APOD: The Flight Deck of Space Shuttle... (2012 Apr 18)

Comments and questions about the APOD on the main view screen.
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Re: APOD: The Flight Deck of Space Shuttle... (2012 Apr 18)

Post by emc » Wed Apr 18, 2012 5:18 pm

it pains me to see so many dead horse beatings

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Re: APOD: The Flight Deck of Space Shuttle... (2012 Apr 18)

Post by Chris Peterson » Wed Apr 18, 2012 6:14 pm

emc wrote:it pains me to see so many dead horse beatings
Me too. Why can't we flog a dead APOD critic, or flog a dead pseudoscientist? What did the poor horse ever do to anybody here?
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Re: APOD: The Flight Deck of Space Shuttle... (2012 Apr 18)

Post by ta152h0 » Wed Apr 18, 2012 6:38 pm

they forgot to install a compass in this ship ?
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Re: APOD: The Flight Deck of Space Shuttle... (2012 Apr 18)

Post by neufer » Wed Apr 18, 2012 6:38 pm

emc wrote:
it pains me to see so many dead horse beatings
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mister_Ed wrote:
Click to play embedded YouTube video.
<<The first horse that played Mister Ed for the pilot episode was a chestnut gelding. However, the permanent equine star of the show was Bamboo Harvester (1949–70), a crossbred gelding of American Saddlebred, Arabian and grade ancestry. Alan Young states that Mr. Ed died from an inadvertent tranquilizer administered while he was "in retirement" in a stable in Burbank, California where he lived with his trainer Lester Hilton. Young says Hilton was out of town visiting relatives and a temporary care giver might have seen Ed rolling on the ground, struggling to get up. Young said Ed was a heavy horse and he was not always strong enough to get back on his feet without struggling. The theory is the care giver thought the horse was in distress and administered a tranquilizer and for unknown reason, the horse died within hours. The remains were cremated and scattered by Hilton in the Los Angeles area at a spot known only to him.>>
Chris Peterson wrote:
Why can't we flog a dead APOD critic, or flog a dead pseudoscientist?
Because we are to busy flogging live APOD critics & pseudoscientists :?:
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Dead Horses

Post by Flase » Wed Apr 18, 2012 9:35 pm

emc wrote:it pains me to see so many dead horse beatings
I like the flies around the nostrils. That's realistic. Flies are particularly fond of nostrils, particularly ones that aren't breathing. They lay their eggs inside the nostrils and not only does that provide cover from predators but there are lots of tunnels through the skull to all sorts of meaty goodness. Brain tissue is quite hearty, I believe.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mister_Ed wrote:... Alan Young states that Mr. Ed died from an inadvertent tranquilizer administered while he was "in retirement" ...
Oh yeah. Another shady Hollywood death. Another "accidental" overdose. I bet he was going to spill the beans, just like Marilyn...

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Re: APOD: The Flight Deck of Space Shuttle... (2012 Apr 18)

Post by SJoe » Thu Apr 19, 2012 3:04 am

I would love a hires version for my desltop. I love the picture and have always been fascinated with the shuttle. I remeber watching the first launch in school and last summer I watched the final launch at work. There were highs and lows, but it is a remarkable acheivment.

I love the old school lego shuttle too. I have my own lego NASA on display that I fiddle with almost every day.

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Re: APOD: The Flight Deck of Space Shuttle... (2012 Apr 18)

Post by Flase » Thu Apr 19, 2012 3:19 am

When I played with Lego, I used to make amazing mobile-home-amphibious-spaceship things that could go anywhere.

Underwater, alien planets, you name it, this would be the only vehicle you'd ever need...

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Re: APOD: The Flight Deck of Space Shuttle... (2012 Apr 18)

Post by Moonlady » Thu Apr 19, 2012 6:21 am

Wow this is really amazing! Though...I miss the rearview mirror :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: