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Atlantis to Orbit

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zorg.ch
#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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zorg.ch
#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.
zorg.ch
#59526 by @ 13.12.2004 12:25 - nach oben -
s'goht :)
zorg.ch
#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.