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(NASA)   Batstronaut slips the surly bonds of earth   (nasa.gov) divider line 106
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2009-03-18 03:42:06 AM  
How cool. Wonder how far the little guy made it?
 
2009-03-18 04:00:19 AM  
JacksBlack: How cool. Wonder how far the little guy made it?

Poor little guy. Probably kept up with you for the first mile or two...........
 
2009-03-18 04:01:48 AM  
robmilmel: JacksBlack: How cool. Wonder how far the little guy made it?

Poor little guy. Probably kept up with you for the first mile or two...........


Bwaaaaaahahaha!
 
2009-03-18 04:53:41 AM  
He probably hung on until the aerodynamic forces grew too strong and he was blown off (so to speak), which would have been relatively soon after launch, considering how fast that thing accelerates. It's possible he survived, but bloody unlikely.

I've done it a few times with bugs on my windscreen that refuse to get off. Increase the speed gradually to see if they can hang on. Best bug hit 80 mph until I got bored and hit him with the windscreen washer and wiper.

/small things please small minds
 
2009-03-18 05:16:06 AM  
ElPresidente: I've done it a few times with bugs on my windscreen that refuse to get off. Increase the speed gradually to see if they can hang on. Best bug hit 80 mph until I got bored and hit him with the windscreen washer and wiper.

/small things please small minds


I did that with my wife once.
 
2009-03-18 05:27:16 AM  
robmilmel: JacksBlack: How cool. Wonder how far the little guy made it?

Poor little guy. Probably kept up with you for the first mile or two...........


Heh! First thing I thought of too.
 
2009-03-18 05:45:57 AM  
"Batstronaut slips the surly bonds of earth life"

Fixed.
 
2009-03-18 06:33:39 AM  
JacksBlack: How cool. Wonder how far the little guy made it?

I guess the last remains of white ashes blew away about 50 feet later.

There's some serious heat happening directly underneath his ass.
 
2009-03-18 06:33:46 AM  
img1.picturewizard.com
 
2009-03-18 06:34:16 AM  
Obviously didn't have wings like a shield of steel.
 
2009-03-18 06:41:15 AM  
And no one thought to use a ladder because...
 
2009-03-18 07:01:11 AM  
jondiced: And no one thought to use a ladder because...

Well it's NASA. A ladder during launch procedures would cost millions.

Besides, it's a fruit bat. They aren't exactly an endangered species. I think I killed one a couple years ago by accident when he flew into my head.

Bats are cool but not always very bright.
 
2009-03-18 07:01:36 AM  
He had to find some way of getting back to the JLA satellite
 
2009-03-18 07:04:51 AM  
Archie Goodwin: Obviously didn't have wings like a shield of steel.

Never expected to read a Batfink reference. Anywhere. Ever.
 
2009-03-18 07:09:07 AM  
Archie Goodwin: Obviously didn't have wings like a shield of steel.

Hugo A-Go-Go will never disturb him again.

RIP, little dude.
 
2009-03-18 07:23:06 AM  
YEEEEE HAWWWWW!!!
 
2009-03-18 07:36:56 AM  
Great. Now we'll probably have a bunch of PETA protestors at the gate when I show up for work today.
 
2009-03-18 08:20:05 AM  
"I'm a bat. I can breathe in space"
 
2009-03-18 08:26:41 AM  
Mayhem_2006: "I'm a bat. I can breathe in space"

..."Suck my Diiiick, I can breathe in space."
 
2009-03-18 08:56:19 AM  
"I am a leaf on the wind. Watch how I soar."

/obligatory
 
2009-03-18 09:10:47 AM  
One small flight for a bat,

a giant leap forward for batkind.
 
2009-03-18 09:16:54 AM  
Batman gonna' be pissed!
 
2009-03-18 09:17:40 AM  
I bet it doesn't have enough guts to do that again.
 
2009-03-18 09:28:09 AM  
Icarus, that you?
 
2009-03-18 09:34:15 AM  
This is good tidings, ike when the Vikings would launch a longboat over a slave.
 
2009-03-18 09:36:10 AM  
JacksBlack: How cool. Wonder how far the little guy made it?

I'd bet it was off within the 1st 10 seconds.
 
2009-03-18 09:36:29 AM  
nananananananana BATSTRONAUT!
 
2009-03-18 09:44:44 AM  
OtherLittleGuy: "I am a leaf on the wind. Watch how I soar."

/obligatory


He died immediately after saying that.
 
2009-03-18 09:45:12 AM  
Now its time for another exiting episode of:

BAAAAAAAAAATS IIIIIIIIIIIIIN SPAAAAAAAAAAACE!
 
