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Race track photos from space!
« on: January 18, 2020, 22:44:03 »
Here are some remarkable photos of race tracks around the globe taken from the International Space Station:
https://www.roadandtrack.com/new-cars/a28396074/drew-feustel-astronaut-race-tracks-from-space/

The photographer also is currently restoring a 1970 Mercedes-Benz 280 SL!
since he is a member here my hope is that he might chime in here and tell us more about the project.
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Re: Race track photos from space!
« Reply #1 on: January 18, 2020, 22:49:17 »
Outrageously cool!
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Re: Race track photos from space!
« Reply #2 on: January 19, 2020, 10:29:53 »
Hang on
I missed a real life astronaut in our midst. How cool is that?!
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Re: Race track photos from space!
« Reply #3 on: January 19, 2020, 15:07:02 »
What? No Mid-Ohio??? Daytona Speedway??? ;) ;) ;D
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Re: Race track photos from space!
« Reply #4 on: January 19, 2020, 19:35:40 »
Alfred
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Re: Race track photos from space!
« Reply #5 on: January 20, 2020, 17:20:07 »
Nothing wrong with driving a Bimer. I drove them from 1987 to 2013 (535 is, several ///M3) then I found my Pagoda and left all the Bimer’s behind :)

Nice site about the photographs from outer space. Thanks for sharing.

I like the information about car shows ... —-> https://journal.classiccars.com/category/car-culture/car-shows/

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Re: Race track photos from space!
« Reply #6 on: February 01, 2020, 04:24:29 »
Hi to the forum members.  I appreciate the interest in the track photos from the space station. In fact, I took a photo of every F1, MotoGP, and IndyCar track from space for the 2018 racing season...and watched every race while in space.  This is to say that every race was either live-streamed on board, or I watched a time delay version.  If you want to see them all, there may be a link in that article but you can also see them on Instagram and Twitter at @Astro_Feustel  Please don't get the wrong impression about how we spend our time up there. All photos were taken at times that did not conflict with our work and races were watched on the weekends (we get about a day and a half of down time each weekend to clean house and have a break).

I do have a 1970 Pagoda that I am restoring.  I've been restoring cars since my teens and actually did it for a living while attending community college back in the early 80's.  Still at it after all these years.

This is a great forum. A wealth of information and lots of friendly and helpful members.  Thanks again for the interest and I hope to post some pics of my project one of these days as well.

Cheers,
Drew Feustel

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Re: Race track photos from space!
« Reply #7 on: February 01, 2020, 09:01:07 »
Hey, you can't work all day every day. Whatever a day is on the ISS
A man should have a hobby - though given where that quote is from, perhaps not ;D
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Re: Race track photos from space!
« Reply #8 on: February 01, 2020, 11:57:07 »
Welcome Drew and thanks for sharing those interesting photos. As someone who has also raced cars I do like to look at those pictures and reminisce!
It's interesting to see that Silverstone has now almost completely lost its identity as an ex WW2 airfield.

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Re: Race track photos from space!
« Reply #9 on: February 01, 2020, 15:20:06 »
Welcome Drew and thanks for sharing those interesting photos. As someone who has also raced cars I do like to look at those pictures and reminisce!
It's interesting to see that Silverstone has now almost completely lost its identity as an ex WW2 airfield.

Yeah, but if you look closely you can still see it.  Silverstone was one of my best...and one of the hardest to take because it took me a while (a month or so) to find it because the geography is so homogeneous as viewed through a camera lens from space :)

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Re: Race track photos from space!
« Reply #10 on: February 01, 2020, 21:23:58 »
Hello Drew
Thank you for the great views. I hope you got on with the springs. If not, please feel free to contact me again.
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Re: Race track photos from space!
« Reply #11 on: February 02, 2020, 04:18:00 »
Thanks Peter.  At the risk of starting up the "coil spring debate" again (I know because I have scoured all of the past posts on this subject), I may post in the suspension section my plan for springs, based upon some guesstimates, observations, and calculations of my own...what's the fun if you don't experiment just a bit...