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(KOTV)   Alas, the dream to launch an Oklahoma space tourism industry is dead. Turns out nobody would want to travel there in the first place and the citizens don't rightly trust them durn fool rocket thing-a-ma-jiggers anyway   (newson6.com) divider line 47
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2010-07-09 12:53:01 AM
www.jackdalesportsline.com
 
2010-07-09 09:18:01 AM
Plus, their state school board would have to admit that the Earth is indeed spherical once it is visually confirmed by a local resident.
 
2010-07-09 09:23:51 AM
Did anyone really think that turd would fly?

I mean come on, converting a commercial jet design to a space plane? This is rocket science, not backyard hackery.

www.hayadan.org.il
 
2010-07-09 09:25:03 AM
onceuponageek.com

I guess we'll just have to wait for Iowa and the birth of the Federation.
 
2010-07-09 09:25:08 AM
Oklahoma's space program involves getting drunk, driving out in to the fields and waiting to be abducted by aliens.

upload.wikimedia.org

Everyone knows Montana is where the real space travel research is going on.
 
2010-07-09 09:25:52 AM
You know, there are a few reasons NASA launches from Florida.
 
2010-07-09 09:26:05 AM
Certainly Oklahoma has progressed enough to call them thing-a-ma-jegroes by now.
 
2010-07-09 09:27:32 AM
The headline is funnah cause if you don't live in a large, heavily populated area, pay $8 for a cup of coffee, $2500/mo for rent, wallow in homeless drug addicts and beggers while wearing black 90% of the time - you're probably some uneducated rube, destined to a life of dimwitted, inbred stereotypes.

ahahahahahaha... or not.
 
2010-07-09 09:28:13 AM
cksewell: Certainly Oklahoma has progressed enough to call them thing-a-ma-jegroes thing-a-ma-attractive-and-successful by now.
 
2010-07-09 09:29:03 AM
stuhayes2010: You know, there are a few reasons NASA launches from Florida.

Isn't it a lot easier to launch a rocket into space from a place on Earth closer to the equator?

cksewell: Certainly Oklahoma has progressed enough to call them thing-a-ma-jegroes by now.

+1
 
2010-07-09 09:30:13 AM
cksewell: Certainly Oklahoma has progressed enough to call them thing-a-ma-jegroes by now.

OK, I laughed at the headline but this is perfection.

And yes bump, you are an uneducated rube destined to a life of dimwittery.
 
2010-07-09 09:30:24 AM
bump: The headline is funnah cause if you don't live in a large, heavily populated area, pay $8 for a cup of coffee, $2500/mo for rent, wallow in homeless drug addicts and beggers while wearing black 90% of the time - you're probably some uneducated rube, destined to a life of dimwitted, inbred stereotypes.

ahahahahahaha... or not.


Don't you know by now? Everything ever done that was important was done in some big city.
 
2010-07-09 09:34:25 AM
I lived in Oklahoma for a few years while I was in the Army. I have to say it was the most laid-back, friendly place I have lived. The cost of living is low, and if you are into nature and outdoor recreation, it is a great place to live.

It does tend to get hot as hell in the summer though.
 
2010-07-09 09:36:32 AM
Maybe they could set up a Jaunt station.
 
2010-07-09 09:37:26 AM
Gol' darn it, Crushinator!
i33.photobucket.com
 
2010-07-09 09:38:01 AM
timetravelershow.com
 
2010-07-09 09:39:33 AM
Couldn't be any worse than Spaceport Sheboygan.
 
2010-07-09 09:40:56 AM
Big Kahuna Burger: stuhayes2010: You know, there are a few reasons NASA launches from Florida.

Isn't it a lot easier to launch a rocket into space from a place on Earth closer to the equator?



That, and accident fall into the ocean, not into a suburb.
 
2010-07-09 09:41:59 AM
bump: The headline is funnah cause if you don't live in a large, heavily populated area, pay $8 for a cup of coffee, $2500/mo for rent, wallow in homeless drug addicts and beggers while wearing black 90% of the time - you're probably some uneducated rube, destined to a life of dimwitted, inbred stereotypes.

ahahahahahaha... or not.


Nah. If you live in a place like say rural California, or New Mexico or Maryland or Virginia or whatever that's cool.

Oklahoma though is known for being 'special.' I'll leave that one for you to figure out.
 
2010-07-09 09:49:38 AM
Well, at least they have ... uh, basketball?
 
2010-07-09 09:51:45 AM
stuhayes2010: Big Kahuna Burger: stuhayes2010: You know, there are a few reasons NASA launches from Florida.

Isn't it a lot easier to launch a rocket into space from a place on Earth closer to the equator?

That, and accident fall into the ocean, not into a suburb.


whole thing!?
 
2010-07-09 09:59:22 AM
And naturally it was done with taxpayer money. Nobody would put their own cash into such idiocy.

I wonder if bankruptcy was the plan from the start.

1) Get $12 million in taxpayer money, by kicking back to pols.
B Spend a fraction of that on project.
III Declare bankruptcy
^D Move to Caymans with a few leftover millions.
 
