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Posted: 4/8/2002 2:43:50 PM EDT
I saw this one and just about crapped my pants: [img]http://us.news2.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20020408/capt.1018302007.space_shuttle_ksc111.jpg[/img] WAY too reminiscent of the Challenger explosion. [:(]
Link Posted: 4/8/2002 2:53:06 PM EDT
Excuse my ignorance, but what the hell is that a picture OF? The latest in indian smoke signal technology? Greater bandwith for said technology?
Link Posted: 4/8/2002 2:57:02 PM EDT
the scary thing is, my mom said, " you know, its a wonder those things dont blow up so much, with all the rocket fuel on them." seconds later on TV we hear about challenger. dang my mom is erie. [shock]
Link Posted: 4/8/2002 2:58:35 PM EDT
Tinfoil hat says "That's exactly what they WANT you to think of".
Link Posted: 4/8/2002 3:39:43 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Prairie-Ranger: Excuse my ignorance, but what the hell is that a picture OF? The latest in indian smoke signal technology? Greater bandwith for said technology?
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The small bright dot at the bottom is Space Shuttle Atlantis, [red]not[/red] an exploding booster rocket. . . . To quote Yahoo/AP (I'd post the link, but it's in one of their "slideshows" and so it keeps changing as they add more photos): "The space shuttle Atlantis, bottom, heads for orbit after launch at the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Fla., Monday, April 8, 2002. The orbiter is on a mission to the international space station with a crew of seven. (AP Photo/Peter Cosgrove)"
Link Posted: 4/8/2002 4:34:05 PM EDT
Originally Posted By 71-Hour_Achmed: I saw this one and just about crapped my pants: [img]http://us.news2.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20020408/capt.1018302007.space_shuttle_ksc111.jpg[/img] WAY too reminiscent of the Challenger explosion. [:(]
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what is the little black dot under the large clompy cloud thing? A: black hole? B: flying saucer. C: edited w/ photo shop to start this convo in the first place. D: no clue!
Link Posted: 4/8/2002 5:08:00 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Citabria7GCBC:
Originally Posted By 71-Hour_Achmed: I saw this one and just about crapped my pants: [img]http://us.news2.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20020408/capt.1018302007.space_shuttle_ksc111.jpg[/img] WAY too reminiscent of the Challenger explosion. [:(]
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what is the little black dot under the large clompy cloud thing? A: black hole? B: flying saucer. C: edited w/ photo shop to start this convo in the first place. D: no clue!
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B: Flying saucer[(:|)]
Link Posted: 4/8/2002 5:23:22 PM EDT
Thats a normal picture of a shuttle launch. Something really annoying is the people that ask "Did the shuttle blow up?" when they see the boosters detach on live TV. Its not too hard to understand that the boosters are dropped with some fuel remaining. Kharn
Link Posted: 4/8/2002 5:30:09 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Kharn: Thats a normal picture of a shuttle launch. Something really annoying is the people that ask "Did the shuttle blow up?" when they see the boosters detach on live TV. Its not too hard to understand that the boosters are dropped with some fuel remaining. Kharn
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Also, the SRB's are attached with explosive bolts. They don't "fall" off the shuttle, they are blown off. Still, I watched the launch today, & even though you're waiting for it at T plus 02.00, still make me wince every time I see it.
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