February 27, 2017

Nice: SpaceX Plans To Stage Its First Passenger Flight Around the Moon Next Year
— Ace

Expensive tickets, I'm sure. I don't think Kayak will turn up any discounts.

But this is big -- the first act of purely commercial space travel. (Note: I said "travel." I'm aware that deploying satellites into space has been a partly commercial venture for some time. This is the next step and it's a big one.)

Come on, you know you want to go. Just take off your Crocs and admit it.


SpaceX to fly two space tourists around the moon in 2018
by Matt McFarland


Two tourists are paying SpaceX for a trip around the moon next year.

SpaceX CEO Elon Musk announced Monday afternoon that the travelers had already placed a significant deposit.

"Next year is going to be a big year for carrying people to the space station and hopefully beyond," Musk said in a conference call with reporters.

First they'll send a team to the International Space Station, which kind of makes the ISS semi-important for the first time just as a way station for commercial transport, and about six months later they'll send two passengers on a lunar fly-by.

No landings yet, alas!

Then Joe Biden's fixin' to have them build a train.

Oh wait he's gone now. Rewrite:

And then Donald Trump's fixin' to build a Moon Wall to keep the aliens out.

I have written about the Institutional Phase of space travel (governments do it) versus the Commercial Phase (private entities do it) before. Not only is the latter more pleasing to the conservative mind, but it also is undoubtedly more futuristic and advanced than the former.

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Posted by: Walter Freeman at February 27, 2017 02:46 PM (7I7P7)

2 Two tourists are paying SpaceX for a trip around the moon next year. .001 percenters.

Posted by: rickb223 [/s][/b][/i][/u] at February 27, 2017 02:47 PM (ph+ut)

3 SpaceX should put space monkeys into orbit. It would be a historic first, and really light.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at February 27, 2017 02:47 PM (8ZskC)

4 Still not like playing in the show.

Posted by: Moonlight Graham at February 27, 2017 02:47 PM (bc2Lc)

5 If they're taking bets this will not happen, I'll take that action.

Posted by: Soothsayer 45 at February 27, 2017 02:47 PM (AKOhm)

6 versus the Commercial Phase (private entities do it) before. Not only is the latter more pleasing to the conservative mind, but it also is undoubtedly more futuristic and advanced than the former. Can't stop the signal, Mal.

Posted by: rickb223 [/s][/b][/i][/u] at February 27, 2017 02:48 PM (ph+ut)

7 You'd Elan Mask would want to go first...

Posted by: Soothsayer 45 at February 27, 2017 02:48 PM (AKOhm)

8 If they find a buried monolith, its mine.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at February 27, 2017 02:48 PM (8ZskC)

9 The problem with the NASA space monkeys was that they came back Super Intelligent.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at February 27, 2017 02:48 PM (LTHVh)

10 I wouldn't want to fly on that aircraft. Regular aviation makes me nervous enough.

Posted by: CaliGirl at February 27, 2017 02:48 PM (u8Ywb)

11 Musk should be one of the passengers.

Posted by: Eisenhorn at February 27, 2017 02:49 PM (J9FkY)

12 Joe would be stupid enough to build a train track. And then forget to hold his breath till he gets there.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice [/i] [/s] [/b] at February 27, 2017 02:49 PM (J+eG2)

13 The problem with the NASA space monkeys was that they came back Super Intelligent. They're just brine shrimp. How smart could they be?

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at February 27, 2017 02:49 PM (8ZskC)

14 Glad I slipped that Croc Comment in this morning. It's getting mileage!

Posted by: garrett at February 27, 2017 02:49 PM (NXfyF)

15 No one else finds it odd that Musk doesn't wanna go into space himself? Because if I built a space racket you can bet your sweet bippies I'd be riding in it.

Posted by: Soothsayer 45 at February 27, 2017 02:49 PM (AKOhm)

16 I wonder if I have enough frequent flyer miles for this trip?

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at February 27, 2017 02:49 PM (rF0hx)

17 Are they paying extra to check their bags?

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at February 27, 2017 02:50 PM (8ZskC)

18 Uber space ship gets a Lyft.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at February 27, 2017 02:50 PM (IqV8l)

19 I'd like to go but I'd rather go on a submersible all over the bottom of the ocean. Hard to believe it covers 2/3 of our planet and we know about as much about the deep ocean as we do space.

Posted by: JackStraw at February 27, 2017 02:50 PM (/tuJf)

20 Who would be foolish enough to go on the first flight?

Posted by: freaked at February 27, 2017 02:50 PM (BO/km)

21 No landings yet, alas! That should certainly cut down on repeat business.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at February 27, 2017 02:50 PM (LTHVh)

22 And then Donald Trump's fixin' to build a Moon Wall to keep the immigrants out. .......... Illegal Aliens

Posted by: wth at February 27, 2017 02:50 PM (HgMAr)

23 I would support Trump's building of several Ark-Bs.

Posted by: garrett at February 27, 2017 02:50 PM (NXfyF)

24 >>Who would be foolish enough to go on the first flight? How bad can it be?

Posted by: First Guy to Eat a Clam at February 27, 2017 02:51 PM (NXfyF)

25 Will SpaceX offer any dropoffs in Vegas or Reno??

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 27, 2017 02:51 PM (u8kLQ)

26 Who would be foolish enough to go on the first flight? Posted by: freaked at February 27, 2017 07:50 PM (BO/km) ...... Huh?

Posted by: Guinea Pig at February 27, 2017 02:51 PM (HgMAr)

27 Because if I built a space racket you can bet your sweet bippies I'd be riding in it. Nah. If I built a space racket, I'd sit back and count the money rolling in.

Posted by: rickb223 [/s][/b][/i][/u] at February 27, 2017 02:51 PM (ph+ut)

28 Be the first to join the 50,000 mile-high club.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at February 27, 2017 02:51 PM (8ZskC)

29 Have Spacesuit, Will Travel.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at February 27, 2017 02:51 PM (LTHVh)

30 Illegal Aliens Posted by: wth
==

NO INHUMAN IS ILLEGAL

Posted by: Mortimer, Finish Her! [/i][/b] at February 27, 2017 02:52 PM (KgpWR)

31 Let me guess: Neil DeGrasse Tyson, greatest scientist of all time. And Hillary Clinton, because NASA told her they didn't allow girls.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at February 27, 2017 02:52 PM (W8bn5)

32 Mmm, enjoying my brandy. (And by brandy, I mean cherry coke)

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 27, 2017 02:52 PM (u8kLQ)

33 Who would be foolish enough to go on the first flight? How bad can it be? Posted by: First Guy to Eat a Clam Exactly! Posted by: First Guy to Eat An Egg Out Of A Chicken's Ass.

Posted by: rickb223 [/s][/b][/i][/u] at February 27, 2017 02:52 PM (ph+ut)

34 No landings yet, alas! ....... That's gonna be huge. A bunch of crazies running around staking claims.

Posted by: wth at February 27, 2017 02:53 PM (HgMAr)

35 The problem with the NASA space monkeys was that they came back Super Intelligent. Posted by: Grump928(C) Simion

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at February 27, 2017 02:53 PM (IqV8l)

36 I don't want this to turn into a Titanic style venture with loss of life, should something go wrong. But if it does, it will be filled with the one percent of the one percent. Should be interesting to see who bites and is on the final passenger list.

Posted by: LizLem at February 27, 2017 02:53 PM (hvf9s)

37 Prediction: I will find the vacuum leak in my car before Mosk sends people into space in his rocket. (And I ain't finding that damn leak.)

Posted by: Soothsayer 45 at February 27, 2017 02:53 PM (AKOhm)

38 Let me guess: Neil DeGrasse Tyson, greatest scientist of all time. And Hillary Clinton, because NASA told her they didn't allow girls. Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear This way, if the craft explodes or crashes, nothing of great value is lost.

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 27, 2017 02:53 PM (u8kLQ)

39  And then Donald Trump's fixin' to build a Moon Wall to keep the immigrants out.

Posted by: Ace at 07:52 PM

++++

It would be nice if we were to colonize the moon before the Chinese do. And I'm not even joking.

Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at February 27, 2017 02:53 PM (R+30W)

40 Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at February 27, 2017 07:51 PM (8ZskC) That is just the nastiest thing ever unless you are flying private. Just no.

Posted by: CaliGirl at February 27, 2017 02:53 PM (u8Ywb)

41 I hate fucking intelligent space monkeys.

Posted by: eleven at February 27, 2017 02:54 PM (qUNWi)

42 Also, bring five bucks if you want a sandwich. Meals aren't included.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at February 27, 2017 02:54 PM (8ZskC)

43 I hate fucking intelligent space monkeys. Posted by: eleven Me too. They have the most annoying British accents. And they're always demanding I take another enema.

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 27, 2017 02:55 PM (u8kLQ)

44 "And then Donald Trump's fixin' to build a Moon Wall to keep the immigrants out." Will it have a huge, luxurious spaceport in the middle of it?

Posted by: Warai-otoko at February 27, 2017 02:55 PM (sK2fh)

45 In Soviet Space Program Super Intelligent Monkeys Fuck You.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at February 27, 2017 02:55 PM (LTHVh)

46 "I hate fucking intelligent space monkeys." Just go with the blond ones. (Ducks, and runs)

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice [/i] [/s] [/b] at February 27, 2017 02:55 PM (J+eG2)

47 Well, if you wear crocs, those holes could come in handy if there was an unfortunate landing.  There will be places where your remains can leak out - right alongside your dignity

Posted by: Our Country is Screwed at February 27, 2017 02:56 PM (waSFb)

48 >>That is just the nastiest thing ever unless you are flying private. Just no. Apparently you have never followed a Zombie Link.

Posted by: garrett at February 27, 2017 02:56 PM (NXfyF)

49 The Moonmen will hide out in Sanctuary Craters.

Posted by: Mortimer, Finish Her! [/i][/b] at February 27, 2017 02:56 PM (KgpWR)

50 It would be nice if we were to colonize the moon before the Chinese do. And I'm not even joking. Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at February 27, 2017 07:53 PM (R+30W) ............... I don't know. When I get there I may be hungry for some take-out.

Posted by: wth at February 27, 2017 02:56 PM (HgMAr)

51 Also, bring five bucks if you want a sandwich. Meals aren't included. Cheaper than the ball park.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at February 27, 2017 02:56 PM (IqV8l)

52 We want to go to Uranus.

Posted by: Sea Monkeys at February 27, 2017 02:56 PM (Tyii7)

53 Yoga pants are the recommended attire for space tourism.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at February 27, 2017 02:56 PM (8ZskC)

54 Who will be his first customers? American senior citizen with nothing to lose? Crazy Russian thrill-seeker? Maybe one of each, and they'll learn valuable life lessons from each other.

Posted by: Geronimo Stilton at February 27, 2017 02:56 PM (i2uPg)

55 Posted by: rickb223 at February 27, 2017 07:52 PM (ph+ut) What about the first person to lick a toad?

Posted by: CaliGirl at February 27, 2017 02:56 PM (u8Ywb)

56 46 "I hate fucking intelligent space monkeys."

Just go with the blond ones.


(Ducks, and runs)

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at February 27, 2017 07:55 PM (J+eG2)


How about we send up some of our horeywood "betters" that were on stage last night?  What's the worst that can happen?

Posted by: Our Country is Screwed at February 27, 2017 02:57 PM (waSFb)

57 Crocs are the Criss Angel of footwear.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at February 27, 2017 02:57 PM (LTHVh)

58 I would love to go, but I wonder if I would be as antisocial in the capsule as I am on an airplane. Passenger A: Some view, huh? Me: *turns up volume on headphones, huffily flips page of book*

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at February 27, 2017 02:57 PM (EnKk6)

59 The Moonmen will hide out in Sanctuary Craters. They'll be hiding in the moon shadows. Moon shadows moon shadows.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at February 27, 2017 02:57 PM (IqV8l)

60 >>> Just take off your Crocs and admit it. I posted this on the Crocs thread, but by boyfriend thinks Tevas with hiking socks is acceptable footwear. Even in winter. *shudders* He has a tricky foot size so finding regular shoes is hard. But surely there are more humane options I can live with! He wore them on our second date, I almost cut the cord then and there. (To be fair, we went on a walk, so was not completely inappropriate shoe selection at the time. But still.)

Posted by: LizLem at February 27, 2017 02:57 PM (hvf9s)

61 Game over, man! Game over!

Posted by: Zombie Bill Paxton at February 27, 2017 02:58 PM (bc2Lc)

62 What's the worst that can happen? Posted by: Our Country is Screwed at February 27, 2017 07:57 PM (waSFb) They'd miss their flight cause they were on the wrong rocket.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at February 27, 2017 02:58 PM (sK2fh)

63 i thought the nazis already had a base on the moon. hitler beat us again.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at February 27, 2017 02:59 PM (KP5rU)

64 Posted by: LizLem at February 27, 2017 07:57 PM (hvf9s) My husband thinks appropriate attire are chonies and cowboy boots to take the trash to the cans.

Posted by: CaliGirl at February 27, 2017 02:59 PM (u8Ywb)

65 52 We want to go to Uranus.

Posted by: Sea Monkeys at February 27, 2017 07:56 PM (Tyii7)


But no crop-dusting.

Posted by: Our Country is Screwed at February 27, 2017 02:59 PM (waSFb)

66 What about the first person to lick a toad? Gack!

Posted by: rickb223 [/s][/b][/i][/u] at February 27, 2017 03:00 PM (ph+ut)

67 i thought the nazis already had a base on the moon. hitler beat us again. Posted by: chavez the hugo at February 27, 2017 07:59 PM (KP5rU) They tried but all their rockets kept ending up in London.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at February 27, 2017 03:00 PM (8ZskC)

68 Who was the starving SOB who looked at the first blue crab and said "I'll try it"?

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice [/i] [/s] [/b] at February 27, 2017 03:00 PM (J+eG2)

69 How do you call it private when Musk gets billions.

Posted by: FDR at February 27, 2017 03:00 PM (pv3gO)

70 Liz....Liz....Liz.....**slowly shakes head**

Posted by: lindarising at February 27, 2017 03:00 PM (JNDQi)

71 The Moonmen will hide out in Sanctuary Craters. ............ Will they drive their taco rovers into town?

Posted by: wth at February 27, 2017 03:00 PM (HgMAr)

72 Elon, being an astute bizness man, when he's not stealing taxpayer money through federal grants, should sell lottery tickets at $100 a pop for a ride on his rockets and raise beaucoup cash for his rocket adventures to the moon.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at February 27, 2017 03:00 PM (5VlCp)

73 NASA Sutra research hardest hit.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at February 27, 2017 03:00 PM (u82oZ)

74 >>> Who will be his first customers? I believe there was a documentary on this starring Jennifer Lawrence and Chris Pratt called Passengers. I would do a GoFundMe to get Neil Degrasse Tyson and Bill Nye on board. For science! And then if something bad happens humanity is saved. (Is it true Bill Nye and Bernie Sanders are doing a debate on science stuff? The horror.)

Posted by: LizLem at February 27, 2017 03:00 PM (hvf9s)

75 I hate fucking intelligent space monkeys. Posted by: eleven I want you to love me for my mind.

Posted by: space monkey feminist at February 27, 2017 03:01 PM (W8bn5)

76 My husband thinks appropriate attire are chonies and cowboy boots to take the trash to the cans. Posted by: CaliGirl at February 27, 2017 07:59 PM (u8Ywb) --- Wait - these Chonies?: https://choniesbrand.com/

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at February 27, 2017 03:01 PM (EnKk6)

77 Musk? I'd put my money on Bezos. He's got two Oscars under his belt now after distributing Manchester by the Sea. It's only a matter of time until he finds the next Kubrick to fake another moon landing.

Posted by: Walter Freeman at February 27, 2017 03:01 PM (7I7P7)

78 should sell lottery tickets at $100 a pop for a ride on his rockets and raise beaucoup cash for his rocket adventures to the moon. Posted by: Hairyback Guy at February 27, 2017 08:00 PM (5VlCp) No joke, I would buy one.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at February 27, 2017 03:01 PM (sK2fh)

79 There are billions and billions of transsexual space monkeys out there, just waiting to be discovered.

Posted by: Neil Tyson DeChicken at February 27, 2017 03:01 PM (Tyii7)

80 (Before anyone worries, I have no dependents)

Posted by: Warai-otoko at February 27, 2017 03:01 PM (sK2fh)

81 Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at February 27, 2017 07:56 PM (8ZskC) A grown man on our flight home had jammie pants with cereal boxes on them. No kaboom though, I checked.

Posted by: CaliGirl at February 27, 2017 03:01 PM (u8Ywb)

82 (Is it true Bill Nye and Bernie Sanders are doing a debate on science stuff? The horror.) Posted by: LizLem It ends with them making love right on stage.

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 27, 2017 03:02 PM (u8kLQ)

83 67; guidance system made in iran?

Posted by: chavez the hugo at February 27, 2017 03:02 PM (KP5rU)

84 Elon Musk should announce that the next flight in 2019 will be to land on the Moon and assemble his Death Ray.

Posted by: Colorado Alex In Exile at February 27, 2017 03:02 PM (S2V6F)

85 Werner von Braun is buried in a cemetery near where I live. Pretty much makes me an astronaut.

Posted by: Weasel at February 27, 2017 03:02 PM (Sfs6o)

86 15 No one else finds it odd that Musk doesn't wanna go into space himself? Because if I built a space racket you can bet your sweet bippies I'd be riding in it. Posted by: Soothsayer 45 at February 27, 2017 07:49 PM (AKOhm) Actually, Musk has said, "I want to die on Mars. Just not on impact."

Posted by: rickl at February 27, 2017 03:02 PM (sdi6R)

87 Blue crab I can understand. Soft shell crab? Now that's creepy.

Posted by: TexasDan at February 27, 2017 03:02 PM (yL25O)

88 >>>Illegal Aliens ah yeah better

Posted by: ace at February 27, 2017 03:02 PM (8rNrN)

89 I've been to Uranus. It's a rough ride and not worth the trouble.

Posted by: DavidC at February 27, 2017 03:02 PM (/Ltft)

90 This is not happening by next year. Elon Musk is a huskster in the mold of Steve Jobs. Overselling, is what he does. Maybe in 5 to 10 years. SpaceX has never been out of low earth orbit but now they are ready to send not a satelite, but people to the moon? Hmmmm.....no.

Posted by: StrawMan at February 27, 2017 03:02 PM (lidp8)

91 76 My husband thinks appropriate attire are chonies and cowboy boots to take the trash to the cans.
Posted by: CaliGirl at February 27, 2017 07:59 PM (u8Ywb)
---

Wait - these Chonies?:

https://choniesbrand.com/

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at February 27, 2017 08:01 PM (EnKk6)


Could be worse:   http:// whatisabrony.com/    (remove space)

Posted by: Our Country is Screwed at February 27, 2017 03:02 PM (waSFb)

92 >> boyfriend thinks Tevas with hiking socks is acceptable footwear. Sure. For Trolling the showers at the YMCA.

Posted by: garrett at February 27, 2017 03:03 PM (NXfyF)

93 "I've been to Uranus, but I've never been to me"

Posted by: Charlene at February 27, 2017 03:03 PM (u8kLQ)

94 My husband thinks appropriate attire are chonies and cowboy boots to take the trash to the cans. Posted by: CaliGirl at February 27, 2017 07:59 PM (u8Ywb) --- Wait - these Chonies?: https://choniesbrand.com And I was thinking it was some kind of hat. This puts an entirely new light on the comment. Um, how long have you known this guy, CaliGirl?

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at February 27, 2017 03:03 PM (8ZskC)

95 Musk will wait until he's old and bald and dying of cancer before going into space and saving Jodie Foster's research career.

Posted by: Walter Freeman at February 27, 2017 03:03 PM (7I7P7)

96 Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at February 27, 2017 08:01 PM (EnKk6) I didn't know that was a brand. He wears boxers. In case you didn't know chonies is Spanish for underwear.

Posted by: CaliGirl at February 27, 2017 03:03 PM (u8Ywb)

97 >>>78 should sell lottery tickets at $100 a pop for a ride on his rockets and raise beaucoup cash for his rocket adventures to the moon. Posted by: Hairyback Guy at February 27, 2017 08:00 PM (5VlCp) No joke, I would buy one. ... sounds like the premise of a mid-50s-to-60s sci-fi story. (which i would read. and yeah, I'd buy a ticket.)

Posted by: ace at February 27, 2017 03:04 PM (8rNrN)

98 SpaceX the final frontier. These are the voyages of really rich people

Posted by: TheQuietMan at February 27, 2017 03:04 PM (auHtY)

99 >>> This is not happening by next year. Elon Musk is a huskster in the mold of Steve Jobs. Overselling, is what he does. Maybe in 5 to 10 years. SpaceX has never been out of low earth orbit but now they are ready to send not a satelite, but people to the moon? Hmmmm.....no. #FakeNews then? BUT I SAW IT ON CNN AND ABC!!!

Posted by: ace at February 27, 2017 03:05 PM (8rNrN)

100 The important question. Will there be Muslim outreach?

Posted by: tu3031 at February 27, 2017 03:05 PM (qJhUV)

101 98
SpaceX the final frontier. These are the voyages of really rich people

Posted by: TheQuietMan at February 27, 2017 08:04 PM (auHtY)


Capt. Kirk has expensive taste.

Posted by: Our Country is Screwed at February 27, 2017 03:05 PM (waSFb)

102 Is it safe?

Posted by: Nevergiveup at February 27, 2017 03:05 PM (SjImc)

103 *beeep*

Posted by: Capt. Christopher Pike at February 27, 2017 03:05 PM (8ZskC)

104 I've been to Uranus. It's a rough ride and not worth the trouble. Posted by: DavidC at February 27, 2017 08:02 PM (/Ltft) ............... But don't it make my brown eye blue

Posted by: Crystal Gale at February 27, 2017 03:05 PM (HgMAr)

105
I'm not riding that thing until Ace gets some shelves on it.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at February 27, 2017 03:05 PM (ODxAs)

106 I would absolutely buy a ticket, and I would absolutely go. And even though it's to the Moon, I would like my liftoff music to be Holst's "Mars, the Bringer of War".

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at February 27, 2017 03:06 PM (EnKk6)

107 102 Is it safe?

Posted by: Nevergiveup at February 27, 2017 08:05 PM (SjImc)


You're guaranteed the experience of a lifetime or the best nap you've ever had.

Posted by: Our Country is Screwed at February 27, 2017 03:06 PM (waSFb)

108 20 Who would be foolish enough to go on the first flight? Posted by: freaked at February 27, 2017 07:50 PM (BO/km) Hi there!

Posted by: Borman, Lovell, and Anders at February 27, 2017 03:06 PM (sdi6R)

109 This would be awesome, assuming I didn't puke the whole way.

Posted by: Insomniac at February 27, 2017 03:06 PM (0mRoj)

110 90 This is not happening by next year. Elon Musk is a huskster in the mold of Steve Jobs. Overselling, is what he does. Maybe in 5 to 10 years. SpaceX has never been out of low earth orbit but now they are ready to send not a satelite, but people to the moon? Hmmmm.....no. Posted by: StrawMan at February 27, 2017 08:02 PM (lidp Musk is an overrated rent seeker. nothing he has done since Paypal has accomplished anything besides soak up government funding.

Posted by: ghbucky at February 27, 2017 03:06 PM (D2q91)

111 Elon Musk seems like a perfect candidate for comic book villain at first glance, but I really think that Facebook Zuckerberg creep will do far more damage to the human race in reality. Just in a boring, not-talked-about-much fashion.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at February 27, 2017 03:06 PM (sK2fh)

112 And speaking of space, The Day the Earth Stood Still remains the greatest movie in the history of forever.

Posted by: Weasel at February 27, 2017 03:06 PM (Sfs6o)

113 Is it safe? Yes, but just be sure to avoid Talos IV.

Posted by: Capt. Christopher Pike at February 27, 2017 03:06 PM (8ZskC)

114 This is not happening by next year. Elon Musk is a huskster in the mold of Steve Jobs. Overselling, is what he does. Maybe in 5 to 10 years. SpaceX has never been out of low earth orbit but now they are ready to send not a satelite, but people to the moon? Hmmmm.....no. #FakeNews then? BUT I SAW IT ON CNN AND ABC!!! Posted by: ace Supposedly it was to circle the moon and come back. Not land.

