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Space Shuttle Stuff August 21, 2007

Posted by gregquill in Uncategorized.
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Space Shuttle Endeavour is returning to earth.

They would have us believe it did great science, and extended the space station, and expanded man’s knowledge of the universe.

Instead, here is the lead sentence from AP (after reading their stuff, I think AP stands for “Almost Professional”): “Endeavour and its crew of seven streaked toward Earth on Tuesday, wrapping up a nearly two-week orbital drama that centered on a deep gouge in the shuttle’s belly and an early homecoming prompted by a hurricane.” So, if it had stayed on the ground, there would be no gouge and no early hurricane return. Coulda saved a lot of money.

Oh, and notice the pansy Brit spelling. Here’s the story of the name, from Wikipedia: “The orbiter is named after HM Bark Endeavour, the ship commanded by 18th century explorer James Cook; the name also honored Endeavour, the Command Module of Apollo 15. This is why the name is spelled in the British English manner, rather than the American English spelling of ‘Endeavor.’ This has caused confusion, most notably when NASA themselves misspelled a sign on the launch pad in 2007.”

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1. Brenda - August 21, 2007

And just think about how many times those drunken louts have peed in those suits by now!

2. Greg Finnegan - August 21, 2007

Eeeewwwww! Yuch!

You’re right, of course!

3. Greg Finnegan - August 23, 2007

Sandy, very perceptive. Like advertisements on the tube, the more they “sexify” it, the weaker the product (or the news story) is to begin with.


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