits out of the Sun, as they said in WWII movies.

Was it not only a decade or so ago that we had two close asteroids in one 24 hour period?
As I remember it, one was only seen after it was already gone by - a bandit asteroid!
I haven't watched a WWII movie but I have been in a war. :D

Yes I think I recall that. I vaguely remember NASA apologizing about something or they did or didn't do something.
 
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Hey, Space Fans!

I'm Tariq Malik, Editor-in-Chief, and I've been part of Space.com since 2001.

I originally started as an intern in Sept. 2001, then joined as a Staff Writer in 2004 and became Managing Editor in 2009. Last May (in 2019), I took on the Editor-in-Chief role. It's been an amazing run, for sure.

Some background: I studied Print Journalism and Astronomy (minor) at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles, as well as a Masters in Science Writing from the SHERP program at New York University.

I have been a space fan since I was a kid and that story about going to Space Camp 5 times? Yup, it's true. Also, that thing about being an Eagle Scout, too.

I do love Star Trek, Star Wars and just about all science fiction games, books, TV, movies ... all the things. In terms of space swag pics, my office is a mess but here's some snapshots from the road when I'm out covering all the space for you to read!







 
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Space buff since 1961. Amateur astronomer. Former telescope operator at Mt. Wilson Observatory near Los Angeles California. Currently residing in Phoenix Arizona. I have been posting in astronomy and space forums since 1991, starting with sci.space.history on the Usenet (the precursor to the internet).
 
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Hi all!

My name is Tim and I'm a retired Naval Officer and current federal employee.

I never worked with NASA directly, but I have strong family ties. My recently deceased uncle was a frogman who joined NASA out of the Navy in the late 1950s. He became an engineer during his time there (GI Bill) and had some really cool jobs. The coolest job was as one of the divers that jumped from the helos when the Mercury, Gemini and Apollo capsules splashed down to assist in getting the astronauts in the rafts and to secure the capsule to the helicopter to lift it back to the carrier. While giving my family a tour of the Johnson Space Center, he introduced me to many of the original astronauts and into the famous Mission Control facility. I was 7 or 8 years old at the time, and 50+ years ago, so I don't remember it as well as I'd like, but I do remember the excitement of meeting my childhood heroes!

His daughter, my cousin, became a liaison officer between the US and Russian space programs; she spent a lot of time traveling back and forth to the Cosmodrome.

Through them, primarily my uncle, I became a space nerd. I work now with the Wallops Island Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport (MARS) on improving how they deliver rocket boosters and other components to the site.
 

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I'm gonna make this short haha I'm Jeremy and I have an interest in space just wanting to learn the most I can about it. that's it in a nutshell.
 
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Hi all!

My name is Tim and I'm a retired Naval Officer and current federal employee.

I never worked with NASA directly, but I have strong family ties. My recently deceased uncle was a frogman who joined NASA out of the Navy in the late 1950s. He became an engineer during his time there (GI Bill) and had some really cool jobs. The coolest job was as one of the divers that jumped from the helos when the Mercury, Gemini and Apollo capsules splashed down to assist in getting the astronauts in the rafts and to secure the capsule to the helicopter to lift it back to the carrier. While giving my family a tour of the Johnson Space Center, he introduced me to many of the original astronauts and into the famous Mission Control facility. I was 7 or 8 years old at the time, and 50+ years ago, so I don't remember it as well as I'd like, but I do remember the excitement of meeting my childhood heroes!

His daughter, my cousin, became a liaison officer between the US and Russian space programs; she spent a lot of time traveling back and forth to the Cosmodrome.

Through them, primarily my uncle, I became a space nerd. I work now with the Wallops Island Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport (MARS) on improving how they deliver rocket boosters and other components to the site.
Hi Tim
Nice to have some new young blood (I am 80). I spend my leisure on everything from 'before' the big bang to rocks we now walk on. In short, everything from the 'start' to where it has led us so far. Enjoy yourself here! :) Cat
 
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Well, this is exciting.

Hello. I am Yevaud.

As with Mental_Avenger, I am one of Space Dot Coms original members and was a Moderator there for over six years. There right from the beginning; there the literal last day the boards were online.

