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(Mother Nature Network)   Now that it no longer works, the International Space Station's first treadmill is going to be: A) enshrined in the Smithsonian B) put on display in Moscow's Red Square C) jettisoned into space   (mnn.com) divider line 110
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2013-06-13 07:49:02 AM
Yes, but it will be done majestically while The Blue Danube is played.
 
2013-06-13 07:58:51 AM
NOOOOOOOOOOOOOooooooo!!!!

*RTFAs*

Oh

*whew*

For a moment, I thought the C.O.L.B.E.R.T. was the first treadmill on the ISS, and was expecting there to be hell to pay. Nevermind. Crisis averted.

So, uh, does anyone even make any non-crew-rated resupply vehicles that survive reentry? Because, if not, I'm not sure what else anyone would expect them to do. Space is kind of at a premium on the ISS and you don't want to add clutter by tossing it into orbit.

It knew what it was getting into when it launched up there. I say let it burn. ;)
 
2013-06-13 08:04:02 AM
Bit I did walk 5 trillion miles
And I would walk 5 trillion more
 
2013-06-13 08:47:05 AM
You might say that the treadmill is being...*sunglasses*...exorcised.
 
2013-06-13 09:07:21 AM
What's wrong subby? I think that's a badass way to go. I'd rather be floating through billions of miles of space than stuck 6 feet under.
 
2013-06-13 09:10:48 AM

scottydoesntknow: What's wrong subby? I think that's a badass way to go. I'd rather be floating through billions of miles of space than stuck 6 feet under.


We spend all this money on Voyager and the first thing the aliens find is going to be a treadmill.  And they are going to spend centuries trying to puzzle out what the hell this thing is and why we would send it to them.
 
2013-06-13 09:13:41 AM

EvilEgg: scottydoesntknow: What's wrong subby? I think that's a badass way to go. I'd rather be floating through billions of miles of space than stuck 6 feet under.

We spend all this money on Voyager and the first thing the aliens find is going to be a treadmill.  And they are going to spend centuries trying to puzzle out what the hell this thing is and why we would send it to them.


Good. It'll delay the inevitable invasion after they reach the 2000's block of TV with all the reality show crap.
 
2013-06-13 09:21:38 AM

mamoru: NOOOOOOOOOOOOOooooooo!!!!

*RTFAs*

Oh

*whew*

For a moment, I thought the C.O.L.B.E.R.T. was the first treadmill on the ISS, and was expecting there to be hell to pay. Nevermind. Crisis averted.

So, uh, does anyone even make any non-crew-rated resupply vehicles that survive reentry? Because, if not, I'm not sure what else anyone would expect them to do. Space is kind of at a premium on the ISS and you don't want to add clutter by tossing it into orbit.

It knew what it was getting into when it launched up there. I say let it burn. ;)


SpaceX Dragon
 
2013-06-13 09:23:45 AM
When they are done with the ISS, it will burn up hopefully over the Pacific.
 
2013-06-13 09:24:23 AM
Great, that's all we need, physically fit Facehuggers.

Why don't we just shoot steroids, billy clubs, and squirting lapel flowers out into deep space while we are at it?
 
2013-06-13 09:24:52 AM

scottydoesntknow: What's wrong subby? I think that's a badass way to go. I'd rather be floating through billions of miles of space than stuck 6 feet under.


i3.ytimg.com
 
2013-06-13 09:24:57 AM
TIL that human beings can have emotional attachments to treadmills they didn't even know existed until said treadmill gets thrown away....
 
2013-06-13 09:25:06 AM
Please be done at night over the north americas and also eject it so it has a low angle of entry so perhaps we can get a little bit of a light show
 
2013-06-13 09:26:24 AM
I think the Smithsonian will survive without adding a space treadmill to their collection submitter. It's not exactly Neil Armstrong's Helmet in terms of importance now is it?
 
2013-06-13 09:27:20 AM
It would be funny if it fell from orbit and struck a jogger. Because I don't jog so it wouldn't strike me. But if it fell from orbit and hit some idiot in a Miata, it wouldn't be funny. Well, maybe funny but not ironic. And I was going for funny ironic.
 
