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NASA's Space Balloon Smashes Car In Australia

samzenpus posted more than 3 years ago | from the wrong-turn dept.

NASA 174

Humunculus writes "Of more worldly issues, NASA's latest multimillion-dollar stratosphere-bound balloon launch has gone horribly wrong and crashed into a car, turning it over and narrowly missing two elderly people who were observing the launch. The payload fared worse, reportedly being smashed into a 'thousand pieces.'"

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174 comments

First (4, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#32029860)

First splat

Re:First (5, Funny)

twistedsymphony (956982) | more than 3 years ago | (#32031054)

The director of the Balloon Launching Centre, Professor Ravi Sood, says no one was hurt.
But he says the scientists involved in the NASA-sponsored project are crushed.

Rather harsh punishment don't you think?

humm? (0)

Tei (520358) | more than 3 years ago | (#32029864)

what is the probability of a car to hitting something from space?

Is not like the surface of the earth is covered in cars. It can be intentional.

Re:humm? (5, Informative)

chalkyj (927554) | more than 3 years ago | (#32029950)

Quite high if you had a car parked next to the launch rig. Which is what happened. If you bothered to click the link.

Re:humm? (1, Informative)

jplopez (1067608) | more than 3 years ago | (#32030172)

You mean that link is really clickable?

Re:humm? (-1, Redundant)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#32030256)

Slashdot posts link to articles?

Why didn't someone tell me this earlier?

Re:humm? (2, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#32030396)

Slashdot posts link to articles?

Why didn't someone tell me this earlier?

because you're the kind of fuckin' idiot who hijacks conversations by asking dumb questions that well-meaning but not-so-bright people waste time answering, creating thread after thread of redundant posts (usually modded Insightful for some reason) that any intelligent reader has to sort through before getting to read any actual conversation. like when you ask something that you'd know the answer to if you read the fucking article, or sometimes even the fucking summary, and some big-heart-but-little-brain person answers your question instead of telling you to stop being so damned lazy.

you might have a really high IQ but if you need other people to find, read, and process your information for you, then you're still a moron

Re:humm? (-1, Flamebait)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#32030770)

Hmmm, you appear to be an uptight angry little man

Re:humm? (1)

moosesocks (264553) | more than 3 years ago | (#32030524)

Wait. What was NASA doing in Australia??

Re:humm? (1, Informative)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#32030584)

Chasing after their balloon.

Re:humm? (1)

Hylandr (813770) | more than 3 years ago | (#32031334)

Looking for Funding?

DUSA == Down Under Space Administration And Launched a Doozey...

- Dan.

Re:humm? (1)

ch-chuck (9622) | more than 3 years ago | (#32031342)

Nobody tries to fail, they only fail to try...

Re:humm? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#32032624)

National Australia Space Agency

No one was hurt? (4, Funny)

AnonymousClown (1788472) | more than 3 years ago | (#32029902)

The director of the Balloon Launching Centre, Professor Ravi Sood, says no one was hurt. But he says the scientists involved in the NASA-sponsored project are crushed.

It says right there, some NASA scientists were crushed in the accident.

I think the old couple needs to sue, sell chunks of their car on eBay, and retire rich!

Re:No one was hurt? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#32030416)

"crushed" in this case is just a figure of speech; they were saddened / disappointed, not physically crushed.

Whoosh? (5, Funny)

Pteraspidomorphi (1651293) | more than 3 years ago | (#32031282)

It may be a bad day for balloon launches, but at least jokes seem to be flying right past some people.

Re:Whoosh? (3, Funny)

Registered Coward v2 (447531) | more than 3 years ago | (#32031802)

It may be a bad day for balloon launches, but at least jokes seem to be flying right past some people.

Yup, unfortunately for NASA this story may yet balloon out of control or at least blown up out of proportion. Then again, I may just be full of hot air.

Re:Whoosh? (1)

mortonda (5175) | more than 3 years ago | (#32032502)

Some people go ballistic when they miss the joke... they get so mad they look like they are about to pop...

Re:Whoosh? (1)

TheLink (130905) | more than 3 years ago | (#32032764)

Sometimes I think they're AIs.

