Saturday, June 09, 2007

Rocket to the Moon and Race Right Back

...To my holograph room and my new jetpack.

I'm on record as not being a huge fan of NASA, but that doesn't stop me from enjoying a little Friday evening shuttle launch in the backyard now and again. I visited the Space Center once. Pretty dull, to be truthful. But a shuttle launch is something to see, even from 70 miles away.

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  • I thought they went straight up. This one appears to be at an angle. Unless your camera was tilted.


    I actually saw the shuttle fly overhead at like 6 in the morning just before dawn once. Being the Trekkie-ass nerd I am at times, I saw that it's flight path was going to be overhead. Came out, looked up, and fast as shit, the path covered the entire horizon.

    17,000 mph looks REAL fucking fast from my porch.

    You can see that and the International Space Station with the naked eye (looks like a giant star actually) by going here.

    Told ya. Trekkies die hard man.

    By Blogger Make the logo bigger, at June 9, 2007 at 10:43 AM  

  • They fly out over the Atlantic so as not to hurt tax-paying citizens when they blow up.

    I have autographed photos of James Doohan and Nichelle Nichols from when my Dad took me to a Star Trek Convention in DC when I was a kid.

    And you are now jealous.

    By Blogger Jetpacks, at June 9, 2007 at 1:07 PM  

  • I see your ‘autograph’ and raise you.

    William Shatner live perform Shakespeare in an ‘Evening with William Shatner’ when I was in the 7th grade.

    Thank you. Check please. (Cues chorus to The Gambler.)

    And don’t even make me whip out photos of the original Enterprise in the Smithsonian.

    By Blogger Make the logo bigger, at June 10, 2007 at 8:12 PM  

  • Shatner doing Shakespeare is a very high hand in the game of Trek Poker. I think it is only beaten by being on the set as Nimoy sang Bilbo Bagggins. Which I was not.

    You win.

    By Blogger Jetpacks, at June 11, 2007 at 9:34 AM  

  • But now, in a moment worthy of inclusion in the next reprint of Sun Tzu, my reveal of said fact does more harm to me, because nobody should have to admit that they saw him.

    By Blogger Make the logo bigger, at June 12, 2007 at 1:01 AM  

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