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PostPosted: Thu, 8. Dec 16, 23:02    Post subject: Death announcements for persons of note Reply with quote Print

John Glen just died. At 95 though, not a bad run.

Somewhat of an awesome life he led, first American in orbit (fiirst man to do full orbits too I think). Actually a nice view into part of it can be seen in the movie 'The Right Stuff'.
Only went into space once during his working life, because he was declared a living treasure and thus not risked. He went up in the shuttle at 76 in 1999, setting the record of oldest man in space.

Of course he was a politician too, but that I know nothing about.


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PostPosted: Thu, 8. Dec 16, 23:11    Post subject: Reply with quote Print

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I'm getting old, all my heroes are dying....


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PostPosted: Thu, 8. Dec 16, 23:16    Post subject: Reply with quote Print

mrbadger wrote:
I'm getting old, all my heroes are dying....


well come on. there's always good whiskey

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PostPosted: Thu, 8. Dec 16, 23:25    Post subject: Reply with quote Print

not for me, after my 'event' in 2013 that knocked me off the forum for a few months while I was busy recovering in hospital I'm no longer able to drink.

Well I can, but there is so much potential risk it's not fun.


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PostPosted: Fri, 9. Dec 16, 00:34    Post subject: Reply with quote Print

alright, plan B.

lots and lots of chocolates! bags of cannolies

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PostPosted: Fri, 9. Dec 16, 00:41    Post subject: Reply with quote Print

fiksal wrote:
alright, plan B.

lots and lots of chocolates! bags of cannolies


Shouldn't that be, bags of calories.

On Topic.

R.I.P. John

Married for 73 years, and to the same person, impressive.


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PostPosted: Fri, 9. Dec 16, 09:01    Post subject: Reply with quote Print

mrbadger wrote:
not for me, after my 'event' in 2013 that knocked me off the forum for a few months while I was busy recovering in hospital I'm no longer able to drink.

Well I can, but there is so much potential risk it's not fun.


err herbal biscuits can be fun Smile

RIP JG


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PostPosted: Fri, 9. Dec 16, 10:08    Post subject: Reply with quote Print

muppetts wrote:

err herbal biscuits can be fun Smile

RIP JG


Not until they make it legal, I like my drugs quality controlled.


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PostPosted: Fri, 9. Dec 16, 17:35    Post subject: Reply with quote Print

muppetts wrote:


err herbal biscuits can be fun Smile

RIP JG


Unless of course if makes you psychotic.


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PostPosted: Fri, 9. Dec 16, 19:04    Post subject: Reply with quote Print

LOL not those kind, your looking at more of a 4 quick pints feeling than loony tunes!

What have you been eating!


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PostPosted: Sat, 10. Dec 16, 05:08    Post subject: Reply with quote Print

John Glenn: A life well-lived. He did amazing things early in life, following that up by leveraging his fame into a career of service in the Senate, and his life was long.

Really, that's a good model for the rest of us.


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PostPosted: Sat, 10. Dec 16, 11:25    Post subject: Reply with quote Print

Not allot of his kind around anymore, I wonder what he thought of the direction of things these days.


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PostPosted: Sat, 10. Dec 16, 15:26    Post subject: Reply with quote Print

muppetts wrote:
Not allot of his kind around anymore, I wonder what he thought of the direction of things these days.


Given that he was willing as a young man to sit on top of a huge silo of explosive liquid and be fired into space, he probably thought we are a bunch of wimps Smile

I believe he fell asleep while he was waiting for the launch too. That was in The Right Stuff at least.


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PostPosted: Sat, 10. Dec 16, 17:01    Post subject: Reply with quote Print

mrbadger wrote:

I believe he fell asleep while he was waiting for the launch too.


I'm sure I heard in an interview with another astronaut (I forget which one) that *all* of them do that--there's nothing for them to do but wait for all the ten million checks to be done at that point, so why not grab some Zs?

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