Just look at some of the posts on Slashdot...

NASA forgot (5, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#32029928)

that Australia is upside down

"Hey! Lets play.." (0, Flamebait)

Bananatree3 (872975) | more than 3 years ago | (#32029948)

"whack-a-car! We're rollin' in taxpayer's money already. We might as well have some fun..." - Anonymous NASA scientist

Re:"Hey! Lets play.." (1)

sadness203 (1539377) | more than 3 years ago | (#32031016)

I would rather accuse Bloon Tower Defense - Real Life edition

Man Bites Dog (1)

eflester (715184) | more than 3 years ago | (#32029958)

That was by far the most fascinating headline I've seen on Slashdot in many a day.

Re:Man Bites Dog (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#32031190)

"space balloon SMASH!"
Don't make space balloon angry. You wouldn't like it when it's angry...

In related news... (4, Funny)

Stenchwarrior (1335051) | more than 3 years ago | (#32029976)

The lead baloon engineer, known for his cocky attitude and general air of superiority, had his ego severely deflated.

Re:In related news... (5, Funny)

bwcarty (660606) | more than 3 years ago | (#32030470)

The lead baloon engineer....

Why was he trying to engineer a lead balloon? Didn't he watch that episode of MythBusters?

Re:In related news... (2, Informative)

Stenchwarrior (1335051) | more than 3 years ago | (#32030764)

That episode hasn't been shown in Australia yet.

Re:In related news... (2, Informative)

Tim99 (984437) | more than 3 years ago | (#32031618)

That episode hasn't been shown in Australia yet.

Er, you do know that Mythbusters is made by an Australian owned company? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beyond_Television_Productions [wikipedia.org]

Re:In related news... (1)

buback (144189) | more than 3 years ago | (#32031986)

I think it was a follow on project after the success of the lead zeppelin experiment.

Re:In related news... (2, Funny)

corbettw (214229) | more than 3 years ago | (#32030600)

lead baloon

I think I figured out why the launch failed.

CRIKEY MATE (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#32030024)

Throw another balloon on the barbie before the dingo eats my payload. Ha ha!

I think we should respond to this by drinking Fosters. We should also honor our ancestors by stealing from tourists.

Australia is #!!

Re:CRIKEY MATE (4, Funny)

tumutbound (549414) | more than 3 years ago | (#32030132)

I find this response insulting. Australians do not drink Fosters! It's for export only. Nothing is too bad for the rest of the world.

Re:CRIKEY MATE (2, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#32031060)

I find this response insulting.
Australians do not drink Fosters!

It's for export only. Nothing is too bad for the rest of the world.

Not everyone has an Australians refined taste for wood alcohol. Most can't tell which car's radiator was used in producing the alcohol or how many hours old it is.

Re:CRIKEY MATE (1)

westcoast philly (991705) | more than 3 years ago | (#32030810)

Australia is number exclaimation point? Or rather.. Australia is number Exclaimation Point! ... ?

could someone translate from australian for me? (5, Funny)

circletimessquare (444983) | more than 3 years ago | (#32030084)

He said the balloon was then seen lying partially-inflated above a paddock "like a white Uluru".

what's a paddock?

and what is with the reference to an albino version of a star trek character?

i know you australians typically speak german like your neighbors to the north, but if you are going to write a story in the american language, try to more precise

thanks

Re:could someone translate from australian for me? (1)

rotide (1015173) | more than 3 years ago | (#32030188)

"try to more precise" indeed! We need real American language here. Rife with typo's, missing words and grammatical errors! We just simply can't have any Aussie references/words/slang, it's too confusing...

Re:could someone translate from australian for me? (5, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#32030252)

> Rife with typo's

Ah, the ireny.

Re:could someone translate from australian for me? (1)

rotide (1015173) | more than 3 years ago | (#32030338)

Hay, now thats the sprit!

Re:could someone translate from australian for me? (1)

YourExperiment (1081089) | more than 3 years ago | (#32031164)

Hey, how do you type that weird O with the line across it?

Re:could someone translate from australian for me? (1)

Thud457 (234763) | more than 3 years ago | (#32031246)

I've got an electronic doodad that destroys typos via tuned harmonic resonance. It can also see through walls.

