NASA this morning scrubbed the planned launch of space shuttle Discovery due to bad weather at Kennedy Space Center. Discovery's mission STS-128 to the International Space Station will deliver a Leonardo supply module packed with supplies, including science and storage racks, a new sleeping compartment and the COLBERT treadmill …
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Astronauts can look forward.
Took me a second to get that :-) Here's hoping it's the pilot and commander!
How come only two astro-boys were leering at the camera?
What's wrong with windscreen wipers? My Ford Anglia 95E (4-cyl. side-valve thing. 3 gears. Think one of them was reverse, but I was never too sure which...tried driving it over the Breckon Beacons in Wales. Never made it to the top, except on foot.) Had 'em, vacuum-driven from the carburetter inlet. 'Course, the harder you accelerated (less vacuum), the slower they worked. They sucked. Or didn't. Therein lay the problem.
At shuttle speed, who the fu*ck wants to see outside anyway?? (Apart from the ill-advised bat hanging onto the foam on the last mission) I'd wet my pants if I looked out of the Shuttle window, - for scientific reasons, of course, just to see how the newly installed piss^Wcoffee filter works.
I'm tired of hearing about the manned spaceflight soap opera. WTF are these people actually accomplishing by going back and forth from that aging clunker of a space station? De-orbit the fucking thing into the Pacific, and lets be done with this colossal failure.
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It looks like there might be more than one photographer, the other five astronauts all looking in the same direction. Embarrassing for an official picture of course. :-)