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The flash of light you saw in the sky was not a UFO. Swamp gas from a weather balloon was trapped in a thermal pocket and reflected the light from Venus.

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I'm surprised that there were very few of the moon shot control room monitors equipped with qwerty keyboards.

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Pyrrho wrote:
Sat Jun 29, 2019 2:41 am

They included the ashtray, matches, and a pack of Kent. Cool.

But how much did this cost? As long as it came out of the ISS budget, I'm cool with that too.

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The flash of light you saw in the sky was not a UFO. Swamp gas from a weather balloon was trapped in a thermal pocket and reflected the light from Venus.

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1920: women get the vote

Things go to hell from then on.
About that stereo

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The flash of light you saw in the sky was not a UFO. Swamp gas from a weather balloon was trapped in a thermal pocket and reflected the light from Venus.

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Interesting.

I never had a toy hand grenade (or toy guns) because my parents were weird that way.

But I played with one at a friend's house. You put in a cap (like for a cap pistol), and it made a satisfying bang when it hit something.
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Thats so special
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Ever played with a toy hand grenade, ed?

I know you're old enough.
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Abdul Alhazred wrote:
Mon Jul 01, 2019 10:26 pm
Ever played with a toy hand grenade, ed?

I know you're old enough.
The only thing ed ever played with was himself.
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Rob Lister wrote:
Sat Jun 29, 2019 11:03 am
They included the ashtray, matches, and a pack of Kent. Cool.

But how much did this cost? As long as it came out of the ISS budget, I'm cool with that too.
$5 million.

https://arstechnica.com/science/2019/06 ... n-control/
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so roughly the cost of feeding one ISS occupant for a year. (500 pounds of food at $10k/pound to leo). It's going to be hard to pick which one has to go hungry.

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They'll bill the tourists that they plan to fly to the ISS.
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The flash of light you saw in the sky was not a UFO. Swamp gas from a weather balloon was trapped in a thermal pocket and reflected the light from Venus.