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N2e (talk) 03:17, 7 August 2013 (UTC)


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Hello, Craigboy. You have new messages at Template talk:Infobox spaceflight‎‎.
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W. D. Graham 08:36, 13 September 2013 (UTC)

Replaceable fair use File:ISROorbitalvehicle.jpg[edit]

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It is not replaceable with a free equivalent. Please do not delete fair-use images that you have not found a free equivalent for. I do not check my wikipedia account daily.--Craigboy (talk) 19:01, 26 July 2014 (UTC)
The trouble is that a free equivalent could be made. In order to use a copyrighted image under the fair use rules, the image has to be one that can not be replaced by a free version, even in theory. There are very few images like that, usually ones that have important historical significance. Geogene (talk) 18:46, 28 July 2014 (UTC)


Since this looks like this is your home wiki, just giving you an 'additional' ping about the talk page message I left you at Commons regarding File:NASA_spacecrafts.jpg. Reventtalk 19:30, 5 December 2014 (UTC)

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Wikipedia:WikiProject Spaceflight: Retirement of project member WD Graham[edit]

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Pressurized Mating Adapters[edit]

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Whoops, looks like we had conflicting ideas! Let's discuss which title is better...Altamel (talk) 03:57, 28 February 2015 (UTC)
We can do it here. Pressurized Mating Adapter (PMA) is following the same capitalization structure of National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).--Craigboy (talk) 03:59, 28 February 2015 (UTC)
Hmm, but the issue is whether Pressurized Mating Adapter is a proper noun...WP:NCCAPS says the title should only be capitalized when it is a proper noun. I'm inclined to agree that PMA is a proper noun, but there is another, more serious issue: you should not copy and paste text from one article to the other to rename a title. That fragments the page history and violates the author attribution required for the CC-BY-SA license. Altamel (talk) 04:03, 28 February 2015 (UTC)
I apologize. It's been several years since I'm moved a page, I forgot the proper procedure.--Craigboy (talk) 04:05, 28 February 2015 (UTC)
Since we can't just move Pressurized mating adapter to Pressurized Mating Adapter now (too many edits in the way), I'll list the situation at Wikipedia:Requested_moves/Technical_requests. Please weigh in—it will help establish a consensus for renaming. Altamel (talk) 04:12, 28 February 2015 (UTC)

Mercury-Atlas 7 insignia is wrong[edit]

On the Aurora 7 talk page, SpaceHistory101 (talk · contribs) wrote in April 2009 that the image was wrong, in that the 7 is supposed to be blue, not red. Someone soon responded by changing it to Aurora 7 insignia proper.jpg which confirms the 7 was indeed blue. You reverted this in December 2011, after you cleaned up the original image. Can you please fix that image by changing the color of the 7? (Alternatively, we probably should go back to the photo.) Thanks.

This issue is complicated by the fact that the sources of these images aren't well documented (SpaceHistory101 thinks "Ed Buckbee", apparently an MSFC public affairs person, created them as souvenir patches), and also by the fact that NASA apparently had mission patches (Gemini- and Apollo-style) done after the fact. Where do you think would be the best place to discuss this bigger issue? JustinTime55 (talk) 17:47, 3 March 2015 (UTC)

Modern Rome image[edit]

You are at 3RR. I strongly suggest you use the talk page and don't revert again. – SchroCat (talk) 11:18, 10 May 2015 (UTC)

You're at 4.--Craigboy (talk) 11:22, 10 May 2015 (UTC)
Nope: count again. - SchroCat (talk) 11:29, 10 May 2015 (UTC)
I can link the page history if you want.--Craigboy (talk) 11:31, 10 May 2015 (UTC)
Go ahead. I've made 3 reverts, not 4, so I'm at 3RR, not 4. – SchroCat (talk) 12:17, 10 May 2015 (UTC)
You're forgetting the initial one. But this is a meaningless argument, so can we please just discuses the different versions of the paintings?--Craigboy (talk) 12:23, 10 May 2015 (UTC)
I've forgotten nothing: that's not a revert. – SchroCat (talk) 12:40, 10 May 2015 (UTC)
Can we please focus on the different versions of the paintings?--Craigboy (talk) 12:43, 10 May 2015 (UTC)

Contact Request[edit]

Hi, popular YouTuber SmarterEveryDay wants to talk to you. The best way seems to be through his Twitter. (talk) 01:45, 29 June 2015 (UTC)

I don't really do twiiter. Can you tell him to make a wiki account and talk with me here?--Craigboy (talk) 22:02, 29 June 2015 (UTC)

Apollo 11 first step.jpg[edit]

Guess who this really is?

Hello. Thanks for your good work upgrading this image from NASA's partially restored TV footage. There's only one small problem: as Jessegalebaker (talk · contribs) caught on the Apollo 11 talk page, this is actually Aldrin, not Armstrong, descending the ladder. The telltale sign is the white area to the left of the thigh, which doesn't match the lunar horizon. This is sunlight reflecting off of Armstrong's visor, as he was hidden behind the landing gear as Aldrin was descending. If you watch the video carefully, you see that Armstrong's descent doesn't match this picture, while Aldrin's does. And after he makes it to the surface, Armstrong comes around from behind the leg, into the camera view.

I temporarily fixed this by changing the caption to correctly identify Aldrin (and also made a clumsy note on the Commons page, based on the assumption NASA made the mistake), before I saw that the original photo with the ugly horizontal bar correctly showed Armstrong, and you had made the change. Since this photo is used in several articles, with captions saying it's Armstrong, I think a better fix would be for you to go back to the restored video and pick a proper frame of Armstrong. Can you please do this? Thanks. After you do, I'll revert my changes. JustinTime55 (talk) 14:23, 11 September 2015 (UTC)

I've gone back and looked at the restored footage to see if I could find a good screen capture of Armstrong descending the ladder. But the footage seems significantly less sharp then Jatkins' upload (at least of Armstrong), so we may just want to permanently revert back to his/her image.--Craigboy (talk) 19:37, 12 September 2015 (UTC)

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Grants:IEG/Wikipedia likes Galactic Exploration for Posterity 2015[edit]

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Neutral buoyancy pool[edit]

Thanks! Awesome article; nice work! I'm a little concerned about the duplication of information in Neutral buoyancy simulation as a training aid; could you take a look at both articles and try to make sure the subjects are clearly delineated? Swpbtalk 13:39, 19 November 2015 (UTC)

I have, Neutral buoyancy simulation as a training aid is in very unusual format for a wiki article and only mentions Gemini to Skylab. The pages could eventually be merged. Our maybe we could rename "neutral buoyancy pools" to "list of neutral buoyancy pools". Although at this point I'm unsure.--Craigboy (talk) 20:47, 19 November 2015 (UTC)
Renaming to "List of..." could work; so could a merge. I'll give it some thought as well. Swpbtalk 21:25, 19 November 2015 (UTC)

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File:Chinese Docking Mechanism.jpg listed for discussion[edit]


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