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Rantz
06-14-2011, 03:13 PM
No joke, not an Earth 2 storyline... I was one of the 150 picked (out of over 5200) to attend the two day launch event for STS-135 Atlantis, the last launch and flight of the Shuttle (and of American manned spaceflight) I am, just a bit, stoked...

details here:
http://rantzhoseley.com/blog/

RickLM
06-14-2011, 03:20 PM
Congrats to you, and congrats to America for cutting spending!

Jason California
06-14-2011, 03:22 PM
Sweet!

Buk Was Right
06-14-2011, 03:22 PM
Bad. Ass!

A guy from Macworld that I follow on Twitter is going because I guess they're sending up a couple of iPhones on the next shuttle. He was totally blown away by the invite.

I FUCKIN' LOVE NASA!

Pia Guerra
06-14-2011, 05:09 PM
Congrats Rantz!

(looks like I didn't make it in the draw *snif*)

BriRedfern
06-14-2011, 05:19 PM
That is pretty fucking awesome man. Try to get me a space suit if you have a chance. There will be a couple Jacksons in it for ya. Yeah, you heard me right. TWO.

Urgur the Gurgur
06-14-2011, 06:03 PM
That is pretty fucking cool man. Time to invest in a nice camera.

dEnny!
06-14-2011, 06:12 PM
My buddy is a consultant for NASA. He took me on a tour of Johnson Space Center; pretty cool. I should have asked him to let me attend a launch.

GelfXIII
06-14-2011, 06:23 PM
Cool. Are you going to be part of the tweet-up? I think I'm directing the show, although final assignments haven't been made yet. In any event look for me in the NASA TV tent. Just please dont do anything to get me fired, Like yelling "The Benbo RULEZ!" while I'm in the middle of shooting live shots, 'K? Thnx. :D

dEnny!
06-14-2011, 06:29 PM
Rantz if you could yell, "The Benbo RULEZ!" while GelfXIII is in the middle of shooting live shots I'll give you your very own custom title! :twisted:

Phantom Eagle
06-14-2011, 10:00 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PR-m-QDDKPI

Wigner's Friend
06-14-2011, 11:33 PM
Awesome. There are few more awe inspiring tributes to human ingenuity than a shuttle launch.

Rantz
06-15-2011, 02:41 PM
Cool. Are you going to be part of the tweet-up? I think I'm directing the show, although final assignments haven't been made yet. In any event look for me in the NASA TV tent. Just please dont do anything to get me fired, Like yelling "The Benbo RULEZ!" while I'm in the middle of shooting live shots, 'K? Thnx. :D

I am indeed part of the Tweetup... it's mind-boggling... I did not know you were involved with NASA TV, that is truly awesome! I won't yell "BENBO RULEZ" during the shots... (But I will walk in front of the camera with a sign that says "BENBO RULES BIATCHES".)

kidding.

GelfXIII
06-15-2011, 05:31 PM
I am indeed part of the Tweetup... it's mind-boggling... I did not know you were involved with NASA TV, that is truly awesome! I won't yell "BENBO RULEZ" during the shots... (But I will walk in front of the camera with a sign that says "BENBO RULES BIATCHES".)

kidding.


http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v651/gelf13/Guygelf_editting.jpg

Andreas
06-15-2011, 06:06 PM
Pretty cool! :thumb: