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Re: Fate of the Shuttles

Post by Dendrobium Stamen » Tue Jul 19, 2011 7:00 pm

Arbiter GUNDAM wrote:And Cracked.com sums it up so perfectly: At what point did we forget that the Space Shuttle was, essentially, a program that strapped human beings to an explosion and tried to stab through the sky with fire and math?
Presumably, the point where doing so was so impressive a nature-flaunting feat we just had to stand back and go "Whoaaaa...", like it was Bill & Ted all over again :roll:

Still, it's sad to see the Shuttles going; I was born in the year Challenger met its end, which was one of two explosions that year involving things with names beginning with C. It's just a shame that, as with Concorde, it feels as if we're taking a huge technological leap backward by not following the Space Shuttle programme with something even more advanced and ambitious.
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Re: Fate of the Shuttles

Post by Arbiter GUNDAM » Tue Jul 19, 2011 7:23 pm

I guess that makes us both 25, eh Dendrobium?
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Re: Fate of the Shuttles

Post by Arbiter GUNDAM » Thu Jul 21, 2011 1:24 am

Landing for Atlantis is scheduled for 5:56 AM Eastern Daylight Time. This is the last Shuttle landing ever, so tune in if you want to see it.
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Re: Fate of the Shuttles

Post by Arbiter GUNDAM » Sat Dec 17, 2011 6:19 am

Discovery is dead. Long live Discovery.

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Re: Fate of the Shuttles

Post by Wingnut » Tue Dec 20, 2011 10:15 am

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