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The Bad Astronomer
2001-Dec-17, 08:51 PM
The Deep Space 1 probe will be shut down on December 18. It has run well past the original mission timeline, and has had a stunning series of successes as a technology explorer.

Read all about it (http://www.jpl.nasa.gov/releases/2001/release_2001_241.html).

ToSeek
2001-Dec-17, 10:13 PM
Sorry to hear it, but it's been a tremendous success - it's done everything it was intended to do, and then some.

GrapesOfWrath
2001-Dec-18, 04:20 PM
I read of its flyby comet Borrelly and was reminded of Stardust (http://stardust.jpl.nasa.gov/news/status/990207.html) which was launched in 1999 as the first US mission to a comet, to comet Wild-2 in 2004.

Our family's names are on Stardust, inscribed on a microchip (http://stardust.jpl.nasa.gov/overview/microchip/index.html), along with a million others, including Adolf Hitler and Elmer Fudd.

Jim
2001-Dec-18, 04:52 PM
Our family's names are on Stardust, inscribed on a microchip (http://stardust.jpl.nasa.gov/overview/microchip/index.html), along with a million others, including Adolf Hitler and Elmer Fudd.


Yeah? Mine, too! Y'know, if you really are known by the company you keep, Elmer and Adolph better watch their reps.



Deep Space 1 is an ambassador of Earthlings' goodwill, carrying with it a compact disc of children's drawings and engineers' thoughts.


Ditto the kids.

There was a lot of press hoopla about the failures of the NASA Mars probes. It would be nice - but totally unexpected - to see similar attention paid to Deep Space 1. Nothing succeeds like success, and nothing makes better news than failure.

Mr. X
2001-Dec-18, 05:39 PM
On 2001-12-18 11:20, GrapesOfWrath wrote:
I read of its flyby comet Borrelly and was reminded of Stardust (http://stardust.jpl.nasa.gov/news/status/990207.html) which was launched in 1999 as the first US mission to a comet, to comet Wild-2 in 2004.

Our family's names are on Stardust, inscribed on a microchip (http://stardust.jpl.nasa.gov/overview/microchip/index.html), along with a million others, including Adolf Hitler and Elmer Fudd.


LOL LOL LOL! ROFLMAO! LMAO!


HITLER
ADOLF HITLER
ADOLF A HITLER
ADULF HITLER
ALDOF 1 HITLER
ALDOLF HITLER

Aldof! Aldolf! LOL! Middle initial is 1!

You also forgot:


RICHARD M NIXON
RICHARD M. NIXON
RICHARD MILHOUS NIXON
MONICA LEWINSKEY
LEWINSKI
HEINRICH HIMMLER
BART SIMPSON
LASSIE
HUMPHREY BOGART
ARNOLD P SCHWARRZENEGER
STALLONE
SILVESTER STALLONE
SYLVESTER STALLONE
SYLVESTOR H. STALLONE
ASTEROID 65 CYBELE
CYBER-COOL
CYBERCHRIST
CHRIST OF NAZARETH
CHRIST

At least whoever find it gets to laugh their asses off!

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ToSeek
2001-Dec-18, 06:17 PM
Nice to be in such good company. /phpBB/images/smiles/icon_wink.gif

Mr. X
2001-Dec-18, 07:40 PM
On 2001-12-18 13:17, ToSeek wrote:
Nice to be in such good company. /phpBB/images/smiles/icon_wink.gif

Only the best! /phpBB/images/smiles/icon_biggrin.gif

ISAAC P FREELY
That one is a joke, the initials are I.P. Freely, a joke from the Simpsons /phpBB/images/smiles/icon_biggrin.gif

BEAVIS & BUTT-HEAD
Ooops! How did they get aboard!

BUTT
Heheheh

MAYA BUTTREEKS
LOL! Simpsons joke!

AMANDA HUGGANDKISS
Again! The stranger strikes again!

BEA O'PROBLEM
ROFLMAO! Hilarious! B.O. Problem!

YES! Here he is, the one we've all wanted to find, the MAN:
DUKE K NUKEM

And another funny one Simpsons joke:
NUKE THE WHALES

Tada!

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