2013-06-13 09:28:29 AM

EvilEgg: scottydoesntknow: What's wrong subby? I think that's a badass way to go. I'd rather be floating through billions of miles of space than stuck 6 feet under.

We spend all this money on Voyager and the first thing the aliens find is going to be a treadmill.


CGI is expensive, even back then.
 
2013-06-13 09:29:12 AM

Satanic_Hamster: scottydoesntknow: What's wrong subby? I think that's a badass way to go. I'd rather be floating through billions of miles of space than stuck 6 feet under.

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SPAAAAAAAAACE!
 
2013-06-13 09:29:42 AM
mamoru: any non-crew-rated resupply vehicles that survive reentry

i.space.com
Elon Musk will now drop a missile upon your home.
 
2013-06-13 09:29:52 AM
It will probably plummet back to earth and nail some Russian broad right in the babushka.
That country seems to have the luck with getting hit by space debris.
 
2013-06-13 09:30:56 AM
Hey, maybe they'll get lucky and it will land on a museum?
 
2013-06-13 09:31:26 AM
But what will the astronauts drape their dirty laundry on now?
 
2013-06-13 09:31:50 AM
images.spaceref.com

I have a better idea.....free tacos!
 
2013-06-13 09:32:03 AM
well, if you want to pay the 200 million to fetch it....
 
2013-06-13 09:32:24 AM
Woudn't it make more sense to drop them on the moon, that way if we ever decide to do something there, there will be some raw materials to scavange?
 
2013-06-13 09:35:06 AM
www.yourtownnews.ca
I wonder if this guitar will ever make it back to earth?
(or get El Kabonged over someone's head during an international argument over `not flushing' correctly?)
 
2013-06-13 09:39:02 AM
Free treadmill.  Pickup only.

/It'll burn up in our atmosphere and what's ever left will be no bigger than a Chihuahua's head.
 
2013-06-13 09:39:58 AM

scottydoesntknow: EvilEgg: scottydoesntknow: What's wrong subby? I think that's a badass way to go. I'd rather be floating through billions of miles of space than stuck 6 feet under.

We spend all this money on Voyager and the first thing the aliens find is going to be a treadmill.  And they are going to spend centuries trying to puzzle out what the hell this thing is and why we would send it to them.

Good. It'll delay the inevitable invasion after they reach the 2000's block of TV with all the reality show crap.


wrong, it will start it when they think we are telling them they should lose some weight
 
2013-06-13 09:44:27 AM
This is what happens when you let a woman into the space program. They want an exercise machine. Then they never use it and finally,the cheap Chinese magic fat ass remover breaks mysteriously while it was innocently collecting dust bunnies under the bed. Now you're out $$$ and have to get rid of a goddanged thing that throws your farking back out when you try to toss it out.
 
2013-06-13 09:48:19 AM
Can't get eBay up there?
 
2013-06-13 09:49:00 AM

Satanic_Hamster: scottydoesntknow: What's wrong subby? I think that's a badass way to go. I'd rather be floating through billions of miles of space than stuck 6 feet under.

[i3.ytimg.com image 480x360]


i500.listal.com

I always kinda liked Tommy Lee Jones' spot on the moon.  Just sitting there, chillin out, for all eternity.
 
2013-06-13 09:49:17 AM

BarkingUnicorn: Can't get eBay up there?


You can, but it would be pick-up only.
 
2013-06-13 09:50:01 AM

Lt. Cheese Weasel: Satanic_Hamster: scottydoesntknow: What's wrong subby? I think that's a badass way to go. I'd rather be floating through billions of miles of space than stuck 6 feet under.

[i3.ytimg.com image 480x360]

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I always kinda liked Tommy Lee Jones' spot on the moon.  Just sitting there, chillin out, for all eternity.


Spoiler alert!
 
2013-06-13 09:50:49 AM
They're throwing it out because they figured out you can't hang your laundry on it in zero gravity.
 
