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I still can't access Watchuseek at school, probably because the vBulletin software seems to conflict with the Firewall of the schools network, like Seamaster yesterday suggested:-(

I a moment with not much work, I began to search G-Shock watches on the NASA website. I have made a load of links to huge (1.5 to 2.5Mb) Hires pictures. I won't post the whole picture, because of the size of these images.

G-Shocks, mainly DW-5600C's and DW-5600E's (I believe a G-5600) and simlar model can be found on many picuter showing Astronauts doing their job in space. Also a ProTrek(!) and a DW-5900 can be spotted!

So here's my afternoon collection of today:

http://spaceflight.nasa.gov/gallery/images/station/crew-8/hires/iss008e05553.jpg

http://spaceflight.nasa.gov/gallery/images/shuttle/sts-73/hires/sts073-363-032.jpg

http://spaceflight.nasa.gov/gallery/images/shuttle/sts-73/hires/sts073-353-018.jpg

http://spaceflight.nasa.gov/gallery/images/shuttle/sts-73/hires/sts073-353-010.jpg

http://spaceflight.nasa.gov/gallery/images/shuttle/sts-73/hires/sts073-351-024.jpg

http://spaceflight.nasa.gov/gallery/images/shuttle/sts-73/hires/sts073-303-015.jpg

http://spaceflight.nasa.gov/gallery/images/shuttle/sts-73/hires/sts073-233-032.jpg

http://spaceflight.nasa.gov/gallery/images/shuttle/sts-73/hires/sts073-233-007.jpg

http://spaceflight.nasa.gov/gallery/images/shuttle/sts-73/hires/sts073-229-014.jpg

http://spaceflight.nasa.gov/gallery/images/shuttle/sts-73/hires/sts073-108-005.jpg

http://spaceflight.nasa.gov/gallery/images/shuttle/sts-73/hires/sts073-103-015.jpg

http://spaceflight.nasa.gov/gallery/images/shuttle/sts-68/hires/sts068-083-023.jpg

http://spaceflight.nasa.gov/gallery/images/shuttle/sts-68/hires/sts068-033-027.jpg

http://spaceflight.nasa.gov/gallery/images/shuttle/sts-99/hires/s99e5065.jpg

http://spaceflight.nasa.gov/gallery/images/shuttle/sts-103/hires/s99_08358.jpg

Have much vieuwing pleasure!


Cheers,

Sjors
 

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Wow! Two, three G-Shocks.
Timing multiple target times, experiments, orbit points, etc.

It makes me think that the Countdown Timer should have a user-entry text field so that the astronaunts could input a name on each timer associated with the experiment to which the timer is assigned-- so they don't mix up what timer is assigned to which experiment! This would be helpful in my wife's multiple sample chemistry lab work! (see other thread about if multi-timer G-Shock: https://www.watchuseek.com/showthread.php?t=34826)

Great NASA G-Shock pics, Sjors!
Thanks.
 

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Fantastic, Sjors! The watch with a wide blue band in the third from last picture looks a bit crude, though. Probably a Timex.
 

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Hi Sjors, thanks for your research, you know that's SPACE & NASA Issue watches are my favorites!!!!

Thanks again!

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ps: we dont' forget the DW-6900 - 1V also see in astronauts wrist
 

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Great! Thought it was just a sales story, but it seems the 5600 really is space-proof!
 

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Tribe125,
"The watch with a wide blue band in the third from last picture looks a bit crude, though. Probably a Timex."

Haha, I was wondering what that thing was. Can't be a Timex. Timex only makes runner's watches. :-D

Cool pics, though. Never knew the 5600 was so popular with NASA.
 

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I dont know if this true but someone told me that astronauts always carry a gun in their missions...is that true or not?
 

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I dont know if this true but someone told me that astronauts always carry a gun in their missions...is that true or not?
If they do, I'm intrigued to know why. Is it to deal with a fellow-astronaut who becomes dangerously psychotic or suicidal - or is it because a Smith & Wesson might see off an unfriendly alien who hops aboard?
 

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I dont know if this true but someone told me that astronauts always carry a gun in their missions...is that true or not?
it's because when two astronauts can't agree about their opinions weather they should detonate a nuke on the surface of an astroid or drilling a hole and detonate the nuke inside the astroid.... :-D :-D :-D



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I think it would be very stupid to carry a gun in space. These astronauts are teams working together close for a long time, so they know eachother very well and firering a gun in a space craft is very dangerous. If the bullit won't pierce the wall, vital electronics can be hit, taking out the life support system.

And if the fellow astronaut is getting psychotic and is the one carrying the gun....

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Would be a nice social experiment though... sending two astronauts into space, one gun... would tension-up things quite a bit I think...
 

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I agree would be totally stupid to carry a firearm in space, besides, as if a big hungry ET is going to suddenly grab you:-D :-D

ooooooo...SPOOOOOOOKY.....
 

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Those are great photos. I also liked seeing the old HD (heavy duty) that Casio used to make, which a woman is wearing in a couple of photos. It still looks great. Another woman is wearing the Casio W71, which was worn by the movie character Napoleon Dynamite.

Judging from the hairstyles and watch styles, these pictures are from the early or mid 90's. Nowadays you would see more DW6900's and atomic watches.
 

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It actually kind of makes sense they would carry a weapon. I've briefed and debriefed Air Force pilots on many missions over the years and am quite familiar with AF mission requirements and I know that even a "slick" C-130 has a stash of weapons onboard for every mission. It's not really a combat requirement but a survival requirement.

I also know a guy who used to conduct intelligence briefs and debriefs for the Shuttle missions that were pretty much in accodance with standard briefing and debriefing procedures for a typical airbreathing mission. Since Shuttle crews are briefed and debriefed by typical AF standards it would not be unlikely they would carry standard AF survival gear to include weapons such as the M-9 pistol.
 

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It actually kind of makes sense they would carry a weapon. I've briefed and debriefed Air Force pilots on many missions over the years and am quite familiar with AF mission requirements and I know that even a "slick" C-130 has a stash of weapons onboard for every mission. It's not really a combat requirement but a survival requirement.

I also know a guy who used to conduct intelligence briefs and debriefs for the Shuttle missions that were pretty much in accodance with standard briefing and debriefing procedures for a typical airbreathing mission. Since Shuttle crews are briefed and debriefed by typical AF standards it would not be unlikely they would carry standard AF survival gear to include weapons such as the M-9 pistol.
But how would a gun help them survive?
 
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