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4 days ago  
"payload"? The proper term is spam in a can.
 
4 days ago  
from now on...?
or
from now, one...?
 
4 days ago  

snocone: "payload"? The proper term is spam in a can.


Self Loading Freight.

/To be fair the early astronauts, Russian and American, were just passengers. IIRC the first Mercury capsules didn't even have controls.
 
4 days ago  
The FAA only regulates launch and reentry, and there's not a lot of work being done space-wise during launch and re-entry.  It all happens during orbit, which the FAA does not oversee.  That is the sole purview of Space Force.  Space Force won't be happy that the FAA is horning in on their territory.  I sure hope we get an inter-agency battle royale over the high ground.
 
4 days ago  
I presume this change was made after they gave the billionaires their shiny buttons?
 
4 days ago  

Carter Pewterschmidt: snocone: "payload"? The proper term is spam in a can.

Self Loading Freight.

/To be fair the early astronauts, Russian and American, were just passengers. IIRC the first Mercury capsules didn't even have controls.


The story is that the fight over just having a window was a make or break issue.
 
4 days ago  

Gubbo: I presume this change was made after they gave the billionaires their shiny buttons?


Nope: https://futurism.com/jeff-bezos-astro​n​aut

No official body gives Astronaut wings to someone who is just flying meat.
 
4 days ago  

snocone: Carter Pewterschmidt: snocone: "payload"? The proper term is spam in a can.

Self Loading Freight.

/To be fair the early astronauts, Russian and American, were just passengers. IIRC the first Mercury capsules didn't even have controls.

The story is that the fight over just having a window was a make or break issue.


Sheppard didn't have a window. The second Mercury flight, with Grissom, got a window. So Gus was the first American to actually see space.
 
4 days ago  

Carter Pewterschmidt: snocone: Carter Pewterschmidt: snocone: "payload"? The proper term is spam in a can.

Self Loading Freight.

/To be fair the early astronauts, Russian and American, were just passengers. IIRC the first Mercury capsules didn't even have controls.

The story is that the fight over just having a window was a make or break issue.

Sheppard didn't have a window. The second Mercury flight, with Grissom, got a window. So Gus was the first American to actually see space.


You are, of course and always, wrong.

https://airandspace.si.edu/collection​-​objects/capsule-mercury-mr-3/nasm_A196​20021000

Though you will claim correctness as they are described as technically portholes and a periscope
 
ZAZ [TotalFark]
4 days ago  
In order to maintain the prestige of Commercial Space Astronaut Wings

Why is the FAA in the business of awarding prestige certificates?
 
4 days ago  

ZAZ: In order to maintain the prestige of Commercial Space Astronaut Wings

Why is the FAA in the business of awarding prestige certificates?


Everybody wants a trophy.
 
4 days ago  
They also need to be able to pass the "NASA long-duration flight astronaut physical," which, among many other things, requires them to have 20/20 vision, a blood pressure of below 140/90 while sitting and a "standing height between 62 and 75 inches

I'm going to go around telling people this is the only reason I never became an astronaut.
 
4 days ago  
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Ahh, you can just order one off the internet.
 
4 days ago  
What if you're just a space cadet?
 
4 days ago  

Carter Pewterschmidt: snocone: "payload"? The proper term is spam in a can.

Self Loading Freight.

/To be fair the early astronauts, Russian and American, were just passengers. IIRC the first Mercury capsules didn't even have controls.


No.  The Mercury spacecraft all had manual flight controls.  The initial proposals were to not have them, but the astronauts insisted that they be included.

Every single Mercury astronaut could control his spacecraft.
 
4 days ago  

dittybopper: Every single Mercury astronaut could control his spacecraft.


Except for that one time with Gus Grissom.
 
4 days ago  

dittybopper: Carter Pewterschmidt: snocone: "payload"? The proper term is spam in a can.

Self Loading Freight.

/To be fair the early astronauts, Russian and American, were just passengers. IIRC the first Mercury capsules didn't even have controls.

No.  The Mercury spacecraft all had manual flight controls.  The initial proposals were to not have them, but the astronauts insisted that they be included.

Every single Mercury astronaut could control his spacecraft.