Posted by: rickb223 [/s][/b][/i][/u] at February 27, 2017 03:07 PM (ph+ut)

115 Caligirl, Boxers, briefs, bikinis....what are we talking about here???

Posted by: lindarising at February 27, 2017 03:07 PM (JNDQi)

116 @15 No one else finds it odd that Musk doesn't wanna go into space himself? Because if I built a space racket you can bet your sweet bippies I'd be riding in it. ---------------- If he flies on it, then it's a passenger slot that isn't being used to make money.

Posted by: junior at February 27, 2017 03:07 PM (nsZ+m)

117 Will there be triple breated space whores? Because, I'll go if there are some triple breasted space whores.

Posted by: garrett at February 27, 2017 03:07 PM (NXfyF)

118 >>>28 Be the first to join the 50,000 mile-high club. i read some article (or did I dream it?) that said that would be provided for, a private area and all, because Of Course You'd Want To. maybe not this particular flight, but one of these billionaires plotting this service.

Posted by: ace at February 27, 2017 03:07 PM (8rNrN)

119 Is it safe? Posted by: Nevergiveup at February 27, 2017 08:05 PM (SjImc) You're guaranteed the experience of a lifetime or the best nap you've ever had. Posted by: Our Country is Screwed at February 27, 2017 08:06 PM (waSFb) Well I meant the thread, but hey I'd go on the space ride. Would I have to do a PRT while I am up there?

Posted by: Nevergiveup at February 27, 2017 03:07 PM (SjImc)

120 In space no one can hear you queef.

Posted by: Sogourney Weaver at February 27, 2017 03:07 PM (bc2Lc)

121 DON'T COMMENT ON THAT OLD THREAD -- INSTANT BAN. Automated thing to keep spammers out.) Posted by: Ace at 07:52 PM whew that was close.

Posted by: willow at February 27, 2017 03:07 PM (R7cwD)

122 Sketchers memory foam slip-ons are the new crocs.  Just ask the men in my life.   Actually they are a step up that passes for shoes. http://www.shoebuy.com/pi/skech/jb/skech734344_56100_jb.jpg

Mostly.

Posted by: SarahW at February 27, 2017 03:08 PM (Sp1NT)

123 33 Who would be foolish enough to go on the first flight? How bad can it be? Posted by: First Guy to Eat a Clam Exactly! Posted by: First Guy to Eat An Egg Out Of A Chicken's Ass. What he said! Posted by: First Guy to Seabirds Fermented in a Seal's Carcass

Posted by: Bacon Jeff at February 27, 2017 03:08 PM (VSenK)

124 What if your check bounces 1/2 way to the moon?

Posted by: Nevergiveup at February 27, 2017 03:08 PM (SjImc)

125 i read some article (or did I dream it?) that said that would be provided for, a private area and all, because Of Course You'd Want To. That would be the room with all the floating white globules, probably.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at February 27, 2017 03:08 PM (8ZskC)

126 (DON'T COMMENT ON THAT OLD THREAD -- INSTANT BAN. Automated thing to keep spammers out.) Now I'm tharn.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at February 27, 2017 03:08 PM (mt/Im)

127 "Is it safe? Posted by: Nevergiveup at February 27, 2017 08:05 PM (SjImc) " The fact that a Dentist is asking this famous question is not lost on me. (Goes looking for clove oil)

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice [/i] [/s] [/b] at February 27, 2017 03:08 PM (J+eG2)

128 What OLD THREAD?!?

Posted by: Grump928(C) at February 27, 2017 03:09 PM (mt/Im)

129 Posted by: lindarising at February 27, 2017 08:07 PM (JNDQi) He wears boxers. I guess from growing up in California we've always called underwear chones, choners, and chonies. I don't know if it's Spanglish or not.

Posted by: CaliGirl at February 27, 2017 03:09 PM (u8Ywb)

130 And I think it's gonna be a long, long time.

Posted by: Neil Tyson DeChicken at February 27, 2017 03:09 PM (Tyii7)

131 just imagine, if you bought a chick a ticket to the moon and she didn't put out in science, we call this a vaginal eclipse

Posted by: Neil DeGrasse Tyson After Dark at February 27, 2017 03:09 PM (8rNrN)

132 What if your check bounces 1/2 way to the moon? You're walking home.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at February 27, 2017 03:09 PM (mt/Im)

133 The fact that a Dentist is asking this famous question is not lost on me. (Goes looking for clove oil) Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at February 27, 2017 08:08 PM (J+eG2) I was wondering how long before someone picked up on that one. LOL

Posted by: Nevergiveup at February 27, 2017 03:09 PM (SjImc)

134 But how do you fly around a hologram?

Posted by: Buzzion at February 27, 2017 03:09 PM (z/Ubi)

135 128 What OLD THREAD?!? Yes!

Posted by: rickb223 [/s][/b][/i][/u] at February 27, 2017 03:09 PM (ph+ut)

136 in science, we call this a vaginal eclipse I'm sorry, Dave, but I don't think I can do that.

Posted by: HAL 9000 at February 27, 2017 03:10 PM (8ZskC)

137 I'm tired of traveling . I certainly wouldn't want to hear for that length of time, 'mom are we almost there yet"

Posted by: willow at February 27, 2017 03:10 PM (R7cwD)

138 I hear the baggage rules suck

Posted by: Nevergiveup at February 27, 2017 03:10 PM (SjImc)

139 If they have Space:1999 Eagles and need pilots I will quit my job, run away from home and move there.

Posted by: Mortimer, Finish Her! [/i][/b] at February 27, 2017 03:10 PM (KgpWR)

140 Space -X should send a couple of Quokkas up first, to rid mankind of their world conquests

Posted by: Skip at February 27, 2017 03:10 PM (HDU3V)

141 Any man who has not been to the moon, is not a man.

Posted by: George Costanza, 2123 AD at February 27, 2017 03:11 PM (8rNrN)

142 i read some article (or did I dream it?) that said that would be provided for, a private area and all, because Of Course You'd Want To. You just know it'd be recorded. I get that vibe from Musk. It'll cost a million dollars to keep humanity from seeing you fumble with your zippers and harness, and watch your one condom escape your grasp and float around in zero gee like a sad little deflated zeppelin.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at February 27, 2017 03:11 PM (EnKk6)

143 SpaceX to fly two space tourists around the moon

One of these days Alice.

Posted by: Ralph Cramden at February 27, 2017 03:11 PM (8J/Te)

144 I don't wanna go. But that's because I am generally fearful and panicky.

Posted by: washrivergal at February 27, 2017 03:11 PM (Ivjge)

145 Musk is an overrated rent seeker. nothing he has done since Paypal has accomplished anything besides soak up government funding. Posted by: ghbucky at February 27, 2017 08:06 PM (D2q91) I don't follow it too closely, but I think a lot of Musk's achievement is in the behind the scenes management aspect of things. No non-government entity has ever come close to doing what his people are doing. And they're making steady, incremental progress (again, as far as I can tell). I'd almost rather the money went to SpaceX from the government, than going into NASA and a bunch of transgender anti-gravity lettuce research that nobody cares about.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at February 27, 2017 03:11 PM (sK2fh)

146 According to Einstein, if the ship flies fast enough you could come back as a fetus.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at February 27, 2017 03:11 PM (8ZskC)

147 >>just imagine, if you bought a chick a ticket to the moon and she didn't put out >in science, we call this a vaginal eclipse Erectile Occulation.

Posted by: garrett at February 27, 2017 03:11 PM (NXfyF)

148 Any man who has not been to the moon, is not a man. Posted by: George Costanza, 2123 AD at February 27, 2017 08:11 PM (8rNrN) Where are the best bathrooms on the moon?

Posted by: Nevergiveup at February 27, 2017 03:11 PM (SjImc)

149 Sounds like a scam - a good one, however. That said, I'm guessing it's Rooshian-style, fully automated flight controls, etc. You wouldn't want the tourists to screw anything up, and you damned sure wouldn't want to risk a qualified astronaut/pilot on a thing like this.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine. Glory to Kekistan! No Longer Accepting Harem Applicants at February 27, 2017 03:12 PM (lutOX)

150 Help.  I don't know which old thread I'm not supposed to comment on?  The down-below Mad thread?  Or some distant thread from another time?

Posted by: grammie winger at February 27, 2017 03:12 PM (dFi94)

151 could you actually make love in space?

Posted by: willow at February 27, 2017 03:12 PM (R7cwD)

152 Is it safe? Posted by: Nevergiveup at February 27, 2017 08:05 PM (SjImc) No. It's not safe, it's... very dangerous, be careful. (reaches for oil of cloves)

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at February 27, 2017 03:12 PM (5VlCp)

153 I'm not commenting on anything but the top thread from now on. Can't Sleep, Thread will eat me Can't Sleep, Thread will eat me Can't Sleep, Thread will eat me

Posted by: Grump928(C) at February 27, 2017 03:12 PM (mt/Im)

154 142: you make it sound so romantic.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at February 27, 2017 03:12 PM (KP5rU)

155 They'll be floating in a tin can.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at February 27, 2017 03:12 PM (IqV8l)

156
I read something last year about why humans can't have sex in space.  Can't remember the reasons, but they had a lot of them.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at February 27, 2017 03:12 PM (ODxAs)

157 Posted by: Nevergiveup at February 27, 2017 08:09 PM (SjImc) My husband's buddy is our dentist. He gets mad at me because I always ask him, are you sure you know what you're doing? His nickname is Dr ouch.

Posted by: CaliGirl at February 27, 2017 03:12 PM (u8Ywb)

158 grammie, to be safe i'd not comment on any thread below this one.

Posted by: willow at February 27, 2017 03:12 PM (R7cwD)

159 I was assuming its the old old thread, the last I was willowed having just got out of the shower not realizing a new thread.

Posted by: Skip at February 27, 2017 03:12 PM (HDU3V)

160 According to Einstein, if the ship flies fast enough you could come back as a fetus. Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at February 27, 2017 08:11 PM (8ZskC) If the first one you run into is a left winger, it's curtains for you for sure

Posted by: Nevergiveup at February 27, 2017 03:12 PM (SjImc)

161 if the ship flies fast enough you could come back as a fetus

Faster, faster!

Posted by: Planned Parenthood at February 27, 2017 03:13 PM (Tyii7)

162 Elon tends to be overly optimistic with his timelines. If he says 2018, I'd bet on 2019. That of course depends on the success of the Falcon Heavy rocket, which hasn't yet flown. It's currently scheduled for its first test flight later this year. That schedule has already slipped, mainly because of the accidents they had in 2015 and 2016. I've been saying for a long time that if they can't find a paying customer for the first test flight, they should send an unmanned Dragon on a circumlunar flight. That would show a lot of people that we're not as far from being able to go back to the moon as they think.

Posted by: rickl at February 27, 2017 03:13 PM (sdi6R)

163 *Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at February 27, 2017 08:06 PM (EnKk6)* You do realize that you'd have to talk to someone on this flight, right?

Posted by: mission control at February 27, 2017 03:13 PM (BN/jk)

164 >>just imagine, if you bought a chick a ticket to the moon and she didn't put out >in science, we call this a vaginal eclipse Erectile Occulation. Posted by: garrett at February 27, 2017 08:11 PM (NXfyF) --- The Obliquity of the Eclipsed Dick.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at February 27, 2017 03:13 PM (EnKk6)

165 could you actually make love in space? Posted by: willow
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No but you could probably buy it pretty cheap.

Posted by: Mortimer, Finish Her! [/i][/b] at February 27, 2017 03:13 PM (KgpWR)

166 I don't know about this....I hear you're only allowed one carry on and no checked bags!!!! A girl needs more that one pair of shoes!!!!

Posted by: lindarising at February 27, 2017 03:13 PM (JNDQi)

167 That said, I'm guessing it's Rooshian-style, fully automated flight controls, etc. You wouldn't want the tourists to screw anything up, and you damned sure wouldn't want to risk a qualified astronaut/pilot on a thing like this. It would be fine if the ABORT button was bright red. Unless Eleanor Holmes-Norton was a passenger, that is.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at February 27, 2017 03:13 PM (8ZskC)

168 >>> Liz....Liz....Liz.....**slowly shakes head** Posted by: lindarising at February 27, 2017 08:00 PM (JNDQi) If that was for me, I knowwwww. Sigh. His shoe size is 9 EEE. It's the finding of extra wide shoes that is the problem. Any suggestions for places to find reasonably priced shoes in that size?

Posted by: LizLem at February 27, 2017 03:13 PM (hvf9s)

169 I don't wanna go. But that's because I am generally fearful and panicky. You will be in a soundproof iron casket the whole time so you can't touch anything. No worries.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at February 27, 2017 03:13 PM (mt/Im)

170 You do realize that you'd have to talk to someone on this flight, right? Posted by: mission control at February 27, 2017 08:13 PM (BN/jk) I have to talk to him afterward?!

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at February 27, 2017 03:14 PM (EnKk6)

171 'could you actually make love in space?' Bring bungee cords.

Posted by: freaked at February 27, 2017 03:14 PM (BO/km)

172 His nickname is Dr ouch. Posted by: CaliGirl at February 27, 2017 08:12 PM (u8Ywb) Sounds like my kind of guy

Posted by: Nevergiveup at February 27, 2017 03:14 PM (SjImc)

173 grammie, to be safe i'd not comment on any thread below this one.

Posted by: willow at February 27, 2017 08:12 PM (R7cwD)

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Okay sounds good.  I won't comment on anything other than this.  I will also not have sex in space.


Posted by: grammie winger at February 27, 2017 03:14 PM (dFi94)

174 "Incest, madness and murder on route"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xVkFFRO_pOs

Posted by: SarahW at February 27, 2017 03:14 PM (Sp1NT)

175 It'a about time. It's about space.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at February 27, 2017 03:14 PM (IqV8l)

176 maybe this would be a great time for a robot, if you can't it can.

Posted by: willow at February 27, 2017 03:14 PM (R7cwD)

177 maybe this would be a great time for a robot, if you can't it can. DANGER, DANGER WILL ROBINSON!!!

Posted by: Robot at February 27, 2017 03:15 PM (8ZskC)

178 grammie, I just imagine myself throwing up on someones space boots. or helmet whatever.

Posted by: willow at February 27, 2017 03:15 PM (R7cwD)

179 I'm not the man they think I am at all, oh no, no, no...

Posted by: Neil Tyson DeChicken at February 27, 2017 03:15 PM (Tyii7)

180 "I have to talk to him afterward?!" Maybe just cuddle?

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice [/i] [/s] [/b] at February 27, 2017 03:15 PM (J+eG2)

181 just imagine, if you bought a chick a ticket to the moon and she didn't put out in science, we call this a vaginal eclipse Posted by: Neil DeGrasse Tyson After Dark at February 27, 2017 08:09 PM (8rNrN) As if you like chicks.

Posted by: StrawMan at February 27, 2017 03:15 PM (lidp8)

182 "If they have Space:1999 Eagles and need pilots I will quit my job"

But what if they have Space:1999 _dialogue_?

More wooden than an advanced carpentry class.

Posted by: torquewrench at February 27, 2017 03:15 PM (noWW6)

183 >.I read something last year about why humans can't have sex in space. Can't? or, Won't?

Posted by: Lunar Family Robinson at February 27, 2017 03:15 PM (NXfyF)

184 In a more relativistic AoSHQ, each thread would occupy a different position in space-time based on the commenter himself, and none of us would ever know if our most recent comment would be our last.

Posted by: Walter Freeman at February 27, 2017 03:15 PM (7I7P7)

185 169 I don't wanna go. But that's because I am generally fearful and panicky. You will be in a soundproof iron casket the whole time so you can't touch anything. No worries. Posted by: Grump928(C) at February 27, 2017 08:13 PM (mt/Im) +++ 'Member "Planet of the Apes"? One of those caskets had a big old leak in it.

Posted by: washrivergal at February 27, 2017 03:16 PM (Ivjge)

186 I read something last year about why humans can't have sex in space. Can't remember the reasons, but they had a lot of them. They also claim you can't do it in a Fiat 850, but.you.can.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at February 27, 2017 03:16 PM (mt/Im)

187 Two space tourists, a rabbi and a kangaroo walk into a bar...

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at February 27, 2017 03:16 PM (8ZskC)

188 151 could you actually make love in space? Posted by: willow at February 27, 2017 08:12 PM (R7cwD) There is a segment of a history channel show that covers this. Discussing if you could do it and the method to achieve it. One idea is clothing with zippers. You unzip your outfit and then you zip them together with your partner. That way you don't float away from each other in the act.

Posted by: Buzzion at February 27, 2017 03:16 PM (z/Ubi)

189 could you actually make love in space? Posted by: willow at February 27, 2017 08:12 PM (R7cwD) Bet it's already been done on Spacestation 1 or 2.

Posted by: mission control at February 27, 2017 03:16 PM (BN/jk)

190 This is why commercial development is the only hope for the future of space travel. If there are scientific advancements to be achieved through the discovery of space exploration, they are hard to predict. Plus, we can already live in comfort to about age 100 in this country. How much more advancement do we really need? But rich people can be separated from their money over stuff like this. So the things that get funded are going to be the things that people actually want. Like being able to fly to the moon, maybe even land on it, and bring back your own personal moon rock. Or pee your name in moon dust, or whatever it is that would make you feel like you left your mark where almost no one else can come and scratch it out.

Posted by: TexasDan at February 27, 2017 03:16 PM (yL25O)

191 Good night horde

Posted by: Skip at February 27, 2017 03:16 PM (HDU3V)

192 grammie, I just imagine myself throwing up on someones space boots. or helmet whatever.

Posted by: willow at February 27, 2017 08:15 PM (R7cwD)

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I can't imagine any good reason why someone would want to go into space.  I can barely stand American Airlines.


Posted by: grammie winger at February 27, 2017 03:16 PM (dFi94)

193 I don't know why they wouldn't do an earth orbit first. I get that they're kind of competing, in a way, with Virgin Galactic, but ffs, VG only ever offered a suborbital flight, and they had a fatal crash of one of their booster planes a few months ago. SpaceX has first-stage rockets landing their damn selves on a floating barge, pretty routinely. You don't have anything to prove, guys.

Posted by: hogmartin at February 27, 2017 03:16 PM (8nWyX)

194 Ol' Blue Eyes is on board

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oCW9Hey6IVY

Posted by: Siri Alexa Cortana, Esq. at February 27, 2017 03:16 PM (GdgAM)

195 146 According to Einstein, if the ship flies fast enough you could come back as a fetus. Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at February 27, 2017 08:11 PM (8ZskC) I get dibs!

Posted by: Margaret Sanger at February 27, 2017 03:16 PM (mtGE/)

196 "It'a about time. It's about space." About two men in a crazy place..

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice [/i] [/s] [/b] at February 27, 2017 03:17 PM (J+eG2)

197 Goodnight Skip.  Pleasant dreams.

Posted by: grammie winger at February 27, 2017 03:17 PM (dFi94)

198 You know what else doesn't work in space? Messenger bags.

Posted by: garrett at February 27, 2017 03:17 PM (NXfyF)

199 It is important we return to the Moon first. Got to get back there and show we can have something permanent there before any talk of Mars. Trump should then declare the Moon American territory. That alone will get him in the History books. Then colonize and militarize it. U.S. Moon....

Posted by: William Eaton at February 27, 2017 03:17 PM (MuTTO)

200 This would clearly be the case of not wanting to be a trend setter for me. I'll leave it to the more adventurous types with a death wish to blaze the commercial space trail.

Posted by: I'm Tucker Carlson and I will destroy you at February 27, 2017 03:17 PM (qnOHi)

201 Bring bungee cords. Posted by: freaked at February 27, 2017 08:14 PM (BO/km) I'm not seeing the difference....

Posted by: Warai-otoko at February 27, 2017 03:17 PM (sK2fh)

202 I saw Space Boot Vomit open for Danger, Will Robinson at the Palladium in 1999

Posted by: Mortimer, Finish Her! [/i][/b] at February 27, 2017 03:17 PM (KgpWR)

203 >>> I've been saying for a long time that if they can't find a paying customer for the first test flight, they should send an unmanned Dragon on a circumlunar flight. It's going to require a LOT of coinage to get Smaug to agree to that, just saying.

Posted by: LizLem at February 27, 2017 03:17 PM (hvf9s)

204 oh buzzion, ,kinda like on earth in a sleeping bag deal.

Posted by: willow at February 27, 2017 03:17 PM (R7cwD)

205 146 According to Einstein, if the ship flies fast enough you could come back as a fetus. Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at February 27, 2017 08:11 PM (8ZskC) So you'd be punishing yourself for being a baby?

Posted by: Barack Obama at February 27, 2017 03:17 PM (mtGE/)

206 passenger number two is a fat lady with a crying baby on her lap

Posted by: Bigby's Typing Hands at February 27, 2017 03:18 PM (U0lQa)

207 Musk is an overrated rent seeker. nothing he has done since Paypal has accomplished anything besides soak up government funding. Posted by: ghbucky Musk and Thiel should switch bodies. Musk looks gay, but it's actually Thiel who is gay.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at February 27, 2017 03:18 PM (W8bn5)

208 grammie, I knew we were soul mates!

Posted by: willow at February 27, 2017 03:18 PM (R7cwD)

209 What happened to the thread about the feminist sexually harassing Alexa and Siri and Cortana? I actually had something relevant pretty darned funny to share on that...

http://preview.tinyurl.com/z8y8xlv

Posted by: Prothonotary Warbler. Welcome to Trumpdome, bitch! at February 27, 2017 03:18 PM (0OG8D)

210 Posted by: Walter Freeman at February 27, 2017 08:15 PM (7I7P7) Quantum Banhammer-Dynamics

Posted by: Warai-otoko at February 27, 2017 03:18 PM (sK2fh)

211 >> One idea is clothing with zippers. You unzip your outfit and then you zip them together with your partner. That way you don't float away from each other in the act. No way you get away without snuggling in that scenario.

Posted by: garrett at February 27, 2017 03:18 PM (NXfyF)

212 But what if they have Space:1999 _dialogue_?

More wooden than an advanced carpentry class.

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Two words: Travel. Tube.

I would be 10 years old and happy again.

Posted by: Mortimer, Finish Her! [/i][/b] at February 27, 2017 03:19 PM (KgpWR)

213 OT, but just to let you know I left a comment around #538 on the previous thread thanking various members of the Horde for having my back. I apologize if I left anyone out. You're good peeps and good friends.

Posted by: Insomniac at February 27, 2017 03:19 PM (0mRoj)

214 passenger number two is a fat lady with a crying baby on her lap I started this trip as her boyfriend, bitch.

Posted by: A Baby at February 27, 2017 03:19 PM (8ZskC)

215 Bezos is probably asking himself why he flushed all that cash on the National laughingstock right about now.

Posted by: Iblis at February 27, 2017 03:19 PM (3gBCr)

216 @210: "Quantum Banhammer-Dynamics" Don't tell Ace. We've said too much already.

Posted by: Walter Freeman at February 27, 2017 03:19 PM (7I7P7)

217 lol...get him some boots LizLem sad!

Posted by: concrete girl at February 27, 2017 03:20 PM (3BqEq)

218 *I have to talk to him afterward?! Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at February 27, 2017 08:14 PM (EnKk6)* Well, only if you want to Afterwards.

Posted by: mission control at February 27, 2017 03:20 PM (BN/jk)

219 Space sex? Gives controlled burn during re-entry a whole new meaning...

Posted by: Insomniac at February 27, 2017 03:20 PM (0mRoj)

220 passenger number one is a japanese guy with a camera

Posted by: Bigby's Typing Hands at February 27, 2017 03:20 PM (U0lQa)

221 @189 Bet it's already been done on Spacestation 1 or 2. ----------------- Officially, it's never happened. Unofficially, if it ever has, the most likely suspects are a US husband and wife that were on the same mission crew. They weren't married when NASA staffed the mission (otherwise NASA probably wouldn't have put them together on the same mission), but started dating during the training and got married before they went up into space.

