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50 Years Ago Today!
« on: April 11, 2011, 11:19:34 PM »
On April 12th, 1961, Soviet cosmonaut Yuri Alexseyevich Gagarin became the first human in space.

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Re: 50 Years Ago Today!
« Reply #1 on: April 12, 2011, 01:33:36 AM »
Looks like yeast cake in my stout.
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Re: 50 Years Ago Today!
« Reply #2 on: April 12, 2011, 03:47:42 AM »
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« Reply #3 on: April 12, 2011, 04:55:09 AM »
Houston we need to get there! And so it began! The guy is a legend and a universal HERO!

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Re: 50 Years Ago Today!
« Reply #4 on: April 12, 2011, 05:16:26 AM »
And 50 years later we're getting ready to hitch rides to space with the Russians as we retire the shuttle.  Plus ça change, plus c'est la même chose.  :(
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Re: 50 Years Ago Today!
« Reply #5 on: April 12, 2011, 06:11:14 AM »
And let's not forget that while NASA spent millions of dollars developing a pen that would write in space the Soviets just took a pencil.
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Re: 50 Years Ago Today!
« Reply #6 on: April 12, 2011, 07:11:59 AM »
And let's not forget that while NASA spent millions of dollars developing a pen that would write in space the Soviets just took a pencil.

The pen went to the moon.  The pencil did not.
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Re: 50 Years Ago Today!
« Reply #7 on: April 12, 2011, 07:17:37 AM »
I have one of those pens.  I like that you can use them in all sorts of funny angles, like doing a crossword puzzle laying down, that would not work with a normal pen.
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Re: 50 Years Ago Today!
« Reply #8 on: April 12, 2011, 07:24:54 AM »
I have one of those pens.  I like that you can use them in all sorts of funny angles, like doing a crossword puzzle laying down, that would not work with a normal pen.

I had a similar pen when I was younger.  If you tipped it upside down, the women's clothes would turn into a bikini.  Wish I knew where it was today.
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Re: 50 Years Ago Today!
« Reply #9 on: April 12, 2011, 07:42:14 AM »
I had a similar pen when I was younger.  If you tipped it upside down, the women's clothes would turn into a bikini.  Wish I knew where it was today.

Still had on a bikini?  You got gypped.
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« Reply #10 on: April 12, 2011, 07:43:02 AM »
I have one of those pens.  I like that you can use them in all sorts of funny angles, like doing a crossword puzzle laying down, that would not work with a normal pen.

I had a similar pen when I was younger.  If you tipped it upside down, the women's clothes would turn into a bikini.  Wish I knew where it was today.

I used to have one of those bikini pens. Too bad I lost it.  :(

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Re: 50 Years Ago Today!
« Reply #11 on: April 12, 2011, 07:55:53 AM »
I had a similar pen when I was younger.  If you tipped it upside down, the women's clothes would turn into a bikini.  Wish I knew where it was today.

Still had on a bikini?  You got gypped.

I was 12 at the time.  At that age, the Sear catalog was like porn to me  :D
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Re: 50 Years Ago Today!
« Reply #12 on: April 12, 2011, 08:37:39 AM »
And let's not forget that while NASA spent millions of dollars developing a pen that would write in space the Soviets just took a pencil.

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Re: 50 Years Ago Today!
« Reply #13 on: April 12, 2011, 10:56:42 AM »
Dang.  No shuttle for the Seattle Air & Space Museum.  :(   
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Re: 50 Years Ago Today!
« Reply #14 on: April 12, 2011, 11:14:22 AM »
Dang.  No shuttle for the Seattle Air & Space Museum.  :(   

Well, we're getting a second one (actually the first (Enterprise) is being replaced)
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