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You know you're already old in your mid 20s when you see #eevblog and go "How do you post memes on Internet Relay Chat? Oh...Twitter...of course."

Nah, you're old enough, don't forget this is here: :P



--- Quote from: Sal Ammoniac on October 21, 2021, 09:22:45 pm ---
--- Quote from: tszaboo on October 09, 2021, 08:57:59 pm ---Fans of Star Trek asked US President Gerald Ford, through a letter-writing campaign, to name the orbiter after the television show's fictional starship, USS Enterprise. White House advisors cited "hundreds of thousands of letters" from Trekkies, "one of the most dedicated constituencies in the country", as a reason for giving the shuttle the name. Although Ford did not publicly mention the campaign, the president said that he was "partial to the name" Enterprise, and directed NASA officials to change the name."
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And the whole scheme backfired in the sense that Enterprise never flew in space--it was only used in the 747 drop-and-glide tests in the late 70s.

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True but it did go to Vandenburg for trial fitting to test if it could launch from there. None of the other orbiters made it there


(For those that aren't aware... "Pondering My Orb" memes are suddenly very hot right now.)




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