Re:could someone translate from australian for me? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#32030386)

So 'sup, homeboy. Big ol' OG pop-a-bear up in this mofo, yo!

oh yeah? what have you aussie's given the world? (3, Funny)

circletimessquare (444983) | more than 3 years ago | (#32030440)

freud, schwarzenegger, mozart, schrodinger...

ok, that's respectable

respect to you australians then

but you really should stick with your native german language

Re:oh yeah? what have you aussie's given the world (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#32031088)

You need to brush up a bit on your geography if you can't tell the difference between Austria and Australia.

lol (2, Funny)

circletimessquare (444983) | more than 3 years ago | (#32031228)

you compare a country to a misspelling of its name and you have the audacity to question my grasp on geography?

put another shrimp on the barbie and go watch the sound of music kid, the part where crocodile dundee teaches julie andrew's eight kids how to sing

learn something before you spout your ignorance, stupid child

Re:could someone translate from australian for me? (1)

elrous0 (869638) | more than 3 years ago | (#32031288)

That's not American, that's Tweet.

Re:could someone translate from australian for me? (0, Flamebait)

Gates82 (706573) | more than 3 years ago | (#32030236)

Dictionary.com

Paddock
3. Australian: any enclosed field or pasture

I also think you have Australia confused with Austria.

--
So who is hotter? Ali or Ali's Sister?

Re:could someone translate from australian for me? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#32030358)

Austria was before WW2 and it was changed to Australia afterwards, because of trademarks, I think.

you're so ignorant of history (3, Funny)

circletimessquare (444983) | more than 3 years ago | (#32031038)

austria before world war ii was known as the empire of austria-hungry

this was solved by the invasion of turkey

turkey is a delicious country, especially on thanksgiving day, which is the day turkey was able to remove the hungry part of the austro-hungryian empire

Re:could someone translate from australian for me? (1)

JWSmythe (446288) | more than 3 years ago | (#32031354)

    I remember that Simpsons episode. :)

Re:could someone translate from australian for me? (1)

Paradise Pete (33184) | more than 3 years ago | (#32030444)

Dictionary.com

Joke
7. to say something in fun or teasing rather than in earnest; be facetious: He didn't really mean it, he was only joking.

Re:could someone translate from australian for me? (1)

ChipMonk (711367) | more than 3 years ago | (#32031118)

Ali Larter has a sister? Cool!

Re:could someone translate from australian for me? (3, Funny)

static416 (1002522) | more than 3 years ago | (#32030508)

Exactly. I can't understand any of this:

"That balloon was as large as the Melbourne Cricket Ground when fully inflated, carried a two-tonne payload and travelled in the outer edge of the atmosphere at 50 metres per second."

They should know that in the US the standard units of measurement are football fields for length or area, elephants for mass, lightning strikes for probability, NASCARs for speed, DVDs for data, and swimming pools for volume.

"Outer edge of the atmosphere"? How many Empire State Buildings up is that?

Re:could someone translate from australian for me? (3, Funny)

Dishevel (1105119) | more than 3 years ago | (#32030636)

Data is described in LOC.

Please turn in your card at the door.

Re:could someone translate from australian for me? (1)

Red Flayer (890720) | more than 3 years ago | (#32031634)

That's just silly. It's a matter of scale. Reference units are used within a few powers of ten.

Data: Books -- DVDs -- LOCs
Power: Horsepower -- Households -- POOTs (Power Output of Togo)
Area: Pinhead -- Football fields -- State of Delaware -- State of Texas -- Nothing's bigger than Texas
Volume: Volkswagens -- Buses -- Olympic swimming pools -- Britney Spear's Vagina

Length/height/width: Human hair -- Volkswagens laid end-to-end -- buses laid end-to-end -- Empire State Buildings

There are more, but my American fingers are tired from all this typing, so I need to re-energize myself with a double cheeseburger and fries.

