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The Space Exploration Achievements Thread

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Sturgeon has never seen me when I misplace my car keys however.

I can assure you at somepoint when I'm sacking the house looking for them, alien abduction is a definite possibility I always consider

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http://www.defencetalk.com/us-air-forces-space-plane-has-been-in-orbit-for-500-days-but-why-68377/

 

Real reason: the commanders are all taking turns flying it up to Russian and Chinese satellites while making 'pew pew' noises.

 

This mission has been such a success, in fact, that OTV-5 is expected to launch with special 'visual interdiction' systems deployable from the cargo bay. These will allow the vehicle to be flown right in front of satellite sensors in order to flip the Chinese or the Russians the bird using high-definition LCD displays.

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No kidding. "Godspeed, John Glenn". Last of the seven.

 

Someday I might post the pic of a much younger me, meeting Donald "Deke" Slayton. 

Genuinely a really nice guy. I liked talking to him about simple, stupid flying.

 

Anyhow, obligatory youtube link-

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5soUes2-LrU

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