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    Venus pencils - does anyone still use pencils? I have an OLD box of Venus pencils out in my woodshop

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    there is freeze dried Astronaut Ice Cream.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mike alexander View Post
    there is freeze dried Astronaut Ice Cream.
    So that's what happened to Buzz...NASA's retirement plan really sucks.
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    I'm surprised no one has mentioned Subaru yet. From Wikipedia: "Subaru is the Japanese name for the Pleiades star cluster, which in turn inspires the Subaru logo..."

    Roland, the company who makes music electronics and instruments, has or had a few products (synthesizers) with astronomical names: Jupiter, Juno, Saturn.

    Alesis made a synth called the Andromeda.

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    Re: Subaru, see Post #4.

    The synthesizer ones are new, though
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    Fender guitars make a 'Starcaster'.

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    Eclipse - a SW development environment, also some other products I think.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eric Vaxxine View Post
    Fender guitars make a 'Starcaster'.
    Thought that was "Stratocaster."
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    Quote Originally Posted by jokergirl View Post
    Eclipse - a SW development environment, also some other products I think.
    It may have been mentioned, Mitsubishi makes an automobile called the Eclipse.

    Back in the stone age of computing (1980s), Data General had a computer model named Eclipse.
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    Although Mercury has been mentioned, I'll toss in the German version: the Merkur line of safety razors and shaving brushes made by a subsidiary of Dovo Solingen.

    Defunct film production company, Orion Pictures. Okay, it's not a product but still...

    Then there's the seminal Altair 8800 microcomputer.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PetersCreek View Post
    Although Mercury has been mentioned, I'll toss in the German version: the Merkur line of safety razors and shaving brushes made by a subsidiary of Dovo Solingen.

    Defunct film production company, Orion Pictures. Okay, it's not a product but still...

    Then there's the seminal Altair 8800 microcomputer.
    I think Merkur is named after the god, not the planet.

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    The Chevy Nova

    The Mitsubishi Eclipse

    The Chevy Vega (not sure if that name came from the star Vega)

    The F104 StarFighter

    Dumbells (what, you mean those aren't named for M27, the Dumbell Nebula?)

    The Buick Apollo (not sure if that was from the Apollo space program or the Greek god)

    The Lockheed Super Constellation aircraft

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    Quote Originally Posted by redshifter View Post
    The Chevy Nova
    The Mitsubishi Eclipse
    The Chevy Vega (not sure if that name came from the star Vega)
    The F104 StarFighter
    Dumbells (what, you mean those aren't named for M27, the Dumbell Nebula?)
    The Buick Apollo (not sure if that was from the Apollo space program or the Greek god)
    The Lockheed Super Constellation aircraft
    Those are all good ones (with the exception of the dumb one), with the exception of the first. Doesn't nova just come from the Latin for new? Also, it's probably an urban legend but I once heard the car didn't sell well in Latin America because "no va" ("doesn't go").
    As above, so below

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