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Orion To Make "Unscrewed" Flight - A First

05/23/2016 9:45 AM

"The ESM is scheduled to be competed by January 2017, and it will be shipped to the Kennedy Centre at Cape Canaverel in Florida soon after, where it will be attached to the crew module built by Lockheed Martin. Further testing will be carried out on the whole spacecraft before its scheduled launch on the first mission, EM-1, which will see the module, unscrewed, sent on a flight around the Moon and back. Designed to shake down all the systems that would be needed on a crewed Lunar mission, EM-1 will take Orion further from Earth than any crew-rated spacecraft has ever been, breaking Apollo-13's record."

What a glorious typographical error. Does this mean that when they say "crewed Lunar mission", they meant to say "designed to shake down all the systems that would be needed on a screwed Lunar mission" ?

I thought this worthy of today's laugh of the day.

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05/23/2016 9:50 AM

Damn autocorredt!

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05/23/2016 9:59 AM

ROFLMAO!

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05/23/2016 10:01 AM

LOL

Here's the link: https://www.theengineer.co.uk/assembly-begins-on-first-flight-version-of-orion-service-module/

And yes, it says 'unscrewed'. It's those crazy Brits. So it would be 'bloody autocorrect'.

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05/23/2016 10:03 AM

I think you've got it!

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05/23/2016 10:10 AM

Quite !

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05/23/2016 10:36 AM

"screwed lunar mission" would have been Apollo 13...

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05/23/2016 10:51 AM

True that. Lucky (and creatively smart) gents to make it back home!

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05/23/2016 11:06 AM

<...Canaverel...unscrewed...> Before sending out a press release, a wise individual uses a spill chucker first.

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05/23/2016 12:15 PM

UNSCREWED

Nice

It should be painted on the back end like a boat.

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05/23/2016 12:42 PM

Then it would need twin screws.

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05/23/2016 11:13 PM

A good thing that that error happened on the ground...

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05/24/2016 8:13 AM

You ain't wrong! Reminds me of the time I made a clear plastic cylinder capsule for Mr. Lizard, and sent him up in a solid fuel rocket. There was only a small problem with the flight, well maybe two: (1) the G's probably killed Mr. Lizard instantly on lift-off, and (2) the parachute with capsule did not fully deploy and open at apogee, thus, ground impact certainly ensured Mr. Lizard went on to the happy insect hunting grounds.

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05/24/2016 11:30 AM

Perhaps the author unconsciously confirmed the concept that it requires a minimum of one human to screw up something previously unscrewed.

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05/24/2016 12:12 PM

I say we invade Canada and get it over with, you guys have had all that cool weather and pine trees to yourselves, and the best fishing spots all to yourselves for far too long.

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05/24/2016 2:39 PM

Don't forget all the ticks you.could ever want and lyme disease too. I do not think you will invade so much as to migrate if Trump gets elected lol

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05/24/2016 3:14 PM

If El Nino doesn't let this area warm up and dry off soon, cotton farmers here will need to migrate south. I guess we will allow you Cannuks to keep your ticks for now, although we have a few down here too.

If you are up in the muskeg, keep your boots dry, and a string tied tight. If up in the mountains, just sit back and think how lucky you really are.

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05/24/2016 10:51 PM

Oh do I hope Trump gets elected ! Flawed , brash , arrogant , a good father , good businessman , in other words he is a real person . And a person who will not accept political correctness as an ideology or as a guideline to speak his mind . Americans are angry , sanctuary cities , high taxes , more for the growing entitlement class , and less for the guy who gets up every morning and goes to work each and everyday . Yeah , let's give Trump a shot at this job .

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05/25/2016 8:56 AM

I totally agree, and that is a lot from a Johnny Reb talking to a Yankee.

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05/25/2016 10:02 AM

Sounds like Germany in 1939.

Careful what you wish for.

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05/25/2016 11:15 AM

Let me spin that on its head for you:

(1) Ok, let's give Hitler a shot at the job.

(2) Brash, loud speeches.

(3) A lot of out-group sociology at play - "they are the cause of the ruination".

(4) A corporal (no importance during WWI).

(5) Most of his cronies latched on in a beer hall - never a good political start.

(6) Not a family man, single, no wife, no children - another bad sign.

