View Poll Results: Which animal/insect next to take a joy ride?

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  • My supervisor.

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  • All mosquitoes and spiders on Earth (provided they don't return).

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  • Your local high school mascot (sans the person inside).

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  • Billy Crystal!!

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  • The local cashier who gave me back wrong change.

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  • Miley Cyrus (oh wait...we've already had a monkey in space).

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  • Charlie the Tuna (of Starkist fame...sorry, Charlie!)

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Thread: What animal/animal should be launched next?

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    Arrow What animal/animal should be launched next?

    We've had monkeys and dogs in space (and bats??). And spiders (I think). What other animal/insect should we launch into space?

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    I vote me! I'd love to take a joy ride into NEO. Heck, even a sub-orbital flight would be awesome, provided it wasn't one way.

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    If you see two of every kind being loaded onto a rocket, we're all in trouble.
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    A Llama

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    Not my llama! Although a kangaroo would be fun to watch...

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    Ferrets! Oh, sorry, wrong thread...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Noclevername View Post
    If you see two of every kind being loaded onto a rocket, we're all in trouble.
    Another good Farside panel.

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    Gimme a real Sharknado!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Noclevername View Post
    If you see two of every kind being loaded onto a rocket, we're all in trouble.
    or dolphins.

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    A cloned Mammoth. Just the thing for SLS--and it gives the snouters an ambassador.

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    A platypus, just to confuse the heck out of aliens as to what Earth lifeforms are like.
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    A regenerated Homo erectus.

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    A Wookiee.
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    Send up Animal, the drummer from The Muppet Show.
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    A giraffe. Oh, and a tucan, they're always photogenic.

    We choose to launch a giraffe in this decade and do the other things, not because they are easy, but because they are hard, because that goal will serve to organize and measure the best of our energies and skills, because that challenge is one that we are willing to accept, one we are unwilling to postpone, and one which we intend to win, and the others, too.

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    What kind of animal should we send up there? Why, a party animal, of course! Those astronauts look like they could use a good break!
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    If we send 3 Tucans, they'll have a six-pack...

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    A manatee.
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    I voted Billy Crystal, because I know he would find some way to get a laugh out of it. He'd be like "I'm dyin' up here!"

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    Quote Originally Posted by redshifter View Post
    I vote me! I'd love to take a joy ride into NEO. Heck, even a sub-orbital flight would be awesome, provided it wasn't one way.
    A one-way suborbital... how does that work?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Beardsley View Post
    A one-way suborbital... how does that work?
    A major malfunction of some sort could make a sub orbital trip one way...

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    Quote Originally Posted by redshifter View Post
    A major malfunction of some sort could make a sub orbital trip one way...
    My understanding of a suborbital is that you are launched to orbital height but do not go into orbit, and then you continue on your arc to come down somewhere else on Earth.

    A one-way suborbital suggests you reach orbital height... and stay there. Even though you don't have the trajectory to go into orbit.

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    A penguin would be the most logical choice, since penguins seem cruelly denied the freedom of flight.

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    penguins! Treb is already building a penguin launcher...

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    I'm fine with losing all mosquitos, but if we launch all spiders, the other biting insects and pests will get out of control.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Beardsley View Post
    My understanding of a suborbital is that you are launched to orbital height but do not go into orbit, and then you continue on your arc to come down somewhere else on Earth.

    A one-way suborbital suggests you reach orbital height... and stay there. Even though you don't have the trajectory to go into orbit.
    I simply meant a major malfunction of some sort, as in the launch vehicle exploding on the way up. That would certainly be a one-way flight...and one I'd rather not be a part of!

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    it's raining spiders and penguins!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by redshifter View Post
    I simply meant a major malfunction of some sort, as in the launch vehicle exploding on the way up. That would certainly be a one-way flight...and one I'd rather not be a part of!
    Technically you'd still be flying, just in more than one direction.
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    My boss--minus the heat-shield.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Noclevername View Post
    Technically you'd still be flying, just in more than one direction.
    The next sound you hear may cause extreme ringing in your ears...fortunately, you'll be nowhere near them...

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