SkySurfer From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2004, 1136 posts, RR: 12
Reply 5, posted (9 years 1 month 2 weeks 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 1209 times:
I'm sure the team will get back down ok...although we can't be 100% sure that they will (and are you 100% sure that you won't get hit by a bus today?) we can be sure that NASA has scrutinized those pics of the shuttle! I doubt they'd let the orbiter re-ernter if they even thought there was a 1% chance of something going wrong. They'll arrive home fine, it was a good joke and i hope Atlantis gets to go up without too much of a delay
ps, here in Canada it seems to be Lifestyles instead of durex! lol
In the dark you can't see ugly, but you can feel fat
GVBIG From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2004, 341 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (9 years 1 month 2 weeks 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 1075 times:
Quoting JGPH1A (Reply 9): How is it NASA can build a multi-squillion dollar shuttle but not stop bits of it falling off as it takes off ? Some build-quality issues perhaps ? I hope they make it down OK.
Bits are probably falling off the shuttle because it's made in America, and not in Japan or China
Ibhayi From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (9 years 1 month 2 weeks 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 1045 times:
"American components, Russian components all made in Taiwan"
"This is how we fix things on russian space station" Hits box with metal spanner.
I quote from the crazy russian in armageddon.
Those astronauts knew the risks of going up, they took it if shit happens they decided to take the risk and we wouldnt have a problem of finding more to replace them, including my self. The Space programme must go on no matter what the cost. Not necessarily the shuttle programme.
Ask 'Leary how to do it low cost style..............
Maybe they should use the stuff that is on the back of price labels on kids toys. This stuff is soooo sticky not only won't it come off the toy but if you get it on your fingers you stick to bloody well everything!
A simple job of holding foam on a spaceship travelling at Mach 26 would be no probem.