Vostok also had backup manual controls, in a closed box with a padlock that had to be unlocked with a code. Korolev told Gagarin the password on the side, because he wasn't supposed to know until there was an emergency and he opened the envelope which contained it. First instance of "shadow IT" (lol.jpg)
 
4 days ago  
NOW watch the number of reserved flights on these Space Party Limos to get cancelled en masse. Why pay a sh*tload and risk death if you aren't allowed to swagger & brag about it at the Influencer Gala?

Imagine Kanye West emerging from the capsule and immediately saying that he's now of the same "Right Stuff" as Gagarin and Armstrong was and should be treated with the same reverence.
 
4 days ago  

Gubbo: Carter Pewterschmidt: snocone: Carter Pewterschmidt: snocone: "payload"? The proper term is spam in a can.

Self Loading Freight.

/To be fair the early astronauts, Russian and American, were just passengers. IIRC the first Mercury capsules didn't even have controls.

The story is that the fight over just having a window was a make or break issue.

Sheppard didn't have a window. The second Mercury flight, with Grissom, got a window. So Gus was the first American to actually see space.

You are, of course and always, wrong.

https://airandspace.si.edu/collection-​objects/capsule-mercury-mr-3/nasm_A196​20021000

Though you will claim correctness as they are described as technically portholes and a periscope


I was quoting an article posted to Fark a couple of days ago.

The second US mission to space went to Grissom, however. He would largely repeat the first Mercury flight with two key modifications-the Liberty Bell 7 capsule would have a trapezoid-shaped window, and a new explosive hatch would allow Grissom to exit the spacecraft on his own. To blow the hatch, Grissom had to remove a cap from the detonator, pull out a safety pin, and push down on a plunger.
The flight itself was splendid. As Grissom became the first American to directly view the Earth from space, he marveled at his home planet. "The view through the window became quite spectacular as the horizon came into view," he said in his flight report. "The sight was truly breathtaking. The Earth was very bright, the sky was black, and the curvature of the Earth was quite prominent.
"

If they got it wrong then fair enough.
 
4 days ago  

Carter Pewterschmidt: Gubbo: Carter Pewterschmidt: snocone: Carter Pewterschmidt: snocone: "payload"? The proper term is spam in a can.

Self Loading Freight.

/To be fair the early astronauts, Russian and American, were just passengers. IIRC the first Mercury capsules didn't even have controls.

The story is that the fight over just having a window was a make or break issue.

Sheppard didn't have a window. The second Mercury flight, with Grissom, got a window. So Gus was the first American to actually see space.

You are, of course and always, wrong.

https://airandspace.si.edu/collection-​objects/capsule-mercury-mr-3/nasm_A196​20021000

Though you will claim correctness as they are described as technically portholes and a periscope

I was quoting an article posted to Fark a couple of days ago.

The second US mission to space went to Grissom, however. He would largely repeat the first Mercury flight with two key modifications-the Liberty Bell 7 capsule would have a trapezoid-shaped window, and a new explosive hatch would allow Grissom to exit the spacecraft on his own. To blow the hatch, Grissom had to remove a cap from the detonator, pull out a safety pin, and push down on a plunger.
The flight itself was splendid. As Grissom became the first American to directly view the Earth from space, he marveled at his home planet. "The view through the window became quite spectacular as the horizon came into view," he said in his flight report. "The sight was truly breathtaking. The Earth was very bright, the sky was black, and the curvature of the Earth was quite prominent."

If they got it wrong then fair enough.


Is it a psychological issue that you're entirely unable to admit error?

Even in very simple things.
 
4 days ago  

Gubbo: Carter Pewterschmidt: Gubbo: Carter Pewterschmidt: snocone: Carter Pewterschmidt: snocone: "payload"? The proper term is spam in a can.

Self Loading Freight.

/To be fair the early astronauts, Russian and American, were just passengers. IIRC the first Mercury capsules didn't even have controls.

The story is that the fight over just having a window was a make or break issue.

Sheppard didn't have a window. The second Mercury flight, with Grissom, got a window. So Gus was the first American to actually see space.

You are, of course and always, wrong.

https://airandspace.si.edu/collection-​objects/capsule-mercury-mr-3/nasm_A196​20021000

Though you will claim correctness as they are described as technically portholes and a periscope

I was quoting an article posted to Fark a couple of days ago.

