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To Boldly Go

Postby Lianachan » Tue Oct 12, 2021 6:06 pm

So, Bill Shatner is going to (the edge of) space tomorrow in a sub-orbital flight. Assuming nothing blows up on the way there, he’ll become the oldest person ever to go in to space. Anybody else think this is very cool indeed?
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Re: To Boldly Go

Postby Enzo » Tue Oct 12, 2021 7:54 pm

I enjoyed his remark that he was excited to go up there, but disappointed that he had to come back down.
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Re: To Boldly Go

Postby Lianachan » Tue Oct 12, 2021 8:32 pm

I also liked “I’m Captain Kirk and I’m terrified”.
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Re: To Boldly Go

Postby Arneb » Wed Oct 13, 2021 5:18 am

I liked his pragmatism. Yes, he'd go up if they insisted, if he didn't have to foot the bill.

Whatever, he is unbelievably fit for an overweight nonagenarian, all the more power to him.
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Re: To Boldly Go

Postby Мастер » Wed Oct 13, 2021 6:22 am

What a long way from Notre-Dame-de-Grâce!
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Re: To Boldly Go

Postby Мастер » Wed Oct 13, 2021 6:42 am

So, I think a bit over seven hours until "Поехали!"
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Re: To Boldly Go

Postby Heid the Ba » Wed Oct 13, 2021 8:40 am

The other three in the craft are wearing red, which isn't a good sign.
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Re: To Boldly Go

Postby Arneb » Wed Oct 13, 2021 9:37 am

Never mind, they aren't on an EVA. That's where thee bad stuff happens. Scotty wore red for ages and he survived long enough to get stranded on a Dyson sphere.
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Re: To Boldly Go

Postby Lance » Wed Oct 13, 2021 1:00 pm

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Re: To Boldly Go

Postby Мастер » Wed Oct 13, 2021 2:05 pm

Lance wrote:
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Well I dress like that normally.

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Re: To Boldly Go

Postby Enzo » Wed Oct 13, 2021 3:16 pm

Well I just watched them take off and return. Still marveling that the booster comes back and lands on its tail.
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Postby Мастер » Wed Oct 13, 2021 3:18 pm

Montreal’s favourite son didn’t die.

So 55 years after he was Captain Kirk, he flies in space.
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Re: To Boldly Go

Postby Arneb » Wed Oct 13, 2021 3:54 pm

Good career move.
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Re: To Boldly Go

Postby Heid the Ba » Wed Oct 13, 2021 4:01 pm

My Mum said if my Dad had been a few seconds quicker I'd have been shot into space . . .
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Postby Мастер » Wed Oct 13, 2021 4:16 pm

Heid the Ba wrote:My Mum said if my Dad had been a few seconds quicker I'd have been shot into space . . .


I’m really wishing you hadn’t said that.

Let’s instead look at the pictures I posted in another thread. Which could result in potential future generations being shot into space.
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Re: To Boldly Go

Postby Enzo » Wed Oct 13, 2021 11:26 pm

I know a truck driver who pulled out to avoid a child, and was injured. Fell off the couch and broke his arm.
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Re: To Boldly Go

Postby Мастер » Thu Oct 14, 2021 5:55 am

So, back on the spaceflight, I'd be concerned that there would be a long delay on launch, and then I'd be really tired, and sleep through the flight.
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Re: To Boldly Go

Postby g-one » Thu Oct 14, 2021 6:26 pm

The South Park guys are probably having a good laugh that it ends up being Bezos who puts 'Kirk' into space (or thereabouts).

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