Mir falls to earth
in a blaze of fireworks and sickle-hammered glory following its "triumphant mission
". And damn, it looks like I'm going to have to pay for my lunch
. Thanks to Taco Bell for "capturing the imagination of people around the globe
posted by sixfoot6
on Mar 23, 2001 -
Yo quiero tacos libres.
Free tacos for everyone if the Mir lands on target. I really want to have something pithy and meaningful to say about this, and the over-marketing of everything, but I'm just too appalled.
posted by dnash
on Mar 20, 2001 -
Mir spotted in skies over India,
millions panic? While the fall of Mir has been getting plenty of press coverage, this is the first blatantly alarmist piece I've seen, and it's from CNN/Reuters. Does this kind of "reporting" border on criminal?
posted by ewagoner
on Mar 13, 2001 -
Russia to Mir....come in Mir...
Russia's been recently unable to sustain radio contact with Mir. The station itself is empty, but radio communication is necessary in order to control the autopilot. They are supposed to try again in about an hour, but if they are unable to do so within that hour, they'll have to send someone up. I think they're more afraid that it might fall out of orbit before it's planned sinking into the Pacific this coming February.
posted by Cavatica
on Dec 26, 2000 -
"Space Survivor" deal is cut
to the tune of 40 million. Watch in drooling wonder as perky americans from every age/race/sex demographic go though the trials of a "Survivor" race to be an astronaut- on Mir!! Wasn't Mir supposed to be ditched in the ocean years ago?
posted by metasak
on Sep 12, 2000 -