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A project log for Lets Solve Hackaday.com/Space!

I figured I would start a project to crack the mystery that is hackaday.com/space.

John BoydJohn Boyd 04/08/2014 at 19:587 Comments

Here is what I have gathered from various YouTube and Hackaday comments. If you discovered any of these details, let me know and I will add you as a contributor. 


The numbers in "testblock 1" are hex for "I'm floating in a most peculiar way", a reference to the David Bowie song Space Oddity.

It looks like the mysterious text on the April fools day transmission had a QR code embedded in "testblock 2":

The QR code leads us to the following link http://hackaday.io/hacker/3935: Wouldnt you know it, Major Tom has a profile on hackaday?


The second transmission gives a string of numbers in the video. This string of numbers is an IP address given in its decimal form. Converting back to IP format we get the IP address: 54.241.0.25.

This address is a Telnet server, but the login and password are still unknown.


There are also images hidden in Transmission # 2 that show Bob Widlar and one of his famous circuits.

Image of Bob Widlar:

Image of Widlar's Current Source schematic:

Discussions

dmlanger wrote 04/09/2014 at 12:51 point
Add me as a contributor? After all it looks like you used the photos i posted. The exact images of the sheep and circuit are also in my gallery. http://imgur.com/a/5aQTA

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Sy Bernot wrote 04/09/2014 at 05:23 point
there is also this:
http://hackaday.io/hacker/4053

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Sy Bernot wrote 04/09/2014 at 05:47 point
Ground control is "View of Mission Control during lunar surface Apollo 11" Photo courtesy of NASA
First landing on the moon.

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Sy Bernot wrote 04/09/2014 at 05:21 point
In maj toms profile is a post that leads to this image titled Transmission #02 (might just be a link to the vid)
http://hackaday.s3.amazonaws.com/status.jpg

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Sy Bernot wrote 04/09/2014 at 05:28 point
maj toms profile pics come from this book http://theawesomer.com/space-oddity-the-book/121717/

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