Posted by: junior at February 27, 2017 03:20 PM (nsZ+m)

222 146 According to Einstein, if the ship flies fast enough you could come back as a fetus. Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at February 27, 2017 08:11 PM (8ZskC) Local news story

Posted by: Kermit Gosnell at February 27, 2017 03:20 PM (mtGE/)

223 OT, but just to let you know I left a comment around #538 on the previous thread thanking various members of the Horde for having my back. I apologize if I left anyone out. You're good peeps and good friends.

Posted by: Insomniac at February 27, 2017 08:19 PM (0mRoj)

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You commented on the old thread?  And you are not banned?  Ace is lying to us again.


Posted by: grammie winger at February 27, 2017 03:21 PM (dFi94)

224 I don't know why Trump doesn't just make a deal with Musk. Build the capsule and let EVERY HOLLYWOOD FREAK on the flight for free. Everyone from Charleze Theron to Cher. Then, once they're about 350,000 miles from Earth, have the capsule "run out of gas"...

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 27, 2017 03:21 PM (u8kLQ)

225 I read something last year about why humans can't have sex in space. Can't remember the reasons, but they had a lot of them. ************ Basically because your thrust capacitor would send her into orbit like Sandra Bullock in Gravity. No friction.

Posted by: Elan Musk the better scent at February 27, 2017 03:21 PM (fi5nC)

226 >>> There is a segment of a history channel show that covers this. Discussing if you could do it and the method to achieve it. One idea is clothing with zippers. You unzip your outfit and then you zip them together with your partner. That way you don't float away from each other in the act. sex bungees. They're pretty good on earth, too

Posted by: ace at February 27, 2017 03:21 PM (8rNrN)

227 Early Bird @ Sizzle!

Posted by: Warren Beatty at February 27, 2017 03:21 PM (bc2Lc)

228 223 OT, but just to let you know I left a comment around #538 on the previous thread thanking various members of the Horde for having my back. I apologize if I left anyone out. You're good peeps and good friends. Posted by: Insomniac at February 27, 2017 08:19 PM (0mRoj) =============================== You commented on the old thread? And you are not banned? Ace is lying to us again. Posted by: grammie winger at February 27, 2017 08:21 PM (dFi94) That was before the spambot banner thingy was put into effect.

Posted by: Insomniac at February 27, 2017 03:21 PM (0mRoj)

229 I've said it before here ... but I'll say it again a little different. I've always thought part of what used to make Americans Americans was a frontier. Yeah ... Alaska is kind of like that. But Alaska sure as hell ain't 40 Acres and a Mule country. And the first real steps out there won't be like that either. The first Moon Base won't be. The first Colony won't be. But I wish I could be around for the part after that. I miss all the good parts.

Posted by: ScoggDog at February 27, 2017 03:21 PM (fiGNd)

230 You commented on the old thread? And you are not banned? Ace is lying to us again. Posted by: grammie winger at February 27, 2017 08:21 PM (dFi94) Ace has a link in the post to an old thread. His 1700 word epic poem about a movie review of a movie. Don't comment on THAT thread.

Posted by: TexasDan at February 27, 2017 03:21 PM (yL25O)

231 sex bungees IT'S A TRAP!

Posted by: Admiral Ackbar at February 27, 2017 03:22 PM (mt/Im)

232 LizLem, Got to zappos.com. Go to Men> shoes> and filter by size and width. There are some several in all styles under $100.

Posted by: lindarising at February 27, 2017 03:22 PM (JNDQi)

233 *Trump should then declare the Moon American territory. That alone will get him in the History books. Then colonize and militarize it. U.S. Moon.... Posted by: William Eaton at February 27, 2017 08:17 PM (MuTTO)* Then the Dims can find space ballots in the back of the lunar landing module!

Posted by: mission control at February 27, 2017 03:22 PM (BN/jk)

234 #223: No, Grammie; Ace was talking about the older thread that he linked toward the end of this post. Commenting on a thread from today or yesterday is fine.

Posted by: Prothonotary Warbler. Welcome to Trumpdome, bitch! at February 27, 2017 03:22 PM (0OG8D)

235 Is it a full moon somewhere? Not just here but at work tonight it has just been strange.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at February 27, 2017 03:23 PM (fPE66)

236 She bangs, she bangs! Sex songs for space.

Posted by: Elan Musk the better scent at February 27, 2017 03:23 PM (fi5nC)

237 One idea is clothing with zippers. You unzip your outfit and then you zip them together with your partner. That way you don't float away from each other in the act.
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Foreplay.   eww


Posted by: Mortimer, Finish Her! [/i][/b] at February 27, 2017 03:23 PM (KgpWR)

238 I'm really rare at the moment. Just ask the Musk.

Posted by: Rare Earth Metals at February 27, 2017 03:23 PM (nN3W/)

239 Ground Control to Major Tom . . .

Posted by: Count de Monet at February 27, 2017 03:23 PM (JO9+V)

240 I have written about the Institutional Phase of space travel (governments do it) versus the Commercial Phase (private entities do it) before. Not only is the latter more pleasing to the conservative mind, but it also is undoubtedly more futuristic and advanced than the former. How long do conservatives have to suffer a pseudo-reformed Institutional Phase which will inevitablely capitulate to another Institutional Phase?

Posted by: weft cut-loop[/i] [/b] at February 27, 2017 03:23 PM (4YGWz)

241 Posted by: ScoggDog at February 27, 2017 08:21 PM (fiGNd) Liberals think there is no more frontier - that is why they are interested in their backtier now

Posted by: Batterup at February 27, 2017 03:23 PM (mtGE/)

242 Oh I was confused about which thread we were taking about. I'm referring to the thread immediately preceding this one.

Posted by: Insomniac at February 27, 2017 03:23 PM (0mRoj)

243 "Commenting on a thread from today or yesterday is fine." It's a trap!!

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice [/i] [/s] [/b] at February 27, 2017 03:24 PM (J+eG2)

244 No. Not bungees.

Posted by: Hairy Reed at February 27, 2017 03:24 PM (8ZskC)

245 28 Be the first to join the 50,000 mile-high club.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at February 27, 2017 07:51 PM (8ZskC)

++++

Haven't the Russians done some space banging? In the interest of science.

Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at February 27, 2017 03:24 PM (R+30W)

246 There is a segment of a history channel show that covers this. Discussing if you could do it and the method to achieve it. One idea is clothing with zippers. You unzip your outfit and then you zip them together with your partner. That way you don't float away from each other in the act. ++++ Still, the pressure would be enormous on Mr. Astronaut to get it up, especially if it amounted to becoming the first humans to have sex in outer space.

Posted by: washrivergal at February 27, 2017 03:24 PM (Ivjge)

247 Word to the wise; pubes and Velcro are a bad combination.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at February 27, 2017 03:24 PM (mt/Im)

248 kicks insomniacs chair. (DON'T COMMENT ON THAT OLD THREAD -- INSTANT BAN. Automated thing to keep spammers out.) Posted by: Ace at 07:52 PM

Posted by: willow at February 27, 2017 03:24 PM (R7cwD)

249 That was before the spambot banner thingy was put into effect.

Posted by: Insomniac at February 27, 2017 08:21 PM (0mRoj)

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Ahhhh .... well, you're just in time for a drink.  What'll you have?  I have gin and gin.


Posted by: grammie winger at February 27, 2017 03:25 PM (dFi94)

250 One idea is clothing with zippers. You unzip your outfit and then you zip them together with your partner. That way you don't float away from each other in the act. Who wants to have to clean those things out between every go-round? "Ooo, everything's sticky!!" :-P

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 27, 2017 03:25 PM (u8kLQ)

251 could you actually make love in space? Posted by: willow In space no one can hear you cream.

Posted by: Barney Frank at February 27, 2017 03:25 PM (W8bn5)

252 http://fusion.net/story/326616/science-behind-sex-in-space/

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at February 27, 2017 03:25 PM (ODxAs)

253 Bob Dole could get it up in space.

Posted by: Bob Dole at February 27, 2017 03:25 PM (8ZskC)

254 I say we should allow all the liberals to go first in this endevour. just sayin

Posted by: willow at February 27, 2017 03:25 PM (R7cwD)

255 I read something last year about why humans can't have sex in space. Can't remember the reasons, but they had a lot of them. There's really only a couple.

Posted by: Issac (Not the fig) Newton at February 27, 2017 03:25 PM (NJYYf)

256 Passenger #2 is a six-year-old kid who kicks your seat frame constantly.

Posted by: Count de Monet at February 27, 2017 03:25 PM (JO9+V)

257 Then the Dims can find space ballots in the back of the lunar landing module! Posted by: mission control at February 27, 2017 08:22 PM (BN/jk) -------------------------------------------------- Military votes 2-1 GOP... Of course Green Peace will complain humans are ruining the Moon.

Posted by: William Eaton at February 27, 2017 03:26 PM (MuTTO)

258 Men, do the women in your life constantly complain that your natural odor offends them? Do you smell of timidness and beta-maleness? Then you need to try Elon Musk, the scent of champions. It will make you aggressive and successful. You will be making sales to customers even if your not in sales. Women will be falling at your feet and throwing undergarments at you. And the government will subsidize your all your ventures. Elon Musk, do it for you, do it for her.

Posted by: StrawMan at February 27, 2017 03:26 PM (lidp8)

259 I say we should allow all the liberals to go first in this endevour. AR-KB.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at February 27, 2017 03:26 PM (mt/Im)

260 249 That was before the spambot banner thingy was put into effect. Posted by: Insomniac at February 27, 2017 08:21 PM (0mRoj) ================================== Ahhhh .... well, you're just in time for a drink. What'll you have? I have gin and gin. Posted by: grammie winger at February 27, 2017 08:25 PM (dFi94) At this point, gin will definitely do and I don't even like gin.

Posted by: Insomniac at February 27, 2017 03:26 PM (0mRoj)

261 garret, you are tough, even in space in a gropey bag no snuggling after?

Posted by: willow at February 27, 2017 03:26 PM (R7cwD)

262 'Still, the pressure would be enormous on Mr. Astronaut to get it up, especially if it amounted to becoming the first humans to have sex in outer space.' No. That's not how it works.

Posted by: freaked at February 27, 2017 03:27 PM (BO/km)

263 No, Grammie; Ace was talking about the older thread that he linked toward the end of this post. Commenting on a thread from today or yesterday is fine.

Posted by: Warbler at February 27, 2017 08:22 PM (0OG8D)

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I know better than to fall for your trickery.  Think you can confuse me into banning myself, do you?  Well, not every one is Ace.

Posted by: grammie winger at February 27, 2017 03:27 PM (dFi94)

264 245 Haven't the Russians done some space banging? In the interest of science. Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at February 27, 2017 08:24 PM (R+30W) There have been mixed crews on the ISS for years, so I'd be surprised if it hasn't happened by now.

Posted by: rickl at February 27, 2017 03:27 PM (sdi6R)

265 Space sex? Gives controlled burn during re-entry a whole new meaning... Posted by: Insomniac at February 27, 2017 08:20 PM (0mRoj) And trans-lunar injection. And go for power-up. And hard dock. And de-orbit burn. I can keep this up all night, people. Try me.

Posted by: hogmartin at February 27, 2017 03:27 PM (8nWyX)

266 Posted by: ScoggDog at February 27, 2017 08:21 PM (fiGNd) Yeah... The first significant settlements in North America were pretty sparse, pretty temporary, and pretty rough and tumble, for a good hundred years or more at first. Say, 1650-1750. The whole pioneer/settler mentality didn't really take off until right before the revolution I think, and really went gang busters in the 19th century. So you're guessing that the Moon will kinda be the same way? Or more like all the national space-age players get a stake, just like the 18th century colonialists carved out big chunks of the new world politically, but didn't really do much with it outside of mining and trapping, but it will be the pioneering Americans who really flourish and settle and press outwards as time goes on...

Posted by: Warai-otoko at February 27, 2017 03:27 PM (sK2fh)

267 At this point, gin will definitely do and I don't even like gin.

Posted by: Insomniac at February 27, 2017 08:26 PM (0mRoj)

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Fair enough.  I shall only give you half a bottle.


Posted by: grammie winger at February 27, 2017 03:28 PM (dFi94)

268 There have been mixed crews on the ISS for years, so I'd be surprised if it hasn't happened by now. I'm guess that handjobs would be ... problematic.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at February 27, 2017 03:28 PM (mt/Im)

269 So , a question for the doctors in the house: does blood circulate better I'm space since it does not have to flow against gravity? Like in the legs, for instance. The Bob Dole comment for me thinking about it.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at February 27, 2017 03:28 PM (fPE66)

270 #258: Smell This Presley works just as well, and costs less.

Posted by: Prothonotary Warbler. Welcome to Trumpdome, bitch! at February 27, 2017 03:28 PM (0OG8D)

271 267 At this point, gin will definitely do and I don't even like gin. Posted by: Insomniac at February 27, 2017 08:26 PM (0mRoj) ============================= Fair enough. I shall only give you half a bottle. Posted by: grammie winger at February 27, 2017 08:28 PM (dFi94) Thank you kindly. *chugs*

Posted by: Insomniac at February 27, 2017 03:28 PM (0mRoj)

272 @153: "I'm not commenting on anything but the top thread from now on. Can't Sleep, Thread will eat me. Can't Sleep, Thread will eat me. Can't Sleep, Thread will eat me." In one of the known mirror universe AoSHQs, regular commenters are banned for not posting frequently enough, and Logan's Run style life clock crystals are embedded in everyone's foreheads.

Posted by: Walter Freeman at February 27, 2017 03:29 PM (7I7P7)

273 so I guess hogmartin will be in charge of any sexual encounters in space pornology

Posted by: willow at February 27, 2017 03:29 PM (R7cwD)

274 No. That's not how it works. Posted by: freaked at February 27, 2017 08:27 PM (BO/km) +++ What am I missing, the fact that out in space there is no gravity so the man's unit would naturally be erect? I don't think so. But I am pretty dumb about physics.

Posted by: washrivergal at February 27, 2017 03:29 PM (Ivjge)

275 268 There have been mixed crews on the ISS for years, so I'd be surprised if it hasn't happened by now. I'm guess that handjobs would be ... problematic. Posted by: Grump928(C) at February 27, 2017 08:28 PM (mt/Im) You have to be fastened to the bulkhead first.

Posted by: Insomniac at February 27, 2017 03:29 PM (0mRoj)

276 Posted by: ScoggDog at February 27, 2017 08:21 PM (fiGNd) Yeah... The first significant settlements in North America were pretty sparse, pretty temporary, and pretty rough and tumble, for a good hundred years or more at first. Say, 1650-1750. The whole pioneer/settler mentality didn't really take off until right before the revolution I think, and really went gang busters in the 19th century. So you're guessing that the Moon will kinda be the same way? Or more like all the national space-age players get a stake, just like the 18th century colonialists carved out big chunks of the new world politically, but didn't really do much with it outside of mining and trapping, but it will be the pioneering Americans who really flourish and settle and press outwards as time goes on... Posted by: Warai-otoko at February 27, 2017 08:27 PM (sK2fh) Not sure how much trapping is going to be going on the moon but who knows. :-p

Posted by: StrawMan at February 27, 2017 03:29 PM (lidp8)

277 you can have sex in space but since you're basically colliding with each other, without gravity to keep you together, those collisions are going to send you flying apart. Or the one doing the bumping (the one who's not against the wall/floor bed) is going to go flying off. which is fine for me because i already nutted but it might not be great for my partner So you need like bungee cords to arrest the flying back motion that's going to happen with every, um, love bump. or a sleeping bag that you can tighten up around you. Someone is going to have to be strapped to something stable and the other one is going to have to be bungeed to that person. and leverage is going to be a problem. There's going to have to be a lot of holding each other going on. it's kind of going to be like high school, clumsy, weird, scary, and maybe some vomit afterwards

Posted by: ace at February 27, 2017 03:29 PM (8rNrN)

278 So you're guessing that the Moon will kinda be the same way? Just a guess ... but yeah. That's my guess. I'm thinking a place where single folks go for insane wages because the risks are god-awful and the long-term effects are unknown. It'll be a while before anybody hauls their husband/wife up their to homestead. I'm guessing.

Posted by: ScoggDog at February 27, 2017 03:30 PM (fiGNd)

279 SpaceX to fly two space tourists around the moon in 2018 Do we still get to grope them before they board? I've never groped a billionaire before.

Posted by: TSA at February 27, 2017 03:30 PM (W8bn5)

280 Wait a sec, Hillary wouldn't sag in space, right?

Posted by: Bill Clinton at February 27, 2017 03:30 PM (fPE66)

281 you guys are such cards, I bet you'd try to call siri to find out what to do next

Posted by: willow at February 27, 2017 03:30 PM (R7cwD)

282 'But I am pretty dumb about physics.' It has nothing to do with physics. It's all about the nookie.

Posted by: freaked at February 27, 2017 03:30 PM (BO/km)

283 *I can keep this up all night, people. Try me. Posted by: hogmartin at February 27, 2017 08:27 PM (8nWyX)* 2-1/2 hrs til ONT. Then you really should stop.

Posted by: mission control at February 27, 2017 03:30 PM (BN/jk)

284 M-O-O-N that spells space sex.

Posted by: Mortimer, Finish Her! [/i][/b] at February 27, 2017 03:31 PM (KgpWR)

285 Not sure how much trapping is going to be going on the moon but who knows. :-p

Posted by: StrawMan at February 27, 2017 08:29 PM (lidp


Well there's Moon Snipes.  Millions of them!  Here's a sack  - go catch yourself one!

Posted by: Buzz Aldrin at February 27, 2017 03:31 PM (JO9+V)

286 >>>You have to be fastened to the bulkhead first. I provide bulk head.

Posted by: Saffron, Space Hooker at February 27, 2017 03:31 PM (8rNrN)

287 258 Men, do the women in your life constantly complain that your natural odor offends them? Do you smell of timidness and beta-maleness? Then you need to try Elon Musk, the scent of champions. It will make you aggressive and successful. You will be making sales to customers even if your not in sales. Women will be falling at your feet and throwing undergarments at you. And the government will subsidize your all your ventures. Elon Musk, do it for you, do it for her. Posted by: StrawMan at February 27, 2017 08:26 PM (lidp ************** LOL--ack!

Posted by: Elan Musk the better scent at February 27, 2017 03:31 PM (fi5nC)

288 it's kind of going to be like high school, clumsy, weird, scary, and maybe some vomit afterwards I would say that at some point you'll be upside down but, I guess that's a given.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at February 27, 2017 03:31 PM (mt/Im)

289 We had an incident where a floating jizz ball shorted out a relay.

Posted by: Zombie Armstrong at February 27, 2017 03:31 PM (nN3W/)

290 >>> Got to zappos.com. Go to Men> shoes> and filter by size and width. There are some several in all styles under $100. Posted by: lindarising at February 27, 2017 08:22 PM (JNDQi) Oh, good idea! Thanks. He has friends with good taste in shoes, maybe I can recruit them to help me get him better footwear. I blame his dad, I love his dad a lot but he has the same bad shoe fashion sense. He was mistakenly raised to assume this is normal. Apparently the new Tevas ads not only aren't embarrassed about their rep but openly embrace the shoe and sock style. Monsters.

Posted by: LizLem at February 27, 2017 03:31 PM (hvf9s)

291 Now Star Lord's joke about the interior of his spacecraft can become reality.

Posted by: Insomniac at February 27, 2017 03:32 PM (0mRoj)

292 I always thought if you were, you know, doing it in space that the end result would kinda float around causing another whole set of issues. Equipment is fragile like they say in Italy.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at February 27, 2017 03:32 PM (5VlCp)

293 Test, since I commented on the old thread before seeing the warning.

Posted by: Country Boy - just a humble, occasionally hotheaded poster at February 27, 2017 03:32 PM (TF/Tq)

294 >>> What am I missing, the fact that out in space there is no gravity so the man's unit would naturally be erect? I don't think so. But I am pretty dumb about physics. no. it would just be weightless. would it sometimes point up or away from his body if the rest of his body drifted the opposite way? Sure. but that doesn't mean it's erect. it means it's a flaccid weiner drifting in space. Like the Star Wars reboot

Posted by: Saffron, Space Hooker at February 27, 2017 03:33 PM (8rNrN)

295 Imagine a space handjob where the entire guy goes up and down.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at February 27, 2017 03:33 PM (8ZskC)

296 We had an incident where a floating jizz ball shorted out a relay. I was envisioning .. er .. jet propelled races.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at February 27, 2017 03:33 PM (mt/Im)

297
Love can make many things happen in space.

http://tinyurl.com/pwmqmse

Posted by: Mortimer, Finish Her! [/i][/b] at February 27, 2017 03:33 PM (KgpWR)

298 Maybe it's like one of those things that won't be declassified for 75 years. Someday our descendants will learn the names of the astronauts or cosmonauts who did the deed the first time in space.

Posted by: rickl at February 27, 2017 03:34 PM (sdi6R)

299 well it sounds like lovemaking in space wouldn't be that nice. probably good, because pregnant in space might be tough.

Posted by: willow at February 27, 2017 03:34 PM (R7cwD)

300 I saw Flaccid Wiener In Space open for System of a Down at the Cow Palace in '69.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at February 27, 2017 03:34 PM (8ZskC)

301 And if a guy needs a little assist from say, a vacuum in a cylinder, well there's plenty of sources for a vacuum

Posted by: Buzz Aldrin at February 27, 2017 03:34 PM (JO9+V)

302 Would the lack of gravity mean you can't get pregnant, because the you-know-what's couldn't make it to the fallopian tubes? Are there any babies known to have been conceived in space?

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at February 27, 2017 03:34 PM (W8bn5)

303 295 Imagine a space handjob where the entire guy goes up and down. Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at February 27, 2017 08:33 PM (8ZskC) This is where all those Shake Weight exercises finally pay off.

Posted by: Insomniac at February 27, 2017 03:34 PM (0mRoj)

304 probably good, because pregnant in space might be tough No pickles in space.

Posted by: ScoggDog at February 27, 2017 03:34 PM (fiGNd)

305 First space baby probably turns out to be Quato, right?

Posted by: Walter Freeman at February 27, 2017 03:34 PM (7I7P7)

306 well it sounds like lovemaking in space wouldn't be that nice. protip, it's not really that great rolling in the surf at the ocean either.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at February 27, 2017 03:35 PM (mt/Im)

307 You can have artifical gravity if you have a spinning space ring. So you just need a spinning space whore house ring and you would be set.

Posted by: StrawMan at February 27, 2017 03:35 PM (lidp8)

308 So , a question for the doctors in the house: does blood circulate better I'm space since it does not have to flow against gravity? Like in the legs, for instance. The Bob Dole comment for me thinking about it. Posted by: Aetius451AD at February 27, 2017 08:28 PM (fPE66) Not a doctor, but a huge space nerd. Astronauts typically experience head congestion and puffy red faces for a period once they're up because our bodies normally have to fight gravity. Without gravity, the natural processes that circulate blood operate a little too hard. I haven't got any specific details on areas with poor circulation (probably because astronauts generally have to pass insane physicals), but it seems reasonable that a circulatory system that has spent decades working against gravity would be more efficient in a weightless environment. ~the more you know~

Posted by: hogmartin at February 27, 2017 03:35 PM (8nWyX)

309 Isn't radiation in space an issue for a foetus? (I love spelling it like that)

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at February 27, 2017 03:35 PM (EnKk6)

310 Posted by: Saffron, Space Hooker at February 27, 2017 08:33 PM (8rNrN) +++ That's exactly what I was thinking.

Posted by: washrivergal at February 27, 2017 03:35 PM (Ivjge)

311 grump, exactly

Posted by: willow at February 27, 2017 03:35 PM (R7cwD)

312 So, lock two tyros in a can and say see you in 10 days. "Push the red button when you need help. Wait one.... oh. Blue button. Yeah, blue." AAA provide towing service? Will they get a trip-tik? Do they get extra training on the use of duct tape in case of emergency? Does the tin can come with a real bathroom?

Posted by: Headless Body of Agnew at February 27, 2017 03:36 PM (FtrY1)

313 211 >> One idea is clothing with zippers. You unzip your outfit and then you zip them together with your partner. That way you don't float away from each other in the act. No way you get away without snuggling in that scenario. Posted by: garrett at February 27, 2017 08:18 PM (NXfyF) Don't forget the argument about who is floating through the wet spot.

