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  • Shuttle Atlantis Damaged by Hail

    http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/17362178/

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. - NASA on Tuesday postponed next month’s launch of the space shuttle Atlantis after a hailstorm left hundreds of small dents on the spacecraft’s external fuel tank and on a wing.

    The launch, which had been set for March 15, was pushed back to at least late April to give NASA time to make repairs.

    NASA technicians planned to move the orbiter back to a giant hangar to examine the damage and decide if repairs can be made at the Kennedy Space Center. “This constitutes, in our evaluation, the worst damage we have ever seen of hail on the external tank,” said Wayne Hale, manager of the space shuttle program.

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    Stupid God
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    • #3
      Originally posted by Cam
      Stupid God
      totally unnecessary...
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      • #4
        Originally posted by FlyingPhotog
        totally unnecessary...
        hehehe, you're offended....common
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        • #5
          Originally posted by Cam
          hehehe, you're offended....common
          Actually very few things offend me. I don't know why you would say it's common.
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          • #6
            Originally posted by FlyingPhotog
            totally unnecessary...
            game off!

            I dunno, I though it was pretty funny

            I understand if you're religious, not wanting to say something like what Cam did yourself, but that really doesn't mean he should have to bite his tongue if he wants to make a light hearted joke.

            Just as you aren't expected to cater to his beliefs, he shouldn't have to cater to yours. If somebody says something you don't agree with, let it slide. Its not like god is going to strike you down for letting it slide off your back.

            Besides, god has a sense of humor...I mean look at where he made the Canadians live!

            game on!

            I understand the whole thing of having a crapload of pressure acting on the whole fuel tank creates less damage than having a crapload of pressure acting on small spots only inches in diameter...but it still baffles me that something built to withstand the trip to space can be screwed up by some falling ice cubes.
            Last edited by screaming_emu; 2007-03-02, 04:53.

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            • #7
              Geez Joe it has SFA to do with religion....... (I'm an atheist) .............the main complaint seems to be the absolute useless and meaningless replies to topics
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              • #8
                Originally posted by Greg Wilson
                Geez Joe it has SFA to do with religion....... (I'm an atheist) .............the main complaint seems to be the absolute useless and meaningless replies to topics
                I dunno, I thought it was just a humorous comment that was meant to make people laugh. No reason to get upset at those.

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                • #9
                  Who got upset.......if you think Paul did you had better re-read.....think it was more like perception than anything else
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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Greg Wilson
                    Who got upset.......if you think Paul did you had better re-read.....think it was more like perception than anything else
                    People don't usually roll their eyes unless they are bothered by something

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by screaming_emu
                      People don't usually roll their eyes unless they are bothered by something
                      Did you consider it was for the low quality post?
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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Greg Wilson
                        Did you consider it was for the low quality post?
                        nope, cause I thought it was kind of humorous. And to me, provided the humor is good, its not a waste of a post.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Greg Wilson
                          Did you consider it was for the low quality post?
                          That's right, Cam's comment was completely off-topic. I keep my religious opinions to myself.
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                            Whatever, it's the internet. God hates the internet because it has porn for free.
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