Whiskerino 2009

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  • posted: November 06 @ 7:22am
Greybeard was right: this is a pressure vessel. It's a welded aluminum sphere [circumferentially welded] with a carbon-fiber overlay and a polyurethane top coat. Hopefully you can read the labeling on the bottle to see more about it. I have one of these that's burst, too ... it's pretty scary. It's in my boss's office, though, so I'll have to sneak in and take a shot.

Comments

gfmorris says:
Specifically, it's a pressure vessel for the Japanese Experiment Module. This is a ground/qualification unit.
Posted: Nov 6th, 2009 - 7:23am -
Karl says:
whoa, coooooooool!
Posted: Nov 6th, 2009 - 7:23am -
Karl says:
also, the label is unreadable, even when zoomed
Posted: Nov 6th, 2009 - 7:25am -
Corey says:
I love this series. Me wantee more hi-tech space oddities!
Posted: Nov 6th, 2009 - 7:25am -
mattyc says:
that's totally what i meant to say.
Posted: Nov 6th, 2009 - 7:28am -
Greybeard says:
You'll have to blow really hard to make that thing get bigger! Have you tried just rubbing it?
Posted: Nov 6th, 2009 - 7:29am -
gfmorris says:
Yeah, I hit up the self-timer on this, so I was guessing on the focus point. The label just shows that this is a 7.9L bottle that holds 2630 psig of either argon, helium, or CO2.
Posted: Nov 6th, 2009 - 7:30am -
Greybeard says:
Damn! If Coke or Pepsi could fit 7.9 liters of their product into such a compact orb, think of the revolution in product packaging! Another great spin-off technology from the space program.
Posted: Nov 6th, 2009 - 7:35am -
KimJongIllness says:
I just noticed the "Over The Rhine" poster! Nice!
Posted: Nov 6th, 2009 - 7:36am -
mackle says:
@Greybeard is right. I want a beverage in this container.
Posted: Nov 6th, 2009 - 7:38am -
miguelito says:
the reveal! but you're hiding your stubbles.
Posted: Nov 6th, 2009 - 7:54am -
Jar says:
Geof, you are easily one of the most interesting people I know...
Posted: Nov 6th, 2009 - 8:06am -
Pip says:
Of course, A 7.9L pressure vessel!
Posted: Nov 6th, 2009 - 8:11am -
doubles says:
had to look up psig, love it when a picture leads to wikipedia
Posted: Nov 6th, 2009 - 8:24am -
gfmorris says:
Aw thanks, @jar.
Posted: Nov 6th, 2009 - 8:36am -
ThatGuy says:
Fun game. I feel like I need to follow this closer.
Posted: Nov 6th, 2009 - 8:37am -
Finn MacCool says:
Nothing like informative pictures. Good stuff.
Posted: Nov 6th, 2009 - 8:38am -
NoahRienks says:
Whole lotta awesome. Fav'd sans stubble.
Posted: Nov 6th, 2009 - 8:39am -
benfrank says:
awesome.
Posted: Nov 6th, 2009 - 8:39am -
k_bone says:
Yeeeah.
Posted: Nov 6th, 2009 - 11:42am -
Ned Kelly says:
damn those pressure vessels.
Posted: Nov 6th, 2009 - 1:32pm -
tedford says:
i was just so close! let's see those death rays.
Posted: Nov 6th, 2009 - 5:12pm -
gfmorris says:
No death rays. At least not that they'll let me photograph. ;)
Posted: Nov 6th, 2009 - 5:27pm -
Grower&Shower says:
I was TOTALLY gonna say that yesterday but I didn't want to spoil the fun for everyone else.
Posted: Nov 6th, 2009 - 6:32pm -
wondermade says:
This may be the complicated caption yet.
Posted: Nov 6th, 2009 - 7:32pm -
gfmorris says:
@wondermade Hehehhehehehehhehehhehe.
Posted: Nov 7th, 2009 - 6:12am -
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