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2007-08-03 03:49:46 PM  
My bad Christa McAuliffe jokes:

Q. Why did her students hate her?
A. She kept blowing up in front of class.

Q. What were last words?
A. What does this button do?

Q. Where did she spend her last vacation?
A. All over Florida

Q. What were last words to her husband?
A. While I'm gone you feed the dogs and I'll feed the fish.

Q. What was the last thing to go through her mind?
A. the control panel.
 
2007-08-03 03:53:55 PM  
BURN
 
2007-08-03 04:02:37 PM  
Godspeed to her and the entire crew of the Widowmaker.
 
2007-08-03 04:04:55 PM  
"Member of the Teacher in Space Program

NASA selected McAuliffe for this position on July 19, 1985 (another teacher, Barbara Morgan, served as her backup). In the autumn of that year, both she and Morgan took a year-long leave of absence from teaching (NASA paid their salaries) to train for an early 1986 space shuttle mission. As part of the STS-51-L crew, she would be considered a Payload Specialist and would teach lessons from space. After being chosen to be the first teacher in space, McAuliffe was interviewed by many TV personalities..."

I bet Babs is glad she lost that particular round of rouchambeau..
 
2007-08-03 04:06:39 PM  
Well, technically, she will be the first teacher ever launched into space since the last one didn't quite make it.
 
2007-08-03 04:10:31 PM  
My bad Christa McAuliffe jokes:

How do we know that Christa McAuliffe had dandruff?

They found her Head and Shoulders on the beach.
 
2007-08-03 04:17:03 PM  
My bad Christa McAuliffe jokes:

I heard she had blue eyes.

One blew east and the other blew west.
 
2007-08-03 04:19:00 PM  
5000_gallons_of_toothpaste: Well, technically, she will be the first teacher ever launched into space since the last one didn't quite make it.

That's what I said when I heard this "second teacher into space" thing on the news yesterday.

This one would definitely be first, lol.
 
2007-08-03 04:20:05 PM  
www.hightechscience.org

"If at first you don't succeed..."
 
2007-08-03 04:28:33 PM  
smitty - McAuliffe taught her students something about physics, right? Is that what you were driving at??
 
2007-08-03 04:41:41 PM  
d.yimg.com
hope that dude in the back likes being stalked, cuz she's got that "plenty-of-fresh-diapers-on-hand" look
 
2007-08-03 04:47:07 PM  
It's still stupid to send a teacher into space when most students are on summer vacation.
 
2007-08-03 05:10:06 PM  
Why the hell didn't they just keep putting money into the space plane? A much better investment than strapping astronauts atop large canisters of explosives.
 
2007-08-03 05:10:43 PM  
I was going to create a FAIL image of the Challenger explosion, but for some reason I thought I would receive scorn from the higher ups for it.

Anyone else feel like tempting fate?
 
2007-08-03 05:18:29 PM  
clanque: It's still stupid to send a teacher into space when most students are on summer vacation.

Why teachers? How come they won't send reporters into space? Writers? Farkers? Do we not drink enough?
 
2007-08-03 05:39:31 PM  
"Roger, go at throttle-up."
 
2007-08-03 05:41:42 PM  
d.yimg.com

Is that Mariano Rivera?
 
2007-08-03 06:44:50 PM  
Isn't this eaxctly the same as the one reading:

<b>NASA delays shuttle launch one day, giving Fark Admins one more day of sorting through "assplode soon" submissions</b>
Someone is asleep
 
2007-08-03 06:48:01 PM  
d.yimg.comimg392.imageshack.us
 
2007-08-03 06:48:30 PM  
Hey I went to McAuliffe Middle School so I'm getting a kick out of these replies

/sorry I did I used this wrong
//never knew her was born same year she died
///
 
2007-08-03 06:48:32 PM  
1985?

Challenger was 1986
 
2007-08-03 06:50:25 PM  
For God's sake please don't let the teacher's students watch the shuttle launch live again. I still have nightmares about the nightmares those kids must've had.
 
2007-08-03 06:51:18 PM  
BKITU: "Roger, go at throttle-up."

Not nice.

laughed also.
 
2007-08-03 06:51:55 PM  
My bad Christa McAuliffe jokes:

Q:What does NASA stand for
A:Need Another Seven astronauts

Q:What subject did Christi McAuliffe teach?
A:Well she used to teach math, but now she's history.
 
2007-08-03 06:52:23 PM  
Stop dissing the space shuttle.

On most flights it does NOT destroy itself, lose the payload and kill the entire crew.
 
2007-08-03 06:53:00 PM  
My hero is Wan Hu:

First documented attempt at spaceflight in 1500 in China: Wan Hu used fireworks (rockets) strapped to chair - disappeared in ensuing explosion
 
2007-08-03 06:55:17 PM  
LiquidTester

MYTH: busted.
 