The second US mission to space went to Grissom, however. He would largely repeat the first Mercury flight with two key modifications-the Liberty Bell 7 capsule would have a trapezoid-shaped window, and a new explosive hatch would allow Grissom to exit the spacecraft on his own. To blow the hatch, Grissom had to remove a cap from the detonator, pull out a safety pin, and push down on a plunger.
The flight itself was splendid. As Grissom became the first American to directly view the Earth from space, he marveled at his home planet. "The view through the window became quite spectacular as the horizon came into view," he said in his flight report. "The sight was truly breathtaking. The Earth was very bright, the sky was black, and the curvature of the Earth was quite prominent."

If they got it wrong then fair enough.

Is it a psychological issue that you're entirely unable to admit error?

Even in very simple things.


I quoted a reputable source, one that had a Fark thread a couple of days ago. As I said, if they got it wrong then fair enough.

As for not admitting you got something wrong you didn't even know there were pro-EU Tory MPs....

And when I told you there were you deflected.....

So it's rather rich for you to criticise someone else for "refusing to admit" they made a mistake. Or do you now admit you were wrong and there were in fact lots of pro-EU Tory MPs?

At least my "mistake" was quoting a reputable source in good faith.
 
4 days ago  

Marcus Aurelius: dittybopper: Every single Mercury astronaut could control his spacecraft.

Except for that one time with Gus Grissom.



Wednesday's Fark Article:

https://astronomy.com/news/2021/07/di​d​-static-electricity-blow-the-hatch-of-​liberty-bell-7?utm_source=fark&utm_med​ium=website&utm_content=link&ICID=ref_​fark
 
4 days ago  

Carter Pewterschmidt: Gubbo: Carter Pewterschmidt: Gubbo: Carter Pewterschmidt: snocone: Carter Pewterschmidt: snocone: "payload"? The proper term is spam in a can.

Self Loading Freight.

/To be fair the early astronauts, Russian and American, were just passengers. IIRC the first Mercury capsules didn't even have controls.

The story is that the fight over just having a window was a make or break issue.

Sheppard didn't have a window. The second Mercury flight, with Grissom, got a window. So Gus was the first American to actually see space.

You are, of course and always, wrong.

https://airandspace.si.edu/collection-​objects/capsule-mercury-mr-3/nasm_A196​20021000

Though you will claim correctness as they are described as technically portholes and a periscope

I was quoting an article posted to Fark a couple of days ago.

The second US mission to space went to Grissom, however. He would largely repeat the first Mercury flight with two key modifications-the Liberty Bell 7 capsule would have a trapezoid-shaped window, and a new explosive hatch would allow Grissom to exit the spacecraft on his own. To blow the hatch, Grissom had to remove a cap from the detonator, pull out a safety pin, and push down on a plunger.
The flight itself was splendid. As Grissom became the first American to directly view the Earth from space, he marveled at his home planet. "The view through the window became quite spectacular as the horizon came into view," he said in his flight report. "The sight was truly breathtaking. The Earth was very bright, the sky was black, and the curvature of the Earth was quite prominent."

If they got it wrong then fair enough.

Is it a psychological issue that you're entirely unable to admit error?

Even in very simple things.

I quoted a reputable source, one that had a Fark thread a couple of days ago. As I said, if they got it wrong then fair enough.

As for not admitting you got something wrong you didn't even know there were pro-EU Tory MPs....

And when I told you there were you deflected.....

So it's rather rich for you to criticise someone else for "refusing to admit" they made a mistake. Or do you now admit you were wrong and there were in fact lots of pro-EU Tory MPs?

At least my "mistake" was quoting a reputable source in good faith.


So the answer to my question is "yes". Yes you have an issue with admitting wrongness.

I mean, it's not like people didn't know that.
 
4 days ago  

Gubbo: Carter Pewterschmidt: Gubbo: Carter Pewterschmidt: snocone: Carter Pewterschmidt: snocone: "payload"? The proper term is spam in a can.

Self Loading Freight.

/To be fair the early astronauts, Russian and American, were just passengers. IIRC the first Mercury capsules didn't even have controls.

The story is that the fight over just having a window was a make or break issue.

Sheppard didn't have a window. The second Mercury flight, with Grissom, got a window. So Gus was the first American to actually see space.

You are, of course and always, wrong.

https://airandspace.si.edu/collection-​objects/capsule-mercury-mr-3/nasm_A196​20021000

Though you will claim correctness as they are described as technically portholes and a periscope

I was quoting an article posted to Fark a couple of days ago.