Posted by: Buzzion at February 27, 2017 03:36 PM (P38g1)

314 >>>Would the lack of gravity mean you can't get pregnant, because the you-know-what's couldn't make it to the fallopian tubes? doubt it. they're small enough that gravity means nothing to them compared to boyancy. and they don't navigate by gravity cues; they just follow a chemical signal. and i imagine that chemical signal goes to all the same places because it has no where else to go. it's not being pulled down by gravity, it's just being pushed through a tube. gotta think gravity is again more or less barely even a factor here.

Posted by: Saffron, Space Hooker at February 27, 2017 03:36 PM (8rNrN)

315 well it sounds like lovemaking in space wouldn't be that nice.
==
protip, it's not really that great rolling in the surf at the ocean either.
==
or when she's yelling at you to hurry up because the kid has tryouts early tomorrow

Posted by: Mortimer, Finish Her! [/i][/b] at February 27, 2017 03:37 PM (KgpWR)

316 spinning space whore house ring Posted by: StrawMan at February 27, 2017 08:35 PM (lidp Didn't they used to give those out with Cracker Jack?

Posted by: Warai-otoko at February 27, 2017 03:37 PM (sK2fh)

317 ew

Posted by: willow at February 27, 2017 03:37 PM (R7cwD)

318 Saffron really has a heart of gold.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at February 27, 2017 03:37 PM (mt/Im)

319 >>>protip, it's not really that great rolling in the surf at the ocean either. a sandy beach isn't peaches either

Posted by: Saffron, Space Hooker at February 27, 2017 03:37 PM (8rNrN)

320 or when she's yelling at you to hurry up because the kid has tryouts early tomorrow Posted by: Mortimer, Finish Her! at February 27, 2017 08:37 PM (KgpWR) ......

Posted by: willow at February 27, 2017 03:37 PM (R7cwD)

321 I have trouble with shoe-shopping, myself. Apparently, I'm just really hard on shoes, so it's difficult to find a pair that'll last me more than just barely a few months.

It's usually not even worth polishing my shoes, the soles wear out so quickly.

Posted by: Prothonotary Warbler. Welcome to Trumpdome, bitch! at February 27, 2017 03:37 PM (0OG8D)

322 probably good, because pregnant in space might be tough. == No place to raise your kids, that's for sure.

Posted by: Geronimo Stilton at February 27, 2017 03:38 PM (i2uPg)

323 Send up Elanor Holmes Norton.  With a big red 'Self-Destruct" button labeled "Do Not Push'.

Posted by: Count de Monet at February 27, 2017 03:38 PM (JO9+V)

324 We need to be a space-faring civilization to survive as a species. Period. And if it takes private enterprise, so be it.

Posted by: GuyfromNH at February 27, 2017 03:38 PM (5zfq1)

325 There will not be travel insurance offered.

Posted by: Fred From Allstate at February 27, 2017 03:38 PM (nN3W/)

326 No place to raise your kids, that's for sure.

Posted by: Geronimo Stilton at February 27, 2017 08:38 PM (i2uPg)



And its cold as hell

Posted by: Count de Monet at February 27, 2017 03:38 PM (JO9+V)

327 No place to raise your kids, that's for sure. I hear it's cold as hell.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at February 27, 2017 03:38 PM (mt/Im)

328 You people and you sex obsession are forgetting one thing. Space habitats tend to be very small. So the ackward conversation afterwards can not be avoided. Big drawback.

Posted by: StrawMan at February 27, 2017 03:38 PM (lidp8)

329 What this thread needs is a big, fat space feminine hygiene comment.


WHERES JEN ?

Posted by: Mortimer, Finish Her! [/i][/b] at February 27, 2017 03:38 PM (KgpWR)

330 What am I missing, the fact that out in space there is no gravity so the man's unit would naturally be erect? I don't think so. But I am pretty dumb about physics. Posted by: washrivergal at February 27, 2017 08:29 PM (Ivjge) No gravity means blood flows to your head more readily, so it's like auto-correct for your penis.

Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at February 27, 2017 03:38 PM (GX63o)

331 or when she's yelling at you to hurry up because the kid has tryouts early tomorrow Posted by: Mortimer, Finish Her! at February 27, 2017 08:37 PM (KgpWR) Next we're going to hear the story of the time she asked him to hand her the remote.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at February 27, 2017 03:38 PM (8ZskC)

332 >>>You people and you sex obsession are forgetting one thing. Space habitats tend to be very small. So the ackward conversation afterwards can not be avoided. Big drawback. "We just fucked in SPACE!" "I know I can't believe it! We just fucked in space!" "We actually just fucked in space!" No awkwardness, it's just kind of all the same thing though.

Posted by: ace at February 27, 2017 03:39 PM (8rNrN)

333 "Didn't they used to give those out with Cracker Jack?"
---------

That was Buster Brown.

Posted by: Corona at February 27, 2017 03:40 PM (6zJAh)

334 Next we're going to hear the story of the time she asked him to hand her the remote. You know she's orgasmed when she drops the remote.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at February 27, 2017 03:40 PM (mt/Im)

335 http://replygif.net/101

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith[/i][/b][/s][/u] at February 27, 2017 03:40 PM (wB8Tg)

336 329 You people and you sex obsession are forgetting one thing. Space habitats tend to be very small. So the ackward conversation afterwards can not be avoided. Big drawback. Posted by: StrawMan at February 27, 2017 08:38 PM (lidp +++ Nah ah. Not in the movies I've seen. They've got rooms galore, many with double beds, bathrooms, vaulted ceilings.

Posted by: washrivergal at February 27, 2017 03:40 PM (Ivjge)

337 There's is nothing about the [(Zero Gravity), (Open Zipper), (Free-Floating Junk)] system that I'm on board with. We can wait til we land, lady.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at February 27, 2017 03:40 PM (sK2fh)

338 I was going to vouch for Insomniac, but since he is openly converting to nihilism wouldn't be a waste of time and energy?

Posted by: Widespread Pepe at February 27, 2017 03:40 PM (ksj3z)

339 The deep end of a pool--also sucks.

Posted by: Elan Musk the better scent at February 27, 2017 03:40 PM (fi5nC)

340 after you have in sex, you have a solid half hour of discussion plotted out about how you just had sex in space. around minute 20 you get into the part where you go "It kinda wasn't all that"

Posted by: ace at February 27, 2017 03:40 PM (8rNrN)

341 So, how many sols until we can fuck in space again?

Posted by: Saffron, Space Whore at February 27, 2017 03:41 PM (JO9+V)

342 Saffron really has a heart of gold. Posted by: Grump928(C) at February 27, 2017 08:37 PM (mt/Im) Donovan: I'm just mad about Saffron Saffron's mad about me I'm just mad about Saffron She's just mad about me

Posted by: TheQuietMan at February 27, 2017 03:41 PM (auHtY)

343 it's kind of going to be like high school, clumsy, weird, scary, and maybe some vomit afterwards Posted by: ace at February 27, 2017 08:29 PM (8rNrN) Space roast, rotisserie style.

Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at February 27, 2017 03:41 PM (GX63o)

344 after you have in sex, you have a solid half hour of discussion plotted out about how you just had sex in space. "I've got to go to the, uh, other pod now. I'll call you." Problem solved.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at February 27, 2017 03:42 PM (8ZskC)

345 around minute 20 you get into the part where you go "It kinda wasn't all that" Posted by: ace at February 27, 2017 08:40 PM (8rNrN) Kinda depends on how many million miles your dry spell was.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith[/i][/b][/s][/u] at February 27, 2017 03:42 PM (wB8Tg)

346 It's allegedly called the Three Dolphin Club. ... well, by some guy writing in Analog back in the 80's... and I'm not the only one who remembered this! http://preview.tinyurl.com/huecj6l

Posted by: Helena Handbasket at February 27, 2017 03:42 PM (wEKXX)

347 Quite rightly so

Posted by: Grump928(C) at February 27, 2017 03:42 PM (mt/Im)

348 The real problem is that the schadenboner is outside the spacecraft (reaching, as it is, up from the midwestern USA), while the almond-eyed young Russian heiress is inside.

Posted by: Geronimo Stilton at February 27, 2017 03:42 PM (i2uPg)

349 >>>well it sounds like lovemaking in space wouldn't be that nice. At least you can still watch foot porn on youtube.

Posted by: Quentin Tarantino at February 27, 2017 03:42 PM (W8bn5)

350 The worst ... ... "So, when are we going to get a bigger place ?"

Posted by: Dude that Just Screwed a Chick in Space at February 27, 2017 03:43 PM (fiGNd)

351 Oooh baby!  You thrust like a Saturn V!

Posted by: Saffron, Space Whore at February 27, 2017 03:43 PM (JO9+V)

352 Yes, where is Jen to tell us what it's like to menstruate in space.......

Posted by: lindarising at February 27, 2017 03:43 PM (JNDQi)

353 I hate shit like this ... ... "So, does this suit make my butt look big ?"

Posted by: Dude that Just Screwed a Chick in Space at February 27, 2017 03:43 PM (fiGNd)

354 Space is overrated.... Too much time. Now wormholes and blackholes sign me up.

Posted by: Widespread Pepe at February 27, 2017 03:44 PM (ksj3z)

355 Try giving birth in space!

Posted by: The Giraffe at February 27, 2017 03:44 PM (mtGE/)

356 Yes, where is Jen to tell us what it's like to menstruate in space....... Whoa. I've never considered the idea. Won';t the lack of gravity be a factor here?

Posted by: Grump928(C) at February 27, 2017 03:44 PM (mt/Im)

357 I'm gonna call you Little Joe.

Posted by: Saffron, Space Whore at February 27, 2017 03:45 PM (JO9+V)

358 In space, boobs never sag. Just thought I'd toss that one out there.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at February 27, 2017 03:45 PM (8ZskC)

359 357 Yes, where is Jen to tell us what it's like to menstruate in space....... Whoa. I've never considered the idea. Won';t the lack of gravity be a factor here? Posted by: Grump928(C) at February 27, 2017 08:44 PM (mt/Im) Nothing that a monthly application of centrifugal force wouldn't solve.

Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at February 27, 2017 03:45 PM (GX63o)

360 It would be great until you find out that you have an English unit and she is metric.

Posted by: StrawMan at February 27, 2017 03:46 PM (lidp8)

361 Downside: space sex also has to be with a condom. How else will that stuff get out of there? Also, elastic straps. How else can you get repetitive motion when there is literally nothing pulling you toward the ground? All in all, it's like the butt stuff: great in theory, laborious and/or disgusting in practice.

Posted by: imp at February 27, 2017 03:46 PM (XIXZz)

362 Oh, my deah, deah boy!

Posted by: Zombie Dr. Smith at February 27, 2017 03:46 PM (Tyii7)

363 Look fella's ... I had a chance, I took it. But for cryin' out loud, how many times do I have to hear this shit ... ... " SOOOOO ... I was thinking. When are we going to take our relationship to the next level ?"

Posted by: Dude that Just Screwed a Chick in Space at February 27, 2017 03:46 PM (fiGNd)

364 Whoa. I've never considered the idea. Won';t the lack of gravity be a factor here? Posted by: Grump928(C) at February 27, 2017 08:44 PM (mt/Im) I think capillarity is the dominant mechanism. Probably. I don't know.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at February 27, 2017 03:46 PM (sK2fh)

365 I would only talk dirty to my robot while in a blackhole/wormhole because patriarchy.

Posted by: Widespread Pepe at February 27, 2017 03:47 PM (ksj3z)

366 Okay, I'll pay 2 mil for a ticket, but I want to sit in that emergency exit row for the extra leg room.

Posted by: broseidon on even newer magic glowy rectangle at February 27, 2017 03:47 PM (urgYo)

367 361 It would be great until you find out that you have an English unit and she is metric. Posted by: StrawMan at February 27, 2017 08:46 PM (lidp Hedwig and the angry 2.54 cm.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at February 27, 2017 03:47 PM (sK2fh)

368 I hate shit like this ... ... "So, does this suit make my butt look big ?" Posted by: Dude that Just Screwed a Chick in Space **** It makes you look like the Stay-Puft marshmallow man with mirrored sunglasses.

Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale at February 27, 2017 03:48 PM (hVdx9)

369 362 Downside: space sex also has to be with a condom. How else will that stuff get out of there? Also, elastic straps. How else can you get repetitive motion when there is literally nothing pulling you toward the ground? All in all, it's like the butt stuff: great in theory, laborious and/or disgusting in practice. Posted by: imp at February 27, 2017 08:46 PM (XIXZz) For space butt stuff you'll need the jet packs.

Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at February 27, 2017 03:48 PM (GX63o)

370 you know by the time you get to the dark side of the moon you're just going to be watching Daredevil reruns on Netflix, right?

Posted by: ace at February 27, 2017 03:48 PM (8rNrN)

371 355 Space is overrated.... Too much time. Now wormholes and blackholes sign me up. Posted by: Widespread Pepe
Wormholes are overrated.

Posted by: John Crichton at February 27, 2017 03:48 PM (uTkRj)

372 >> I've never considered the idea. Won';t the lack of gravity be a factor here? Nah, Space is a vacuum.

Posted by: garrett at February 27, 2017 03:48 PM (NXfyF)

373 Try giving birth in space! Posted by: The Giraffe

You done pooping yet?

Posted by: That deplorable guy who always asks... at February 27, 2017 03:48 PM (Tyii7)

374 My post election schadenboner can reach the space station with no problem. Just sayin'

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice [/i] [/s] [/b] at February 27, 2017 03:48 PM (J+eG2)

375 This will be the 21st century equivalent of a three-hour tour, but this time all of the passengers will be millionaires.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at February 27, 2017 03:48 PM (8ZskC)

376 Remember, this is the guy who put the Tesla on the road.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at February 27, 2017 03:48 PM (oVJmc)

377 "And so ... Mark gave me his extra Snack Bar today. He's so nice. Did you know he has an extra-wide bunk space ? He looks at me like you used to." I'd buy that Mark a beer. You know. If we had a bar. In space. Where I screwed a chick.

Posted by: Dude that Just Screwed a Chick in Space at February 27, 2017 03:49 PM (fiGNd)

378 376 This will be the 21st century equivalent of a three-hour tour, but this time all of the passengers will be millionaires. Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at February 27, 2017 08:48 PM (8ZskC) Oh man, please somebody make this show. "Gilligan's Crater". I would watch it.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at February 27, 2017 03:49 PM (sK2fh)

379 I think this giraffe calf is a big scam.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at February 27, 2017 03:50 PM (mt/Im)

380 Is it wrong that when I hear Saffron, all I think of is Christina Hendricks in Firefly? She DID have a heart of gold. Except it wasn't made of gold and those weren't her heart.

Posted by: Bill Clinton at February 27, 2017 03:50 PM (fPE66)

381 tbh, now that I think about it, as awesome as powered flight on earth is, how often do I actually look out the window? twenty minutes? Thirty? Maybe forty. Yes, it will be cool to see the earth from space. For like an hour. And then... What movies are they running? Oooh, The Accountant? Let's watch The Accountant -- IN SPACE!!!

Posted by: ace at February 27, 2017 03:50 PM (8rNrN)

382 Very cool!


Say, wasn't Joe Biden also going to cure cancer? Obama said he was in his last SOTU speech....

Posted by: Lizzy [/i] at February 27, 2017 03:50 PM (NOIQH)

383 Baikonur Kosmodrome ready for gullible Amerikanski.......

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine. Glory to Kekistan! No Longer Accepting Harem Applicants at February 27, 2017 03:50 PM (BHXsy)

384 The worst part is they still only give you one in-flight meal.

Posted by: broseidon on even newer magic glowy rectangle at February 27, 2017 03:50 PM (urgYo)

385 Mortimer...who was it that said, "Calm down Mortimer" the other night? that was really funny. you were really passionate on the streaming stuff.

Posted by: concrete girl at February 27, 2017 03:50 PM (3BqEq)

386 They better remember to bring their towels

Posted by: TheQuietMan at February 27, 2017 03:51 PM (auHtY)

387 Instead of coconuts, everything would be made out of moon rocks.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at February 27, 2017 03:51 PM (sK2fh)

388 But how will they make coconut radios on the moon?

Posted by: Walter Freeman at February 27, 2017 03:51 PM (7I7P7)

389 You know, you could smoke weed in space, international waters and whatnot.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at February 27, 2017 03:51 PM (mt/Im)

390 >>Remember, this is the guy who put the Tesla on the road.


---Boom!---

Posted by: Lizzy [/i] at February 27, 2017 03:51 PM (NOIQH)

391 tbh, now that I think about it, as awesome as powered flight on earth is, how often do I actually look out the window? twenty minutes? Thirty? Maybe forty. Yes, it will be cool to see the earth from space. For like an hour. And then... What movies are they running? Oooh, The Accountant? Let's watch The Accountant -- IN SPACE!!! Posted by: ace at February 27, 2017 08:50 PM (8rNrN) The difference would be that the rental fees in space would be like buying the backyard pool from the Skymall magazine.

Posted by: StrawMan at February 27, 2017 03:51 PM (lidp8)

392 @386: "Mortimer...who was it that said, "Calm down Mortimer" the other night?" *raises his hand*

Posted by: Walter Freeman at February 27, 2017 03:52 PM (7I7P7)

393 316 well it sounds like lovemaking in space wouldn't be that nice. == protip, it's not really that great rolling in the surf at the ocean either. == or when she's yelling at you to hurry up because the kid has tryouts early tomorrow Posted by: Mortimer, Finish Her! at February 27, 2017 08:37 PM (KgpWR) *snort*

Posted by: Insomniac at February 27, 2017 03:52 PM (0mRoj)

394 341 after you have in sex, you have a solid half hour of discussion plotted out about how you just had sex in space. around minute 20 you get into the part where you go "It kinda wasn't all that" Posted by: ace at February 27, 2017 08:40 PM (8rNrN) And then the "you wanna do it again?"

Posted by: Buzzion at February 27, 2017 03:52 PM (cAnNx)

395 i think the cool part will be the week-long (or whatever) course you have to take just to learn space procedures -- like how to use the space toilet. That will be really fun (no, seriously). But as they say: It is better to travel hopefully than to arrive. The take off will be cool. Definitely a show there. Leaving earth's orbit will be great. then... it gets a bit boring for a few days.

Posted by: ace at February 27, 2017 03:52 PM (8rNrN)

396 "Now. Clean yourself up and get me some Tang."

Posted by: garrett at February 27, 2017 03:53 PM (NXfyF)

397 Elon Musk is probably a billionaire but the name sounds like an aftershave. And no, I wouldn't want to go around the moon. I'd probably get travel sickness.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 27, 2017 03:53 PM (fDdVG)

398 then... it gets a bit boring for a few days. Posted by: ace at February 27, 2017 08:52 PM (8rNrN) Like trying to play kerbal space program without the warp feature.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at February 27, 2017 03:53 PM (sK2fh)

399 Hmm. My free email that I've had for 10 years says no-mo-free after March 23rd. Which is "better", yahoo or gmail?

Posted by: Grump928(C) at February 27, 2017 03:53 PM (mt/Im)

400 Can we start a GoFundMe to round up all the Kardashians / Jenners and their hangers-on, put them in a ship that flies them to the moon and then crashes them into the moon's far side? Pleeeeeeease!!!

Posted by: [/b][/i][/s][/u]Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at February 27, 2017 03:53 PM (v1g1+)

401 Yes, it will be cool to see the earth from space. For like an hour. And then... What movies are they running? Oooh, The Accountant? True Story ... ... My Tribe wanted to see Gravity in IMAX. I watched that shit for about fifteen seconds. Took the glasses off and walked outside. I was flat assed about to puke.

Posted by: ScoggDog at February 27, 2017 03:54 PM (fiGNd)

402 I give it a solid 80% chance of success.

Posted by: Burnt Toast at February 27, 2017 03:54 PM (P/kVC)

403 Posted by: garrett at February 27, 2017 08:53 PM (NXfyF) +++ LOL

Posted by: washrivergal at February 27, 2017 03:54 PM (Ivjge)

404 zero gee will be really cool. for a few hours. Then you're gonna find out the key to moving in zero g is that you DON'T move in zero gee, and you're mostly strapped to a chair, and can only move with a steward's assistance.

Posted by: ace at February 27, 2017 03:54 PM (8rNrN)

405 Space is cool, but I'd settle for a week on NASA's NEEMO/Aquarius habitat. It's like the rig from The Abyss but shallower and less murdery. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OpN9MmKfzbY

Posted by: hogmartin at February 27, 2017 03:55 PM (8nWyX)

406 377 Remember, this is the guy who put the Tesla on the road.
Elon Musk is Tesla's manager? https://youtu.be/l2q_-xN2N54

Posted by: Puddleglum at February 27, 2017 03:55 PM (uTkRj)

407 then... it gets a bit boring for a few days. Especially since you will be tied up in a soundproof iron casket so you can't touch anything. In space, no one wants to hear your screams.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at February 27, 2017 03:55 PM (mt/Im)

408 i think the cool part will be the week-long (or whatever) course you have to take just to learn space procedures -- like how to use the space toilet. That will be really fun (no, seriously). But as they say: It is better to travel hopefully than to arrive. The take off will be cool. Definitely a show there. Leaving earth's orbit will be great. then... it gets a bit boring for a few days. Posted by: ace at February 27, 2017 08:52 PM (8rNrN) So no cell phone reception in space? Cause i would just play Candy Crush to past the time. If i have to just read or even worse talk to the other passenger all the time I would go crazy.

Posted by: StrawMan at February 27, 2017 03:55 PM (lidp8)

409 Yes, it will be cool to see the earth from space. For like an hour. And then... What movies are they running? Oooh, The Accountant? Let's watch The Accountant -- IN SPACE!!! Posted by: ace at February 27, 2017 08:50 PM (8rNrN) The one time I got to fly a plane I was amazed at how quickly it became boring. Scenery doesn't change fast enough to make it interesting. I suppose that, in a plane, if the scenery was changing fast enough to make it interesting, you would have other Very Interesting Problems, so it's not really better. But yeah, I think you would geek out for an hour about weightlessness and how very cool it all was, and then you'd be locked in the machine that goes ping with a real-life star-warp screen saver playing on the very small window of your ship. Except not warp.

Posted by: TexasDan at February 27, 2017 03:56 PM (yL25O)

410 >>Then you're gonna find out the key to moving in zero g is that you DON'T move in zero gee, and you're mostly strapped to a chair, and can only move with a steward's assistance. 'You think with a portfolio like this you can have space sex with ze duck?' 'You can have space sex with ze chicken!'

Posted by: garrett at February 27, 2017 03:56 PM (NXfyF)

411 mighty funny Walter Freeman, perfect timing too.

Posted by: concrete girl at February 27, 2017 03:56 PM (3BqEq)

412 Then you're gonna find out the key to moving in zero g is that you DON'T move in zero gee, and you're mostly strapped to a chair, and can only move with a steward's assistance. Posted by: ace at February 27, 2017 08:54 PM (8rNrN) That could sorta become a thing, as the "space tourism" concept takes off... have a bunch of workout stations like they do on the space station, but make them all focused on what it's like to do various things in space, just to kill time during the transfer.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at February 27, 2017 03:56 PM (sK2fh)

413 I was a little kid during the moon landings. Wanted very badly to be an astronaut. Turns out I am totally color blind so that was a no go. Now I am hoping I can live long enough to earn enough money to buy my way up.

Posted by: Big V at February 27, 2017 03:56 PM (ep6C/)

414 Trip would be long enough to finish a game of Monopoly or RISK.

Posted by: Walter Freeman at February 27, 2017 03:56 PM (7I7P7)

415 Sorry, Ace, but I think it could hold my interest. Looking out a plane window is boring after a while granted, but to sees stars like you never can on earth- or to see the dark side of the moon like only a handful of men in history.

