Whiskerino 2009

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  • posted: November 19 @ 7:36am
If it's Thursday, it must be time for Guess that Random Space Artifact Day on Whiskerino! :)

Take your best guess as to what this is.

Comments

shularbrau says:
this was hard enough WITH color.
Posted: Nov 19th, 2009 - 7:38am -
Daniel says:
The motor for the shuttle's windshield wiper. Yeah, I saw the movie where you stole this idea from Greg Kinnear.
Posted: Nov 19th, 2009 - 7:45am -
mims attack says:
pneumatic venturi vacuum
Posted: Nov 19th, 2009 - 7:45am -
Jonesie says:
Fuel filter?
Posted: Nov 19th, 2009 - 7:46am -
taber says:
an in/out valve! or flux capacitor core.
Posted: Nov 19th, 2009 - 7:52am -
Jar says:
Some sort of pump or filter that goes on a high pressure line.
Posted: Nov 19th, 2009 - 7:53am -
jnonfiction says:
Whatever it is, my astronaut is holding it.
Posted: Nov 19th, 2009 - 7:53am -
Dave says:
looks like a check valve or blow-off valve
Posted: Nov 19th, 2009 - 7:59am -
flainez says:
I can't even guess.
Posted: Nov 19th, 2009 - 8:43am -
W E L L S says:
My guess...water pump for in flight water fountain with special Coriolis effect adapter so the water spins in the correct Northern Hemisphere direction. That or it's a magical bubble gum making gadget.

Either way your expression is priceless.
Posted: Nov 19th, 2009 - 9:07am -
benfrank says:
That's @chris's heart. CLAME
Posted: Nov 19th, 2009 - 9:29am -
NoahRienks says:
it's a coupling for hoses.
Posted: Nov 19th, 2009 - 9:31am -
mackle says:
@benfrank MVC.
Posted: Nov 19th, 2009 - 9:39am -
mackle says:
I'm going with filter. Or coupling. Or some combination of the two words.
Posted: Nov 19th, 2009 - 9:39am -
gfmorris says:
@benfrank :cackle:

Generally, y'all are pretty close. You've figured out that fluid goes in one side and comes out the other. But still not quite there.
Posted: Nov 19th, 2009 - 9:43am -
benfrank says:
is that a nasa hydrolic urinal/catheter?
Posted: Nov 19th, 2009 - 9:49am -
Scrivener says:
It's the regulator valve for the deep fryer that is to be installed at the first In-n-Out franchise to be built on the surface of the Moon.
Posted: Nov 19th, 2009 - 9:53am -
gfmorris says:
I think Scrivs just won. :lol:
Posted: Nov 19th, 2009 - 10:00am -
Gavin says:
it's a space shuttle key
Posted: Nov 19th, 2009 - 10:04am -
mims attack says:
the small hole in the top side makes me think hydraulic brakes or other system like that, similar to the bolt on brake calipers. The grounding wires or whatever are throwing me off though.
Posted: Nov 19th, 2009 - 10:19am -
benfrank says:
@Scrivener you are amazing.
Posted: Nov 19th, 2009 - 10:22am -
Beardwinner says:
Is it stored in that leather pouch to your right?
Posted: Nov 19th, 2009 - 10:43am -
Beardwinner says:
Cause if so, it may be gold coins.
Posted: Nov 19th, 2009 - 10:43am -
gfmorris says:
@beardwinner No, that's the soft case for the lens on my DSLR.
Posted: Nov 19th, 2009 - 10:47am -
folliclejuju says:
@gfmorris - i've no idea what that hardware could be, but i'd guess some type of complex servo. at msfc, i was on unites building mostly intranets. one of them did go agency: clame (they still use their own home built certificates so you'll have to accept the "untrusted" certificate to view the site (unless you have the nasa root cert that comes with the default nasa images, which you may). there are a handful of easter egg keys in that site including star trek sounds and home simpson.
Posted: Nov 19th, 2009 - 11:00am -
folliclejuju says:
homer
Posted: Nov 19th, 2009 - 11:01am -
gfmorris says:
@folliclejuju Actually, while I'm in rock-throwing distance of MSFC [okay, not really ... more like rock-throwing distance of UAH], I don't work onsite and, as such, I don't have access to poop out there. Never have, either. I'm just a workaday contractor.
Posted: Nov 19th, 2009 - 11:07am -
folliclejuju says:
this clame site i built is extranet. even if you don't have the nasa root cert, you need only import the home built cert when you go to the page. i was onsite from 2006 to 2008.
Posted: Nov 19th, 2009 - 11:10am -
gfmorris says:
@folliclejuju Cool!
Posted: Nov 19th, 2009 - 11:15am -
Ned Kelly says:
hmm could be possibly a hydrogen flow control valve … or even maybe a an oxygen flow control valve
Posted: Nov 19th, 2009 - 1:06pm -
Sir Jellobeard says:
it's a robot.
Posted: Nov 19th, 2009 - 1:12pm -
the_cap says:
astronaut-grade motorized toothbrush.
Posted: Nov 19th, 2009 - 3:58pm -
keifel says:
lock?
Posted: Nov 19th, 2009 - 5:20pm -
Voltron says:
Solenoid operated valve for any fluid you want... Liquid oxygen, hydrogen, water, or most important on you space trips, BEER!
Posted: Nov 19th, 2009 - 5:50pm -
blackbeard says:
dinosaur cavity?
Posted: Nov 19th, 2009 - 5:55pm -
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