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The Low Orbit Helium Assisted Navigator (LOHAN) team has decided that in the best tradition of space endeavour, our audacious Vulture 2 spaceplane mission needs a proper embroidered patch so that we may reach for the heavens in style. In fact, having something to sew on your flight suit/lab coat is pretty well obligatory, and …

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Sound advice for a scary mission

> a stirring motto à la "Audentes fortuna adiuvat".

Well, since it's got to be in Latin, just so's it sounds impressive (all Latin stuff sounds impressive until you translate it), then I would humbly submit

Semper ubi sub ubi

as any fule kno

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Re: Sound advice for a scary mission

Courtesy of online translators ^^;

Si non faciat, cum malleo percute.

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Re: Sound advice for a scary mission

My Latin is very rusty, but perhaps better parsed as:

Si non operando est, cum malleo percute.

Definitely agree with the sentiment and idea though, upvote ahoy!

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Re: Sound advice for a scary mission

"ad astra apud cervisias et lardum"

To the stars with a beer and bacon

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Sounds like it's time for Ariadne to get her box of felt pens out.

Let's hope with the passing of time she hasn't lost her artistic bent.

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How about....

Per Ardua Ad Nauseam.

Just seems right on so many levels.

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Or given certain balloon propensities, more like

Per Ardua Ad Arbor

("through adversity to the tree")

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Per cervisiam ad astra. Speaking of which...

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Shouldn't that have been the motto of the London Pride mob?

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Indeed, yes it should.

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Nam Craic!

Because LOHAN will do anything etc etc.

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"Illegitimi non est carborundum "

or 'don't let the bastards grind you down' (It's all I remember from latin classes at school)

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In spaaace ...

In vacuo nemo clamorem audit

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Re: In spaaace ...

I was thinking somewhat along those lines too: "Colei canis in aere" or "The dog's bollocks in the air".

But "Colei canis in vacuo" could work too.

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Altius nititur Columbias optimus!

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Reaching for the heavens in style.

Pervenientes usque pro stilo cælos in

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(via google translate rather than any proficiency in Latin whatsoever...)

Da Da Per Forcipem

(Give Me The Pliers)

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or go full-on Firesign Theater

Non ut illum Pumilio, da da per forcipem

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Because...

Defectus non est optio

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To the upper atmosphere and back ?

et reversus est ad aethera

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Closest I could get using Google Translate

Omnes vacuums hereditatem datæ sunt nobis

(All your space are belong to us)

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Something with substance

Ne obliviscaris legis meae et medication

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Cesarian suggestion

Veni vici ballocketi

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not Latin

But how about "Helium Heads to Greater Heights"? Or is the expression "helium head" only an Americanism?

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Google Translate a go-go

Ferrum faciem Dei

(Punch the face of God)

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still more quasi-latin

Quid infernum, ne?

(Why the hell not?)

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A motto, courtesy of Pratchett

Sodomy Non Sapiens - or, as the playmonaut might say: Morituri Nolumus Mori

(Also, for inspiration on mission patches: bit.ly/1oWFDOJ)

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How about

sed usque non sunt ​​et nos

'Are we there yet'

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Happy

surely there should be a grep and an awk in there too...

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Getting High - In Space

Getting High - In Space

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per ardua ad carlton

using google translate seemed like cheating so how about:

Metella est mater. Metella in horto est.

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In that vein:

Playmonaut est in astra, playmonaut asphyxiat.

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faster higher cheaper

superioribus vilius pretium

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Ad eundum quo nemo ante iit (To boldly go)

But after all that work, it might turn out to be:

Parturient montes, nascetur ridiculus mus

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Vulture Volans Alte

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Simples....

Vultur ad astra

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Another reaching the heavens variation

Tactis caelos a domus publici

(Reaching the heavens from the public house)

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What's this, then?

Romanes eunt domus?

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To Boldly Fly where Mighty Orbs Go Bust.

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Only if we have a Bulgarian Playmonaut(ess)

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Ex horreum, fugam.

(From the shed [/barn], flight.)

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Quod in nobis est...

Because we can...

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in infinitum, et ultra

to infinity and beyond

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"Penetrate everything that matters"

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Surge, inquit, et recesserunt a te - Up, up and away!

Id quod factum est, quo nunc ad proximum vectis - That's that done, now where's the nearest bar?

Nunc demum in mare, non quasi ultimum playmonaut! - I hope I don't end up in the sea, like the last playmonaut!

Tutum certo habes? - Are you sure this is safe?

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hinc videt diversorium

I can see the pub from here!

or maybe

taberna hinc video

says it better

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In the spirit of Fortune Favours The Brave

I suggest (courtesy of Google Translate of course) "Inspiration favet taberna"

"Inspiration Favours The Pub"

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In honour of spaced

T.F.U

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Nevermind the ballockets

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Per pigritiam ad planetas

Why does Google translate always pick one of the other meanings of a word when I translate back to English to check?

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