Posted by: Bill Clinton at February 27, 2017 03:56 PM (fPE66)

416 Just think of all the selfies you can post of yourself in space on Facebook.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at February 27, 2017 03:56 PM (8ZskC)

417 The one time I got to fly a plane I was amazed at how quickly it became boring. Safe flying is boring flying.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at February 27, 2017 03:56 PM (mt/Im)

418 My Tribe wanted to see Gravity in IMAX. I watched that shit for about fifteen seconds. Took the glasses off and walked outside. I was flat assed about to puke. Posted by: ScoggDog at February 27, 2017 08:54 PM (fiGNd) ====== I had the same reaction when I first flew an RC quadcopter wearing First Person View (pilot view) goggles while standing up.

Posted by: Flyboy [/b] [/i] [/s] [/u] at February 27, 2017 03:57 PM (JKGcx)

419 what if one of them dies on the way there? you have to finish the flight with a floating corpse. like nancy pelosi is now. i'll pass.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at February 27, 2017 03:57 PM (KP5rU)

420 Which is "better", yahoo or gmail? Posted by: Grump928(C) at February 27, 2017 08:53 PM (mt/Im) I loath them both, primarily because of their sponsors. Honestly, I'd rather pay (and I do) some company that isn't an agent of the Deep State for email service. That said, gmail -- Yahoo's performance has been going down the toilet.

Posted by: [/b][/i][/s][/u]Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at February 27, 2017 03:57 PM (v1g1+)

421 When they come back to Earth they're going to find it run by damn, dirty apes

Posted by: TheQuietMan at February 27, 2017 03:57 PM (auHtY)

422 Off topic but... Mark Steyn is gone from CRTV. I am not happy about this.

Posted by: WannabeAnglican at February 27, 2017 03:57 PM (5Hluh)

423 >>>That could sorta become a thing, as the "space tourism" concept takes off... have a bunch of workout stations like they do on the space station, but make them all focused on what it's like to do various things in space, just to kill time during the transfer. all the stuff that would make space travel palatable takes floorspace and weight. It's just going to be tin cans for a while. what you want is a cruise ship. what you get is the back seat of a chevette and a Blue ray player.

Posted by: ace at February 27, 2017 03:58 PM (8rNrN)

424 I loath them both, primarily because of their sponsors. Honestly, I'd rather pay (and I do) some company that isn't an agent of the Deep State for email service. Yeah, I have real paid email, I'm just not giving it out to you reprobates.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at February 27, 2017 03:58 PM (mt/Im)

425 385 The worst part is they still only give you one in-flight meal. Posted by: broseidon on even newer magic glowy rectangle at February 27, 2017 08:50 PM (urgYo) Only two passengers...and they will be out of the chicken when they get to you. Vegetarian lasagna, sir?

Posted by: TexasDan at February 27, 2017 03:59 PM (yL25O)

426 I read something last year about why humans can't have sex in space. Can't remember the reasons, but they had a lot of them. Posted by: Guy Mohawk at February 27, 2017 08:12 PM (ODxAs) I respectfully disagree. Were there is a will, there is a way.

Posted by: Retired Buckey Cop is now an engineer at February 27, 2017 03:59 PM (5Yee7)

427 What if the other passenger you are with is a total nerd? Stuck for 4 or 5 days with a nerd? It would be the '73 Star Trek convention all over again.

Posted by: StrawMan at February 27, 2017 03:59 PM (lidp8)

428 well I always knew earth sucked, but I have decided that's ok.

Posted by: willow at February 27, 2017 03:59 PM (R7cwD)

429 If we send Mark Wahlberg around the moon, and he disappears into the future on the dark side, then will Tim Burton's remake of Planet of the Apes disappear in our timeline?

Posted by: Walter Freeman at February 27, 2017 03:59 PM (7I7P7)

430 417 Just think of all the selfies you can post of yourself in space on Facebook. Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at February 27, 2017 08:56 PM (8ZskC) Commercial spaceflight won't have fully arrived until a porn production is mounted there. Behind the Green Capsule from the Mitchell Brothers or Debbie Does Deep Space.

Posted by: [/b][/i][/s][/u]Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at February 27, 2017 03:59 PM (v1g1+)

431 Musk is tweaking NASA where it really hurts - in NASA's pride. Currently NASA does not plan to send humans around the Moon in the Orion spacecraft until 2021. (and if you think Musk is bad at hitting launch date targets, NASA has been just as bad with Orion EM-2 mission for the past 5 years.) NASA has just started working to see if it can put crew on the Orion EM-1 mission in 2018 (LATE 201 . If Musk beats NASA/Orion on a lunar fly-by, NASA managers and the Astronaut Corps will collectively scream so loudly, it will be the loudest sound on Earth since Krakatoa exploded.

Posted by: Gref at February 27, 2017 03:59 PM (AMIL/)

432 >>> Sorry, Ace, but I think it could hold my interest. Looking out a plane window is boring after a while granted, but to sees stars like you never can on earth- or to see the dark side of the moon like only a handful of men in history yes there is that... but... how long can you really gaze in wonder at the night sky? i think I could go for an hour. Then I'm gonna probably see what's happening on the Internet.

Posted by: ace at February 27, 2017 04:00 PM (8rNrN)

433 I guess Ace know my real address from Paypal, but I don't think any of the rest of you do.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at February 27, 2017 04:00 PM (mt/Im)

434 Heh....just think of it - nearly two weeks in a geo metro. No escape, no phone, no wifi.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine. Glory to Kekistan! No Longer Accepting Harem Applicants at February 27, 2017 04:00 PM (BHXsy)

435 When they come back to Earth they're going to find it run by damn, dirty apes Posted by: TheQuietMan at February 27, 2017 08:57 PM (auHtY) The democrats?

Posted by: StrawMan at February 27, 2017 04:00 PM (lidp8)

436 Two weeks, in a phone booth.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at February 27, 2017 04:01 PM (mt/Im)

437 360 357 Yes, where is Jen to tell us what it's like to menstruate in space.......

Whoa. I've never considered the idea. Won';t the lack of gravity be a factor here?
Posted by: Grump928(C) at February 27, 2017 08:44 PM (mt/Im)

Nothing that a monthly application of centrifugal force wouldn't solve.

Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at February 27, 2017 08:45 PM (GX63o)

++++

Maybe that vagina glue will have an application after all.

Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at February 27, 2017 04:01 PM (R+30W)

438 i think I could go for an hour. Then I'm gonna probably see what's happening on the Internet. Don't sell yourself short. I bet you could manage 90 minutes with Kate Upton.

Posted by: ScoggDog at February 27, 2017 04:01 PM (fiGNd)

439 In Space no one hears you tweet.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at February 27, 2017 04:01 PM (mt/Im)

440 that's why I think prepping for the trip would be more exciting than the trip. Mostly, I mean. Take off and landing would be INCREDIBLE, closing on the moon INCREDIBLE, seeing the earth from space INCREDIBLE, but... but... it's gonna be like 10 or 12 days, right? you know-- the earth seen from space is amazing. But realistically, how long are you gonna look at it before you start flipping through StarMall magazine and wondering if you need a new barbecue tool combo?

Posted by: ace at February 27, 2017 04:02 PM (8rNrN)

441 416 Sorry, Ace, but I think it could hold my interest. Looking out a plane window is boring after a while granted, but to sees stars like you never can on earth- or to see the dark side of the moon like only a handful of men in history. Posted by: Bill Clinton at February 27, 2017 08:56 PM (fPE66) Or look out a window on one side and see the whole Earth, then look out a window on the other side and see the whole Moon. And watch the Earth get smaller and the Moon get bigger. That would be pretty cool.

Posted by: rickl at February 27, 2017 04:02 PM (sdi6R)

442 >> Elon Musk is a huskster in the mold of Steve Jobs. Overselling, is what he does. Maybe in 5 to 10 years. Well, rumors of Jobs returning to AAPL began in July 1997. On the news he would, I spent $2200 on stock. Look at what the stock has done since then! Hint: I'm retired, age 61. Buy on the rumor, sell on the news.

Posted by: hambone [i] at February 27, 2017 04:02 PM (L7t0A)

443 Take off and landing will be having Trigglypuff sitting your chest.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at February 27, 2017 04:03 PM (mt/Im)

444 Bill Nye coming up on Tucker.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at February 27, 2017 04:03 PM (IqV8l)

445 it's gonna be like 10 or 12 days, right? you know-- the earth seen from space is amazing. But realistically, how long are you gonna look at it before you start flipping through StarMall magazine and wondering if you need a new barbecue tool combo? Posted by: ace at February 27, 2017 09:02 PM (8rNrN) I think the original moon missions were about 3 days to and 3 days back.

Posted by: StrawMan at February 27, 2017 04:03 PM (lidp8)

446 10 or 12 days, mind you, where you are mostly confined to a chair and can only walk a little bit at certain times. Oh, and here's a problem-- WHO GETS THE F***ING WINDOW SEAT? Because, seriously, I'm not sitting in the aisle. No way, baby. No way.

Posted by: ace at February 27, 2017 04:03 PM (8rNrN)

447 @432: "Currently NASA does not plan to send humans around the Moon in the Orion spacecraft until 2021." Some folks were publicly speculating last week that NASA would add a crew to the unmanned mission planned for late 2018 or early 2019. Probably why Musk is suddenly talking about 2018.

Posted by: Walter Freeman at February 27, 2017 04:03 PM (7I7P7)

448 Safe flying is boring flying. Posted by: Grump928(C) at February 27, 2017 08:56 PM (mt/Im) The landing was exciting. Pilot couldn't control the little taildragger we were in. Was trying to taxi too fast to get out of the way of the commercial jets coming in after us. Fishtailed all over the runway.

Posted by: TexasDan at February 27, 2017 04:03 PM (yL25O)

449 >>>I think the original moon missions were about 3 days to and 3 days back. oh that seems doable. Okay, I'm back in.

Posted by: ace at February 27, 2017 04:03 PM (8rNrN)

450 what you want is a cruise ship. what you get is the back seat of a chevette and a Blue ray player. Posted by: ace at February 27, 2017 08:58 PM (8rNrN) Yeah, and just like here on Earth, at the first sign of trouble your cruise ship crew (who don't understand a lick of English or what going down with the ship means) will bolt for the life rafts and leave your sorry asses to fend for yourselves.

Posted by: [/b][/i][/s][/u]Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at February 27, 2017 04:03 PM (v1g1+)

451 Bill Nye coming up on Tucker. Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at February 27, 2017 09:03 PM (IqV8l) That's just gross.

Posted by: ScoggDog at February 27, 2017 04:03 PM (fiGNd)

452 And the radio silence when you go around the dark side of the moon......

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine. Glory to Kekistan! No Longer Accepting Harem Applicants at February 27, 2017 04:04 PM (BHXsy)

453 432>> NASA is very busy doing that Muslim outreach BS. Priorities.

Posted by: Issac (Not the fig) Newton at February 27, 2017 04:04 PM (NJYYf)

454 >>Buy on the rumor, sell on the news. Pay your Taxes.

Posted by: IRS at February 27, 2017 04:04 PM (NXfyF)

455 No human colony will exist in open space for an extended period. We're not built for it. look up NatGeo 2000-ish edition on extended space inhabitance.

Posted by: weft cut-loop[/i] [/b] at February 27, 2017 04:04 PM (4YGWz)

456 Best Part: NASA has no role to play. The sooner they're obsolete the better.

Posted by: SGT York at February 27, 2017 04:05 PM (ITvKk)

457 >>Okay, I'm back in. Kinda sad when you have to announce it.

Posted by: garrett at February 27, 2017 04:05 PM (NXfyF)

458 bill nye and coming up should never be used in the same sentence.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at February 27, 2017 04:05 PM (KP5rU)

459 Personally, I'd be more interesting in crewing one of those newfangled zeppelins they proposed to float on top of the atmosphere of Venus.

Posted by: Walter Freeman at February 27, 2017 04:05 PM (7I7P7)

460 Off topic but... Mark Steyn is gone from CRTV. Didn't last very long.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at February 27, 2017 04:05 PM (IqV8l)

461 I've toyed with the idea of buying a telescope. But I realized i) I'd be bored with it in a week, and ii) you really need to be far far away from city lights for an even a mediocre telescope to work well. Didn't cac do poats on telescopes and stars for a while?

Posted by: Soothsayer 45 at February 27, 2017 04:05 PM (AKOhm)

462 31 Let me guess: Neil DeGrasse Tyson, greatest scientist of all time. And Hillary Clinton, because NASA told her they didn't allow girls.
Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at February 27, 2017 07:52 PM (W8bn5)

454 432>> NASA is very busy doing that Muslim outreach BS. Priorities.
Posted by: Issac (Not the fig) Newton at February 27, 2017 09:04 PM (NJYYf)



Great! Now we just to force Musk to use affirmative action engineers.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara[/i][/b][/s][/u] at February 27, 2017 04:06 PM (SRKgf)

463 Dear Penthouse, I never thought this would happen to me: I signed up for the Musk run around the moon and who were my fellow passengers? Kate Upton and Christina Hendricks. And zero g is an AMAZING thing. I have seen the face of God.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Fantasy at February 27, 2017 04:06 PM (fPE66)

464 Memories are over-rated.

Posted by: Philip K.[/i] [/b] at February 27, 2017 04:06 PM (4YGWz)

465 ok srs question, who in the heck decided what should be advertised in the starmall magazine? they should be fired!

Posted by: willow at February 27, 2017 04:06 PM (R7cwD)

466 And space travel without really good artificial gravity stinks. No thanks.

Posted by: Soothsayer 45 at February 27, 2017 04:06 PM (AKOhm)

467 But realistically, how long are you gonna look at it before you start bitching that the in-flight wifi service sucks and you're sick to death of watching the half dozen "People's Court" episodes looped replays flipping through StarMall magazine and wondering if you need a new barbecue tool combo?

Posted by: [/b][/i][/s][/u]Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at February 27, 2017 04:06 PM (v1g1+)

468 Personally, I'd be more interesting in crewing one of those newfangled zeppelins they proposed to float on top of the atmosphere of Venus. Posted by: Walter Freeman at February 27, 2017 09:05 PM (7I7P7) Talk about boring. Venus is nothing but thick clouds.

Posted by: StrawMan at February 27, 2017 04:06 PM (lidp8)

469 Spaceship bricks on its way to the moon. Elon tells the crew not to worry, just bring it back to Earth because "My dad has this ultimate set of tools".
 
I wonder if this monstrosity is gonna be spewing evil CO2 all over our atmosphere, and, even worse, untainted space? I hope he realizes that once you ruin this Universe, we don't have another one to flee to.

Posted by: GnuBreed [/i] [/b] at February 27, 2017 04:07 PM (xpfRn)

470 423 Off topic but... Mark Steyn is gone from CRTV. I am not happy about this. Posted by: WannabeAnglican at February 27, 2017 08:57 PM (5Hluh) What was that about? Did he leave, or was he let go?

Posted by: josephistan at February 27, 2017 04:07 PM (ANIFC)

471 455 >>Buy on the rumor, sell on the news.
Pay your Taxes.
Posted by: IRS at February 27, 2017 09:04 PM (NXfyF)



I missed all the excitement here earlier, but OTOH I just finished my taxes, so I'm in the afterglow, and feel like I should be smoking a cigarette. That's the traditional thing to do after getting fucked, isn't it?

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara[/i][/b][/s][/u] at February 27, 2017 04:07 PM (SRKgf)

472 I'd go if it were me, another passenger, and an unshaved Peter Stormare faking a Russian accent as the capsule commander. You're lying if you say you wouldn't do the same.

Posted by: hogmartin at February 27, 2017 04:07 PM (8nWyX)

473 Memories are over-rated. Posted by: Philip K. at February 27, 2017 09:06 PM (4YGWz) Well played. Well. Played.

Posted by: ScoggDog at February 27, 2017 04:07 PM (fiGNd)

474 Tucker's latest victim:  Bill Nye, coming up.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at February 27, 2017 04:07 PM (PY9jH)

475 @462: "ii) you really need to be far far away from city lights for an even a mediocre telescope to work well." Or you're confined to a wheelchair in Greenwich Village.

Posted by: Walter Freeman at February 27, 2017 04:07 PM (7I7P7)

476 If they get to spacewalk, that would certainly be cool. Or, if they had the whole thing set up to simulate Apollo 13 part deux, so you're freaked out the whole time, but really it's just a headfake to keep people from being bored. They definitely need to have something where they're sending you instructions in morse code and you have to take apart the toilet to get the parts to build the newtonium scrubber in time to get the particle counts back down to survivable levels before you lose radio contact.

Posted by: TexasDan at February 27, 2017 04:08 PM (yL25O)

477 Payload Specialist, eh?  I'll say!

Posted by: Saffron, Space Whore at February 27, 2017 04:08 PM (JO9+V)

478 Or you're confined to a wheelchair in Greenwich Village. That too.

Posted by: Soothsayer 45 at February 27, 2017 04:08 PM (AKOhm)

479 Please to sign waiver, durable power of attorney, and irrevocable trust papers before boarding. - Baikonur Kosmodrome Attorney

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine. Glory to Kekistan! No Longer Accepting Harem Applicants at February 27, 2017 04:08 PM (BHXsy)

480 And space travel without really good artificial gravity stinks. No thanks. So let's build the big nuclear powered spinning wheel thing like in The Martian and get moving. It's only money, and probably just a rounding error in EBT.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at February 27, 2017 04:08 PM (mt/Im)

481 My Tribe wanted to see Gravity in IMAX. I watched that shit for about fifteen seconds. Took the glasses off and walked outside. I was flat assed about to puke. Posted by: ScoggDog Yeah, the script was pretty much shit...

Posted by: Philip K.[/i] [/b] at February 27, 2017 04:08 PM (4YGWz)

482 Bill Nye looks like a guy who hangs out near a playground in a paneled van.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at February 27, 2017 04:09 PM (PY9jH)

483 432 Musk is tweaking NASA where it really hurts - in NASA's pride. Currently NASA does not plan to send humans around the Moon in the Orion spacecraft until 2021. (and if you think Musk is bad at hitting launch date targets, NASA has been just as bad with Orion EM-2 mission for the past 5 years.) NASA has just started working to see if it can put crew on the Orion EM-1 mission in 2018 (LATE 2018 ). If Musk beats NASA/Orion on a lunar fly-by, NASA managers and the Astronaut Corps will collectively scream so loudly, it will be the loudest sound on Earth since Krakatoa exploded. Posted by: Gref at February 27, 2017 08:59 PM (AMIL/) That would be cool if the new Moon race is between NASA and a private company. And NASA is talking about putting a crew on an entirely untested rocket and capsule, while SpaceX plans to test both the Falcon Heavy and Dragon 2 with unmanned flights first, and also send a crew to the ISS in Dragon 2 before the Moon flight.

Posted by: rickl at February 27, 2017 04:09 PM (sdi6R)

484 276---Not sure how much trapping is going to be going on the moon but who knows. :-p Posted by: StrawMan at February 27, 2017 08:29 PM (lidp --------------------- Cheese harvesting.

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at February 27, 2017 04:10 PM (Nox3c)

485 Right now, consumer drones are the hot tech thing. My drones, let me tell you about them!

Posted by: Soothsayer 45 at February 27, 2017 04:10 PM (AKOhm)

486 Didn't cac do poats on telescopes and stars for a while? Posted by: Soothsayer 45 at February 27, 2017 09:05 PM (AKOhm) Yes, and they were good. google this: site:ace.mu.nu cac telescope or site:ace.mu.nu cac astronomy

Posted by: hogmartin at February 27, 2017 04:10 PM (8nWyX)

487 >>> Off topic but... Mark Steyn is gone from CRTV. No offense to the others, but Mark was the only reason I was considering it. Worth it to get a brief subscription and listen to all his previously done, presumably archived stuff?

Posted by: LizLem at February 27, 2017 04:10 PM (hvf9s)

488 >>Bill Nye looks like a guy who hangs out near a playground in a paneled van. Maybe he'd like to carpool with Harry Reid and me?

Posted by: Tim Kaine at February 27, 2017 04:10 PM (NXfyF)

489 461 Off topic but... Mark Steyn is gone from CRTV. Didn't last very long. Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at February 27, 2017 09:05 PM (IqV8l) That sucks. He and Crowder were the two reasons that I signed on. Watching Mark Levin pitch sclerotic fits as opposed to merely listening to them holds no interest for me.

Posted by: [/b][/i][/s][/u]Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at February 27, 2017 04:10 PM (v1g1+)

490 >>>yes there is that... but... how long can you really gaze in wonder at the night sky? well...you do other things too while you're outside... it's one of the best things in life.

Posted by: concrete girl at February 27, 2017 04:10 PM (3BqEq)

491 Bill Nye looks like a guy who hangs out near a playground in a paneled van. Posted by: Jane D'oh at February 27, 2017 09:09 PM (PY9jH) Harry Reid: He better not be poaching on my territory!

Posted by: TheQuietMan at February 27, 2017 04:10 PM (auHtY)

492 Talk about boring. Venus is nothing but thick clouds. In fairness, there's sulfuric acid rain too.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at February 27, 2017 04:10 PM (mt/Im)

493 The Martian was so dumb it actually made me angry.

Posted by: Soothsayer 45 at February 27, 2017 04:10 PM (AKOhm)

494 From Steyn Online: In less congenial telly news, today was perhaps the most sobering and humbling day since this poor old Canadian came to the United States many years ago. I had only been doing the show for a little over a month, and had hoped to be doing it for a long time to come. There is always a story between the lines, and everyone of course is free to speculate. I hope to be able to say more in the days ahead.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at February 27, 2017 04:10 PM (IqV8l)

495 Bill Nye is a fvkn idiot.

Posted by: Infidel at February 27, 2017 04:11 PM (ByNzS)

496 462 I've toyed with the idea of buying a telescope. But I realized i) I'd be bored with it in a week, and ii) you really need to be far far away from city lights for an even a mediocre telescope to work well. Didn't cac do poats on telescopes and stars for a while? Posted by: Soothsayer 45 at February 27, 2017 09:05 PM (AKOhm) My best friend's late grandfather wrote a book about astronomy & city lights. He had a nice telescope set up in a shed in his yard. I have a few of his photographs hanging in my living room. http://tinyurl.com/h6zceos

Posted by: josephistan at February 27, 2017 04:11 PM (ANIFC)

497 well...you do other things too while you're outside... Like get bit by moskeeters. No thanks.

Posted by: Soothsayer 45 at February 27, 2017 04:11 PM (AKOhm)

498 Elon Musk has a physique resembling Facebook's Zuckerberg.  Mostly tits, no GAINZZZ.

You first, Bro.

Posted by: Fritz at February 27, 2017 04:12 PM (YAPkP)

499 No offense to the others, but Mark was the only reason I was considering it. Worth it to get a brief subscription and listen to all his previously done, presumably archived stuff? Posted by: LizLem at February 27, 2017 09:10 PM (hvf9s) I think they have a free one-month looky-loo offer going on now. Steyn's interview with the guy who waterboarded KSM is worth viewing.

Posted by: [/b][/i][/s][/u]Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at February 27, 2017 04:12 PM (v1g1+)

500 what if one of them dies on the way there? you have to finish the flight with a floating corpse. like nancy pelosi is now. i'll pass. Posted by: chavez the hugo My Gawd, haven't you seen Star Trek II!!! *ka-tooeh *

Posted by: weft cut-loop[/i] [/b] at February 27, 2017 04:12 PM (4YGWz)

501 The Martian was so dumb it actually made me angry. Posted by: Soothsayer 45 at February 27, 2017 09:10 PM (AKOhm) Me too, everyone who read the book kept saying how realistic it was and then I watched the movie and it was almost as bad as Independence Day especially towards the end. I was kind of pissed.

Posted by: StrawMan at February 27, 2017 04:13 PM (lidp8)

502 >>>Bill Nye is a fvkn idiot. Posted by: Infidel at February 27, 2017 09:11 PM (ByNzS) I'll have to see Tucker skewer him. My middle school science class had us watch him several times a week, I grew very fond of him. Sad to see people you like turn idiotic.

Posted by: LizLem at February 27, 2017 04:13 PM (hvf9s)

503 >>well...you do other things too while you're outside... it's one of the best things in life. You know nothing of my work, do you?

