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(Gizmodo)   Coolest picture of the shuttle Endeavor photobombing a kid's backyard basketball game you'll see today   (gizmodo.com) divider line 38
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2012-10-22 12:43:52 PM
j.wigflip.com
 
2012-10-22 01:00:14 PM
When the Enterprise flew over Hudson River Park I got so excited that I forgot I had a camera.
 
So later I made my coworkers pose like they were watching it fly overhead.  Pointing and oohing and ahhing and all that jazz.
 
2012-10-22 01:19:00 PM
Sad that they think backyard hoops is more important.
 
2012-10-22 02:35:08 PM
Isn't this more of a testament to the person taking the picture? Clearly he/she knew the Endeavor was coming down the road. I'm more apt to believe he/she just told the kids to start playing basketball, so this accidentally on-purpose photobomb could happen. I think it's sad that the person taking the picture thought the 'photobomb' was more important than getting those kids on the curb to watch it go by.
 
2012-10-22 03:02:58 PM

JMcDub: Isn't this more of a testament to the person taking the picture? Clearly he/she knew the Endeavor was coming down the road. I'm more apt to believe he/she just told the kids to start playing basketball, so this accidentally on-purpose photobomb could happen. I think it's sad that the person taking the picture thought the 'photobomb' was more important than getting those kids on the curb to watch it go by.


Or someone was watching them play basketball and heard some ruckus and took a photo. Seems more likely than a grand conspiracy to gain internet fame.
 
2012-10-22 03:44:49 PM
'bombing' + space shuttle = hilarity
 
2012-10-22 03:54:33 PM
Given the speed at which the Endeavour was moving, I suspect they could have gotten in a game to 21 and a quick game of HORSE and still gotten out there to watch it go by.
 
2012-10-22 03:55:28 PM
More than likely they got bored with like, 902392394 people in front of their house and the shuttle moving 1 mph. It's not like they didn't have a chance to see it. They probably just wanted to get out of the way at that point.
 
2012-10-22 03:57:04 PM

JMcDub: Isn't this more of a testament to the person taking the picture? Clearly he/she knew the Endeavor was coming down the road. I'm more apt to believe he/she just told the kids to start playing basketball, so this accidentally on-purpose photobomb could happen. I think it's sad that the person taking the picture thought the 'photobomb' was more important than getting those kids on the curb to watch it go by.


Endeavor traveled at like 1 mph through the streets. There was plenty of time to frame the photo without it negatively impacting the kids' ability to get a good look at the shuttle.
 
2012-10-22 04:02:30 PM
It would have been very tempting to slap a "Foxy Grandma" bumper sticker on it.
 
2012-10-22 04:03:55 PM
All I can think of whilst seeing that pic is

"Dinsdale?"
 
2012-10-22 04:10:20 PM
And cue Ambition Demotivational poster...
 
2012-10-22 04:16:46 PM
Hmm. Never saw the name on the shuttle's side before, nor did I know it was spelled "Endeavour." Curiosity led me to Wikipedia...

The orbiter is named after the British HMS Endeavour, the ship which took Captain James Cook on his first voyage of discovery (1768-1771).[5] This is why the name is spelled in the British English manner, rather than the American English ("Endeavor").

The more you know.
 
2012-10-22 04:18:42 PM

meddleRPI: More than likely they got bored with like, 902392394 people in front of their house and the shuttle moving 1 mph. It's not like they didn't have a chance to see it. They probably just wanted to get out of the way at that point.


True,

They probably were watching for 5 hours already and got bored by the time it got to their house.
 
2012-10-22 04:19:29 PM
Someone needs to get those kids a new net.
 
2012-10-22 04:31:24 PM
Going to defend the kids and say it was probably stuck in front of there apartment for hours...

Then I was going to say someone needs to get those kids a new net...

// already been covered, I see.
// Since we're buying Biden a Trans-Am, Farkers should unite and get these kids a net
//...
 
2012-10-22 04:33:51 PM
And on that day Basketball Jones did not give a fark.
 
2012-10-22 04:41:25 PM

Muta: Someone needs to get those kids a new net.


I'd say it looks like somebody's too lazy to fix the one they have.
Yeah, I said it.
Too lazy.
 
2012-10-22 04:42:33 PM
Cut the tattered remains of the net off, or spend $5 for a new one. Lazy farkers.
 
2012-10-22 04:44:47 PM
Annett for the kids.

galeri.uludagsozluk.com
 
2012-10-22 05:00:07 PM
One man has taken it even further.

He has photobombed the space shuttle.

He is... the most interesting man in the world.

lh5.googleusercontent.com
 
2012-10-22 05:00:09 PM
media.giantbomb.com

Approves
 
2012-10-22 05:40:39 PM
The picture is presented without context. It's entirely likely they'd already checked out the shuttle, as it wasn't moving quickly and stopped a LOT.
 