The second US mission to space went to Grissom, however. He would largely repeat the first Mercury flight with two key modifications-the Liberty Bell 7 capsule would have a trapezoid-shaped window, and a new explosive hatch would allow Grissom to exit the spacecraft on his own. To blow the hatch, Grissom had to remove a cap from the detonator, pull out a safety pin, and push down on a plunger.
The flight itself was splendid. As Grissom became the first American to directly view the Earth from space, he marveled at his home planet. "The view through the window became quite spectacular as the horizon came into view," he said in his flight report. "The sight was truly breathtaking. The Earth was very bright, the sky was black, and the curvature of the Earth was quite prominent."

If they got it wrong then fair enough.

Is it a psychological issue that you're entirely unable to admit error?

Even in very simple things.


Says the person who didn't know what height the regular GPS constellation is orbiting at, and when I corrected  him said he was going to put me on his ignore list.
 
4 days ago  

AAAAGGGGHHHH: NOW watch the number of reserved flights on these Space Party Limos to get cancelled en masse. Why pay a sh*tload and risk death if you aren't allowed to swagger & brag about it at the Influencer Gala?

Imagine Kanye West emerging from the capsule and immediately saying that he's now of the same "Right Stuff" as Gagarin and Armstrong was and should be treated with the same reverence.


Fark user imageView Full Size
 
4 days ago  
This is not a bookmark to watch the internet fight.
 
4 days ago  

Gubbo: Carter Pewterschmidt: Gubbo: Carter Pewterschmidt: Gubbo: Carter Pewterschmidt: snocone: Carter Pewterschmidt: snocone: "payload"? The proper term is spam in a can.

Self Loading Freight.

/To be fair the early astronauts, Russian and American, were just passengers. IIRC the first Mercury capsules didn't even have controls.

The story is that the fight over just having a window was a make or break issue.

Sheppard didn't have a window. The second Mercury flight, with Grissom, got a window. So Gus was the first American to actually see space.

You are, of course and always, wrong.

https://airandspace.si.edu/collection-​objects/capsule-mercury-mr-3/nasm_A196​20021000

Though you will claim correctness as they are described as technically portholes and a periscope

I was quoting an article posted to Fark a couple of days ago.

The second US mission to space went to Grissom, however. He would largely repeat the first Mercury flight with two key modifications-the Liberty Bell 7 capsule would have a trapezoid-shaped window, and a new explosive hatch would allow Grissom to exit the spacecraft on his own. To blow the hatch, Grissom had to remove a cap from the detonator, pull out a safety pin, and push down on a plunger.
The flight itself was splendid. As Grissom became the first American to directly view the Earth from space, he marveled at his home planet. "The view through the window became quite spectacular as the horizon came into view," he said in his flight report. "The sight was truly breathtaking. The Earth was very bright, the sky was black, and the curvature of the Earth was quite prominent."

If they got it wrong then fair enough.

Is it a psychological issue that you're entirely unable to admit error?

Even in very simple things.

I quoted a reputable source, one that had a Fark thread a couple of days ago. As I said, if they got it wrong then fair enough.

As for not admitting you got something wrong you didn't even know there were pro-EU Tory MPs....

And when I told you there were you deflected.....

So it's rather rich for you to criticise someone else for "refusing to admit" they made a mistake. Or do you now admit you were wrong and there were in fact lots of pro-EU Tory MPs?

At least my "mistake" was quoting a reputable source in good faith.

So the answer to my question is "yes". Yes you have an issue with admitting wrongness.

I mean, it's not like people didn't know that.


You two really need to get a room. I don't care if you get one with a window or without.
 
4 days ago  

AppleOptionEsc: This is not a bookmark to watch the internet fight.


Neither is this.
 
4 days ago  
People are going to question my Federal Boobies Inspector badge now.
 
4 days ago  
I'm simply grateful to live in a time where this is even a valid discussion, to be honest.

We're so close.
 
4 days ago  
That's mean.

They just need different versions of astronaut wings. Bronze, Silver, Gold, Platinum, Diamond, Vibranium,  Adamantium.

Membership does have its privileges, and shields and maybe sharp claws.
 
4 days ago  

Gubbo: Is it a psychological issue that you're entirely unable to admit error?

Even in very simple things.


I thought I was wrong once, but I was mistaken.
 
4 days ago  

Destructor: That's mean.

