Thread: Scotty Did Not Get Beamed Up.
#1 Scotty Did Not Get Beamed Up.08-08-2008, 10:45 AMAshes of astronaut, 'Star Trek' actor lost in rocket mishap
BY PATRICK PETERSON Florida Today
Thursday, August 7, 2008
CAPE CANAVERAL — The ashes of two American space icons were scattered over the Pacific instead of in orbit during the loss of a third SpaceX Falcon 1 rocket this weekend.
The orbit-bound, cremated remains of Mercury astronaut Gordon Cooper and actor James Doohan, who portrayed "Scotty" on the famed television and movie series "Star Trek" -- as well as the ashes of 206 other people -- returned to Earth when the first and second stages failed to separate properly and the rocket was destroyed.
"The ashes rode with the rocket for over two minutes and then scattered over the ocean," SpaceX spokesman Diane Murphy said.
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08-08-2008, 11:34 AM
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Trekkies to sue NASA.OPEACHMENT NOW!!!
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08-08-2008, 08:29 PM
I would not want to be on the Board at SpaceX corporation.
Granted, in this age of sue-happy ambulance-chasers, I can only presume that they include protection for themselves within their contracts, against suit in the event of catastrophic failure of the launch vehicle.
They should have sent Scotty into orbit on a space shuttle!
I wonder how long it will be, before the enviro-whackos will start screaming about the environmental impact on the oceans of this payload.Social Order at the expense of Liberty is hardly a bargain - Marquis de Sade
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