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Random "lost in space" thoughts

Ever wondered if or how much effort NASA and the US Administration would have put into rescuing one or more astronauts if one of the Apollo missions had become stuck on the moon?

Or what if an astronaut had become stuck in space or drifted off? How much prestige would there be to getting back "one of their space heroes" or what would have been the constant memories if an astronaut had just detached themselves from Skylab or the moon and disappeared into the black?

I clearly reference the USA as I doubt the Soviets would have had the resources to go get back a lost comrade, a news black out would probably have ensued if a Gagarin protégé cut loose or the Americans blamed.

And if the story really happened, could we have someone other than Tom Hanks playing the lead rôle?

Random space thoughts for a Thursday.
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Old 19.01.2012, 11:59
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Re: Random "lost in space" thoughts

I need to get out my box of space cakes before I can answer this. Give me about 30 minutes.
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Re: Random "lost in space" thoughts

Speaking of space, I just finished reading 'The stars my destination' by Alfred Bester.
It's an awesome read.
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Old 19.01.2012, 12:01
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Re: Random "lost in space" thoughts

I was reading somewhere that the US was ready for a failed moon mission, and had a prepared statement ready. Basically, they wouldn't have made it back....

Found a source.
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Old 19.01.2012, 12:04
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Re: Random "lost in space" thoughts

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Tricky Dicky always had a way with words I guess. They weren't usually his own mind you, Henry K. was always the intellectual.
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Re: Random "lost in space" thoughts

Are you really sure that NASA did send people up to the moon?

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Old 19.01.2012, 12:11
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Are you really sure that NASA did send people up to the moon?
Where else did all the cheese come from silly?

Of course man went to the moon. JFK said it would happen within the decade and the man was right. Maybe it was the taxpayer's association that sent a man to Dallas to "do the deed" as those Saturn V rockets weren't cheap and there was a war to pay for in ex. Indochina.
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Are you really sure that NASA did send people up to the moon?
Where do you think they get flouride to put into your water?
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Re: Random "lost in space" thoughts

I like this thread: finding imaginary solutions for non existing problems.
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Old 19.01.2012, 12:16
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I like this thread: finding imaginary solutions for non existing problems.
Business as usual at the English forum.
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Old 19.01.2012, 12:20
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Re: Random "lost in space" thoughts

This wonderful thread motivated me to ask what the meaning behind "man in the moon" was. Here's the answer.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Man_in_the_Moon

The wikipedia blackout is over and we can all be informed again.
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Old 19.01.2012, 12:20
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Re: Random "lost in space" thoughts

Ever since I was old enough to understand what 'Major Tom' was about, the idea of someone getting lost in space has freaked me out. I think about it everything I see pics of astronauts fixing stuff on the space station or whatever. It really bothers me.

I was sort of freaked out even with the miniMinion that was left to float out in space. Why didn't Gru pick him up when he was in space?
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I don't think their O2 would have lasted long enough for another launch. They would have only recovered the remains.

And talking about media blackouts, how do we know the Yanks and/or Ruskies didn't "lose" any of their heroes before they got it right.

*feels around for his tinfoil hat*
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Old 19.01.2012, 12:26
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Ever wondered if or how much effort NASA and the US Administration would have put into rescuing one or more astronauts if one of the Apollo missions had become stuck on the moon?


Random space thoughts for a Thursday.
That's quite fortunate they weren't stuck in Uranus...



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Old 19.01.2012, 12:27
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Re: Random "lost in space" thoughts

Weeeel there is the story of the lost cosmonauts and romour has it that Gagarin was not the first man in space but the first one to make it back alive.
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Old 19.01.2012, 12:31
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Weeeel there is the story of the lost cosmonauts and romour has it that Gagarin was not the first man in space but the first one to make it back alive.
something like the chinese or vikings were the first to discover american continent and not Columbia (or is it Columbus).
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Weeeel there is the story of the lost cosmonauts and romour has it that Gagarin was not the first man in space but the first one to make it back alive.
Ok.... I'm outie. (yikes)
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I don't think their O2 would have lasted long enough for another launch. They would have only recovered the remains.

And talking about media blackouts, how do we know the Yanks and/or Ruskies didn't "lose" any of their heroes before they got it right.

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something like the chinese or vikings were the first to discover american continent and not Columbia (or is it Columbus).
No, that was the Phoenicians around 1400 BC
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Re: Random "lost in space" thoughts

Just needs a bigger one of these asteroids appearing from nowhere & we will all need rescueing

http://digitaljournal.com/article/318574
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