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#21 J.C.

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Posted 30 July 2016 - 04:28 PM

See, I obviously didn't read that carefully enough. 

 

I figured he they were just playing it inside a space ship, and I'm like, "Surely someone has played music on a space ship before?!"

 

D'oh! :lol:



#22 Kali Durga

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Posted 31 July 2016 - 05:58 PM

Just got home and uploaded my photos. Full album here-- https://www.flickr.c...157671823033655

Here are some nitty-gritty, guts'n'bolts shots--

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#23 matthewvh

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Posted 31 July 2016 - 09:37 PM

Just got home and uploaded my photos. Full album here-- https://www.flickr.c...157671823033655
 

 

Thanks for posting some of the photos, Tam! Looks awesome. For some reason, the flickr link isn't working. Not sure if it's just on my end, though.



#24 Kali Durga

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Posted 01 August 2016 - 06:15 AM

Oops, it got truncated! Here's a good link--  https://www.flickr.c...157671823033655



#25 matthewvh

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Posted 01 August 2016 - 12:30 PM

Ah thanks! Great photos. It's incredible that the record stayed intact when it landed on the ground. Oh and I know that his shirt is yellow but my color blind eyes think it's a copper/orange colored shirt and that makes me want to believe that he's wearing that to promote a future Racs album. (And yes I admit that sounds absolutely ridiculous)

#26 Kali Durga

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Posted 01 August 2016 - 12:51 PM

You probably would've had a great time talking to Kevin, Matthew.  He would've answered pretty much any question you'd ask about how it was built. For instance, we asked him if the triangular shape was chosen for structural or aesthetic reasons and he explained that a square or rectangular shape is too susceptible to torque, that a triangle is more rigid.  And he was telling other people all about the batteries and the three settings of the tone arm. 

 

He also told us that they had a bit of a fright during descent. They'd estimated that it would end up landing at about 15mph, but it actually came down at around 22mph.  He said that as they were following it, he was afraid he was going to find it half-buried in a potato field and have to dig it up and pull potatoes out of it.

 





And now you've got me thinking about the Racs...



#27 matthewvh

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Posted 01 August 2016 - 01:26 PM

Yeah I would've loved to talk with him. I would've asked him a lot of unrelated questions, though. Like the forces and mathematical calculations involved in launches and then also some astrophysics/engineering stuff (unrelated to the shape of the object). And that does make sense about them choosing the triangle. That's pretty interesting about the landing speed.

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Posted 01 August 2016 - 01:48 PM

It'd be interesting to see how much of that he could answer.  He's actually a filmmaker.  Remember that old auto commercial Jack was in?  That was Kevin's commercial.  He apparently does electronics and robotics as a hobby and got involved in this after showing Jack some little robots he'd made. He joked that after Jack asked him to design a craft to carry a record player into space, he didn't have time to play with his robots anymore.  I'm sure you saw the info about his family's involvement with NASA, but apparently the launch portion was handled by the team from SATINS.  



#29 matthewvh

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Posted 01 August 2016 - 04:18 PM

Oh wait. I thought he had worked for NASA at some point in addition to his family working for NASA. So then I'm not sure my questions would've been best suited for him. haha. 



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Posted 01 August 2016 - 04:24 PM

I think this interview with him was posted over here somewhere, but I can't recall for sure.  Great read, especially in light of his involvement with this project--  http://jamiegoodsell...in-carrico.html



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Posted 02 August 2016 - 10:46 AM

that must have tickled Jack yellow that a tringle was the way to go

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Posted 02 August 2016 - 01:36 PM

But he told Marc Maron that he's afraid of triangles  ;)



#33 J.C.

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Posted 02 August 2016 - 05:04 PM

Very cool photos, Tam.  Jack seemed to be enjoying himself.



#34 Kali Durga

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Posted 29 August 2016 - 09:27 AM

Very cool photos, Tam.  Jack seemed to be enjoying himself.

 

Only just now seeing this, for some reason.  Thank you, J.C. :)  And yes, Jack seemed very pleased with everything. He spent most of the event up on the mezzanine above the crowd and only came down to wade through the masses for two quick interviews






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