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Over A Decade Onwards ... We Remember SpaceBat!
#1
Explanation: In a few weeks time it will be 11 years since SpaceBat flew into history and time immemorial ...






ST-119#Bat_stowaway


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Bat clinging to the External Tank.
During the countdown a bat was seen to be resting on the external tank.[22] What was originally believed to be a fruit bat was revealed to have been a free-tailed bat that clung onto the fuel tank during the launch. NASA observers had believed the bat would fly off once the shuttle started to launch, but it did not, and it was probably shaken off and incinerated by the rocket exhaust. A bat doctor, analyzing pictures, believed the bat had a broken wing which made it unable to fly off.

Personal Disclosure: R.I.P. SpaceBat!!! You aimed for the stars! Bravo! minusculebeercheers
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#2
RIP a brave and courageous mammal that flew higher than any other of its brethren.
In those final few seconds, SpaceBat joined a small league of true explorers and touched
the face of God.
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"They watch from behind complacent smiles whilst polishing their cutlery. Yet, with egg between the prongs"
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#3
(02-28-2020, 07:04 AM)OmegaLogos Wrote: Explanation: In a few weeks time it will be 11 years since SpaceBat flew into history and time immemorial ...






ST-119#Bat_stowaway


Quote:Bat stowaway
[Image: 220px-STS-119_bat.jpg]
Bat clinging to the External Tank.
During the countdown a bat was seen to be resting on the external tank.[22] What was originally believed to be a fruit bat was revealed to have been a free-tailed bat that clung onto the fuel tank during the launch. NASA observers had believed the bat would fly off once the shuttle started to launch, but it did not, and it was probably shaken off and incinerated by the rocket exhaust. A bat doctor, analyzing pictures, believed the bat had a broken wing which made it unable to fly off.

Personal Disclosure: R.I.P. SpaceBat!!! You aimed for the stars! Bravo! minusculebeercheers

"Bat doctor"? Specialized bat Doctors are really a thing?


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“The nature of psychological compulsion is such that those who act under constraint remain under the impression that they are acting on their own initiative. The victim of mind-manipulation does not know that he is a victim. To him the walls of his prison are invisible, and he believes himself to be free. That he is not free is apparent only to other people.”

-Aldous Huxley

-- Got mask? Just sayin'...




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(07-02-2020, 07:10 AM)Ninurta Wrote: "Bat doctor"? Specialized bat Doctors are really a thing?

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#5
Poor beast.  Animals are not adapted for our industrial activity.

I rescued one once from a cellar.  It had flown into webs and dust and was a messy ball on the floor.  At first, I thought it a large lump of dust, but when I tried to sweep it . . . it moved a small bit.

Got some gloves and brought it outside.  It grabbed onto a wall and rested.  Then I brought a bottle that could spray water and I began misting it.  I could tell from the irked reaction that it still had the will to live.

Cleaned of dust and rested, it later flew off.

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Cheers
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Location: The lost world, Elsewhen
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#6
Explanation: Just over 12 yrs on since SpaceBat flew into history as a legend ...


Personal Disclosure: We must never forget to be brave in the face of overwhelming adversity!

minusculebeercheers
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#7
(02-28-2020, 07:04 AM)OmegaLogos Wrote: Explanation: In a few weeks time it will be 11 years since SpaceBat flew into history and time immemorial ...






ST-119#Bat_stowaway


Quote:Bat stowaway
[Image: 220px-STS-119_bat.jpg]
Bat clinging to the External Tank.
During the countdown a bat was seen to be resting on the external tank.[22] What was originally believed to be a fruit bat was revealed to have been a free-tailed bat that clung onto the fuel tank during the launch. NASA observers had believed the bat would fly off once the shuttle started to launch, but it did not, and it was probably shaken off and incinerated by the rocket exhaust. A bat doctor, analyzing pictures, believed the bat had a broken wing which made it unable to fly off.

Personal Disclosure: R.I.P. SpaceBat!!! You aimed for the stars! Bravo! minusculebeercheers

to boldly go where no bat has gone before
"it seems to me, that i could live my life a lot better than i think i am"



the working man




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#8
(07-02-2020, 09:51 AM)F2d5thCav Wrote: Poor beast.  Animals are not adapted for our industrial activity.

I rescued one once from a cellar.  It had flown into webs and dust and was a messy ball on the floor.  At first, I thought it a large lump of dust, but when I tried to sweep it . . . it moved a small bit.

Got some gloves and brought it outside.  It grabbed onto a wall and rested.  Then I brought a bottle that could spray water and I began misting it.  I could tell from the irked reaction that it still had the will to live.

Cleaned of dust and rested, it later flew off.

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Cheers
So now we know who let COVID 19 free  minusculebonker
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#9
@"Wallfire" 

You're welcome. tinybiggrin 

Cheers
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Location: The lost world, Elsewhen
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#10
(02-28-2020, 07:04 AM)OmegaLogos Wrote: Explanation: In a few weeks time it will be 11 years since SpaceBat flew into history and time immemorial ...






ST-119#Bat_stowaway


Quote:Bat stowaway
[Image: 220px-STS-119_bat.jpg]
Bat clinging to the External Tank.
During the countdown a bat was seen to be resting on the external tank.[22] What was originally believed to be a fruit bat was revealed to have been a free-tailed bat that clung onto the fuel tank during the launch. NASA observers had believed the bat would fly off once the shuttle started to launch, but it did not, and it was probably shaken off and incinerated by the rocket exhaust. A bat doctor, analyzing pictures, believed the bat had a broken wing which made it unable to fly off.

Personal Disclosure: R.I.P. SpaceBat!!! You aimed for the stars! Bravo! minusculebeercheers

That poor bat.
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