Space shuttle Discovery yesterday docked with the International Space Station at 17:20 EDT (21:20 GMT), delivering the final solar arrays and associated truss segment to the orbiting outpost. The Discovery crew enter the ISS. Pic: NASA The STS-119 mission crew, comprising Commander Lee Archambault, Pilot Tony Antonelli, Mission …
I suppose it got toasted...
Still it good that the shuttle launched successfully.
Holy Bat Blastoff Batman - Check out that Do!
That shuttle chick needs a hair net - yipes...!
I blame Hollywood
The bat must've seen Wall-E pulling the same stunt. (Copycat bat?)
There really should be chiropteral certification for drive-in movies.
If you're ever near Chester Zoo with a couple of hours to kill, go to the bat house. It's night time inside and the bats fly freely around you. It's an amazing experience, though you may come out guano-positive.
LoL maybe it was
Dun nun nun nun nun nun nun, Dun nun nun nun nun nun nun SPACE BAAAAAAAAAAT
I'll get me coat
Virus scanners at the ready!
Cute and tragic, but glad the shuttle got their safely
One small step for a bat.
A giant leap for batkind.
you'd have thought they could have at least tried to save the poor bat.
On the other hand...
... that bat could come back from space 50' across and start attacking the World!
I, for one,
wish our Rocket Propelled Bat OverLord (deceased) a sad farewell.
Damn Square Brackets
OK, a question for our Colonial cousins, what is it with you lot and square brackets in the middle of sentences? "provides support to the [Kennedy Space] center" reads just as well as "provides support to the Kennedy Space Center" because there aren't so many space centres (sorry, centers) around.
Can [someone] skilled in American English let us [all in] on the secret?
Gives new meaning...
To the term "Rude Awakening"
Square brackets are an editorial convention (and not just something in American English) indicating that the words contained in them have been added for clarity, but weren't in the original quote.
The quote would actually have been "provides support to the center" which would have made sense if the entire comment was printed in full, because, prior to that, the speaker would have referred to the "Kennedy Space Center", but subsequently just mentioned "the center" (ie it wouldn't be clear to the reader *which* center is being referred to without the full context) so the writer of the article adds [Kennedy Space] to make it clear.
Space bat debries?
Oh noes, Now the Iss will have to change orbit to avoid being hit by Spacebat