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2020-10-20 1:27:15 PM  
it was next to this;

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Scratched into the wall.
 
2020-10-20 1:47:57 PM  
Gentlemen, be seated.
 
2020-10-20 2:06:55 PM  
Hi
 
2020-10-20 2:12:36 PM  
"The leaves slowly floated toward a scratch in the wall near the module's communication equipment - evidence that it was a crack through which air was escaping."

A crack IN THE FARKING WALL???

That should terrify everyone.
 
2020-10-20 2:14:27 PM  
They repaired it using a crapton of tape?

Oh, Kapton tape.

/Maybe we should have a Kapton caption contest.
//I'll stop now
///3M
 
2020-10-20 2:16:53 PM  

I am Tom Joad's Complete Lack of Surprise: That should terrify everyone.


Astronaut's don't get terrified. You have to blow up half of their spaceship to get their heart rates to go up a bit.
 
2020-10-20 2:25:45 PM  

Russ1642: I am Tom Joad's Complete Lack of Surprise: That should terrify everyone.

Astronaut's don't get terrified. You have to blow up half of their spaceship to get their heart rates to go up a bit.


Great, we can start planning their memorial.

Or replace all the Russian slap-dash garbage.
 
2020-10-20 2:27:06 PM  

I am Tom Joad's Complete Lack of Surprise: Russ1642: I am Tom Joad's Complete Lack of Surprise: That should terrify everyone.

Astronaut's don't get terrified. You have to blow up half of their spaceship to get their heart rates to go up a bit.

Great, we can start planning their memorial.

Or replace all the Russian slap-dash garbage.


Didn't you read the article? They fixed it. Remember, the space station isn't under much structural stress, even when boosting its orbit.
 
2020-10-20 2:29:24 PM  

I am Tom Joad's Complete Lack of Surprise: Russ1642: I am Tom Joad's Complete Lack of Surprise: That should terrify everyone.

Astronaut's don't get terrified. You have to blow up half of their spaceship to get their heart rates to go up a bit.

Great, we can start planning their memorial.

Or replace all the Russian slap-dash garbage.


What if they come back?

23. Ultraman - My Home is the Earth (Aired: December 18, 1966)
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2020-10-20 2:38:15 PM  
Kinda like the old mechanics' trick of putting black pepper flakes in a leaky radiator.
 
2020-10-20 2:42:46 PM  
In space, no one can hear you slip on your tea and die.
 
2020-10-20 2:46:14 PM  

Russ1642: I am Tom Joad's Complete Lack of Surprise: Russ1642: I am Tom Joad's Complete Lack of Surprise: That should terrify everyone.

Astronaut's don't get terrified. You have to blow up half of their spaceship to get their heart rates to go up a bit.

Great, we can start planning their memorial.

Or replace all the Russian slap-dash garbage.

Didn't you read the article? They fixed it. Remember, the space station isn't under much structural stress, even when boosting its orbit.


Fixed like every car engine receiving the contents of a can with 'Miracle' on the label.
 
2020-10-20 2:54:05 PM  

bughunter: Kinda like the old mechanics' trick of putting black pepper flakes in a leaky radiator.


That's to seal a leak, not find it.

Better spice choice is ground ginger root, almond shells and tumeric:

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2020-10-20 3:02:51 PM  

bughunter: Kinda like the old mechanics' trick of putting black pepper flakes in a leaky radiator.


What?
Your radiator doesn't have a pepper grinder?
 
2020-10-20 3:06:41 PM  

markie_farkie: In space, no one can hear you slip on your tea and die.


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2020-10-20 3:43:10 PM  

I am Tom Joad's Complete Lack of Surprise: Russ1642: I am Tom Joad's Complete Lack of Surprise: Russ1642: I am Tom Joad's Complete Lack of Surprise: That should terrify everyone.

Astronaut's don't get terrified. You have to blow up half of their spaceship to get their heart rates to go up a bit.

Great, we can start planning their memorial.

Or replace all the Russian slap-dash garbage.

Didn't you read the article? They fixed it. Remember, the space station isn't under much structural stress, even when boosting its orbit.

Fixed like every car engine receiving the contents of a can with 'Miracle' on the label.


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2020-10-20 4:00:40 PM  
Time for JB Weld
 
2020-10-20 4:11:09 PM  

Unobtanium: They repaired it using a crapton of tape?

Oh, Kapton tape.

/Maybe we should have a Kapton caption contest.
//I'll stop now
///3M


I love kapton tape. I keep a roll on a dispenser
 
2020-10-20 5:54:30 PM  

Russ1642: Remember, the space station isn't under much structural stress, even when boosting its orbit.


Uhm.  No.  It's containing 101.3 kPa of air pressure.  Every bit of the skin is under a shiat-ton of stress.
 
2020-10-20 6:20:47 PM  

Professor Science: Russ1642: Remember, the space station isn't under much structural stress, even when boosting its orbit.

Uhm.  No.  It's containing 101.3 kPa of air pressure.  Every bit of the skin is under a shiat-ton of stress.


That's not a lot of pressure.
 
2020-10-20 6:44:18 PM  

Russ1642: Professor Science: Russ1642: Remember, the space station isn't under much structural stress, even when boosting its orbit.

Uhm.  No.  It's containing 101.3 kPa of air pressure.  Every bit of the skin is under a shiat-ton of stress.

That's not a lot of pressure.


It's the dominant source of stress on those modules.  It dwarfs the launch acceleration and vibration loads.  The pressurized barrel section is under somewhere around 300,000 lbf of longitudinal tension.  It may not sound like much, but it adds up fast when you're talking about pressure vessels that size.
 
2020-10-20 9:03:49 PM  
No Dr. Pepper available?
 
2020-10-21 12:09:07 AM  
1 of the astronuts should have just put his naked butt cheek up against the wall!

/Obscure?
// read more oldie sci-Fi
///love me how much the old masters guessed right!
 
2020-10-21 12:59:37 PM  

Professor Science: Russ1642: Professor Science: Russ1642: Remember, the space station isn't under much structural stress, even when boosting its orbit.

Uhm.  No.  It's containing 101.3 kPa of air pressure.  Every bit of the skin is under a shiat-ton of stress.

That's not a lot of pressure.

It's the dominant source of stress on those modules.  It dwarfs the launch acceleration and vibration loads.  The pressurized barrel section is under somewhere around 300,000 lbf of longitudinal tension.  It may not sound like much, but it adds up fast when you're talking about pressure vessels that size.


You can make the numbers sound as big as you want. It's a constant force pushing out on the vessels, which are designed to handle probably triple the load. You make it seem like the ISS is in danger of blowing itself apart at any moment. I think maybe you've seen too many National Geographic documentaries with the rock soundtracks and a narrator spewing superlatives the entire time.
 
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