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NASA Tentatively OKs Second Space Tourist
December 11, 2001 3:24 PM   Subscribe

NASA Tentatively OKs Second Space Tourist "NASA and its partners in the International Space Station have agreed in principle to let a 28-year-old South African become the second paying tourist on the orbiting outpost, the U.S. space agency said on Tuesday." Mark Shuttleworth you lucky bastard!
posted by dgeiser13 (8 comments total)

 
The guy's last name is Shuttleworth? That's beautiful.
posted by mccreath at 3:37 PM on December 11, 2001


I suppose 'Shuttleworth' is better than 'Daienowturspayce', a popular South African last name.
posted by hellinskira at 4:01 PM on December 11, 2001


I'm so jealous. But those of us who aren't rich can settle for the $4000 Shuttleworth VIP Launch Tour. Any of you Floridan's ever seen a shuttle or rocket launch?
posted by culberjo at 4:22 PM on December 11, 2001


I've seen one launch up close (at night, no less), and several from far away. People, let me testify: If it is at all practical, or even if it's not, you must see that sucker go up at least once in your life. The sensory assault will reduce you to a babbling, grinning, monkey-person. The following is a rough sketch of my thought process when I saw a night launch a few years back:

"Bignoisefirebrightwowwowrumblerumblewowholyshitfuckmeremembertobreathecoolcoolcoolcoolcool....."
posted by Optamystic at 7:06 PM on December 11, 2001


Bastard. I hate 'Bishops' kids.

Oh, and
...'Daienowturspayce', a popular South African last name...

I don't get it, I must be a SA idiot. Please enlighten me.
posted by Hypnerotomachia at 11:36 PM on December 11, 2001


Pronounce 'Daienowturspayce' phonetically.
posted by Optamystic at 1:37 AM on December 12, 2001


Mark Shuttleworth you lucky bastard!

i think you mean "Mark Shuttleworth you RICH bastard."
posted by zerolucid at 1:37 AM on December 12, 2001


That, too! :-)
posted by dgeiser13 at 3:19 PM on December 12, 2001


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