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2855 clicks; posted to Geek » on 25 May 2012 at 8:30 AM (6 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»

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2012-05-25 10:11:41 AM  
3 votes:
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2012-05-25 08:52:44 AM  
3 votes:
What's the hold up? Are the guys at SpaceX taking a smoke break? Captain Kirk could have banged three space broads and slapped a Klingon by now.
2012-05-25 10:19:50 AM  
2 votes:

The Bestest: berthing delayed until they perform an attitude adjustment on the ISS

"Listen you little shiat, you don't talk to me like that, you understand? I'm the goddamn mission control and you WILL respect me."
2012-05-25 09:56:24 AM  
2 votes:
yes Canada.. we know you made the arm.. you don't have to stamp your name over everything
2012-05-25 09:44:13 AM  
2 votes:

omega male: What did I miss?

I had a customer come in to " pick a beef with me " :/

They're 10 meters away and have permission to do it at night, with the lights off, under the sheets, missionary only.
2012-05-25 08:46:55 AM  
2 votes:
Man, I'll bet the astronauts on the Space Station are hating the delay. Your stuck in a tin can for as long as they are and supply day has to be like Christmas to a child. They get up bright and early to open their presents and then have to wait. Every minute torture. Can see it out the window but can't have.

Haha. Stupid astronauts.
2012-05-25 08:39:51 AM  
2 votes:
My highly insightful contribution:

2012-05-25 11:51:23 AM  
1 vote:
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2012-05-25 10:53:52 AM  
1 vote:
drsmith 2012-05-25 10:47:10 AM

She's Grappled!!

You really need to upgrade from dialup.

Tsrwedge 2012-05-25 09:56:31 AM Capture confirmed.
2012-05-25 10:30:21 AM  
1 vote:
Berthing is going to take 9 hours? Jeez, guys. Paid hourly much.
2012-05-25 10:25:25 AM  
1 vote:

The Bestest: Grither: So what now? Do they move it or do astronauts go out and unpack it manually?

the next step is for the arm to bring it in and dock.
after that they will run tests on the air quality inside Dragon
after that they open the hatch and loot the Dragon

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As always, it's important to stab a Dragon in its weak spot before attempting to steal its hoard.
2012-05-25 10:14:16 AM  
1 vote:
Hal, open the goddamn pod bay doors!
2012-05-25 09:56:55 AM  
1 vote:
Whew, that was easy.
2012-05-25 09:56:45 AM  
1 vote:
"We got us a dragon by the tail..."
2012-05-25 09:55:49 AM  
1 vote:
ISS product placement watch: Canada
2012-05-25 09:52:04 AM  
1 vote:
and now they get to play an arcade crane game where the prize is an orbiter filled with phat lewts for the crew
2012-05-25 09:50:05 AM  
1 vote:
... and in the dark....Like a boss!
2012-05-25 09:41:54 AM  
1 vote:

Shadow Blasko: "Catching the Dragon In The Dark" sounds like I just pissed off the DM

"I attempt to grapple the dragon in the dark."
"Roll for intelligence check."
"Just roll.."
"You realize what a stupid idea that was and run away."
2012-05-25 09:39:23 AM  
1 vote:
"Catching the Dragon In The Dark" sounds like I just pissed off the DM

/Rolls for cons check
2012-05-25 09:38:54 AM  
1 vote:
btw/fyi, the person Houston was talking to just then is Don Pettit of "knittin' needle" fame here on Fark.
He'll be the one operating the Canadarm2.
2012-05-25 09:32:53 AM  
1 vote:

The Bestest: SlothB77: like if you were riding the dragon dirty?

4.8 miles per second

You can chase the dragon, but you'll never catch it.
2012-05-25 09:31:23 AM  
1 vote:

SlothB77: how fast are these things moving? on one hand, they appear to be motionless (relative to each other), but i know they are orbiting at a very fast rate (relative to the earth). What is the perceived speed, like if you were riding the dragon dirty?

Well, They were over western canada 45 minutes ago. Now over South Africa
2012-05-25 09:27:17 AM  
1 vote:
HA! I can see my house on the live stream.
2012-05-25 09:23:17 AM  
1 vote:

blazemongr: This never took nearly so long on "Babylon 5". I'm starting to lose my faith in science fiction as an accurate predictor of the future.

Hey, a week ago the amount of time it would take for a commercial spacecraft to dock with the ISS was infinity.

So if you extrapolate, we'll be dividing by zero in no-time.
2012-05-25 09:09:32 AM  
1 vote:

Grither: Isn't there a camera on the Dragon so they can show us the ISS from its point of view?

And stare into the infinity behind it? Great, let's just create another one of these douches.

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Where's your head?
2012-05-25 08:53:27 AM  
1 vote:
Did he just say it is flying over BAMF, Canada?

Wouldn't that be an oxymoron?
2012-05-25 08:49:54 AM  
1 vote:
Dammit, I refreshed and now I can't load the page :(
2012-05-25 08:49:36 AM  
1 vote:
Things happened so much quicker with the last experimental aircraft that visited.... and then they landed on a asteroid.
2012-05-25 08:37:04 AM  
1 vote:
Dragon's LIDAR locking on to the wrong reflectors. Like a biatch.
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