Discussion of this BBC article on emergency repairs to Discovery:
23:29 < solios> fagbot: doot for scraping barnacles off of Discovery
23:29 < fagbot> HEE HEE....COCK BOAT
23:29 < solios> fucking space dingleberries. :|
23:29 < xeno_beer> !
23:29 < xeno_beer> that's awesome.
23:30 < solios> "Astronauts have never fixed a shuttle's heat shields on a spacewalk before - or gone under an orbiting shuttle."
23:30 < solios> O_o
23:30 < xeno_beer> solios: you know we;'re grouned again right?
23:30 < xeno_beer> and apt to stay that way
23:30 <@ejp> "under"?
23:30 <@ejp> THERE IS NOT UNDER IN SPACE
23:30 < solios> 113 launches and we've never been on the ventral? o_o
23:30 < solios> xeno_beer: yes.
23:30 < xeno_beer> the scuttlebut is that they're scrapping the fleet and using it for "terrestial tasks"
23:30 < solios> heh.
23:30 <@ejp> it's a rocket.
23:31 < solios> no.
23:31 < solios> it's a spaceplane.
23:31 < xeno_beer> ejp: there is an under
23:31 <@ejp> wtf does a rocket do for terrestial tasks?
23:31 < xeno_beer> it is the Bottom of it
23:31 < solios> incinerate.
23:31 < solios> ANNIHILATE
23:31 < xeno_beer> EXTERMINATE.
23:31 < solios> DEEEEESTROOOOY
23:31 <@ejp> xeno_beer: lies
23:31 <@ejp> up/down don't exist.
23:31 < solios> O_o
23:31 < solios> HEaven 17 on radio nigel.
23:32 < xeno_beer> no, but bottom and top are relative to your appropriate pov and therefore DO
23:32 < solios> "This is the new Nasa. If we cannot prove this is safe, we don't want to go there. "
23:32 < solios> >_<
23:32 < solios> MEET THE NEW BOSS EVEN MORE OF A CHICKENSHIT THAN THE OLD BOSS
23:32 <@ejp> pussies.
23:32 < xeno_beer> when you look at a space shuttle, and acknowledging the fact that it is capable of atmospheric re-entry, it becomes immediately obvious which is top-side and which is bottom.
23:32 < solios> SPACE IS HARD PEOPLE DIE YOU KNOW THE RISKS YOU VOLUNTEERED WHAT BETTER GODDAMNED DEATH IS THERE NEXT QUESTION.
23:32 < xeno_beer> solios++