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Atlantis to Orbit

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#59479 by @ 13.12.2004 00:00 - nach oben -
Atlantis to Orbit

Explanation: Birds don't fly this high. Airplanes don't go this fast. The Statue of Liberty weighs less. No species other than human can even comprehend what is going on, nor could any human just a millennium ago. The launch of a rocket bound for space is an event that inspires awe and challenges description. Pictured above, the Space Shuttle Atlantis lifted off to visit the International Space Station during the early morning hours of 2001 July 12. From a standing start, the two million kilogram rocket ship left to circle the Earth where the outside air is too thin to breathe and where there is little noticeable onboard gravity. Rockets bound for space are now launched from somewhere on Earth about once a week.

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#59487 by @ 13.12.2004 01:12 - nach oben -
>No species other than human can even comprehend what is going on,

laeg, nasa-peters soetted doch e gueti allgemeinbildig ha, v.a. wenn sie so beschribige verfassed.
aber dae haet jo no noed emol "the hitchhikers guide to the galaxy" glaese, und da isch jo wohl pflichlektuere.
#59526 by @ 13.12.2004 12:25 - nach oben -
s'goht :)
#59661 by @ 13.12.2004 23:28 - nach oben -
aber andersch krass schwer sinds, die huere sieche... 2 millione kilo. nümä nüt.

ungfähr e wimpere vom mättä sinere muetter, aber nöd schlecht für e flügends objekt.