Hello again iiwiiers
Busy at the weekend, not sure what you'll get tomorrow, blah blah blah. But meanwhile Europe's "space freighter" (a thing that went up on a rocket and hung about for a few weeks just to show it could while waiting for the shuttle to go before taking some shit to the ISS) is about to leave the ISS before burning up in the atmosphere on the twentyninth. An ESA guy said "It has satisfied all its requirements; it's met all our dreams and more". The people at the ESA must be pretty fixated I guess, I'm not sure that a thing that went up on a rocket and hung about for a few weeks just to show it could while waiting for the shuttle to go before taking some shit to the ISS and then sat there for ages before being filled with crap then going and burning up in the atmosphere could satisfy all of my dreams. But maybe I'm just a crazy creative guy with wild ideas. But maybe not. Some people dream of being a famous basketball player, and no-one says they're crazy creative guys. But I don't dream of that, and nor does anyone at the ESA. So I must be somewhere inbetween the two in the dream satisfaction spectrum.
"But Jules Verne has shown itself to be more than just a clever store cupboard and now, at the end of its life, a high-flying rubbish incinerator. Astronauts, it seems, have appreciated the large space inside the ship. Its docking position on the rear of the platform has been a quiet place to sleep for some crewmembers. That's nice. "The space has also been used as a bathroom - ugh! Is that what they did when the toilet broke? None of the reporting of that I've seen mentions it if they did. They obviously did it just for kicks. Anyway: "The space has also been used as a bathroom, and the South Korean astronaut and nanotechnology engineer Yi So-yeon who visited the station in April used the vessel as a place to do her microgravity experiments" - after they'd gone to the toilet in it? Ugh! I think they all decided to go to the toilet in it because she was coming, because they all hate Koreans. I think it's disgusting, they shouldn't let racists into space. Racism on Earth is bad enough without carrying it into space. You wait and see, next week we will discover microbes on Mars. And we will contaminate them. The week after they'll be droning on about how the microbes on the other size of Mars are lazy and don't want to work and eat funny food.
They're going to send up another four of the things (not all at once) but they are also talking about sticking another bit onto it that can carry people and bring them back without burning them, couple of billion euros it would take to knock that up the builders reckon. And they say that there is 'a strong desire' among ESA management to do it. But why would they, when the 'space freighter' has met all their dreams and more?
that's all from me for now
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