Posted by: Robert E Howard at February 27, 2017 04:13 PM (NXfyF)

504 >>> well...you do other things too while you're outside... it's one of the best things in life. not in space you don't. plus there's gonna be some asshole kicking the back of my chair, i just know it

Posted by: ace at February 27, 2017 04:14 PM (8rNrN)

505 it was almost as bad as Independence Day especially towards the end I liked the spaceship though.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at February 27, 2017 04:14 PM (mt/Im)

506 Matt Damon!

Posted by: Matt Damon at February 27, 2017 04:14 PM (ANIFC)

507 well...you do other things too while you're outside... it's one of the best things in life. not in space you don't. plus there's gonna be some asshole kicking the back of my chair, i just know it Posted by: ace at February 27, 2017 09:14 PM (8rNrN) That would be me.

Posted by: FussyBaby at February 27, 2017 04:16 PM (lidp8)

508 I used to watch Bill Nye the Science Guy with my kids. Kinda sad that he turned out to be a dumbass.

Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at February 27, 2017 04:16 PM (NJYYf)

509 458 >>Okay, I'm back in. Kinda sad when you have to announce it. Posted by: garrett at February 27, 2017 09:05 PM (NXfyF) Well, someone has to be first to build shelves in space...

Posted by: [/b][/i][/s][/u]Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at February 27, 2017 04:17 PM (v1g1+)

510 as awesome as this sounds, I have to admit I get really bored on planes, and planes are pretty spectacular too. In theory. i don't know if i'd go to hawaii and that's just 14 hours or whatever. Plus, it's Hawaii. Here's my offer: Let me fly the ship and you've got yourself a customer, Elon.

Posted by: ace at February 27, 2017 04:17 PM (8rNrN)

511 >>> Matt Damon! Posted by: Matt Damon at February 27, 2017 09:14 PM (ANIFC) Seeing Kimmel take him down several times in the telecast, and celebs reading their own mean tweets, were two of the few good things about the Oscars last night. Also the botched best pic announcement, but that goes without saying.

Posted by: LizLem at February 27, 2017 04:17 PM (hvf9s)

512 Elon Musk is an anagram of sunk mole.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at February 27, 2017 04:17 PM (W8bn5)

513 I lost faith in The Martian when I realized they weren't going to kill Sean Bean.

Posted by: Walter Freeman at February 27, 2017 04:17 PM (7I7P7)

514 LOL. Tucker just shut down Bill Nye the Fake News moron

Posted by: EVLINC! at February 27, 2017 04:17 PM (y3aQB)

515 that was really funny.
you were really passionate on the streaming stuff. Posted by: concrete girl
===

Yeah I have a condition. "Drunk Obsessive Yelling at Clouds Drunk Disorder".

And when I get that feeling?

I need sexual healing.

Posted by: Mortimer, Finish Her! [/i][/b] at February 27, 2017 04:17 PM (KgpWR)

516 Bill Nye says that but for man, our climate would be like that of 1750, when the earth was cooler, we had less CO2 so plants didn't grow as well, and people everywhere were a lot, lot poorer. He says it likes it's a good thing.

Posted by: Ignoramus at February 27, 2017 04:18 PM (bQxkN)

517 Well, you're no Major Don West, but you'll do.

Posted by: Saffron, Space Whore at February 27, 2017 04:18 PM (JO9+V)

518 oh here's something: What if it's a ship with like 10-14 passengers. I know the Musk one only has like 2. Let's say it's ten years down the road and now it's a 10-14 passenger ship. What if one of these dicks gets sick when we're just exiting the atmosphere? And we have to divert to Dallas? Oh man, am I gonna be pissed.

Posted by: ace at February 27, 2017 04:19 PM (8rNrN)

519 cryogenic sleep, as soon as reach escape velocity

Posted by: runner at February 27, 2017 04:19 PM (c6/9Q)

520 Why are we spending money in space when we need it here on the ground?

Posted by: California High-Speed Rail To Nowhere at February 27, 2017 04:19 PM (kCDOM)

521 I think they have a free one-month looky-loo offer going on now. Steyn's interview with the guy who waterboarded KSM is worth viewing. -- I only saw a sample -- he was singing jazz, and he interviewed a salt-of-the-Earth Quebecois couple who made cheese or croissants or something. Seemed pretty quirky. But if there's also political content, then there must've been a whole other aspect to it. Steyn's twitter says he's suing them.

Posted by: Geronimo Stilton at February 27, 2017 04:19 PM (i2uPg)

522 "Here's my offer: Let me fly the ship and you've got yourself a customer, Elon. " How about we give you a Playschool type control panel so you think you are doing something. Would that tide you over?

Posted by: StrawMan at February 27, 2017 04:19 PM (lidp8)

523 517 Bill Nye says that but for man, our climate would be like that of 1750, when the earth was cooler, we had less CO2 so plants didn't grow as well, and people everywhere were a lot, lot poorer. He says it likes it's a good thing. Posted by: Ignoramus at February 27, 2017 09:18 PM (bQxkN) Oh, fook off, Nye and just off yourself so you don't have to endure your sadz.

Posted by: [/b][/i][/s][/u]Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at February 27, 2017 04:20 PM (v1g1+)

524 Walter Freeman was reasonable. I was, in short, a dick.

I should keep my stupid opinions to my stupid self , usually.

Posted by: Mortimer, Finish Her! [/i][/b] at February 27, 2017 04:20 PM (KgpWR)

525 worse yet: What if *I* get sick, and then have to keep apologizing while we're in descent mode to a bunch of people who are clearly, clearly no fans of mine? "I'd forgotten how much I hate space travel!" -- C3P0

Posted by: ace at February 27, 2017 04:20 PM (8rNrN)

526 This is one time when I pick the government entity over the private one. I choose NASA over Space X. I don't believe anything Musk says. To do a lunar fly-by, you'd need something as powerful as a Saturn rocket. Space X has a hard time getting their rockets off the pad. And now they're going to launch the equivalent of a Saturn rocket? Nope, not buying it.

Posted by: Mike at February 27, 2017 04:20 PM (c056A)

527 No, is safe. Been using Soyuz for fifty years. Very few deaths. May I have your watch? - Baikonur Kosmodrome Ground Crew.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine. Glory to Kekistan! No Longer Accepting Harem Applicants at February 27, 2017 04:20 PM (BHXsy)

528 Yea 14 hours on a plane sucks. After 3 days I would be ready to open the doors and get it over with.

Posted by: freaked at February 27, 2017 04:20 PM (BO/km)

529 The Martian was so dumb it actually made me angry. Posted by: Soothsayer 45 at February 27, 2017 09:10 PM (AKOhm) Ray Walston would have been better in the role

Posted by: TheQuietMan at February 27, 2017 04:21 PM (auHtY)

530 31 Let me guess: Neil DeGrasse Tyson, greatest scientist of all time. And Hillary Clinton, the Christopher Pike gambit because NASA told her they didn't allow girls. Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at February 27, 2017 07:52 PM (W8bn5)

Posted by: [/b][/i][/s][/u]Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at February 27, 2017 04:21 PM (v1g1+)

531 Some analysts think Tesla will be bankrupt by the end of the year - they're losing almost $5,000 on each car sold even with Obama-era subsidies. This is also widely believed to be why Musk is sucking up to Trump even though his own employees are largely typical Silicon Valley braindead SJWs.

Posted by: Ian S. at February 27, 2017 04:21 PM (5dOnv)

532 >>> How about we give you a Playschool type control panel so you think you are doing something. Would that tide you over? actually a mock pilot station could kill a few hours.

Posted by: ace at February 27, 2017 04:21 PM (8rNrN)

533 Tucker to Bill Nye " You're not a scientist" - laughing.


My day is now complete.

Posted by: Mortimer, Finish Her! [/i][/b] at February 27, 2017 04:21 PM (KgpWR)

534 That's another thing about Prometheus that was dumb. The chosen crew for the amazing flight into the Unknown was miserable and barely interested in what they were about to do. There was no excitement or awe. I'm tired of the bored space miner characters who treat space travel as "old hat" and are basically smalltown factory workers who'd rather be in a bar or working on their 4X4's than be in a spaceship.

Posted by: Soothsayer 45 at February 27, 2017 04:21 PM (AKOhm)

535 >>> Bill Nye says that but for man, our climate would be like that of 1750, when the earth was cooler, we had less CO2 so plants didn't grow as well, and people everywhere were a lot, lot poorer. He says it likes it's a good thing. Posted by: Ignoramus at February 27, 2017 09:18 PM (bQxkN) If he likes that period so much he is welcome to go there! *rummages around for Ace's time machine* Speaking of time travel, I can't decide if the new Jack the Ripper time travel show will be hilariously awful in a good, satisfying way or a sad, I wasted valuable hours of my life kind of way.

Posted by: LizLem at February 27, 2017 04:22 PM (hvf9s)

536 I lost faith in The Martian when I realized they weren't going to kill Sean Bean. Posted by: Walter Freeman at February 27, 2017 09:17 PM (7I7P7) Mine was when I kept looking for Jean Reno in the departing crew and he wasn't there. I don't know why he should have been in the cast, it just seemed like a glaring oversight.

Posted by: hogmartin at February 27, 2017 04:23 PM (8nWyX)

537 527 To do a lunar fly-by, you'd need something as powerful as a Saturn rocket. Space X has a hard time getting their rockets off the pad. And now they're going to launch the equivalent of a Saturn rocket? Nope, not buying it. Posted by: Mike at February 27, 2017 09:20 PM (c056A) Um, no, no, and no.

Posted by: rickl at February 27, 2017 04:23 PM (sdi6R)

538 well a new xboox game could be invented only for space flight. that would keep a few bust for a week or two.

Posted by: willow at February 27, 2017 04:24 PM (R7cwD)

539 Yea 14 hours on a plane sucks. After 3 days I would be ready to open the doors and get it over with. hence, the market for Space Whores.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at February 27, 2017 04:24 PM (mt/Im)

540 busy

Posted by: willow at February 27, 2017 04:24 PM (R7cwD)

541 @536: "... the new Jack the Ripper time travel show ..." Canceled in three episodes or less kinda way.

Posted by: Walter Freeman at February 27, 2017 04:24 PM (7I7P7)

542 Well, Bill Nye convinced me - it's the end of the frickin' world! Frenchmen buying land in Northern France, Englishmen growing wine grapes in England, temperatures would have been like they were in 1750 if not for my pickup truck...my God! Next it will be dogs and cats living together, bureaucrats with no dicks, and the Stay-Puft Marshmallow Man stomping my house flat! We're frickin' doomed!

Posted by: Gref at February 27, 2017 04:24 PM (AMIL/)

543 Bill Nye was the commencement speaker at both my undergrad and PhD graduation ceremonies. Two different colleges. The second time up, i was the very first person in line to walk up to the stage for the whole handshake/get your fake stand-in diploma deal, and Bill Nye was standing there to be the first to shake your hand. I had prepared a little shorter-than-an-elevator-speech speech about it to say while walking by, cause I thought it was kind of neat. I get up there, with a line of a thousand or so people behind me. He hasn't realized that the graduates were "inbound", so to speak, and he's turned around the other way grabbing a sip of water. He realizes i'm already there, turns around, there's an awkward rushed handshake, and I totally missed my chance to say something. Just a funny story for ya. No deeper meaning.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at February 27, 2017 04:24 PM (sK2fh)

544 Were we, the audience, supposed to believe the crew of the Prometheus was the best of the best? Every one of them was a Problem. Are you telling me these people were vetted and these were the best they had to choose from??

Posted by: Soothsayer 45 at February 27, 2017 04:24 PM (AKOhm)

545 In passing, Nye also admitted that there was a time when CO2 was a lot higher and the Earth a lot hotter, long before man. The obvious inferences are lost to him. Why, maybe there's an exogenous factor at work. But it'd have to be really big, and involve a lot of energy ...

Posted by: Ignoramus at February 27, 2017 04:24 PM (bQxkN)

546 Speaking of time travel, I can't decide if the new Jack the Ripper time travel show will be hilariously awful in a good, satisfying way or a sad, I wasted valuable hours of my life kind of way. Posted by: LizLem at February 27, 2017 09:22 PM (hvf9s) Jack the Ripper travels in time? Like Dr Who? Or is it like the Malcolm McDowell 'Time After Time' movie?

Posted by: TheQuietMan at February 27, 2017 04:25 PM (auHtY)

547 Really, could they have chosen a worse crew for Prometheus? You knew in the first 10 minutes they would doom themselves by their own hands.

Posted by: Soothsayer 45 at February 27, 2017 04:25 PM (AKOhm)

548 if bill nye is a scientist, i'm a neo natal neurosurgeon. just like chelsea.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at February 27, 2017 04:25 PM (KP5rU)

549 533 actually a mock pilot station could kill a few hours. Posted by: ace
 
First Twitter rant from space.
 
I'm just sayin'...

Posted by: GnuBreed [/i] [/b] at February 27, 2017 04:25 PM (xpfRn)

550 >>> The chosen crew for the amazing flight into the Unknown was miserable and barely interested in what they were about to do. There was no excitement or awe. most of that link I provided about institutional vs. commercial space flight was about that. Prometheus was actually set in the institutional phase, where spaceflight is a major rare thing, but the whole crew was a bunch of malcontented misfits who couldn't give a fuck. Which is possible in the commercial phase, when space travel has become routine and a chore, but it's stupid when this is literally the first expedition to a planet believed to have life on it. (In fact-- believed to have the progenitor race of all human life on it.) Who the hell on this trip would be 'Space, what a buzz-kill"? that was my big point: In early missions, where you have a billion eager candidates, you would select nothing but gung-ho, super-competent military phDs who are totally into the mission. You would not get malcontents, layabouts, and people who get into drama with other people. you only get the latter type when space travel is going on like air travel goes on now.

Posted by: ace at February 27, 2017 04:26 PM (8rNrN)

551 547 Speaking of time travel, I can't decide if the new Jack the Ripper time travel show will be hilariously awful in a good, satisfying way or a sad, I wasted valuable hours of my life kind of way. Posted by: LizLem at February 27, 2017 09:22 PM (hvf9s) Jack the Ripper travels in time? Like Dr Who? Or is it like the Malcolm McDowell 'Time After Time' movie? Posted by: TheQuietMan at February 27, 2017 09:25 PM (auHtY) They're doing a series on "Yours Truly, Jack The Ripper"?

Posted by: josephistan at February 27, 2017 04:26 PM (ANIFC)

552 Do smells exist in Space/zero gravity?

Posted by: Widespread Pepe at February 27, 2017 04:26 PM (ksj3z)

553 Why, maybe there's an exogenous factor at work. But it'd have to be really big, and involve a lot of energy ... Posted by: Ignoramus at February 27, 2017 09:24 PM (bQxkN) Dinosaur Farts....

Posted by: T Rex at February 27, 2017 04:26 PM (NgKpN)

554 Mr. Wizard > Bill Nye

Posted by: Insomniac at February 27, 2017 04:26 PM (0mRoj)

555 This could be a hoax, like the moon landings. The dupes think they're travelling around the moon, when really they're being shown films of the moon outside their windows, and a bunch of guys on the outside rocking their capsule back and forth to make it feel like they're travelling.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at February 27, 2017 04:27 PM (W8bn5)

556 "Well, Bill Nye convinced me - it's the end of the frickin' world! .... Englishmen growing wine grapes in England," Wine grapes were grown by the Romans in England, I've been told.

Posted by: Ignoramus at February 27, 2017 04:27 PM (bQxkN)

557 Whew! We headed off an Ice Age.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at February 27, 2017 04:27 PM (NBHj5)

558 Please to let Nursultan and Vyatislav to guard your many valuable tings until you come back. - Baikonur Kosmodrome janitorial staff.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine. Glory to Kekistan! No Longer Accepting Harem Applicants at February 27, 2017 04:27 PM (BHXsy)

559 Do smells exist in Space/zero gravity? Posted by: Widespread Pepe at February 27, 2017 09:26 PM (ksj3z) Space smells like spent gunpowder. Really.

Posted by: hogmartin at February 27, 2017 04:27 PM (8nWyX)

560 >>> Jack the Ripper travels in time? Like Dr Who? Or is it like the Malcolm McDowell 'Time After Time' movie? it is that movie, made into a series. I don't know why they keep doing this. You can't make movies into a series. For how many years, exactly, is HG Wells going to chase Jack the Ripper? Seven or eight if it's success. This premise can't be extended that long. It was a great two hour movie. How can they make it 100+ hours of tv?

Posted by: ace at February 27, 2017 04:28 PM (8rNrN)

561 most of that link I provided about institutional vs. commercial space flight was about that. I remember your thesis -- excellent. It changed how I watch this crap now. Now that I know this info, I expect more from hollywood scifi.

Posted by: Soothsayer 45 at February 27, 2017 04:28 PM (AKOhm)

562 517 Bill Nye says that but for man, our climate would be like that of 1750, when the earth was cooler, we had less CO2 so plants didn't grow as well, and people everywhere were a lot, lot poorer. Other than ipse dixit, what evidence does he have of this? Oh that's right. None whatsoever.

Posted by: Insomniac at February 27, 2017 04:28 PM (0mRoj)

563 There's an Alien Covenant preview clip that was released last week that reveals the ship is crewed by happy couples sent to populate man's first remote colony.

Posted by: Walter Freeman at February 27, 2017 04:28 PM (7I7P7)

564 I'm surprised Bang Bus or something porn did not win the private space race.

Posted by: Widespread Pepe at February 27, 2017 04:28 PM (ksj3z)

565 This could be a hoax, like the moon landings. The dupes think they're travelling around the moon, when really they're being shown films of the moon outside their windows, and a bunch of guys on the outside rocking their capsule back and forth to make it feel like they're travelling. They will have to be let in on the secret of artificial gravity or "Musk-grav" as it's called, but sworn to secrecy.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at February 27, 2017 04:29 PM (mt/Im)

566 ooh, i've got it: Jack the Ripper starts using the time machine to bring other serial killers into the future... except there really aren't any well-known historical serial killers.... maybe vlad the impaler... and emily bartony or whoever that was... but that only gets you like three extra shows...

Posted by: ace at February 27, 2017 04:29 PM (8rNrN)

567 553. Yes. Spacewalkers reported a smell like ozone and burnt metal when they got back in the capsule.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine. Glory to Kekistan! No Longer Accepting Harem Applicants at February 27, 2017 04:29 PM (BHXsy)

568 This could be a hoax, like the moon landings. The dupes think they're travelling around the moon, when really they're being shown films of the moon outside their windows, and a bunch of guys on the outside rocking their capsule back and forth to make it feel like they're travelling. Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear Like that Mission Impossible episode where they fooled a guy into believing he was in a submerged submarine until they got some information out of him.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at February 27, 2017 04:29 PM (IqV8l)

569 125 i read some article (or did I dream it?) that said that would be provided for, a private area and all, because Of Course You'd Want To. That would be the room with all the floating white globules, probably. Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at February 27, 2017 08:08 PM (8ZskC) How many times do I have to tell you? It's mayonnaise!

Posted by: [/b][/i][/s][/u]Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at February 27, 2017 04:30 PM (v1g1+)

570 They will have to be let in on the secret of artificial gravity or "Musk-grav" as it's called, but sworn to secrecy. Posted by: Grump928(C) at February 27, 2017 09:29 PM (mt/Im) And then, per the preceding conversation, they can learn what Musk-grav love truly is.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at February 27, 2017 04:30 PM (sK2fh)

571 It was a great two hour movie. How can they make it 100+ hours of tv? Lots of Victorian whores.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at February 27, 2017 04:30 PM (mt/Im)

572 They're doing a series on "Yours Truly, Jack The Ripper"? Posted by: josephistan at February 27, 2017 09:26 PM (ANIFC) Or how about a musical, Saucy Jack? Saucy Jack, you're a naughty one/Saucy Jack, you're a haughty one

Posted by: TheQuietMan at February 27, 2017 04:30 PM (auHtY)

573 556 This could be a hoax, like the moon landings. The dupes think they're travelling around the moon, when really they're being shown films of the moon outside their windows, and a bunch of guys on the outside rocking their capsule back and forth to make it feel like they're travelling. Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at February 27, 2017 09:27 PM (W8bn5) You'd have to put them in a centrifuge to simulate the additional G-forces felt at take off and acceleration through the atmosphere.

Posted by: Insomniac at February 27, 2017 04:30 PM (0mRoj)

574 "that was my big point: In early missions, where you have a billion eager candidates, you would select nothing but gung-ho, super-competent military phDs who are totally into the mission. You would not get malcontents, layabouts, and people who get into drama with other people. you only get the latter type when space travel is going on like air travel goes on now. " Oh no, you mean one day we are going to see space travelers in nothing but cargo shorts, t-shirts, and euro-sandles? Plus they will have to bring on the ship their baby grand piano instead of checking it? Then count me out at that phase.

Posted by: StrawMan at February 27, 2017 04:30 PM (lidp8)

575 I don't fly very often but when I do I look around at how many people aren't even paying attention during takeoff. We're about to Fly, I think to myself. How is this not even a little bit exciting to these jerkoffs, I think to myself.

Posted by: Soothsayer 45 at February 27, 2017 04:30 PM (AKOhm)

576 Really, could they have chosen a worse crew for Prometheus? You knew in the first 10 minutes they would doom themselves by their own hands. Posted by: Soothsayer 45 at February 27, 2017 09:25 PM Idiot #1- "I'm gonna take my helmet off" Idiot #2- "That's a really bad idea" *Idiot 1 takes helmet off" Idiot #2- "Oh well" Idiots #3, 4 and 5- "Sweet!" *they all take their helmets off*

Posted by: otho at February 27, 2017 04:30 PM (lmIoG)

577 Mmm, Steyn is off of CRTV. I paid for a subscription to Levin TV about six months ago and I think I have watched one episode. Mark just went off the rails about Trump's ideas on trade and tariffs and it got to the point I couldn't listen to him anymore. I've tuned into his radio show periodically and have turned it off within seconds when I happen to hit on an "anti tariff the world's a free trade paradise until Trump screws it up day." So I kept hearing about CRTV and thought I might subscribe to it when I knew Steyn was on. He is on for one month and is now off. Obviously, he has done something to piss off Levin, not pure enough or whatever. A lot of people on CRTV appear to be pissed from the comments and want their money back. They joined specifically for Steyn....

Posted by: Jen at February 27, 2017 04:30 PM (cWhln)

578 560 Do smells exist in Space/zero gravity? Posted by: Widespread Pepe at February 27, 2017 09:26 PM (ksj3z) Space smells like spent gunpowder. Really. Posted by: hogmartin at February 27, 2017 09:27 PM (8nWyX Would a fart float around like a cartoon bubble filled with joker gas?

Posted by: Widespread Pepe at February 27, 2017 04:31 PM (ksj3z)

579 553. And cosmonauts on the old salyut and mir stations complained about the b.o. And they were Rooshians, so you know it was bad.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine. Glory to Kekistan! No Longer Accepting Harem Applicants at February 27, 2017 04:31 PM (BHXsy)

580 556 This could be a hoax, like the moon landings. The dupes think they're travelling around the moon, when really they're being shown films of the moon outside their windows, and a bunch of guys on the outside rocking their capsule back and forth to make it feel like they're travelling. Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at February 27, 2017 09:27 PM (W8bn5) Seriously, there's a guy on YouTube who posts videos claiming that SpaceX's first stage landings are hoaxes.

Posted by: rickl at February 27, 2017 04:31 PM (sdi6R)

581 *This could be a hoax, like the moon landings. The dupes think they're travelling around the moon, when really they're being shown films of the moon outside their windows, and a bunch of guys on the outside rocking their capsule back and forth to make it feel like they're travelling. Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at February 27, 2017 09:27 PM (W8bn5)* The anti-gravity field necessary to pulloff that ruse would be pretty damn useful. Just sayin.

Posted by: mission control at February 27, 2017 04:31 PM (BN/jk)

582 530 The Martian was so dumb it actually made me angry. Posted by: Soothsayer 45 at February 27, 2017 09:10 PM (AKOhm) Ray Walston would have been better in the role Posted by: TheQuietMan at February 27, 2017 09:21 PM (auHtY) I knew it would suck when they didn't even bother to CAST the part... of Marvin.... It made me sooooo angry!

