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(The Atlantic)   "It could hold a crew of... tens of thousands. Or a crew of a thousand, ten miles tall." Voyager 1 is *this close* to leaving the solar system   ( theatlantic.com) divider line
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2012-06-15 11:44:37 AM  
3 votes:

DAR: V'ger... expects an answer

/not subby

My only major issue with ST:TMP was that Kirk not banging an alien woman who spends most of the movie not wearing pants is totally unbelievable.

/from a race of nymphos, at that
2012-06-15 03:01:11 PM  
2 votes:
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2012-06-15 01:43:40 PM  
2 votes:
I expect it to hit a painted wall a la The Truman Show.
2012-06-15 07:46:39 PM  
1 vote:
It's a lot of effort just to get away from Florida.
2012-06-15 04:33:14 PM  
1 vote:
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"I'll be back!"
2012-06-15 03:13:38 PM  
1 vote:

amplexus: To me, this is awesome. I was 8 when this launched and I remember how cool it was since Star Wars was new and I was obsessed with the movie and space-stuff in general. The thought of a golden record on-board was neat too. I have always enjoyed hearing when it hit new planets (still am fascinated with gas giants) and new depths of space. Knowing this man-made hardware, which I feel is a part of my childhood, will soon be out of our solar system is just... cool.

The Golden Record is full of some seriously embarrassing stuff. It was definitely a product of the time it was made.

Once we achieve interstellar space flight, one of our first missions should be to go out and retrieve the Voyager spacecrafts before some aliens do. The last thing we want is to be the laughingstock of the galaxy once they listen to that Record.
2012-06-15 02:54:39 PM  
1 vote:

My kid could MS Paint that.

But he didn't. So he's a bad artist AND he's lazy.
2012-06-15 02:36:59 PM  
1 vote:
There are many machines on Ix. New machines.
2012-06-15 01:57:57 PM  
1 vote:

floor: Planet IX? Is that the planet that guarantees equal funding for women's sports?

No, Planet IX gives us manufactured goods and Highliners.
2012-06-15 01:51:16 PM  
1 vote:
Planet IX? Is that the planet that guarantees equal funding for women's sports?
2012-06-15 10:30:28 AM  
1 vote:
I fell asleep halfway through that headline.
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