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(NASA)   Genesis space probe returns in less than an hour. Helicopter with big hook is going to grab in mid air. What could go wrong? Watch the hilarity ensue on a live webcast   ( jpl.nasa.gov) divider line
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2004-09-08 11:19:17 AM  
Will this probe make the planet unstable and cause it to explode?
 
2004-09-08 11:20:19 AM  
[image from delos.fantascienza.com too old to be available]

Genesis, you say?
 
2004-09-08 11:20:26 AM  
It may cause a worldwide zombie epidemic....
 
2004-09-08 11:20:37 AM  
I'm not sure if a Star Trek II or Andromeda Strain reference would be more appropriate here. You all decide.
 
2004-09-08 11:20:45 AM  
I hope they catch it but I'll be watching in case they don't
 
2004-09-08 11:20:50 AM  
This is the land of illusion.
 
2004-09-08 11:21:11 AM  
[image from empireonline.co.uk too old to be available]
 
2004-09-08 11:21:16 AM  
Cool, I hope that Young Kirstie Alley is on board. (I know she didn't play slavick in that one. (about the only thing I know about S.T.))

Botany Bay?
Botany Bay!
 
2004-09-08 11:22:05 AM  
What could go wrong? Not much, they've been catching things dropped from space this way for a long time...

Ah forget it, zombification it is. I'll get the shotgun.
 
2004-09-08 11:22:20 AM  
Apparently you don't know that "one thing" all too well either..

/Savik...Savik.
 
2004-09-08 11:22:35 AM  
I'm waiting for the wacky music and Bob Saget commentary.
 
2004-09-08 11:23:19 AM  
publicity stunt, nothing more
 
2004-09-08 11:23:33 AM  
I'm seeing the choppers on the ground with the props turning. Everyone else see the same thing at this point?
 
2004-09-08 11:23:52 AM  
***Circus Music Playing***
 
2004-09-08 11:24:35 AM  
They're about ready to lift off.
 
2004-09-08 11:24:42 AM  
catch it with a helicopter with hooks? didn't anyone at NASA ever watch the Six Million Dollar Man? They couldn't catch the death probe with a helicopter, they had to push it into a lava pit.

/feh
 
2004-09-08 11:25:17 AM  
I hope geraldo shows up and provides thoughtful commentary
 
2004-09-08 11:25:25 AM  
Yep Same thing Tgirl
 
jph
2004-09-08 11:25:36 AM  
The NRO did this in the 60s (see Corona.) It isn't that hard.
 
2004-09-08 11:25:45 AM  
Friggin' Khan's going to be in it. Or the three ape-o-nauts from the Escape from the Planet of the Apes movie.
 
2004-09-08 11:25:58 AM  
And they're doing this because why???
 
2004-09-08 11:26:12 AM  
I can feel Genesis coming in the air tonight, Hold on,
I've been waiting for this moment, all my life, Hold on,
Can you feel Genesis coming in the air tonight, Hold on, Hold on.
 
2004-09-08 11:26:19 AM  
lift off!
 
2004-09-08 11:26:30 AM  
Is that Bill Buckner piloting one of the copters?
 
2004-09-08 11:27:07 AM  
Well, Khan blew it up, but I'll look into it...
[image from cheers.tvheaven.com too old to be available]
 
2004-09-08 11:27:13 AM  
Didn't they already do this once?
 
2004-09-08 11:27:41 AM  
2004-09-08 11:22:20 AM buntz

Apparently you don't know that "one thing" all too well either..

/Savik...Savik.


Close, but not quite. It's Saavik.
 
2004-09-08 11:27:51 AM  
It looks like the opening titles from M*A*S*H
 
2004-09-08 11:27:57 AM  
KAAAAAAAAHN!
 
2004-09-08 11:28:10 AM  
i used to do this playing CHOPLIFTER all the time ...
what's the big deal ?
 
2004-09-08 11:28:23 AM  
Hmmmmmm, a helicopter attached to a heavy-space-thingy attached to a great big parachute...
This cannot be good, folks.
 
2004-09-08 11:29:27 AM  
Just for grins, go to weather dot gov and the track should be visible on radar.

(Sometimes this works for meteor showers on cloudy nights.)
 
2004-09-08 11:30:17 AM  
LOL.. this feed looks like a video game! And where is the Quicktime stream? fark Real Player and Windows media player
 
2004-09-08 11:30:21 AM  
Bearing 2-65, 20 miles out from drop zone...

Nifty! it's going to go off without a hitch... or else it's going to make the whole planet zombified...

Do you think nasa is seeing a spike in it's viewing right now?
 
2004-09-08 11:30:26 AM  
Umm...this is hella cool.
 
2004-09-08 11:30:27 AM  
Wow, CGI has improved a lot in the last few years...
 
2004-09-08 11:30:47 AM  
[image from drummerworld.com too old to be available]
 
2004-09-08 11:31:29 AM  
Dude! it's going to crash into Idaho!

Attack of the mutant potatos!
 
2004-09-08 11:31:42 AM  
Watching it on Nasa Channel right now. Can't wait to see if all three helicopters will start spinning uncontrolably and slam into the ground as soon as it enters viewing range...
 
2004-09-08 11:31:53 AM  
The whole mission could be a failure if they find bubblegum stuck to the sun samplers.

/"Sun Samplers" - Wank rock band from out of this world
 
2004-09-08 11:32:28 AM  
My bad, it's hitting Utah...
 
2004-09-08 11:32:31 AM  
hey twitch, just go with real alternative. no spyware.
 
2004-09-08 11:32:42 AM  
whoops, somebody left their microphone on in the Jet Propulsion Lavatory.

/rimshot
 
2004-09-08 11:32:55 AM  
Still no cure for gravity.
 
2004-09-08 11:32:57 AM  
i thought idaho too when i first watched that animation Fool_Marquis
 
2004-09-08 11:33:09 AM  
I'll have to check this out later tonight, tonight, tonight, ooooo-oooooo.
 
2004-09-08 11:33:11 AM  
How is the military chopper staying in the air? The rotors appear to turning to slowly!

Is this all a shenanigan?
 
2004-09-08 11:33:12 AM  
"I think he's attempting re-entry, Sir."
 
2004-09-08 11:33:42 AM  
All your parachutes are belong to us
 
2004-09-08 11:34:03 AM  
This borders on cool, but I'll be waiting for the webcast to crash just as something pro happens.
 
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