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(Space.com)   England hopes to build the world's largest swimming pool to train astronauts, moon whalers   (space.com) divider line
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2021-06-10 1:24:17 AM  
I had no idea England had a space flight program. What do they call the men and women who'll be launched from there? Arsetronauts?

Cornwall is an eminently sensible place from which to stage launches, I'll say that.
 
2021-06-10 2:00:47 AM  
Just skip the middleman and build a pool on the Moon instead
 
2021-06-10 2:43:56 AM  
Yes but do they carry a harpoon?
 
2021-06-10 2:54:29 AM  
The world's deepest swimming pool will hold as much water as 169 million cups of tea.

Nice that the British have a better system than Rhode Islands to measure sh*t.
 
2021-06-10 5:31:29 AM  
this is only useful for training for manned space missions and I'm wondering quite what system we're developing here to allow that, unless they plan to invite Space X over for launches but I doubt very much the locals would appreciate 30 odd Raptor engines shattering the local windows and peace.
Skylon is certainly not going any where either.
 
2021-06-10 7:01:23 AM  

uttertosh: The world's deepest swimming pool will hold as much water as 169 million cups of tea.

Nice that the British have a better system than Rhode Islands to measure sh*t.


169m cups of tea, but 8 mugs of tea in a sports direct mug.
 
2021-06-10 7:34:40 AM  
*Knowingly sips from a 2-litre.*
 
2021-06-10 7:42:13 AM  

chawco: Yes but do they carry a harpoon?



Doesn't matter 'cause they ain't no whales so they tell tall tales.
 
2021-06-10 8:18:15 AM  
If it's England, shouldn't it be spelled "Astronaught?"

//got nothin'
 
2021-06-10 8:58:54 AM  

Foundling: If it's England, shouldn't it be spelled "Astronaught?"

//got nothin'


Astrounaut.
 
2021-06-10 9:56:51 AM  

dennysgod: chawco: Yes but do they carry a harpoon?


Doesn't matter 'cause they ain't no whales so they tell tall tales.


Ain't no whales anymore

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2021-06-10 10:00:20 AM  
Better a moon whaler singing a whaling tune than a UN/Mars sailor whistling a belter dirge...
 
2021-06-10 6:26:23 PM  

Huck And Molly Ziegler: I had no idea England had a space flight program. What do they call the men and women who'll be launched from there? Arsetronauts?

Cornwall is an eminently sensible place from which to stage launches, I'll say that.


Actually, no, it's not.
 
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