Space and Astronomy in general

OG_slinger wrote:
Stele wrote:

Captain Kirk is going to space!

He's finally a Rocket Man.

Well sure but then there’s also this song where he un-ironically sets the record straight.

In 2004 The Shat made an album with Ben Folds producing it. The album is called has been. It contains plenty of humor but it’s not the same schlocky crap that he put out in the ‘70s. Shat actually wrote all of the lyrics and there’s not one single “cover” song on the album.

I have to admit, 17 years later I still love this album. Some songs are better than others but they’re all good and some are great.

That song above has Brad Paisley singing and playing guitar.

Agathos wrote:

Will it finally launch? I am terrified.

https://twitter.com/ESA_Webb/status/...

Here's a version of the video for the Twitter-averse.

I worked for an airline. We had a rule: passing through a country didn't count. So, if I went from Atlanta to Geneva, but changed planes in Frankfurt, I couldn't claim to have visited Germany on that trip

You had to leave the airport and spend at least most of a day there.

Just crossing the Kamen line then falling back doesn't count

It is obviously enough to have a profound effect.

I mean the moon is within earth's gravity well. Does that mean that you haven't gone to space until you have gone beyond the moon's orbit? Has anyone actually done that?

tanstaafl wrote:

I worked for an airline. We had a rule: passing through a country didn't count. So, if I went from Atlanta to Geneva, but changed planes in Frankfurt, I couldn't claim to have visited Germany on that trip

You had to leave the airport and spend at least most of a day there.

Just crossing the Kamen line then falling back doesn't count

What about spending most of a day in the airport, waiting on standby for an open seat?

fangblackbone wrote:

It is obviously enough to have a profound effect.

I mean the moon is within earth's gravity well. Does that mean that you haven't gone to space until you have gone beyond the moon's orbit? Has anyone actually done that?

If this video is true, no human has ever left earth's atmosphere.