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Teetop
03-18-2009, 02:15 PM
Pics at URL. (http://www.nydailynews.com/news/us_world/2009/03/18/2009-03-18_unbelievable_photo_bat_clings_to_space_s.html)

NASA scientists must have thought they were going batty when they noticed a tiny black speck on space shuttle Discovery's fuel tank.

It was a bat, clinging to the orange foam for dear life.

Launch controllers spotted the winged creature before Sunday's liftoff, but did nothing, assuming the lost animal would be startled and fly away after the engines ignited.

The bat, however, could still be seen as the spacecraft cleared the tower. It most likely died quickly as the shuttle rocketed into orbit.
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:rolleyes: No sh!@, Sherlock.

PoliCon
03-18-2009, 04:22 PM
Pics at URL. (http://www.nydailynews.com/news/us_world/2009/03/18/2009-03-18_unbelievable_photo_bat_clings_to_space_s.html)

NASA scientists must have thought they were going batty when they noticed a tiny black speck on space shuttle Discovery's fuel tank.

It was a bat, clinging to the orange foam for dear life.

Launch controllers spotted the winged creature before Sunday's liftoff, but did nothing, assuming the lost animal would be startled and fly away after the engines ignited.

The bat, however, could still be seen as the spacecraft cleared the tower. It most likely died quickly as the shuttle rocketed into orbit.
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:rolleyes: No sh!@, Sherlock.The damn things die if they fly too close to one of those windmills the left wants us to build everywhere - you know the 20% efficiency eyesores they think will replace coal fired electricity . . . . :rolleyes:

SarasotaRepub
03-18-2009, 06:25 PM
Great! Now the PETA Kooks will be at the gates next launch. :D

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