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Re: anyone interested in astronomy?

Postby Londonrake » Sun Dec 19, 2021 3:50 pm

Kikapu wrote:
Londonrake wrote:Reminds me of a Ray Bradbury story from a very long time ago. "The golden apples of the sun". 8)


One of my favourite authors when I was growing up, but can’t remember any of his stories now. :oops:


Without looking it up. Fahrenheit 451? The illustrated man? both filmed. The former twice I think.
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Re: anyone interested in astronomy?

Postby Lordo » Sun Dec 19, 2021 6:50 pm

What this thread needs is an astronomial song or two.

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Re: anyone interested in astronomy?

Postby Londonrake » Sun Dec 19, 2021 7:47 pm

Lordo wrote:What this thread needs is an astronomial song or two.



That's just jogged my memory.

"Something evil this way comes". :lol: :wink:
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Re: anyone interested in astronomy?

Postby repulsewarrior » Mon Dec 20, 2021 8:26 pm



...surviving the heat, how?
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Re: anyone interested in astronomy?

Postby Londonrake » Mon Dec 27, 2021 1:41 pm

Scientists excitedly examine first images from $10 billion James Webb space telescope:


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Re: anyone interested in astronomy?

Postby Kikapu » Mon Dec 27, 2021 1:58 pm

Londonrake wrote:Scientists excitedly examine first images from $10 billion James Webb space telescope:


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:lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: anyone interested in astronomy?

Postby repulsewarrior » Mon Dec 27, 2021 8:23 pm

Kikapu wrote:
Londonrake wrote:Scientists excitedly examine first images from $10 billion James Webb space telescope:


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:lol: :lol: :lol:


...good one LR
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Re: anyone interested in astronomy?

Postby Londonrake » Mon Dec 27, 2021 8:44 pm

An unrelated anecdote from my past - if I may.

During the Falklands war an RAF VC10 was transporting a cargo of AIM-9G Sidewinder, air to air missiles from Brize Norton to Ascension island. Each missile had a safety pin upon which was a red pennant. On the pennant, in white, was "Remove before flight". The female loadmasters did exactly that. So the aircraft flew 4000 miles with several dozen live missiles in the back. :lol:
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Re: anyone interested in astronomy?

Postby Get Real! » Mon Dec 27, 2021 8:53 pm

Londonrake wrote:An unrelated anecdote from my past - if I may.

During the Falklands war an RAF VC10 was transporting a cargo of AIM-9G Sidewinder, air to air missiles from Brize Norton to Ascension island. Each missile had a safety pin upon which was a red pennant. On the pennant, in white, was "Remove before flight". The female loadmasters did exactly that. So the aircraft flew 4000 miles with several dozen live missiles in the back. :lol:

Well you can’t blame the women for that but the manufacturing idiots because had it read “Remove before launch” there’d be no misunderstanding.
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Re: anyone interested in astronomy?

Postby Londonrake » Tue Dec 28, 2021 9:25 am

The intention wasn’t blame. Although any would probably have rested with the lack of a relevant briefing.

The VC10 was a passenger aircraft and the loadies basically uniformed air hostesses. On that, one off, occasion the seating was temporarily stripped out to allow an urgent cargo shipment.

Virtually every aircraft loadable weapon has a removable safety device, taken out before flight and refitted on return. Anybody whose worked around them would be familiar with that.

I doubt 1% of the missiles are ever actually launched.
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