2007-08-03 06:56:03 PM  
I'll never forget it. I live in FL and watched it.
Bunch of us standing in the courtyard of a school. As soon as it blew up, we knew it..but couldn't grasp it. One of the teachers (Mr Rodriguez) started ushering us into the school very quickly and then he turned on the radio to find out the details.
 
2007-08-03 06:56:20 PM  
I didn't see the first teacher asplode, maybe I can see this one!

/goes back under bridge, haha
 
2007-08-03 06:57:42 PM  
Hmmm, I wonder what Star Jones is doing right now?
 
2007-08-03 06:58:19 PM  
All who have flown on the shuttle were "launched".

Fewer reached orbit. Fewer still landed safely.

Personally, I'm gonna crack me a cold one when the last shuttle mission is done. Jesus. What a scary ride.

/Can't wait for the next vehicle. Apollo was great. This one was a nightmare.
 
2007-08-03 06:58:49 PM  
studebaker hoch

I don't belittle your religion.

Regardless, new hero:

www.vinland.org

Godspeed brave monkey!
 
2007-08-03 07:00:10 PM  
LiquidTester: My hero is Wan Hu:

First documented attempt at spaceflight in 1500 in China: Wan Hu used fireworks (rockets) strapped to chair - disappeared in ensuing explosion


Hu was the first man in space? And just Wan attempted this?
 
2007-08-03 07:00:56 PM  
Q. What color were Christie's eyes?
A. Blue! One Blue left, one Blue right!

Q. What were the last words on the black box?
A. No! Not that button!
 
2007-08-03 07:03:20 PM  
The space shuttle was a good piece when it was first designed 30 years ago, but it has long since outlived its usefulness.

And we haven't designed and built anything better in the ensuing 30 years.

But of course we have exported more than $7.5 trillion to oil-producing countries, many of whom hate us, we have wasted more money than anyone can count in more ways than anyone can count, ad so it goes, ad infinitum ad endless nauseam.


This country has gone from a can-do nation to a can-not nation.

Everybody got chicken, that's my guess.
 
2007-08-03 07:04:11 PM  
Teacher go boom
 
2007-08-03 07:04:25 PM  
The Legend of Wan Hu

The legend of Wan Hu was not recorded in any Chinese history book. It was first mentioned in print in Rockets and Jets written by American author Herbert S. Zim in 1945.

"Early in the sixteenth century, Wan decided to take advantage of China's advanced rocket and fireworks technology to launch himself into outer space. He supposedly had a chair built with forty-seven rockets attached. On the day of lift-off, Wan, splendidly attired, climbed into his rocket chair and forty seven servants lit the fuses and then hastily ran for cover. There was a huge explosion. When the smoke cleared, Wan and the chair were gone, and was said never to have been seen again."

The legend was then introduced into China via translation, and that is why the exact Chinese name that this legendary person had (萬虎 or 萬戶) as mentioned above could not be determined just based on the pronunciation.

The story is more of an urban legend invented in the 20th century rather than part of Chinese historical records.

Another legend describes a sled-like vehicle with many kites attached.

/Just because it may not be real doesn't mean it can't be the cornerstone of my religion
 
2007-08-03 07:05:30 PM  
aaaah i remember that day like it was yesterday.
 
2007-08-03 07:06:21 PM  
Subbie needs to remember his history better. The Challenger blew up on January 28, 1986 - and it was a Tuesday by the way. I remember the date well, but for a different reason.
 
2007-08-03 07:06:38 PM  
You can't send teachers into space...

They just fall to pieces.
 
2007-08-03 07:08:37 PM  
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2007-08-03 07:09:39 PM  
this is just a distraction away from the truth... the truth! dammit!!

peacemoonbeam.typepad.com
 
2007-08-03 07:09:54 PM  
DJA02119:

Q: What color were Christa McAuliffe's eyes?
A: One blew this way, one blew that way.
 
2007-08-03 07:10:52 PM  
How does putting a teacher into space make the world better?
 
2007-08-03 07:15:30 PM  
HoneyDog: Subbie needs to remember his history better. The Challenger blew up on January 28, 1986 - and it was a Tuesday by the way. I remember the date well, but for a different reason.

Ok, I'll bite. Why?
 
2007-08-03 07:17:02 PM  
clanque: It's still stupid to send a teacher into space when most students are on summer vacation.

Probably don't want to traumatize another generation of kids.
 
2007-08-03 07:17:48 PM  
Barbara Morgan = First woman in space*
 
2007-08-03 07:18:48 PM  
d.yimg.com


I'd hit it.

 
2007-08-03 07:23:22 PM  
And for you Super Bowl XX Bostonians:

Q: What's the difference between the shuttle and the New England Patriots?

A: The Patriots made it past Miami.
 
2007-08-03 07:24:29 PM  
space.about.com

Morgan and McAuliffe

d.yimg.com
Morgan now.

Morgan shows improvement with age, but McAuliffe was still better lookin. Betcha I know why Morgan got bumped...
 
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