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mips
February 6th, 2007, 10:44 AM
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/6333975.stm

One would really expect more from someone I assume to be pretty well educated ?

manmower
February 6th, 2007, 11:01 AM
Haha, I so thought this was going to be a post about Mr Shuttleworth. :)

Adamant1988
February 6th, 2007, 04:11 PM
oh dear, how far the great have fallen...

fuscia
February 6th, 2007, 05:05 PM
she could do better.

doobit
February 6th, 2007, 05:12 PM
Gives new life to the other meaning of "astronaut."

Brunellus
February 6th, 2007, 05:21 PM
I guess this is why sabdfl took off from Baikonur?

fuscia
February 6th, 2007, 05:35 PM
from mike schneider, of the associated press...

"Nowak raced from Houston to Orlando wearing diapers so she wouldn't have to stop to urinate, authorities said. Astronauts wear diapers during launch and re-entry."

now that's dedication.

mips
February 6th, 2007, 05:42 PM
from mike schneider, of the associated press...

"Nowak raced from Houston to Orlando wearing diapers so she wouldn't have to stop to urinate, authorities said. Astronauts wear diapers during launch and re-entry."

now that's dedication.

Yeah but when in a space vessel you cannot stop and pull over, step outside & take a leak.

I don't think she qualifies as the Navies/NASAs finest...

mips
February 6th, 2007, 05:43 PM
I guess this is why sabdfl took off from Baikonur?

Yeah and he was a cosmonaut ;)

Brunellus
February 6th, 2007, 05:51 PM
Yeah but when in a space vessel you cannot stop and pull over, step outside & take a leak.

I don't think she qualifies as the Navies/NASAs finest...
the Navy takes all kinds.

mips
February 6th, 2007, 05:54 PM
the Navy takes all kinds.

lol

More info on her:
http://www.jsc.nasa.gov/Bios/htmlbios/nowak.html
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lisa_Nowak

dbbolton
February 6th, 2007, 06:03 PM
the Navy takes all kinds.
then how do people end up in the coast guard ?

mips
February 6th, 2007, 06:46 PM
then how do people end up in the coast guard ?

The coast guard has nothing to do with the navy, they are a seperate entity like the airforce, army & marine corps.

http://www.uscg.mil/top/careers.asp
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Military_of_the_United_States

Brunellus
February 6th, 2007, 07:19 PM
The coast guard has nothing to do with the navy, they are a seperate entity like the airforce, army & marine corps.

http://www.uscg.mil/top/careers.asp
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Military_of_the_United_States
Marine corps is still in the department of the navy, though.

The Coast Guard is the descendant of the Revenue Cutters, which enforced import duties and went after smugglers.

All of these services owe their existence to the man on the ten-dollar bill--Alexander Hamilton--the most important of the Founding Fathers never to be president. The revenue cutters were his doing (as Secretary of the Treasury). The organization of the armed forces were his doing, as well (as Secretary of War), right down to the march cadence.

Ubunted
February 6th, 2007, 07:34 PM
Seems like that shuttle landing shook a few screws loose.