Posted by: Don Q. at February 27, 2017 04:31 PM (NgKpN)

583 149 Sounds like a scam - a good one, however. That said, I'm guessing it's Rooshian-style, fully automated flight controls, etc. You wouldn't want the tourists to screw anything up, and you damned sure wouldn't want to risk a qualified astronaut/pilot on a thing like this. Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine. Glory to Kekistan! No Longer Accepting Harem Applicants at February 27, 2017 08:12 PM (lutOX) It'd be best for everyone to keep Eleanor "What Does This Red Button Do?" Holmes Norton off that flight... just sayin'.

Posted by: [/b][/i][/s][/u]Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at February 27, 2017 04:31 PM (v1g1+)

584 *they all take their helmets off* Then they start touching shit!

Posted by: Soothsayer 45 at February 27, 2017 04:32 PM (AKOhm)

585 >>> Bill Nye says that but for man, our climate would be like that of 1750, when the earth was cooler, we had less CO2 so plants didn't grow as well, and people everywhere were a lot, lot poorer. He says it likes it's a good thing. Posted by: Ignoramus at February 27, 2017 09:18 PM (bQxkN) If he likes that period so much he is welcome to go there! *rummages around for Ace's time machine* Speaking of time travel, I can't decide if the new Jack the Ripper time travel show will be hilariously awful... Posted by: LizLem at Bill Nye is an idiot.

Posted by: Farmer at February 27, 2017 04:32 PM (o/90i)

586 478 Payload Specialist, eh? I'll say! Posted by: Saffron, Space Whore at February 27, 2017 09:08 PM (JO9+V) The 20 credits are on the spacechest. Call yourself an uber.

Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at February 27, 2017 04:32 PM (GX63o)

587 579 560 Do smells exist in Space/zero gravity? Posted by: Widespread Pepe at February 27, 2017 09:26 PM (ksj3z) Space smells like spent gunpowder. Really. Posted by: hogmartin at February 27, 2017 09:27 PM (8nWyX Would a fart float around like a cartoon bubble filled with joker gas? Posted by: Widespread Pepe at February 27, 2017 09:31 PM (ksj3z) Maybe. Of course, it's not like you can just open the window either.

Posted by: Insomniac at February 27, 2017 04:32 PM (0mRoj)

588 Mr. Wizard > Bill Nye Posted by: Insomniac ------ Uh,no. Don Herbert was a genius by comparison. Remember, Nye is just another mechanical engineer. Herbert at least had a science degree. Also, from Wiki: "World War II when he enlisted in the United States Army as a Private. Herbert later joined the United States Army Air Forces, took pilot training, and became a B-24 bomber pilot who flew 56 combat missions from Italy with the 767th Bomb Squadron, 461st Bomb Group of the Fifteenth Air Force. When Herbert was discharged in 1945 he was a Captain and had earned the Distinguished Flying Cross and the Air Medal with three oak leaf clusters" The greatest achievement by Nye is not choking his scrawny neck with one of his fey bow ties.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at February 27, 2017 04:32 PM (ZO497)

589 You're what we call a quick launcher.  But don't worry, you still have the rest of the hour . . .

Posted by: Saffron, Space Whore at February 27, 2017 04:32 PM (JO9+V)

590 Bill Nye is way less credible than the Ask Mr. Lizard scientist that used to constantly kill off his kid apprentice on that Jim Henson show Dinosaurs.



"Gonna need another Timmy!"

Posted by: an indifferent penguin at February 27, 2017 04:32 PM (r6Z+k)

591 When they landed, no one was excited. Everyone was pissed off and just wanted to get it over with.

Posted by: Soothsayer 45 at February 27, 2017 04:32 PM (AKOhm)

592 579; only if you ate hard boiled eggs.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at February 27, 2017 04:33 PM (KP5rU)

593 I don't know why they keep doing this. You can't make movies into a series. For how many years, exactly, is HG Wells going to chase Jack the Ripper? Seven or eight if it's success. This premise can't be extended that long. It was a great two hour movie. How can they make it 100+ hours of tv? Posted by: ace at February 27, 2017 09:28 PM (8rNrN) The Fugitive Meets Dr. Who Meets Jack the Ripper Meets Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein!

Posted by: TheQuietMan at February 27, 2017 04:33 PM (auHtY)

594 589 Mr. Wizard > Bill Nye Posted by: Insomniac ------ Uh,no. Don Herbert was a genius by comparison. Remember, Nye is just another mechanical engineer. Herbert at least had a science degree. Also, from Wiki: "World War II when he enlisted in the United States Army as a Private. Herbert later joined the United States Army Air Forces, took pilot training, and became a B-24 bomber pilot who flew 56 combat missions from Italy with the 767th Bomb Squadron, 461st Bomb Group of the Fifteenth Air Force. When Herbert was discharged in 1945 he was a Captain and had earned the Distinguished Flying Cross and the Air Medal with three oak leaf clusters" The greatest achievement by Nye is not choking his scrawny neck with one of his fey bow ties. Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at February 27, 2017 09:32 PM (ZO497) You just confirmed my statement regarding Mr. Wizard after contradicting it...

Posted by: Insomniac at February 27, 2017 04:33 PM (0mRoj)

595 When they landed, no one was excited. Everyone was pissed off and just wanted to get it over with. Maybe cryo-stasis just makes people cranky. Did you consider that?

Posted by: Grump928(C) at February 27, 2017 04:34 PM (mt/Im)

596 I've mentioned this before, but British tv put on the cruelest hoax reality TV show ever. Called "Space Cadets," it featured a group of young people, ALL SELECTED FOR GULLIBILITY AND LACK OF KNOWLEDGE ABOUT SCIENCE, to be the first private citizen space travelers. It was all a hoax -- and yes, they did have a hoax window showing the earth from space and all that. The meanest thing was they took them to a "Soviet Space training camp" -- supposedly, the mission was a joint venture between the UK and Russia -- but the Soviet space camp was a decommissioned british air base with soviet red stars painted on it with actors doing Russian accents. (A couple spoke russian for real.) It was so mean. If you can bear to watch it -- and it is hard to watch, though it's compelling -- the first part is here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P3c5rsqqHjE Caution: Contains very high levels of embarrassment and just awful terribleness. Meanest trick ever played.

Posted by: ace at February 27, 2017 04:34 PM (8rNrN)

597 593 579; only if you ate hard boiled eggs. Posted by: chavez the hugo ------- Hummus.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at February 27, 2017 04:35 PM (ZO497)

598 geez what a bunch of sad sacks!

Posted by: concrete girl at February 27, 2017 04:35 PM (3BqEq)

599 Spacewalkers reported a smell like ozone and burnt metal when they got back in the capsule.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine. Glory to Kekistan! No Longer Accepting Harem Applicants at February 27, 2017 09:29 PM (BHXsy) 


that was probably coming from whatever was converting "space" into oxygen hydrogen they could breathe ?

Posted by: runner at February 27, 2017 04:35 PM (c6/9Q)

600 Bill Nye says that but for man, our climate would be like that of 1750, when the earth was cooler Wanna watch a gladiator movie, Billy?

Posted by: Peter Graves at February 27, 2017 04:35 PM (eeTCA)

601 Maybe cryo-stasis just makes people cranky. Did you consider that? I did not.

Posted by: Soothsayer 45 at February 27, 2017 04:35 PM (AKOhm)

602 538 527 To do a lunar fly-by, you'd need something as powerful as a Saturn rocket. Space X has a hard time getting their rockets off the pad. And now they're going to launch the equivalent of a Saturn rocket? Nope, not buying it. Posted by: Mike at February 27, 2017 09:20 PM (c056A) Um, no, no, and no. Posted by: rickl at February 27, 2017 09:23 PM (sdi6R) 1. Since it's a circumlunar flight without orbiting the Moon and landing, there is no need to carry a lunar lander, or the fuel needed to get in and out of orbit. So the rocket doesn't have to be as powerful as the Saturn V. 2. Falcon Heavy will be the most powerful rocket in the world today, capable of launching a payload weight second only to the Saturn V. OK, that's only two "nos". Sorry.

Posted by: rickl at February 27, 2017 04:35 PM (sdi6R)

603 589. Got-damn! I grew up on Mr Wizard and he sparked my early - and dangerous - interest in chemistry. Had no idea he was a freakin' hero, to boot.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine. Glory to Kekistan! No Longer Accepting Harem Applicants at February 27, 2017 04:35 PM (BHXsy)

604 I think it would be great fun to go up. But, not for me. My heart would stop from all the excitement. And then you'd all have to bury me at sea, in space. No thanks.

Posted by: navybrat at February 27, 2017 04:35 PM (w7KSn)

605 561 >>>
Jack the Ripper travels in time? Like Dr Who? Or is it like the Malcolm McDowell 'Time After Time' movie?

it is that movie, made into a series.

I don't know why they keep doing this. You can't make movies into a series. For how many years, exactly, is HG Wells going to chase Jack the Ripper?

Seven or eight if it's success.

This premise can't be extended that long.

It was a great two hour movie. How can they make it 100+ hours of tv?

Posted by: ace at February 27, 2017 09:28 PM (8rNrN)

++++

With the time machine premise as in Tine After Time, they can keep changing up to make it interesting. Jack goes to 1975, Wells follows. Then when Wells get too close, off Jack goes to 1923, or 1999, or 1776, etc.

Of course, what matters is the writing. If the writers are lame, then the show sucks ass all throughout history. But, the time thing gives them an opportunity to keep it fresh.

Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at February 27, 2017 04:35 PM (R+30W)

606 I can't promise you that all parts are still on the internet. I watched it all the way through a few years ago, so at least back then, I had the full show. It's so mean. I felt guilty watching it. But I couldn't stop watching it. The reveal is... terrible.

Posted by: ace at February 27, 2017 04:36 PM (8rNrN)

607 The chosen crew for the amazing flight into the Unknown was miserable and barely interested in what they were about to do. There was no excitement or awe. I thought it was cool that there was a narcissistic android who was mainly interested in being like Peter O'Toole. Really, though, the main point of Prometheus was special effects, and those were pretty good. Disgusting, tentacled aliens and bulgy, blobby featured humanoids who hate us.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at February 27, 2017 04:36 PM (W8bn5)

608 There's nothing wrong with being "not a scientist". That's not exactly Bill Nye's sin. You don't have to be a scientist to speak convincingly and intelligently about science. It can help to get a non-scientist's perspective when trying to popularize scientific concepts. But if you're going to talk bollocks about science, whether you're a scientist or not, it's bad.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at February 27, 2017 04:36 PM (sK2fh)

609 I don't fly very often but when I do I look around at how many people aren't even paying attention during takeoff. We're about to Fly, I think to myself. How is this not even a little bit exciting to these jerkoffs, I think to myself. Posted by: Soothsayer 45 at February 27, 2017 09:30 PM (AKOhm) Eh... as someone who used to have to fly a lot for business, it get's old after a while. Kind of like watching out the window when the bus pulls away from the curb.

Posted by: Harry Paratestes at February 27, 2017 04:36 PM (wmaTe)

610 Really, could they have chosen a worse crew for Prometheus? You knew in the first 10 minutes they would doom themselves by their own hands. Posted by: Soothsayer 45 The Jim Cameron version of the Titanic crew would have been more successful. /selfediting

Posted by: weft cut-loop[/i] [/b] at February 27, 2017 04:36 PM (4YGWz)

611 There are 110,000 people watching the Giraffe not give birth now

Posted by: Batterup at February 27, 2017 04:37 PM (mtGE/)

612 How many seasons was Time Tunnel on?

Posted by: Grump928(C) at February 27, 2017 04:37 PM (LTHVh)

613 You just confirmed my statement regarding Mr. Wizard after contradicting it... Posted by: Insomniac ------------- You used logical operators...logic doesn't work on me. I need shouted words. ;-)

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at February 27, 2017 04:37 PM (ZO497)

614 607; ace, as bad as the obama reveal? i still have nightmares.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at February 27, 2017 04:37 PM (KP5rU)

615 My best friend's father was the head of technical writing for Hughes/Rocketdyne in the 60's. One of his technical writers came up with the whole "We never went to the moon" thingy. It drove him absolutely freaking nuts. He died not knowing why. (Hint: the guy was nuts,)

Posted by: Charles the Simple at February 27, 2017 04:37 PM (7jX2E)

616 It seems like one in my memory.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at February 27, 2017 04:37 PM (LTHVh)

617 i dare anyone to watch Space Cadets.

Posted by: ace at February 27, 2017 04:37 PM (8rNrN)

618 614 You just confirmed my statement regarding Mr. Wizard after contradicting it... Posted by: Insomniac ------------- You used logical operators...logic doesn't work on me. I need shouted words. ;-) Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at February 27, 2017 09:37 PM (ZO497) Er, OK. MR. WIZARD IS A ZILLION TIMES BETTER THAN THAT HACK BILL NYE!!! Better?

Posted by: Insomniac at February 27, 2017 04:38 PM (0mRoj)

619 Would a fart float around like a cartoon bubble filled with joker gas? Posted by: Widespread Pepe at February 27, 2017 09:31 PM (ksj3z) Not to be the fart-soaked wet blanket and ignore the joke (though that is pretty much my entire purpose in life), constant ventilation is required in the astronauts' sleeping cabinets on the ISS. If the air isn't kept moving, they'd wake up choking on a bubble of exhaled CO2 that hadn't gone anywhere because in still air without gravity, it just sort of floats there.

Posted by: hogmartin at February 27, 2017 04:38 PM (8nWyX)

620 Space, by definition, has no smell. It's space - absence of everything. When the Apollo moonwalkers got back into the Lunar Module, they smelled odors from the moon dust brought inside on their suits. If the question is, can people smell in a pressurized spacecraft or spacesuit in zero-gee, the answer is yes.

Posted by: Gref at February 27, 2017 04:38 PM (AMIL/)

621 Do I have this right? Tesla cars are a toy for the well-off. Impractical as a first or even second car, using a flywheel provides great acceleration, and so they're a great sports car, subsidized at government expense. A metaphor for how the 1% love Big D government?

Posted by: Ignoramus at February 27, 2017 04:39 PM (bQxkN)

622 Called "Space Cadets," it featured a group of young people, ALL SELECTED FOR GULLIBILITY AND LACK OF KNOWLEDGE ABOUT SCIENCE, to be the first private citizen space travelers.

====

Oh.

Oh I must watch this.

I am going straight to hell.

Posted by: Mortimer, Finish Her! [/i][/b] at February 27, 2017 04:39 PM (KgpWR)

623 1. Since it's a circumlunar flight without orbiting the Moon and landing, there is no need to carry a lunar lander, or the fuel needed to get in and out of orbit. So the rocket doesn't have to be as powerful as the Saturn V. The Saturn V rocket was only used to get the spacecraft to the moon. The command module was used to get back and the lander had its own engine to get on and off the moon.

Posted by: StrawMan at February 27, 2017 04:39 PM (lidp8)

624 It's the International Space Laboratory, despicables- ISL, not ISS.

Posted by: Jean-Francois Kerry at February 27, 2017 04:39 PM (8zL5i)

625 In Rod We Trust!

Posted by: Grump928(C) at February 27, 2017 04:39 PM (LTHVh)

626 >>> 607; ace, as bad as the obama reveal? i still have nightmares. not that bad, but there is a hugely interesting part about nightmares. One girl, in her sleep, sleep-talks, saying "It's not real... they're not really Russians... they're not really Russians..." However, when she's awake, she believes the whole thing. It's amazing: Her subconscious gets it and tries to shout the truth out to her, but she wants to believe it so much she doesn't listen.

Posted by: ace at February 27, 2017 04:39 PM (8rNrN)

627 618; one summer we hired a few college students where i worked. we called them space cadets for obvious reasons.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at February 27, 2017 04:40 PM (KP5rU)

628 If the question is, can people smell in a pressurized spacecraft or spacesuit in zero-gee, the answer is yes.

Posted by: Gref at February 27, 2017 09:38 PM (AMIL/)



Smell?  They stink on ice!

Posted by: Count de Monet at February 27, 2017 04:40 PM (JO9+V)

629 I dare anyone to look at the pics from the state funeral for Komarov and not have second thoughts about the whole thing. That said, Soyuz is the longest-serving spacecraft in history - half a century.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine. Glory to Kekistan! No Longer Accepting Harem Applicants at February 27, 2017 04:40 PM (BHXsy)

630 remember SPACE ACADEMY with Jonathan Harris? remember JASON OF STAR COMMAND? this intro is almost as good as Bigfoot & Wildboy https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8lP7udY9ob8

Posted by: Soothsayerwing Plover at February 27, 2017 04:40 PM (AKOhm)

631 612 There are 110,000 people watching the Giraffe not give birth now Posted by: Batterup at February 27, 2017 09:37 PM (mtGE/) Does the giraffe have a due date, or are we just guessing and winging it?

Posted by: rickl at February 27, 2017 04:40 PM (sdi6R)

632 MR. WIZARD IS A ZILLION TIMES BETTER THAN THAT HACK BILL NYE!!! Better? Posted by: Insomniac ------------ Yes, thank you. Remember, when communicating with Hammer, that he rode the short bus.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at February 27, 2017 04:40 PM (ZO497)

633 except there really aren't any well-known historical serial killers.... maybe vlad the impaler... and emily bartony or whoever that was... but that only gets you like three extra shows... Posted by: ace It's almost as if you never have read Devil in the White City.

Posted by: weft cut-loop[/i] [/b] at February 27, 2017 04:40 PM (4YGWz)

634 If the question is, can people smell in a pressurized spacecraft or spacesuit in zero-gee, the answer is yes. Posted by: Gref at February 27, 2017 09:38 PM (AMIL/) Thus proving that, at least when in spacesuits... The old Universal Law of 'he who smelt it, dealt it', holds true...

Posted by: Don Q. at February 27, 2017 04:41 PM (NgKpN)

635 How many seasons was Time Tunnel on? Posted by: Grump928(C) http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0060036

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at February 27, 2017 04:41 PM (IqV8l)

636 It's amazing: Her subconscious gets it and tries to shout the truth out to her, but she wants to believe it so much she doesn't listen. They could have used a subplot where they overhear something that would lead them to believe that half the candidates are meant to be food for the other half on the journey.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at February 27, 2017 04:41 PM (LTHVh)

637 So, Bill Deny the Science, guy is mad that England has vineyards now.

Sounds like someone's got some...

**puts on sunglasses**

... sour grapes.

**YYYYYYYEEEEEEEEEEEEEEAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHH!**

Posted by: an indifferent penguin at February 27, 2017 04:42 PM (r6Z+k)

638 627; i kinda dig weird stuff like that. i'll have to check that out. they are all probably members of the british parliament today. or running their health care.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at February 27, 2017 04:42 PM (KP5rU)

639 This premise can't be extended that long. It was a great two hour movie. How can they make it 100+ hours of tv? Posted by: ace at February 27, 2017 09:28 PM (8rNrN) Challenge Accepted!!

Posted by: Barney Stinson like TV execs at February 27, 2017 04:42 PM (hvf9s)

640 Disgusting, tentacled aliens and bulgy, blobby featured humanoids who hate us. Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at February 27, 2017 09:36 PM (W8bn5) Trigglypuff was in "Prometheus"?

Posted by: josephistan at February 27, 2017 04:42 PM (ANIFC)

641 And then Donald Trump's fixin' to build a Moon Wall to keep the immigrants out.
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Done and Done.

Star Wars Defense Initiative. Ronnie Raygun.

Posted by: shibumi, a rational single white female and kitteh servant at February 27, 2017 04:42 PM (J5mC3)

642 624. Yep. Straight ballistic shot from the word 'go.'

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine. Glory to Kekistan! No Longer Accepting Harem Applicants at February 27, 2017 04:42 PM (BHXsy)

643 remember SPACE ACADEMY with Jonathan Harris? remember JASON OF STAR COMMAND? this intro is almost as good as Bigfoot & Wildboy https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8lP7udY9ob8 Posted by: Soothsayerwing Plover at February 27, 2017 09:40 PM (AKOhm) The words you are writing are English but they make no sense.

Posted by: StrawMan at February 27, 2017 04:42 PM (lidp8)

644 31 Let me guess: Neil DeGrasse Tyson, greatest scientist of all time. And Hillary Clinton, because NASA told her they didn't allow girls. Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at February 27, 2017 07:52 PM (W8bn5) They would need the Saturn V to launch her fatass into space.

Posted by: Ashley Judd's Puffy Scamper, aka MrCaniac at February 27, 2017 04:43 PM (1JnAL)

645 http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0060036 One season. Time travel shows are hard to sustain, though Quantum Leap made it 5 seasons.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at February 27, 2017 04:43 PM (LTHVh)

646 618 i dare anyone to watch Space Cadets. Posted by: ace at February 27, 2017 09:37 PM (8rNrN I'll do it on Wed. during my morning cardio. I'm committed my bandwith to SpongeBob for the little ones for the next 24hrs.

Posted by: Widespread Pepe at February 27, 2017 04:44 PM (ksj3z)

647 remember SPACE ACADEMY with Jonathan Harris?

remember JASON OF STAR COMMAND?
====


The Powers of Matthew Starr

Ark II

Posted by: Mortimer, Finish Her! [/i][/b] at February 27, 2017 04:44 PM (KgpWR)

648 Would a fart float around like a cartoon bubble filled with joker gas? Posted by: Widespread Pepe at February 27, 2017 09:31 PM In space, no one can hear you rip one.

Posted by: Ripley at February 27, 2017 04:44 PM (DMUuz)

649 624 The Saturn V rocket was only used to get the spacecraft to the moon. The command module was used to get back and the lander had its own engine to get on and off the moon. Posted by: StrawMan at February 27, 2017 09:39 PM (lidp But the Saturn V had to lift the Command Module, Service Module, and Lunar Module to the moon. For a circumlunar mission, all you need is a Command Module, which just whips around the moon and comes back. That's not as much mass sent to the moon, so it doesn't require a rocket as powerful as a Saturn V.

Posted by: rickl at February 27, 2017 04:44 PM (sdi6R)

650 http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0060036 One season. Time travel shows are hard to sustain, though Quantum Leap made it 5 seasons. Posted by: Grump928(C) at February 27, 2017 09:43 PM (LTHVh) What about this old 60's show I've seen time to time on MeTV. I think it is called The Time Tunnel. Irwin Allen creation I think.

Posted by: StrawMan at February 27, 2017 04:45 PM (lidp8)

651 btw, is Elon Musk being clever with the name SpaceX? as in instilling the subliminal Space Sex on our minds? I think so.

Posted by: Soothsayerwing Plover at February 27, 2017 04:45 PM (AKOhm)

652 645; does my ass make this spacesuit look big?

Posted by: chavez the hugo at February 27, 2017 04:45 PM (KP5rU)

653 @646: "Quantum Leap made it 5 seasons." Dr. Sam Becket never returned home. *sniffles*

Posted by: Walter Freeman at February 27, 2017 04:45 PM (7I7P7)

654 >>> ooh, i've got it: Jack the Ripper starts using the time machine to bring other serial killers into the future... except there really aren't any well-known historical serial killers.... maybe vlad the impaler... and emily bartony or whoever that was... but that only gets you like three extra shows... Posted by: ace at February 27, 2017 09:29 PM (8rNrN) He could bring Elizabeth Bathory into the future, and she and Hillary Clinton could exchange recipes for bathing in the blood of young virgins while scheming to reclaim the presidency. Ratings gold!.

Posted by: LizLem at February 27, 2017 04:45 PM (hvf9s)

655 525 Posted by: Mortimer no it was fine i wouldn't have mentioned it if i didn't think it was funny. give yourself a break

Posted by: concrete girl at February 27, 2017 04:45 PM (3BqEq)

656 Speaking off the Moon, the Udvar-Hazy NASM is offering a tour of their restoration hangar where you can see the Apollo 11 command module.