2012-10-22 05:56:36 PM
Just wait till you see the girl sitting on the roof
 
2012-10-22 06:12:07 PM
Also, this photo is not "cool" considering it was in the LA Times slideshow the day it was taken.
 
2012-10-22 06:18:51 PM
/r/today/day it was taken

FTFS
 
2012-10-22 06:56:34 PM

styckx: Just wait till you see the girl sitting on the roof


yeah i've definitely found the cover of my first prog album
 
2012-10-22 07:03:02 PM
The only thing I thought was Traymond doesn't appear to be dressed properly for a good game of 1 on 1.
 
2012-10-22 07:08:55 PM

MonkeyAngst: Hmm. Never saw the name on the shuttle's side before, nor did I know it was spelled "Endeavour." Curiosity led me to Wikipedia...

The orbiter is named after the British HMS Endeavour, the ship which took Captain James Cook on his first voyage of discovery (1768-1771).[5] This is why the name is spelled in the British English manner, rather than the American English ("Endeavor").

The more you know.


If I'm not mistaken, there was some minor scuttlebut a few years ago when some official or quasi-official NASA signage erroneously used the "-vor" spelling instead of the "-vour". I probably read about it courtesy of FARK.
 
2012-10-22 07:22:56 PM
Brick-House

Sad that they think backyard hoops is more important.
Someone keep track.

I've got a 50 that says that like that shuttle these two also end up in a state run building.
 
2012-10-22 08:09:07 PM

OnlyM3: Brick-House

Sad that they think backyard hoops is more important. Someone keep track.

I've got a 50 that says that like that shuttle these two also end up in a state run building.


Why won't fark combine colors? In this instance, both posters here are favorited in light red. Why, when this happens, won't fark add them together for a deeper red?
 
2012-10-22 08:14:36 PM
FTA: "Sup boys? No interest in f*cking science or what?"

Likely, no.
 
2012-10-22 10:09:18 PM

Oreamnos: MonkeyAngst: Hmm. Never saw the name on the shuttle's side before, nor did I know it was spelled "Endeavour." Curiosity led me to Wikipedia...

The orbiter is named after the British HMS Endeavour, the ship which took Captain James Cook on his first voyage of discovery (1768-1771).[5] This is why the name is spelled in the British English manner, rather than the American English ("Endeavor").

The more you know.

If I'm not mistaken, there was some minor scuttlebut a few years ago when some official or quasi-official NASA signage erroneously used the "-vor" spelling instead of the "-vour". I probably read about it courtesy of FARK.


img.metro.co.uk
 
2012-10-22 11:10:18 PM
Maybe it's just the angle, but it looks way too close to the building to be real.
The wingspan on a Space Shuttle is pretty wide, and they didn't take the wings off, AFAIK.
i.dailymail.co.uk
 
2012-10-23 12:48:16 AM
President Obama also takes more interest in "hoops" than the Space Shuttle.
 
2012-10-23 04:53:00 AM

Saturn5: Maybe it's just the angle, but it looks way too close to the building to be real.
The wingspan on a Space Shuttle is pretty wide, and they didn't take the wings off, AFAIK.
[i.dailymail.co.uk image 634x460]


Part of it might be the angle, but there really were several places where they had the shuttle's wings pass within inches of buildings, light posts, or trees on either side. I can't imagine the amount of planning that went into the whole event.
 
2012-10-23 10:37:18 AM

cyberspacedout: Saturn5: Maybe it's just the angle, but it looks way too close to the building to be real.
The wingspan on a Space Shuttle is pretty wide, and they didn't take the wings off, AFAIK.
[i.dailymail.co.uk image 634x460]

Part of it might be the angle, but there really were several places where they had the shuttle's wings pass within inches of buildings, light posts, or trees on either side. I can't imagine the amount of planning that went into the whole event.


I actually met the guy that did it last week at Udvar-Hazy in Virginia. Very nice, smart person who gave us a tour of Discovery.
 
2012-10-24 12:40:39 AM

cyberspacedout: Saturn5: Maybe it's just the angle, but it looks way too close to the building to be real.
The wingspan on a Space Shuttle is pretty wide, and they didn't take the wings off, AFAIK.
[i.dailymail.co.uk image 634x460]

Part of it might be the angle, but there really were several places where they had the shuttle's wings pass within inches of buildings, light posts, or trees on either side. I can't imagine the amount of planning that went into the whole event.


I just found a page with a couple animated GIF files showing the narrow clearance as they moved the shuttle over Crenshaw Drive:

http://gizmodo.com/5952220/every-time-i-watch-this-im-sure-the-space -s huttle-will-lose-a-wing
 
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