Re:could someone translate from australian for me? (1)

Amouth (879122) | more than 3 years ago | (#32032818)

you forgot

Energy ~= Burning LOCs

Paddock Damage = Escaped Raptors (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#32031122)

He said the balloon was then seen lying partially-inflated above a paddock "like a white Uluru".

what's a paddock?

Paddocks are where they keep the Dinosaurs from Jurasic Park.

My question is: Have the raptors escaped? It didn't take them long to get out during the power outage, so if the paddock itself is damaged, how far could they have come?

that big game hunter was from south africa (1)

circletimessquare (444983) | more than 3 years ago | (#32031348)

where they speak a dialect of australian

"clever girl..."

Is it OK to laugh? (3, Interesting)

Slash.Poop (1088395) | more than 3 years ago | (#32030152)

I know we lost, what I assume is, millions. (Probably $150 per screw) Someone's car got smashed. We almost killed people. We probably set the program back X amount of time. X amount of time is going to cost, what I assume is, millions. But still...

We laugh at Fail Blog so...can't we laugh at this a little? Or maybe at least chuckle?

massive miscalculation (3, Informative)

Katchu (1036242) | more than 3 years ago | (#32030182)

After watching the video, I can't help but think there was a massive miscalculation of the lift. And ignorance of real launch conditions, consisting of a mild breeze.

Re:massive miscalculation (1)

elrous0 (869638) | more than 3 years ago | (#32031324)

Actually, it looked to me like the miscalculation involved the strength of the crane cable.

Re:massive miscalculation (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#32032402)

It's really time to make sure NASA watches Mythbusters.

If there's anything that show has taught us is that tensile strength estimates on cables are completely bullshit under actual strain conditions... Because actual strain conditions aren't a smooth evenly metered pull and due to sudden stretching of the cable might result in forces of many times the actual estimated load.

Rover! (2, Funny)

schmidt349 (690948) | more than 3 years ago | (#32030204)

Why did you think a big balloon would stop people?

Re:Rover! (1)

natehoy (1608657) | more than 3 years ago | (#32030490)

That was it, the couple must have escaped from The Village.

Improbability Drive (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#32030342)

I asked my spaceship to compute the probability of this happening and the Improbability Drive (TM) kicked in, launching me to the restaurant at the end of the Universe.

Who authorized go on launch? (2, Insightful)

Ken D (100098) | more than 3 years ago | (#32030346)

It seems in the very beginning of the clip that there was not enough upward force on the cable for a proper lift off. The launch release caused the payload to immediately swing like a pendulum and there was not enough launch height for the amount of vertical lift being applied to avoid the payload swinging into the ground.

I'm assuming that the actual near vertical crash was due to some kind of abort procedure initiated as a result of the payload being dragged across the ground because there was an (off screen) catastrophic balloon failure at that point.

Re:Who authorized go on launch? (5, Informative)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#32030788)

I don't think that was a planned release, it seems more like an accident.

It looks as if the crane was rotating when the accident happened. The force of the balloon and the rotation of the crane seemed to have put a torque on the apparatus that was holding the rig in place. The apparatus snapped, releasing the rig and hijinx ensued.

Also, never part downwind of space balloon launches.

Re:Who authorized go on launch? (1)

Sunrun (553558) | more than 3 years ago | (#32031026)

Seconded and mod up plz. This definitely appeared to be a pre-launch tethering failure.

Re:Who authorized go on launch? (1)

Eclectic Engineer (830396) | more than 3 years ago | (#32031520)

The video zoomed in on the crane, so it's hard to tell, but I wonder if the recovery chute inflated and yanked it off the crane. That, or it deployed after the initial failure, but it becomes visible and semi-inflated later. At the least, I'd guess it was the chute that did the dragging rather than the balloon itself.

Re:Who authorized go on launch? (1)

pz (113803) | more than 3 years ago | (#32032292)

It seems in the very beginning of the clip that there was not enough upward force on the cable for a proper lift off. The launch release caused the payload to immediately swing like a pendulum and there was not enough launch height for the amount of vertical lift being applied to avoid the payload swinging into the ground.

I'm assuming that the actual near vertical crash was due to some kind of abort procedure initiated as a result of the payload being dragged across the ground because there was an (off screen) catastrophic balloon failure at that point.

