Astronaut's photo of amateur astronomers "flashing" space station

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11 Responses to “Astronaut's photo of amateur astronomers "flashing" space station”

  1. coryf says:

    Oh, it’s cool NOW, wait a few more years, and this will become a federal crime like flashing airplanes.  :)

  2. Ryan Lenethen says:

    Should have sent morse code.

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  3. Lobster says:

    Don Pettit was then blinded, and as a result crashed the space station.  There were no survivors.

  4. rayven says:

    OK, it may just be my overactive gutter-minded imagination… but when I read the headline about “flashing” the space station, and looked at the photo without reading the article first… I didn’t actually notice the blue dot right away. And instead, my mind wandered and kind of saw a vague “goat-se” style image created in the lights. LOL Am I the only one that sees this?!  Its kind of on angle, with one hand created on the left (the lines of lights look like outlines of fingers) and the same on the right side of the off-centered square, which is, the arse? OK its probably just me….  (shuffles off embarrassed) LOL

  5. technogeekagain says:

    Definite “don’t try this at home, kids”. If the beam’s bright enough to see from space, it’s bright enough to at least distract pilots. In most areas, laws say that outdoor use of lasers above the most trivial power levels  requires beam stops or a permit.

  6. Jay says:

    Sorry I don’t see the point.

    Laser point that is..

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