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(Cracked)   NASA finds out that one does not litter in Australia   (cracked.com) divider line
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5479 clicks; posted to Main » on 30 Nov 2020 at 6:05 AM (6 weeks ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook



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2020-11-30 6:26:31 AM  
I still remember standing in the backyard of my grandparents' house, watching the glowing orange wreckage tumble across the sky.
 
2020-11-30 6:30:04 AM  
I'm pretty sure it was Australia that learned not to waste time writing tickets to NASA.
 
2020-11-30 6:52:04 AM  

LaChanz: I'm pretty sure it was Australia that learned not to waste time writing tickets to NASA.


You kidding? As if you're going to pass that opportunity up.
 
2020-11-30 6:53:58 AM  
Why all the Cracked articles lately? Did they spontaneously stop sucking?
 
2020-11-30 7:05:13 AM  

Herr Morgenstern: Why all the Cracked articles lately? Did they spontaneously stop sucking?


No.

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2020-11-30 7:06:00 AM  

thespindrifter: Herr Morgenstern: Why all the Cracked articles lately? Did they spontaneously stop sucking?

No.

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That was a great show.
 
2020-11-30 7:06:30 AM  

Herr Morgenstern: Why all the Cracked articles lately? Did they spontaneously stop sucking?


Not really... It's mostly a bland listicle site now.
But it still has those amusing moments.
 
2020-11-30 7:25:45 AM  
Imagine being a US radio DJ who hits on a novel idea to get some publicity and your name out there for only $400, only to be described as "a U.S. Radio DJ" forever more.
 
2020-11-30 7:25:46 AM  
Look, NASA saw a giant NOPE! and and crashed Skylab into Australia to save humanity. The Aussies should be thanking us.
 
2020-11-30 7:28:39 AM  
I have been over that way and seen bits of it.  Let us face it, it could have come down in a much more populated area. thankfully it didn't.
 
2020-11-30 7:36:05 AM  
I remember there was a contest awarding 10k for the first person to have a verified piece of Skylab.  A teenager from Australia hopped on a flight with a few pieces he found in his backyard and won.
 
2020-11-30 7:47:22 AM  
Which the scofflaws at NASA still haven't paid. Yah 'Murica!
 
2020-11-30 8:40:16 AM  
I bet NASA hasn't paid this invoice either from back in the Apollo 13 days either.

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2020-11-30 9:06:41 AM  
On May 14, 1973, floaty history was made with the launch of Skylab, the first American space station to reach the stars.

270 miles up is quite a bit short of "reaching the stars".
 
2020-11-30 9:13:19 AM  
I had a Skylab is falling T-shirt.

I remember the helmets being sold everywhere.

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2020-11-30 12:05:49 PM  
In order to keep costs down, Skylab was built from a lot of pre-made hardware. We already know that the main body was made from an SIV-B booster (NASA overidden Von Braun's "wet workshop" idea for a "dry" one).

But there were other items, such as the chassis that housed the telescope instruments & 4 solar panels was from a repurposed Lunar Descent Module.

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And that the airlock hatch for astronaut EVA was a spare hatch from a Gemini capsule.

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2020-11-30 12:09:04 PM  
That wasn't old news. That was ancient news.
 
2020-11-30 1:32:06 PM  

AAAAGGGGHHHH: In order to keep costs down, Skylab was built from a lot of pre-made hardware. We already know that the main body was made from an SIV-B booster (NASA overidden Von Braun's "wet workshop" idea for a "dry" one).

But there were other items, such as the chassis that housed the telescope instruments & 4 solar panels was from a repurposed Lunar Descent Module.

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And that the airlock hatch for astronaut EVA was a spare hatch from a Gemini capsule.

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Pretty smart for a group of people that had different shaped air scrubber and air intake between vehicles. I hope they learned from that little incident that making ALL similar systems parts interchangeable regardless of the lowest bidding contractor was a bit of a must.

/at least they had duct tape on Apollo 13 "just in case"
// you should too, always.
 
2020-11-30 3:52:44 PM  
Is it littering if you unintentionally drop something and then go pick it up?
 
2020-11-30 3:58:31 PM  

Slaxl: Imagine being a US radio DJ who hits on a novel idea to get some publicity and your name out there for only $400, only to be described as "a U.S. Radio DJ" forever more.


Someone was not amused.
 
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