Or too much horizontal force? The balloon seemed quite a ways downrange. I wonder if they shot up a tracer rocket (ie, a model-rocket sized projectile that left a visible exhaust trail) to assess upper level winds?

Rover (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#32030450)

Australian Couple: "What was that?"
NASA: "That would be telling."

Is this piece of junk costing NASA millions? (3, Interesting)

V!NCENT (1105021) | more than 3 years ago | (#32030466)

Is this piece of junk costing NASA millions?

Or is the R&D costing millions and does this thing itself cost a lot less to reproduce?

Just a minor question, of course...

Re:Is this piece of junk costing NASA millions? (1)

geekoid (135745) | more than 3 years ago | (#32031426)

Launches are risky, ans sometime something goes wrong. It wasn't a piece of junk. The crane they where using seems to be woefully inadequate. Plus there was as sudden and unexpected wind change.

Re:Is this piece of junk costing NASA millions? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#32032010)

The 'piece of junk' would have been paid for by the specific research institutes/universities involved. NASA just provide the balloon bit from which they can dangle their experiment.

+1 for the Idiocracy (3, Funny)

kenp2002 (545495) | more than 3 years ago | (#32030494)

I remember when NASA could sling shot a satellite 40,000+ miles looping around a planet 32 times, ricochet of an asteroid and drop a golf ball in a cup of coffee in the middle of Denver blindfolded with both hands behind their back.

Now they can't remember to convert metric to imperial (and back again) and can't launch a ballon...

Damn NASA used to be the best and the brightest. I worry if we'll be able to feed ourselves by the end of the year :P

NASA's performance was once the measure of the USA's intellectual success... I'm worried... apparently more money on education doesn't = smarter people...

I mean come on it's not rocke...errr wait...

Re:+1 for the Idiocracy (2, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#32030718)

More money on education? We've been cutting public education budgets (vs inflation), since Reagan.

Maybe that's why we don't have smarter people.

Re:+1 for the Idiocracy (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#32030948)

Of course not! Don't you get it, kids are stupid because budgets are too high! If we paid every teacher pennies and gave them a literal shoestring instead of a shoestring budget, they'd churn out all sorts of Einsteins.

Re:+1 for the Idiocracy (4, Insightful)

brainboyz (114458) | more than 3 years ago | (#32031298)

NASA's performance was once the measure of the USA's intellectual success...

Sadly, it still is.

Re:+1 for the Idiocracy (1)

elrous0 (869638) | more than 3 years ago | (#32031408)

In the 60's, the best minds used to actually *want* to work at NASA. But since the end of Apollo, it's basically become known more and more as a great place to go if you want low pay and a dead-end job. The great minds no longer want to work there. So all they get is mediocre bureaucrats looking for job security.

How do you crash a balloon? (1)

ChinggisK (1133009) | more than 3 years ago | (#32030502)

How do you crash a balloon? I mean, don't you just fill it up with helium and let it go? Then it comes down slowly in a few days, right?

Right?

Re:How do you crash a balloon? (1)

amoeba1911 (978485) | more than 3 years ago | (#32030768)

You would think it's pretty straight-forward to inflate a balloon and let it go, but apparently there's a way to screw that up too. Forget reaching other planets or even the moon, NASA can't even get a helium balloon off the ground.

Re:How do you crash a balloon? (1)

geekoid (135745) | more than 3 years ago | (#32031478)

There is ALWAYS fucking risk. Shit sometimes goes wrong.

Plus this was Australians... so you know~

Re:How do you crash a balloon? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#32030888)

If you watch the video on the link, you'd see, and you wouldn't have to waste your time writing useless comments.

Yes, I'm new here.

Re:How do you crash a balloon? (2, Informative)

SharpFang (651121) | more than 3 years ago | (#32030928)

Then it comes slowly in a few days and crashes into a car ;)
That would be understandable.