2013-06-13 09:52:05 AM
great. so now it will evolve and then come back and try to wipe out humanity in a few hundred years.
 
2013-06-13 09:52:53 AM

Lt. Cheese Weasel: I always kinda liked Tommy Lee Jones' spot on the moon. Just sitting there, chillin out, for all eternity.


Cheesiest ending to a movie in recent history
 
2013-06-13 09:56:35 AM
Two out of three believes will end badly:

img199.imageshack.us
 
2013-06-13 09:59:41 AM

scottydoesntknow: Lt. Cheese Weasel: Satanic_Hamster: scottydoesntknow: What's wrong subby? I think that's a badass way to go. I'd rather be floating through billions of miles of space than stuck 6 feet under.

[i3.ytimg.com image 480x360]

[i500.listal.com image 469x276]

I always kinda liked Tommy Lee Jones' spot on the moon.  Just sitting there, chillin out, for all eternity.

Spoiler alert!


Is 13 years enough time for the spoiler alert to expire, or is that still too.....fresh
 
2013-06-13 10:00:39 AM
yafh.com

"At last!! -- I've finally stopped that crazy thing..!"
 
2013-06-13 10:00:49 AM

mamoru: So, uh, does anyone even make any non-crew-rated resupply vehicles that survive reentry? Because, if not, I'm not sure what else anyone would expect them to do. Space is kind of at a premium on the ISS and you don't want to add clutter by tossing it into orbit.


Exactly.  What else is there to do?

There's no reason to put a shield and parachutes on a resupply vehicle.  That's a lot of weight that can't be used for supplies.

FrancoFile: SpaceX Dragon


The Dragon is intended to be manned.  It's just not rated *YET*.
 
2013-06-13 10:00:55 AM

Public Savant: Two out of three believes will end badly:

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Most of my designs never make if off the launch pad!

/goes back to Reus and Don't Starve
 
2013-06-13 10:01:09 AM
www.greenblue.org hot
 
2013-06-13 10:03:04 AM
And one more time the assinine tag applies more to the subby than the content.   There is no justifiable way to bring that back down so that it could go in a museum.    Now, if you want it back on earth, that's not a big problem.  Just put it in a decaying orbit that will land in Australia somewhere (because fark australia)
 
2013-06-13 10:04:12 AM

Public Savant: Two out of three believes will end badly:

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I don't blame Bob and Bill. If my mission commander had that shiat eating grin on his face all the time I would wonder about my safety too. I've seen that guy smile through some pretty unfortunate wrecks.

Nobody should be happy when the command module has a crappy disconnection, rolls over and the parachute is ripped off during a messy re-entry caused by botched staging and incompetent designers.

Nobody should have a look of awe on their face when they get into a stable orbit but burned all of their fuel to get there and have no way to get home.
 
2013-06-13 10:05:05 AM
Smithsonian be damned. The best of the Russian space vehicles and what not were at EuroDisney outside Paris and on display in the larger cafeterias.
 
2013-06-13 10:07:20 AM

Necronic: And one more time the assinine tag applies more to the subby than the content.   There is no justifiable way to bring that back down so that it could go in a museum.    Now, if you want it back on earth, that's not a big problem.  Just put it in a decaying orbit that will land in Australia somewhere (because fark australia)


Hey!  Next to Kiwis, Aussies are my favorite people!
 
2013-06-13 10:07:44 AM

offacue: [www.greenblue.org image 575x410] hot


theinfosphere.org

/More appropriate since we're dealing with space
 
2013-06-13 10:08:15 AM
Great! now they can get an elliptical climber!
 
2013-06-13 10:10:08 AM

oldfarthenry: It will probably plummet back to earth and nail some Russian broad right in the babushka.
That country seems to have the luck with getting hit by space debris.


It's kind of a big country.
 
2013-06-13 10:15:33 AM
Can't they just use it to pile up their dirty laundry? Or at least let it float around near it?
 
2013-06-13 10:23:57 AM
C'mon...  What the hell else are you going to do with it?
 
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