They just need different versions of astronaut wings. Bronze, Silver, Gold, Platinum, Diamond, Vibranium,  Adamantium.


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4 days ago  

FormlessOne: I'm simply grateful to live in a time where this is even a valid discussion, to be honest.

We're so close.


Close to what?
 
4 days ago  

AAAAGGGGHHHH: NOW watch the number of reserved flights on these Space Party Limos to get cancelled en masse. Why pay a sh*tload and risk death if you aren't allowed to swagger & brag about it at the Influencer Gala?

Imagine Kanye West emerging from the capsule and immediately saying that he's now of the same "Right Stuff" as Gagarin and Armstrong was and should be treated with the same reverence.


Kanye is already known as a big headed astronaut
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Maybe 'cause your boy easy get ass a lot.
 
4 days ago  

Gubbo: Carter Pewterschmidt: snocone: Carter Pewterschmidt: snocone: "payload"? The proper term is spam in a can.

Self Loading Freight.

/To be fair the early astronauts, Russian and American, were just passengers. IIRC the first Mercury capsules didn't even have controls.

The story is that the fight over just having a window was a make or break issue.

Sheppard didn't have a window. The second Mercury flight, with Grissom, got a window. So Gus was the first American to actually see space.

You are, of course and always, wrong.

https://airandspace.si.edu/collection-​objects/capsule-mercury-mr-3/nasm_A196​20021000

Though you will claim correctness as they are described as technically portholes and a periscope


I can see someone not considering a periscope as not a directly seeing. Not that I would say that myself as it would imply that seeing Saturn's rings through the eye piece of a telescope is not directly seeing either.   But a purest might disallow anything that goes through instrumentation as seeing directly.
 
4 days ago  

TheMysteriousStranger: Though you will claim correctness as they are described as technically portholes and a periscope


I can see someone not considering a periscope as not a directly seeing. Not that I would say that myself as it would imply that seeing Saturn's rings through the eye piece of a telescope is not directly seeing either.   But a purest might disallow anything that goes through instrumentation as seeing directly.


From the photo posted, and other links, it looks like Sheppard's Mercury did have a small window as well as the periscope. So what I said was wrong. I'm happy to be corrected, but acting as if I was deliberately lying to make some big point is bizarre. I was quoting what I read in a supposedly reputable source. Even after posting that direct quote and a link to that source the guy still acts like he caught me in some huge "gotcha" moment and refuses to admit that I was the one who was misinformed.
 
4 days ago  
Wings are a shiatty symbol to pin on people who have been in orbit or beyond.  Wings don't work in a vacuum.
 
4 days ago  

Unsung_Hero: Wings are a shiatty symbol to pin on people who have been in orbit or beyond.  Wings don't work in a vacuum.


Ok, so, should they award Astronauts a pin shaped like a booster rocket, so every halfwit can joke about them wearing a dildo on their lapel?
 
3 days ago  
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3 days ago  

Nicholas D. Wolfwood: Unsung_Hero: Wings are a shiatty symbol to pin on people who have been in orbit or beyond.  Wings don't work in a vacuum.

Ok, so, should they award Astronauts a pin shaped like a booster rocket, so every halfwit can joke about them wearing a dildo on their lapel?


The old NASA logo was good enough to inspire the Star Trek symbol, and I think they were pretty close.  A stylized rocket going around a globe with a vector trail behind it seems like it'd make a decent pin.
 
3 days ago  

Cafe Threads: AAAAGGGGHHHH: NOW watch the number of reserved flights on these Space Party Limos to get cancelled en masse. Why pay a sh*tload and risk death if you aren't allowed to swagger & brag about it at the Influencer Gala?

Imagine Kanye West emerging from the capsule and immediately saying that he's now of the same "Right Stuff" as Gagarin and Armstrong was and should be treated with the same reverence.

[Fark user image image 425x528]


Snoop is an honorable celebrity, having gone high enough to apply for astronaut wings , but not applying for them after deciding he didn't need to brag.

Be like Snoop.
 
3 days ago  

Unsung_Hero: Wings are a shiatty symbol to pin on people who have been in orbit or beyond.  Wings don't work in a vacuum.


Icarus flew too high and died. Sure, the story is his wings melted, but who could know the truth of it, not flying alongside him? Consider, maybe he flew too high, and his control surfaces became nonresponsive, leading to an uncontrolled ballistic reentry, whereupon he was lost at sea. He would have also been the first human to die in space, unable to breathe. This remains conjecture, untestable as a theory, and is an alternative to the history of his wings perhaps merely melting as he flew too high.
 