Re:How do you crash a balloon? (1)

JWSmythe (446288) | more than 3 years ago | (#32032276)

    You know, that's what I was expecting when I first read the title. I assumed it was a balloon that had gone up, and when it came back down, it smacked into a car. That would have been more interesting. :) Imagine driving down a road in the middle of nowhere, and then suddenly your car is hit by a balloon. :)

Re:How do you crash a balloon? (1)

JWSmythe (446288) | more than 3 years ago | (#32031592)

    It's not too hard, if you make it complicated enough. :)

    They were trying to carry a heavy payload. To have enough energy to flip over a car, I'd have to assume it was very heavy.

    If you watch the included video (oh my gosh, like on the link), you'll see there was already a decent crosswind. The lines from the balloon to the payload were at a 45 degree angle. This was not a "calm" launch. The crane was rotating to the left for some reason. It appeared that the payload broke away from the crane. If you watch the movement of the crane, it continued turning to the left after the payload dropped.

    I'd suspect they hadn't put enough helium in the balloon yet, or the temperature and/or pressure conditions were different than originally calculated. I know they don't fully fill these balloons. They have to come to a happy medium where it will go up, but it won't overpressure and burst at the intended altitude.

Yes, but... (1)

vikingpower (768921) | more than 3 years ago | (#32030596)

...it blends !!!!!

To avoid insurance liability..... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#32030684)

....I bet they claim the balloon is actually a crashed alien spaceship...

Another hoax! (3, Funny)

Jetrel (514839) | more than 3 years ago | (#32030762)

Was there a little boy in it? Is he OK??

Re:Another hoax! (4, Funny)

dave420 (699308) | more than 3 years ago | (#32030884)

He was until a dingo got to him.

Space Balloon? (1)

Bugamn (1769722) | more than 3 years ago | (#32030778)

Please assume it was an alien ship this time.

Take me to your leader (1)

boxxa (925862) | more than 3 years ago | (#32030848)

I think we just explained UFO sightings....

Old folks.. (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#32031110)

..manage to crash their cars into the strangest things.

How's my driving? Call 1-800-FUC-KYOU (3, Informative)

Alsee (515537) | more than 3 years ago | (#32031212)

If you don't like the way I drive, stay the hell off the sidewalk.
If you don't like the way I fly, keep your damn car the hell out of the field.

P.S.
He said the balloon was then seen lying partially-inflated above a paddock "like a white Uluru".

What the hell is an Uluru?
I guess it's something that kinda looks like a partially-inflated balloon over a paddock, except it's not white.

Ah... yeah... something like that. [wikipedia.org]

-

Re:How's my driving? Call 1-800-FUC-KYOU (1)

geekoid (135745) | more than 3 years ago | (#32031506)

Don't want to get crushed by a weather balloon? Don't park you cars 25 feet away from the launch.

Conflicting articles. (3, Informative)

Eevee (535658) | more than 3 years ago | (#32031542)

According to the BBC [bbc.co.uk] , the equipment was not damaged.

Watch out! The Roo's got a gun! (1)

rimcrazy (146022) | more than 3 years ago | (#32031846)

Crock Dundee must have been hiding near by.

Unfortunate but not that surprising (1)

Brett Buck (811747) | more than 3 years ago | (#32032070)

Balloon launches are notoriously unreliable. You would think something this intrinsically simple would be pretty reliable, but a huge fraction of these types of launches go wrong. FAR less reliable than, say, a sounding rocket, which are typically 4-9's.

        I don't, however, see how they could have released it when they did. It was clear that the thing would swing in an arc into the ground from where they released it. Particularly with someone dead downwind.

Tinfoil hat time? (1)

TreyGeek (1391679) | more than 3 years ago | (#32032528)

Was it really a NASA balloon? What about the bodies witnesses claimed to see around the crash site? Those were just anthropomorphic dummies, eh? Video of the crash you say? Well, they have video of Apollo landing on the moon too and that didn't happen! *Wonders how long until someone says this in a non-joking manner*

Nelson Muntz (1)

Eric Wayte (4583) | more than 3 years ago | (#32032646)

Ha ha!

Roswell, Australia (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#32032800)

Anyone find this interesting that it took place in Roswell, Australia?

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  • ol
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  • li
  • dl
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  • em
  • strong
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"ecode" can be used for code snippets, for example:

<ecode>    while(1) { do_something(); } </ecode>
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