The original message boards were a unique place and a unique experience, an internet pioneer of "science for the everyman." That they have returned after all of these years is truly a great thing, and I look forward to seeing where this goes.
 
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Hello everyone. As my name implies, I am a matrian snake. I'm very happy to be here. :)

I spend most of my time studying in university and generally doing matrian snakey things. My most prized possession is my Gene Kranz-approved NASA vest, but I hope to add more swag in the future.

M. Snake
 
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Hello everyone. As my name implies, I am a matrian snake. I'm very happy to be here. :)

I spend most of my time studying in university and generally doing matrian snakey things. My most prized possession is my Gene Kranz-approved NASA vest, but I hope to add more swag in the future.

M. Snake
"Matrian snake...Matrian snake...you make my guts...quiver and shake."

(Disclaimer - these are very old SDC in-jokes)
 
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Hi folks, Stevie here!

Wanted to pop in and say hello to you fine people! I’m one of your new Community Managers. My background is in Scifi online games, I’ve been working with CCP Games on EVE Online and off since 2007. I was also part of the launch team and CM for VR rift launch title EVE: Valkyrie, worked with Star Citizen at UK meets and Insomnia Gaming Festival, which is a fun gaming event here in the UK.

In my spare time I enjoy streaming games, watching scifi and collecting supergirl merch. I’m also an ambassador for SpecialEffect, the gamers charity. SpecialEffect work with people with disabilities, developing controller set-ups, eye tracking tech and working with developers on accessibility in games (which is also a passion of mine).

I’m really looking forward to working on these forums, and chatting about Space and sci-fi in its many forms. I really enjoy working with passionate communities, and am 'over the moon' (Lol) to be able to be working with you folks.

Feel free to reply with anything you’d like me to know about you! If you wanna reply with your coolest bit of Space Swag, that would be awesome!

This is me in my Space Industries NASA jacket, which I love more then anything.



Fly Safe,
Stevie
My name is Robert Montemurno. I am 73 years old and I am a member of the health science community here in New Jersey. I was in private practice for 40 years in orthodontics and have been teaching at Rutgers School of Dentistry for the last 15 years. I consider myself a space advocate, and I am interested in all the sciences, as they still to this day inspire me. I especially love astronomy and follow the scientific findings of Hubble and the many space telescopes making discoveries at different electromagnetic wavelengths. I am hoping I live long enough to see the scientific discoveries from the James Webb and the 20-meter Telescope! Opposition to the TMT has been strong, so I want to ask a question: Concerning the 30 Meter Telescope.......has anyone thought to ask the native Hawaiians in opposition, if the 30 meter Telescope could replace one (or two) that exists there now? I'm sure this was done, but, if not, it would at least open further discussion on the subject of placing the TMT where it is desired...
 
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Hello from UK! I'm an old forager, I've had a presence on the Internet since 1999 with a free for life non-profit website that's still up although the massive (joke) capacity is full and I don't do any updates. I helped to save a very old earthwork and the woodlands that surround it using the website. I also began another website about Mars because I found things that surprised me in NASA Curiosity images e.g. http://www.afterzen.co.uk/images/glaze_wipe_line.jpg and http://www.afterzen.co.uk/images/shard.jpg I'm busy with family and have many interests which spreads things a bit thin sometimes, so things like maintaining a website tend to get shoved aside and I more often spend any time I have spare in places like this one where there's interesting interaction.
I use Linux and built my computer from scraps and have an hons degree in Digging, well archaeology and prehistory and I'm able to take on new ideas providing I can scrutinise them for myself.
Anyhow Im happy to be here.
 
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Hey All,

Wolfshadw here. I spend most of my time over at Tom's Hardware, but I geek out over everything space as well.

-Wolf sends
 

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Greetings and salutations,

I am a denizen of the third rock from the star, Sol, in an out of the way corner of the Milky Way galaxy. Long time tech geek and astronomer "wannabe".

I am one of the newest members of the Space Moderation team (but a long time moderator at Tom's Hardware and Tom's Guide). If you have any questions or need assistance, please contact me directly.

WOO HOO!!!

COLGeek
 
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