(7) Not a businessman - whatever he went into (besides festering up a hateful crowd) failed, and that too failed ultimately.

(8) When things were going bad for the National Socialist Party, Hitler, et.al. went into the streets for a march/riot, and barely escaped with their lives.

(9) Barring success in an open election Hitler usurped power secretly, and ousted, shot, or decapitated political rivals/misfits/opposition.

(10) Hitler was the antichrist personified.

Now look again at Mr. Trump:

(1) He has won most of the GOP primaries, and has a full, legitimate claim to be nominated by the Republican Party. He is up in the polls only over Ms. Clinton, not so much for Mr. Sanders.

(2) Confident speeches, not about hate. Mostly about the unmitigated gall of his detractors, and the liars that follow these campaigns waiting to spread the poison. Also, Mr. Trump's speeches resonate with the "silent majority", abandoned middle class, those who have been left outside the so-called recovery (which nothing but a stack of lies). This has energized the base, the middle, and the independents. More coalescing will follow.

(3) Suggestions about possible courses of action to reduce some of our societal problems, especially where National Security is and has been at high risk of failure for quite some time now. Where is it written that we must accept people into this country with zero pedigree as to who they actually are, where they are actually from, and what their intentions actually are. That sounds like national suicide to me.

(4) Not former military, but has the full intentions of supporting our men/women, that stand in harm's way, that serve our country, or that already served and now need our help. Trump will not take brash, hasty, or ill-advised military actions. He is a shrewd business man, not a dolt. We need those who take advisement, and act accordingly, not those who put a toe in, take a toe out, put two toes in, etc.

(5) Appears to be clean, sober, and not addicted to playing golf or being out of pocket during important business. Certainly not a bar-fly, or a club house rat.

(6) Married (several times), at least a serial monogamist (as many of you are), and has children who all appear to adore and respect him. I think his children have turned out well.

(7) By any measure a successful businessman who has made (and lost) fortunes, and regained them. A failure at business is a man who fails once and quits. Mr. Trump is definitely not a quitter, and seems to thrive when the going is tougher. He is the sort of man you actually would want on your side in a fight, his colors do not run.

(8) During the heat of recent primaries, I witnessed no signs of inciting riots, in fact the opposite is true of the radical leftists and anarchists who have illegally disrupted several events (denying the freedom of speech), and even to the point of destroying property and injuring those protecting the peace and preserving order - the police.

(9) There will be no end around to GOP rules of the Convention, and no breaking of general election rules. (I bet you cannot say the same for Bernie, or for Hillary).

(10) Mr. Trump is a genuine article, no phony, is honest, law-abiding, rejoices with the truth, and generally loves people. He is not out to destroy anyone, only to lift up our heads and see a brighter better America. He is a bonafide Christian as much as anyone else living today. The Holy Spirit and Belial cannot occupy the same space and time, that is a rule of the Universe.

How about "we" drop the histrionic chatter about this election, and allow the process to run its natural course. Let the dogs sleep where they may, and disturb not a cur. A fool will never be satisfied, and will blame outside influences for his lack of wherewithal every single time. Trust in God - that is what it used to say on the money. All others have to sign over some collateral.

Indeed, be very careful what you wish for, but when it comes find solace in knowing this too shall pass.

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05/25/2016 11:36 AM

One additional point: Hitler was extremely anti-gun rights (for those not sworn to allegiance to the Furher).

Ms. Clinton want to effectively remove the 2nd amendment of the U.S. Constitution, and is also anti-gun rights.

Mr. Sanders is at least partially in favor of gun rights.

Mr. Trump appears to have seen the light in regard to the complete integrity of the U.S. Constitution to be read and understood by the normal individual, the common man, and can listen to good advice with respect to who may ascend to the highest levels of the courts. He is in favor of gun ownership by the general citizenry, not so much by thugs, felons (who have not been pardoned, or otherwise released by their States), or persons present illegally here engaged in criminal activities.

IMHO an owner of a chicken ranch would not hire a chicken thief (from Arkansas) to operate the chicken house. In case anyone has a doubt, The People still own and operate this country, and will not put a chicken thief in office. H.C. is far worse than a chicken thief.

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05/24/2016 9:54 AM

Some proofreader looks to have a screw loose, at least.

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