2010-07-09 10:01:44 AM
Sneakytoes: Couldn't be any worse than Spaceport Sheboygan.

At least Sheboygan has worthwhile beer and top-grade bratwurst.
 
2010-07-09 10:04:24 AM
The reason they were consideeing building such a thing here is the same reason we already have the largest air force logistics base in the country: we have more days of blue sky than any other spot in the country.

As for being backwards hicks? Well oklahoma has been pretty quick to embrace technology, unlike you yankies who thought a steam boat was witchcraft a la fultons "folley"

And I think you'll find its our neighbors to the south changing textbooks...
 
2010-07-09 10:05:14 AM
www.lordyuanshu.com
 
2010-07-09 10:08:22 AM
Not impressed.
farm5.static.flickr.com
 
2010-07-09 10:16:17 AM
Really? No "Astronaut Farmer" pics yet? You guys are slipping.
 
2010-07-09 10:18:08 AM
if you think you're too cool to be interested in going to oklahoma, don't go there. okies won't much notice (or regret) your absence.
 
2010-07-09 10:20:00 AM
As a life long Oklahoman, all I can say is Thank FSM for Arkansas!
 
2010-07-09 10:23:30 AM
Okie Cynic: if you think you're too cool to be interested in going to oklahoma, don't go there. okies won't much notice (or regret) your absence.

You moved from Tulsa to Dallas? That's like going from the outhouse to the latrine!

/I keed, I keed. We love Tulsa.
 
2010-07-09 10:25:45 AM
Well, NASA's mission is only to improve relations with the Muslim world. Duh.
 
2010-07-09 10:30:34 AM
Crocodilly_Pontifex: Really? No "Astronaut Farmer" pics yet? You guys are slipping.

See my above post. Unless you meant the movie.
 
2010-07-09 10:31:14 AM
Thunderpipes: Well, NASA's mission is only to improve relations with the Muslim world. Duh.

Who let you out of the Politics tab? Go away.
 
2010-07-09 10:36:33 AM
CaptainWes: Thunderpipes: Well, NASA's mission is only to improve relations with the Muslim world. Duh.

Who let you out of the Politics tab? Go away.


No, and you realize that "joke" I made is actually a statement made by a NASA official?

Lighten up Francis, Jesus Christ.
 
2010-07-09 10:41:20 AM
It's not "anyway" -- it's "anyhow" -- that's how I know you're not an actual Okie.
 
2010-07-09 10:46:05 AM
Well, that's OK.
 
2010-07-09 10:51:59 AM
Lord, the money we do spend on Government and it's not one bit better than the government we got for one-third the money twenty years ago........

Come for the space tourism, stay for the Will Rogers quotes.
 
2010-07-09 12:34:17 PM
Hoyt Axton once said that Tulsa is the cultural center of the universe. Hoyt is never wrong.
 
2010-07-09 12:41:56 PM
Well at least we still have a Space Camp in (cue banjo music)... Alabama.
 
M-G
2010-07-09 01:42:15 PM
flaming99: I lived in Oklahoma for a few years while I was in the Army. I have to say it was the most laid-back, friendly place I have lived. The cost of living is low, and if you are into nature and outdoor recreation, it is a great place to live.

It does tend to get hot as hell in the summer though.


Hot, but usually the wind is sweeping down the plain.....so not too bad.

And yes, it is pretty friendly. Too bad it's also full of religious fundies who think people like Tom Coburn have good ideas.

The cost of living is pretty low, but at least in Tulsa, car insurance was stupid expensive, since apparently no traffic accident is too minor for a lawsuit.

/spent 3 years there, glad to be out
 
2010-07-09 01:45:29 PM
blogs.discovermagazine.com

Oklahoma ain't the kind of place to raise your kids...
In fact it's redneck as hell...
 
2010-07-09 02:41:37 PM
Not sure why someone would attempt to build a spaceport in the middle of tornado alley anyway.
 
2010-07-09 03:11:32 PM

UberDave


Plus, their state school board would have to admit that the Earth is indeed spherical once it is visually confirmed by a local resident.


It's an oblate spheroid, actually. Are you from Oklahoma or something?

:-)
 
2010-07-09 03:24:28 PM
PPL_Wannabe: Not sure why someone would attempt to build a spaceport in the middle of tornado alley anyway.

Because after you've seen a few F5s, you really need to up the ante.

/love tornado season
//y'all
 
2010-07-09 04:15:16 PM
Damn, no Burns Flat, OK spaceport ... where will our Space Marines on Mars flee to when the demons come?

/obscure Doom III reference
 
2010-07-09 06:46:00 PM
I love living in Oklahoma. And you had to be a farking ratard to not see this coming a mile away.
 
2010-07-10 05:01:01 AM
NASA really did have plans to put a space-port in Burns Flat, OK, a la Doom, but the plan fell through a few years ago. Would've been sweet, and a good way to shoe-horn real science into down-sliding Oklahoma curriculum.
 
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