Posted by: josephistan at February 27, 2017 04:46 PM (ANIFC)

657 space x, brought to you by pornhub.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at February 27, 2017 04:46 PM (KP5rU)

658 631 remember SPACE ACADEMY with Jonathan Harris? remember JASON OF STAR COMMAND? this intro is almost as good as Bigfoot & Wildboy https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8lP7udY9ob8 Posted by: Soothsayerwing Plover at February 27, 2017 09:40 PM (AKOhm) I see you star stuff... but raise you.... Its about time.... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IYe6g6vGUac

Posted by: Don Q. at February 27, 2017 04:46 PM (NgKpN)

659 A little moon travel music.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wZN0a5UR41w

Posted by: Godsmack at February 27, 2017 04:46 PM (r6Z+k)

660 You like SpaceX, wait until you try SpaceXXX.

Posted by: Burnt Toast at February 27, 2017 04:46 PM (P/kVC)

661 658 space x, brought to you by pornhub. Posted by: chavez the hugo at February 27, 2017 09:46 PM (KP5rU) oh, so THAT's what the "X" stands for...

Posted by: Warai-otoko at February 27, 2017 04:46 PM (sK2fh)

662 Doctor Who has been on since 1963 (although not continuously).

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at February 27, 2017 04:47 PM (IqV8l)

663 When the Orbital Hotel opens for about 500 dollars a night, count me in. Transportation included. And I want a fruit basket, bitches.

Posted by: Deplorable Redneck Bitter Clinger at February 27, 2017 04:47 PM (MCEs2)

664 what about THE POWERS OF MATTHEW STAR?

Posted by: acewing plover at February 27, 2017 04:47 PM (8rNrN)

665 I'm sure the paperwork to get the FAA to allow this will be harder than the engineering to modify the ISS service module for the flight.

Posted by: Jean at February 27, 2017 04:47 PM (zZb/S)

666 632 612 There are 110,000 people watching the Giraffe not give birth now Posted by: Batterup at February 27, 2017 09:37 PM (mtGE/) Does the giraffe have a due date, or are we just guessing and winging it? ------- It was supposed to be mid-February. She's a bit overdue.

Posted by: lindarising at February 27, 2017 04:47 PM (JNDQi)

667 "Bill Nye says that but for man, our climate would be like that of 1750, when the earth was cooler" I have a working theory that Projection is strong with the Left, as so many of their anti-Right memes actually come from a Leftist place. Why the year 1750? It wipes out everything Industrial. So the best we could expect is to live like hobbits, except for the Chosen of course.

Posted by: Ignoramus at February 27, 2017 04:48 PM (bQxkN)

668 648 remember SPACE ACADEMY with Jonathan Harris? remember JASON OF STAR COMMAND? ==== The Powers of Matthew Starr Ark II Posted by: Mortimer, Finish Her! at February 27, 2017 09:44 PM (KgpWR) \ Bah.... Space, Above and Beyond.... Space Marine Pilots who were also Special Forces... and.... like... everything... LOL

Posted by: Don Q. at February 27, 2017 04:48 PM (NgKpN)

669 >>> A little moon travel music. Followed by: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pgum6OT_VH8

Posted by: LizLem at February 27, 2017 04:48 PM (hvf9s)

670 I see you star stuff... but raise you.... Its about time.... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IYe6g6vGUac Tooty from Car 54 Where Are You!

Posted by: Soothsayerwing Plover at February 27, 2017 04:48 PM (AKOhm)

671 663 Doctor Who has been on since 1963 (although not continuously). Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at February 27, 2017 09:47 PM (IqV8l) But it's not just a time travel show, there's space exploration too.

Posted by: josephistan at February 27, 2017 04:48 PM (ANIFC)

672 In space, no one can hear you rip one. Posted by: Ripley The ripples in the Appletini give it away, SuperAlienWoman.

Posted by: weft cut-loop[/i] [/b] at February 27, 2017 04:49 PM (4YGWz)

673 I used to watch Bill Nye the Science Guy with my kids. Kinda sad that he turned out to be a dumbass. Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead There seems to be a wave of mass insanity. We can't understand it properly because we're in the middle of it right now. It'll probably take several decades to sort through it all.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at February 27, 2017 04:50 PM (W8bn5)

674 The sad thing about me is I could watch 24 hours straight of SpongeBob.

Posted by: eleven at February 27, 2017 04:50 PM (qUNWi)

675 Here's my offer: Let me fly the ship and you've got yourself a customer, Elon. Posted by: ace at February 27, 2017 09:17 PM (8rNrN) Space flight is mostly a few short engine burns, interspersed with a whole lot of coasting. Don't even have to steer.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at February 27, 2017 04:50 PM (WDdjT)

676 I think we'll get a new Doctor Who before all of this happens. So...Amy Pond or Clara Oswald?

Posted by: Big Fat Meanie at February 27, 2017 04:50 PM (Qk4LE)

677 The Saturn V rocket was only used to get the spacecraft to the moon. The command module was used to get back and the lander had its own engine to get on and off the moon. Posted by: StrawMan at February 27, 2017 09:39 PM (lidp But the Saturn V had to lift the Command Module, Service Module, and Lunar Module to the moon. For a circumlunar mission, all you need is a Command Module, which just whips around the moon and comes back. That's not as much mass sent to the moon, so it doesn't require a rocket as powerful as a Saturn V. Posted by: rickl at February 27, 2017 09:44 PM (sdi6R) True, it will be less mass but still a lot. Remember that the lander was much less massive than the command module. As it pertains to SpaceX, I'm not an expert on them but I don't believe they have even built a booster big enought to do the manned moon mission yet let alone tested it. Also, I pretty sure that they have built a capsule that can hold people but I am not sure that they have actually launched people into space yet. So sending people to the moon in a year and a half from now seems a little optimistic.

Posted by: StrawMan at February 27, 2017 04:50 PM (lidp8)

678 Doctor Who has been on since 1963 (although not continuously). Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at February 27, 2017 09:47 PM (IqV8l) ===== Much herb was consumed watching that show in the early to mid 80s on Sunday nights. I remember none of it, and that's when herb was weak compared to today.

Posted by: Flyboy [/b] [/i] [/s] [/u] at February 27, 2017 04:50 PM (JKGcx)

679 Clara and her flapper dress in Mummy on the Orient Express.

Posted by: Walter Freeman at February 27, 2017 04:51 PM (7I7P7)

680 Otherworld was a show that had great possibilities but failed of it's promise. http://imdb.to/2mo0C6c I particularly liked the episode where the young son introduced the planet to Rock & Roll. He could just steal everyone's songs because, hey, they don't know who the Stones are.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at February 27, 2017 04:51 PM (LTHVh)

681 ooh, i've got it: Jack the Ripper starts using the time machine to bring other serial killers into the future... except there really aren't any well-known historical serial killers.... maybe vlad the impaler... and emily bartony or whoever that was... but that only gets you like three extra shows... Posted by: ace at February 27, 2017 09:29 PM The Benders and apparently, Nero. Not particularly well known though. One of the major factors in making Time After Time work was the casting. McDowell and Warner really worked together. Dunno if they will recapture that in the casting.

Posted by: otho at February 27, 2017 04:52 PM (lmIoG)

682 JFK didn't wake up one day and say let's go to the Moon. Real Top Men at places like Grumman had already worked it out in theory and just needed the money. The Grumman-built Lunar Module may be the best piece of engineering by Man ever. The thing had to land on the Moon, and then take off from the Moon. Holy Fuck that was hard. Flying around the Moon once is comparatively trivial, no?

Posted by: Ignoramus at February 27, 2017 04:52 PM (bQxkN)

683 Otherworld! So cool that someone else here remembers Otherworld! Bonus points for Jonathan Banks as a bad guy.

Posted by: Walter Freeman at February 27, 2017 04:53 PM (7I7P7)

684 Any news about this whole em-drive thing? I haven't seen anything in a while, but admittedly I haven't exactly been looking that hard either.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at February 27, 2017 04:53 PM (sK2fh)

685 Wouldn't it be weird if NASA's probe to the sun to investigate and prepare for solar flares triggers a solar flare?

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at February 27, 2017 04:53 PM (EnKk6)

686 The Tripods

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at February 27, 2017 04:54 PM (IqV8l)

687 Had Musk not shoveled the govt-subsidized Tesla on us, I'd be a bigger fan and wouldn't root for the failure of Space-X.   I know, not cool to hope for meltdowns and I was laughing at the video of the Falcon 9 explosion, but there's no way you could pay me enough to get on board one of those, let alone fork over cash for the honor of quite likely getting disintegrated.  Are Crocs still a thing?

Posted by: MSTisdale at February 27, 2017 04:54 PM (g9d8D)

688 686 Wouldn't it be weird if NASA's probe to the sun to investigate and prepare for solar flares triggers a solar flare? Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at February 27, 2017 09:53 PM (EnKk6) Not being facetious at all, but: How could they tell?

Posted by: Warai-otoko at February 27, 2017 04:54 PM (sK2fh)

689 actually a mock pilot station could kill a few hours. Posted by: ace at February 27, 2017 09:21 PM (8rNrN) How about the controls to the phaser banks? You could zap Klingon warcraft.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at February 27, 2017 04:54 PM (WDdjT)

690 If there's any iron on the NASA probe to the sun, it could cause it to explode. Yeah, and Clara, by a nose...very cute nose. Not at all like Victoria.

Posted by: Big Fat Meanie at February 27, 2017 04:54 PM (Qk4LE)

691 Space, Above and Beyond.... Now that show had the best cliff-hanger last episode ever. They knew they were being canceled and they said 'Suck on these storeylines that you will never learn what happens!'

Posted by: Grump928(C) at February 27, 2017 04:54 PM (LTHVh)

692 683 JFK didn't wake up one day and say let's go to the Moon. Real Top Men at places like Grumman had already worked it out in theory and just needed the money. The Grumman-built Lunar Module may be the best piece of engineering by Man ever. The thing had to land on the Moon, and then take off from the Moon. Holy Fuck that was hard. Flying around the Moon once is comparatively trivial, no? Posted by: Ignoramus at February 27, 2017 09:52 PM (bQxkN) Probably just as easy to send the capsule around mars as the moon. Passengers may not like it, but doable.

Posted by: Burnt Toast at February 27, 2017 04:55 PM (P/kVC)

693 Checked the giraffe cam. No baby yet.

Posted by: Tuna at February 27, 2017 04:55 PM (jm1YL)

694 Top Men, I thought three black chicks with HS diploma a did it

Posted by: Jean at February 27, 2017 04:55 PM (zZb/S)

695 "One season. Time travel shows are hard to sustain" Been watching "Timeless" -- kinda interesting, but the constant "this was a bad time to be black" and "this was a bad time to be female" and "this was a bad time to be gay" stuff gets old real fast.

Posted by: Bacon Jeff at February 27, 2017 04:55 PM (VSenK)

696 Doctor Who has been on since 1963 (although not continuously). Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at February 27, 2017 09:47 PM (IqV8l) But it's not just a time travel show, there's space exploration too. Posted by: josephistan at February 27, 2017 09:48 PM (ANIFC) Yes, exploring a lot of planets that all look like rock quarries

Posted by: TheQuietMan at February 27, 2017 04:55 PM (auHtY)

697 678 As it pertains to SpaceX, I'm not an expert on them but I don't believe they have even built a booster big enought to do the manned moon mission yet let alone tested it. Also, I pretty sure that they have built a capsule that can hold people but I am not sure that they have actually launched people into space yet. So sending people to the moon in a year and a half from now seems a little optimistic. Posted by: StrawMan at February 27, 2017 09:50 PM (lidp They have the Falcon Heavy rocket and the Dragon 2 manned spacecraft. Neither of them have yet flown, but they are planned to later this year or early next year. If the test flights go well, a circumlunar mission is doable in late 2018. They plan to launch a crew to the ISS before then.

Posted by: rickl at February 27, 2017 04:55 PM (sdi6R)

698 Bonus points for Jonathan Banks as a bad guy. Yeah, Commander Kroll.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at February 27, 2017 04:56 PM (LTHVh)

699 The Grumman-built Lunar Module may be the best piece of engineering by Man ever. The thing had to land on the Moon, and then take off from the Moon. Holy Fuck that was hard. Flying around the Moon once is comparatively trivial, no? Posted by: Ignoramus at February 27, 2017 09:52 PM (bQxkN) If it were trivial the Russians would have most likely beaten us to it. All of it was hard. Nowadays it is definitely easier since we have so many years of space travel under our belts but still no piece of cake.

Posted by: StrawMan at February 27, 2017 04:56 PM (lidp8)

700 675 The sad thing about me is I could watch 24 hours straight of SpongeBob. Posted by: eleven at February 27, 2017 09:50 PM (qUNWi It's for me as well. The kids TV shows have passed the point where I don't trust them to show my boys. I got them the Batman animated series from the early 90's. They both have to dress up in their own Batman costumes to watch it.

Posted by: Widespread Pepe at February 27, 2017 04:56 PM (ksj3z)

701 Bonus points for Jonathan Banks as a bad guy. == And the upside-down guns. (Or was that "V"?)

Posted by: Geronimo Stilton at February 27, 2017 04:56 PM (i2uPg)

702 I'm sure the paperwork to get the FAA to allow this will be harder than the engineering to modify the ISS service module for the flight.
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I read this as:

I'm sure the paperwork to get the FAA to allow this will be harder than the engineering to modify the ISIS service module for the flight.

/because the only way that we can make ISIS love us it to give them our technology.

Posted by: shibumi, a rational single white female and kitteh servant at February 27, 2017 04:56 PM (J5mC3)

703 Upside down guns! I was just about to say that too.

Posted by: Walter Freeman at February 27, 2017 04:57 PM (7I7P7)

704 >>> It was a great two hour movie. How can they make it 100+ hours of tv? Lots of Victorian whores. Posted by: Grump928(C) at February 27, 2017 09:30 PM (mt/Im) Well THAT goes without saying! Starring Paprika, international time travel whore, sister of Saffron?

Posted by: LizLem at February 27, 2017 04:57 PM (hvf9s)

705 697 Doctor Who has been on since 1963 (although not continuously). Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at February 27, 2017 09:47 PM (IqV8l) But it's not just a time travel show, there's space exploration too. Posted by: josephistan at February 27, 2017 09:48 PM (ANIFC) Yes, exploring a lot of planets that all look like rock quarries Posted by: TheQuietMan at February 27, 2017 09:55 PM (auHtY) Your tellin me?

Posted by: The Gorn at February 27, 2017 04:57 PM (NgKpN)

706 3. Since it's a circumlunar flight there is no need to conduct a retro burn to enter lunar orbit, and then another burn to leave orbit and return to Earth. Less fuel is less weight and less weight is less fuel. You can see where I'm going with this, right? But, I refuse to believe Elon will let a couple of tyro billionaires get the first ride on top of a Falcon Heavy. Now that will be a kick in the ass. Ps. I claim first use the word "tyro" here... well, in a non-Obama post, okay?

Posted by: Ray Van Dune at February 27, 2017 04:58 PM (LeUrG)

707 ooh, i've got it: Jack the Ripper starts using the time machine to bring other serial killers into the future... except there really aren't any well-known historical serial killers.... maybe vlad the impaler... and emily bartony or whoever that was... but that only gets you like three extra shows... Weren't there a lot of Renaissance Italians who poisoned people? Like the Borgias and the Medicis.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at February 27, 2017 04:58 PM (W8bn5)

708 >>> I got them the Batman animated series from the early 90's. They both have to dress up in their own Batman costumes to watch it. Posted by: Widespread Pepe at February 27, 2017 09:56 PM (ksj3z) You are a good dad Pepe! Still one of the best Batmans ever. I loved the new Lego Batman movie, don't know if you've seen it.

Posted by: LizLem at February 27, 2017 04:59 PM (hvf9s)

709 Hey! The 8 Otherworld episodes are available on the torrentz.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at February 27, 2017 05:00 PM (UJ/i5)

710 >>>I think we'll get a new Doctor Who before all of this happens. Joe Biden, as Doctor Huh?

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at February 27, 2017 05:00 PM (W8bn5)

711 I could see pornhub beating musk into space. Never count 're power of porn/sex to drive technological advances and travelling.

Posted by: Widespread Pepe at February 27, 2017 05:00 PM (ksj3z)

712 We truly live in a time of wonders.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at February 27, 2017 05:00 PM (UJ/i5)

713 But, I refuse to believe Elon will let a couple of tyro billionaires get the first ride on top of a Falcon Heavy. Now that will be a kick in the ass. Ps. I claim first use the word "tyro" here... well, in a non-Obama post, okay? Posted by: Ray Van Dune I'd insult you for it but I'm sure you know what you're doing.

Posted by: weft cut-loop[/i] [/b] at February 27, 2017 05:01 PM (4YGWz)

714 @710: "Hey! The 8 Otherworld episodes are available on the torrentz." Indeed, and they've got a nice VHS quality which enhances the viewing experience too. *taps his nose*

Posted by: Walter Freeman at February 27, 2017 05:02 PM (7I7P7)

715 Would a fart float around like a cartoon bubble filled with joker gas? Posted by: Widespread Pepe at February 27, 2017 09:31 PM (ksj3z) No, it would mix into the atmosphere due to Browneyean motion.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at February 27, 2017 05:02 PM (WDdjT)

716 They have the Falcon Heavy rocket and the Dragon 2 manned spacecraft. Neither of them have yet flown, but they are planned to later this year or early next year. If the test flights go well, a circumlunar mission is doable in late 2018. They plan to launch a crew to the ISS before then. Posted by: rickl at February 27, 2017 09:55 PM (sdi6R) Is the heavy rocket multistage? Because that is going to be another leap in tech from single stage. They also have to train and screen the two rich half-wits to see if they can handle themselves in spacesuits and not to panic in an emergency and also see if they can handle high g's. Does SpaceX even have spacesuits? And they must have to have an expert tech or two go with them because there is no way they are sending them up alone.

Posted by: StrawMan at February 27, 2017 05:02 PM (lidp8)

717 Couple of billionaires? One billionaire and the hottest chick to ever ride the vomit commet

Posted by: Jean at February 27, 2017 05:03 PM (zZb/S)

718 You are a good dad Pepe! Still one of the best Batmans ever. I loved the new Lego Batman movie, don't know if you've seen it. Posted by: LizLem at February 27, 2017 09:59 PM (hvf9s) It's on the agenda for this weekend. But again a 5 and a 3 year old in Batman costumes at the theater. It will be a most excellent adventure for sure.

Posted by: Widespread Pepe at February 27, 2017 05:04 PM (ksj3z)

719 >>Any news about this whole em-drive thing? I haven't seen anything in a while, but admittedly I haven't exactly been looking that hard either. last i heard it had been "confirmed," but the thrust being produced was so small that some kind of tiny unaccounted-for experimental defect couldn't be ruled out. it seems to me that if it's a real effect, it should be easy to up-power it to a point where there's no question that some tiny experimental contamination is at work. why is the power of thrust limited to the range of possible experimental error? Why can't you juice it well past that range?

Posted by: acewing plover at February 27, 2017 05:04 PM (8rNrN)

720 Well, that's all very nice, but we really need the Columbiad somewhere outside of Tampatown, Florida with Ardan, Barbicane, and Nicholl aboard.

Posted by: Skookumchuk at February 27, 2017 05:05 PM (/WPPJ)

721 I guess it was racist of me to think it would be a man and woman taking the ride, Theil and Milo?

Posted by: Jean at February 27, 2017 05:05 PM (zZb/S)

722 Probably just as easy to send the capsule around mars as the moon. Passengers may not like it, but doable. Posted by: Burnt Toast at February 27, 2017 09:55 PM (P/kVC) It takes significantly more speed to get to Mars than getting to the Moon. Which makes your ascent and insertion vehicles exponentially larger for the Mars vehicle. But still, either of the (LEO to Mars) and (LEO to Moon) delta V budgets are way smaller than the (Earth Surface to LEO) budget. Another annoying problem with getting to Mars is the timing, I would think. You can huck a spacecraft out to the Moon whenever you feel like it, more or less. You have to wait for a good transfer window to get to other planets. And there's no fancy solution to that problem outside of waiting. (or Ace's time machine...) I don't know how often we get good windows to Mars, but i'd imagine it's once every year and a half or two years. I don't know and I don't feel like looking it up. So i'm using the WAG method of estimation.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at February 27, 2017 05:06 PM (sK2fh)

723 ONT

Posted by: lindarising at February 27, 2017 05:06 PM (JNDQi)

724 You could hang out on the ISS until your window, takes the launch delay risk out of the equation

Posted by: Jean at February 27, 2017 05:08 PM (zZb/S)

725 >>> It's on the agenda for this weekend. But again a 5 and a 3 year old in Batman costumes at the theater. It will be a most excellent adventure for sure. Posted by: Widespread Pepe at February 27, 2017 10:04 PM (ksj3z) A most excellent and adorable adventure! I hope they love it.

Posted by: LizLem at February 27, 2017 05:08 PM (hvf9s)

726 Whoa, is that a space shuttle robotic arm in your spacesuit or are you just that glad to see me?

Posted by: Saffron, Space Whore at February 27, 2017 05:08 PM (JO9+V)

727 726 >>> It's on the agenda for this weekend. But again a 5 and a 3 year old in Batman costumes at the theater. It will be a most excellent adventure for sure. Posted by: Widespread Pepe at February 27, 2017 10:04 PM (ksj3z) A most excellent and adorable adventure! I hope they love it. Posted by: LizLem at February 27, 2017 10:08 PM (hvf9s) That's very sweet and kind of you to say. Thanks!

Posted by: Widespread Pepe at February 27, 2017 05:11 PM (ksj3z)

728 so i leave the bush thread to make some GAINZZZ, come back to a rabble, then THIS. happily ever after at ace's

Posted by: concrete girl at February 27, 2017 05:12 PM (3BqEq)

729 Indeed, and they've got a nice VHS quality which enhances the viewing experience too. It's going to be right up there with StarLost.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at February 27, 2017 05:14 PM (UJ/i5)

730 725 You could hang out on the ISS until your window, takes the launch delay risk out of the equation Posted by: Jean at February 27, 2017 10:08 PM (zZb/S) There was some mission that was talked about but never happened, or maybe it was just a sci-fi story I read one day, but the point was to assemble a spacecraft in orbit, one module at a time, rather than trying to launch the whole thing in one piece. You would save a ridiculous amount of fuel that way, but your maneuvering equipment would have to be pretty damn tight. Was that the Orion project, or was that something else?

Posted by: Warai-otoko at February 27, 2017 05:19 PM (sK2fh)

731 Vlad the Impaler wasn't a serial killer. He was a defender of Christendom against the Islamic Ottomans.

Posted by: buzzion at February 27, 2017 05:20 PM (cAnNx)

732 Wow! First peek into the HQ today. Glad I didn't do anything to piss anyone off. Back on subject, sort of; IMO getting off planet in any meaningful way such as colonizing other planets is fairy dust. Ain't gonna happen. But then I am just a regular Joe in the galaxy in flyover country. I enjoy counting contrails in the morning as I drink my coffee.

Posted by: colfax mingo at February 27, 2017 05:39 PM (Ik1WR)

733 In space, no one can hear you rip one. Posted by: Ripley ---------- Hands out the pickled hard-boiled eggs.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at February 27, 2017 05:42 PM (ZO497)

734 "Is the heavy rocket multistage? Because that is going to be another leap in tech from single stage." Spacex Falcon 9 rockets are already 2-stage, with 9 Merlin engines in stage 1 and a single Merlin as stage 2. The Falcon Heavy will also be 2-stage, except the first stage will have 3 first-stage cores side-by-side. That's 27 engines, but they resisted the temptation to call it the Falcon 27. I would have named it the Falcon Twenty-Fucking-Seven Big-assed Rocket.

Posted by: Ray Van Dune at February 27, 2017 05:52 PM (LeUrG)

735 In space, no one can hear you rip one. Posted by: Ripley ---------- Hands out the pickled hard-boiled eggs. Posted by: Mike Hammer, * THAWAK , THAWAK, THAWAK *

Posted by: Young Predator's wrist crossbow[/i] [/b] at February 27, 2017 06:08 PM (4YGWz)

736 Rendezvous with Rama?

Posted by: Strobe at February 28, 2017 04:49 AM (gbWkA)

737 For the looniest response to this upcoming flight, check out Brianna Wu's tweets about it. "She" asserts this means Musk will control the Moon, giving him the power to disrupt GPS and satellite communications, and the power to drop rocks on the Earth, which is worse than "100s of atom bombs".

Posted by: Calvin Dodge at February 28, 2017 06:43 PM (5Lhl6)

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