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Thursday, March 30, 2006

Why Space Travel Is A Stupid Idea

It seems to me that all other arguments aside, when a lamp falling onto the outside of a space ship and causing "... five small indentations, with the largest about the size of a stick of gum, and one 6-inch (15-centimeter) to 7-inch (17-centimeter) long scratch" makes it onto the news, then it's time to be rethinking whether this is a goal worth pursuing. Doubtless at this very moment a ten-man committee is being formed to write a review of the "Procedures for Luminescent Output Device Restraint In Shuttle Proximity".

Bonus opinion: I don't believe that the spokesman for the space shuttle's manufacturer, Lockheed Martin, is called Marion LaNasa. I think they made that up.

5 Comments:

At 3:12 PM, Blogger Gary Myers said...

Truth is stranger than fiction.
I once worked at the Australian Submarine Corporation. The CEO was "Hans Ohff".

http://www.defence.gov.au/news/navynews/editions/2001/11_26_01/story01.htm

 
At 10:35 AM, Blogger -brady- said...

It's been slow on the Space desk at most news outlets. They have to write about something, don-cha-no.

 
At 10:41 AM, Blogger David Aldridge said...

I can't imagine that it's a full-time job.

 
At 2:45 AM, Blogger William Robertson said...

I wonder if those NASA scientists say to each other when a problem like this occurs, "C'mon guys, it's not exactly database programming."

I must say I lost a lot of faith in rocket scientists when it emerged that fuel tank couplings used something they called an "O-Ring".

 
At 7:59 AM, Blogger Eric said...

If your post had been a day later, I would have known what it all meant, LaNasa and all. But it is a day short of april 1st....

 

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