3 days ago  

Nicholas D. Wolfwood: Unsung_Hero: Wings are a shiatty symbol to pin on people who have been in orbit or beyond.  Wings don't work in a vacuum.

Ok, so, should they award Astronauts a pin shaped like a booster rocket, so every halfwit can joke about them wearing a dildo on their lapel?


Yes.
 
3 days ago  

Unsung_Hero: Nicholas D. Wolfwood: Unsung_Hero: Wings are a shiatty symbol to pin on people who have been in orbit or beyond.  Wings don't work in a vacuum.

Ok, so, should they award Astronauts a pin shaped like a booster rocket, so every halfwit can joke about them wearing a dildo on their lapel?

The old NASA logo was good enough to inspire the Star Trek symbol, and I think they were pretty close.  A stylized rocket going around a globe with a vector trail behind it seems like it'd make a decent pin.


OK, sounds good.  I like it.
 
3 days ago  

FormlessOne: I'm simply grateful to live in a time where this is even a valid discussion, to be honest.

We're so close.


We could have been much closer without Republican and Religious ideologies. Just because Russia went bankrupt and the wall came down didn't mean the U.S. had to go to other boogeymen to waste resources on fighting for oil which we didn't need.

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3 days ago  
For a reasonable fee and proof that you reached a minimum altitude of 100km, my organization will issue you and/or your passengers a Totally Awesome solid gold-ish astronaut pin.

/ These pins aren't cheap!  And we're not just handing em out.
// Hurry before they're all gone!
 
3 days ago  

mengelji: For a reasonable fee and proof that you reached a minimum altitude of 100km, my organization will issue you and/or your passengers a Totally Awesome solid gold-ish astronaut pin.

/ These pins aren't cheap!  And we're not just handing em out.
// Hurry before they're all gone!


The FAA runs the WINGS program which issues pilots a set of wings to demonstrate they have completed a specified flight type (private pilot, commercial, flight instructor, eetc) program that involves both learning and actual flight time.  Its the pilot equivalent of the USDA issued sticker on a pot roast beef confirming it meets the government requirements.  This modification of the rules is to keep the billionaire space cadets from claiming the have the Right Stuff. its equivalent to the USDA saying an impossible burger or boca burger isn't beef so can't put beef anywhere on your label. If you want to say you are an astronaut, complete the training and actually do some work.

There is also a new section for "honorary wings".  These are directly equivalent to the ones a United pilot gives out to the 7 year old who checks out the cockpit.  Bezos can get his astronaut wings but they are a cracker jack prize.
 
3 days ago  

Bread314: mengelji:

For a reasonable fee and proof that you reached a minimum altitude of 100km, my organization will issue you and/or your passengers a Totally Awesome solid gold-ish astronaut pin.

/ These pins aren't cheap!  And we're not just handing em out.
// Hurry before they're all gone!

The FAA runs the WINGS program which issues pilots a set of wings to demonstrate they have completed a specified flight type (private pilot, commercial, flight instructor, eetc) program that involves both learning and actual flight time.  Its the pilot equivalent of the USDA issued sticker on a pot roast beef confirming it meets the government requirements.  This modification of the rules is to keep the billionaire space cadets from claiming the have the Right Stuff. its equivalent to the USDA saying an impossible burger or boca burger isn't beef so can't put beef anywhere on your label. If you want to say you are an astronaut, complete the training and actually do some work.

There is also a new section for "honorary wings".  These are directly equivalent to the ones a United pilot gives out to the 7 year old who checks out the cockpit.  Bezos can get his astronaut wings but they are a cracker jack prize.


- I was thinking of getting in touch with the high school ring people about expanding the idea to make something kind of like a SuperBowl ring except it'd be for "Astronauts".  What if I included a real cowboy hat?
Why, of course it'd come with a certificate that's suitable for framing - that just goes without saying!
 
3 days ago  

Bread314: There is also a new section for "honorary wings".  These are directly equivalent to the ones a United pilot gives out to the 7 year old who checks out the cockpit.  Bezos can get his astronaut wings but they are a cracker jack prize.


Or... he can just go to the website of a certain large retailer that sells a lot of Chinese junk and get himself a nice set of "Astronuat wangs"
 
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