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June 29, 2005 2:11 PM   Subscribe

Cosmos 1 is officially lost! However, fellow solar sailors, it's not too late to buy a t-shirt. I, however, can't help but focus my attention on this educational BBC News article; I believe I'm having some sort of pavlovian response to that last diagram, but thankfully it seems I'm not the first solar sailing pervert out there.
posted by analogue (15 comments total)
I feel somewhat obliged to include a link to the original Cosmos 1 mefi post.
posted by analogue at 2:14 PM on June 29, 2005

SPACE BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOBssssssss! That diagram says counter-clockwise for the right boob and clockwise for the left, I wonder what their rationale is?

Apropos of nothing, I like it when NASA types say "re-entry". It always makes me smile and think about sex.
posted by fenriq at 2:21 PM on June 29, 2005

Thats a damn shame...
posted by c13 at 2:22 PM on June 29, 2005

Uh huh huh... uh huh...
Dude, that diagram made my solar sail pop a fierce tent-pole...
uh huh huh...
posted by numlok at 2:34 PM on June 29, 2005

The first thing I thought of was testicles. I'll be back just as soon as I come to terms with my sexuality.
posted by Pretty_Generic at 2:38 PM on June 29, 2005

Too bad it went tits up after launch.
posted by hal9k at 2:39 PM on June 29, 2005

posted by joelf at 2:41 PM on June 29, 2005

joelf! that is hilarious!! (link to the lecture) -- I can't imagine seeing that in a class and not bursting out in laughter!
posted by analogue at 2:47 PM on June 29, 2005

[this is sad]
posted by interrobang at 3:34 PM on June 29, 2005

tough titty
posted by es_de_bah at 4:45 PM on June 29, 2005

joelf wins!
posted by reality at 8:01 PM on June 29, 2005

I recall hearing that one of the stage boosters failed - does anyone know the concrete reason why an old ICBM (?) was used instead of a 'standard' booster (cost?)?
posted by PurplePorpoise at 8:54 PM on June 29, 2005

Damn, that shirt is snazzy.
posted by kuatto at 9:34 PM on June 29, 2005

posted by neckro23 at 10:08 PM on June 29, 2005

You realize that looks like tits, right?

I, too, saw a scrotum.

We should do a poll.
posted by meehawl at 5:06 AM on June 30, 2005

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