2009-03-18 09:50:30 AM  
kyleaugustus: OtherLittleGuy: "I am a leaf on the wind. Watch how I soar."

/obligatory

He died immediately after saying that.


Were there reavers shooting at the shuttle?
 
2009-03-18 09:59:07 AM  
Fail in Human Form: kyleaugustus: OtherLittleGuy: "I am a leaf on the wind. Watch how I soar."

/obligatory

He died immediately after saying that.

Were there reavers shooting at the shuttle?


The crippled bat body on the shuttle disguised the vessel. They passed safely through reaver space.
 
2009-03-18 10:03:31 AM  
Article says a bat expert figured it had a broken wing, so the bat was likely on its way out anyway.

Frankly, if I was going to die anyway, spending my final minutes clinging to a launching space shuttle would be a pretty damn great way to go.
 
2009-03-18 10:04:29 AM  
Anyone else see "batstronaut" in the headline and think Lisa Nowak (crazy diaper-wearing astronaut lady) killed herself?
 
2009-03-18 10:08:22 AM  
Lord Brixton: He had to find some way of getting back to the JLA satellite

beehivehairdresser.com

"The Chiropteran community is not amused by your shenanigans."

/Came for for Batman riffs, leaving satisfied in a puff of smoke and a swirl of cape.
 
2009-03-18 10:08:28 AM  
The Slush: Anyone else see "batstronaut" in the headline and think Lisa Nowak (crazy diaper-wearing astronaut lady) killed herself?

Yup
 
2009-03-18 10:14:33 AM  
The Slush: Anyone else see "batstronaut" in the headline and think Lisa Nowak (crazy diaper-wearing astronaut lady) killed herself?

That is exactly what I thought when I saw the thread...
 
2009-03-18 10:23:27 AM  
"Batstronaut" has officially replaced "Octomom" as my favorite fark neologism (farkologism?)
 
2009-03-18 10:30:19 AM  
Sgt. Pepper: "Batstronaut" has officially replaced "Octomom" as my favorite fark neologism (farkologism?)

Farkmanteau.
 
2009-03-18 10:49:44 AM  
Ground Control to Major Bat
Commencing countdown, engines on
Check ignition and may God's love be with you....
 
2009-03-18 10:50:50 AM  
OtherLittleGuy: "I am a leaf on the wind. Watch how I soar."

*SNORT*
 
2009-03-18 10:55:20 AM  
not seen in pic: the thick trail of guano streaming down the side of the booster at liftoff.

img25.imageshack.us
 
2009-03-18 10:59:06 AM  
He's the goddamn bat, man.

/boo
//hiss
 
2009-03-18 11:02:50 AM  
A CNN article on the same topic ended with "no word if the bat was still attached when the shuttle reached the space station." Reportertard doesn't know that the fuel tank is jettisoned in flight, it seems.

/submitted with better headline
 
2009-03-18 11:09:08 AM  
What are these Goddamn animals?!

We can't lift-off here, this is Bat Country!

NASA...poor bastards. They'll see the animals soon enough.

/Aaaand I'm spent.
 
2009-03-18 11:11:04 AM  
ElPresidente: He probably hung on until the aerodynamic forces grew too strong and he was blown off (so to speak), which would have been relatively soon after launch, considering how fast that thing accelerates. It's possible he survived, but bloody unlikely.

I've done it a few times with bugs on my windscreen that refuse to get off. Increase the speed gradually to see if they can hang on. Best bug hit 80 mph until I got bored and hit him with the windscreen washer and wiper.

/small things please small minds


He would have possibly survived, but then fried to a crisp by the rocket exhaust.
 
2009-03-18 11:13:51 AM  
pbskids.org

Impressed.

/hot as the Foolish Magistrate's daughters
 
2009-03-18 11:16:39 AM  
Another life lost in our vain attempts at manned spaceflight.

/Actually thinks manned spaceflight is cool and useful.
 
2009-03-18 11:20:54 AM  
jondiced: And no one thought to use a ladder because...

A ladder against the *FOAM* insulation??? A ladder a few hundred feet long? That's a scrubbed launch!!

Furthermore, you don't play around with the rocket once it's been fueled!
 
2009-03-18 11:28:11 AM  
www.giftsandfreeadvice.com
 
2009-03-18 11:33:58 AM  
Aboleth: Archie Goodwin: Obviously didn't have wings like a shield of steel.

Hugo A-Go-Go will never disturb him again.

RIP, little dude.


And here I thought nobody remembered that cartoon.
 
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