Your Face in Space
July 29, 2010 8:57 AM   Subscribe

Is this related to the screwworm post a bit further down the front page? Because if so, I'm not clicking any of those links.
posted by blue_beetle at 9:01 AM on July 29, 2010 [3 favorites]

Coundown to Fly Your Lolcats/Weenor Pix in Space in 3...2...1.

Nevertheless, I love this idea, for I love all things dorky-NASA-participation-oriented.
posted by elizardbits at 9:03 AM on July 29, 2010

I don't want to be the person who has to separate the goatman from the legit pics.

Although, imagine... a hundred thousand years after the last human has drawn irradiated air, and died in a dingy fall-out shelter, a small piece of debris flies through the cosmos. It reaches an alien collector-ship, which trawls through the oceans of space looking for artifacts of previous civilizations. The aliens opens up the capsule, and uses its universal binary decoder to read the information contained there-in. Only a single image remains viable, and they reason that this must be the archetypal member of the species. They study it, sending it to their best scientists to decide how this animal must have lived. Wide open mouth... two grasping appendages quite close to it... its only clothing a single, metal band. They reconstruct it, putting it in their museum of dead species. I think it might look a little something like this:
sorta NWS
posted by codacorolla at 9:13 AM on July 29, 2010 [1 favorite]

I hope the aliens think we're as hot as we think they are.
posted by Lutoslawski at 9:26 AM on July 29, 2010

And how exactly does this give me superpowers, again?
posted by Halloween Jack at 9:39 AM on July 29, 2010

Done, and done! Have used same photo as on Facebook. Now expect many alien friend requests.
posted by JtJ at 10:12 AM on July 29, 2010

Does anyone have details on how this goes down? Hard drive full of photos under the pilot's seat? Cork bulletin board in the science module? Faces plastered all over the bulkheads above the sleeping harness, giving the shuttle interior the look and feel of a teenager's bedroom?
posted by chaff at 10:23 AM on July 29, 2010

For those who aren't satisfied with an audience of 7 billion when they scream LOOK AT MEEEEEE!
posted by rocket88 at 10:40 AM on July 29, 2010

I remember a guy at a Lez (not Led) Zeppelin concert screaming "BASS IN YOUR FACE!" to the bass player but this may have been what he was referring to.
posted by RobotVoodooPower at 10:54 AM on July 29, 2010

NASA isn't even trying anymore. The last time they did this they put a face on Mars.
posted by twoleftfeet at 11:08 AM on July 29, 2010

Space for your face, boyeeee!
posted by bondcliff at 11:21 AM on July 29, 2010

I initially read the post as saying "wind down the space cattle" and for a moment, everything was right in the world and I was so happy to be alive in this day and age, in which we have had cattle in space and now have the means to corkscrew them down gently to their fields, no worse for the wear.
posted by millipede at 12:29 PM on July 29, 2010

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