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1Ground Control to Major Tim. Empty Ground Control to Major Tim. on Tue Dec 15 2015, 10:10

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As you're all probably aware by now (as it's been all over the news for days,) a new name will be added to the list of British people lucky enough to have travelled into space shortly.

In about a hour, Major Tim Peake will blast off from Baikonur in a Soyuz rocket and then spend the next 6 months doing science stuff on-board the ISS.

The jammy bastard - I'd give my right arm to do what he's doing.

Good luck, Tim.

2Ground Control to Major Tim. Empty Re: Ground Control to Major Tim. on Tue Dec 15 2015, 10:18

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What a hero, good luck to him. 

Good interactive article on the BBC the other day to coincide with it, worth a read -

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/resources/idt-c1dffc35-fe53-492d-a4bf-752a22bd1ebc

3Ground Control to Major Tim. Empty Re: Ground Control to Major Tim. on Tue Dec 15 2015, 11:08

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Successful launch - Phew!

Just got to complete full separation and enter orbit now.

Fingers crossed.

4Ground Control to Major Tim. Empty Re: Ground Control to Major Tim. on Tue Dec 15 2015, 11:22

rammywhite

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Great stuff to watch- but I wonder what it's meant to achieve. There's been blokes up there for years and it would be good know if they've actually achieved anything- apart from the fact that we can put stuff into orbit

5Ground Control to Major Tim. Empty Re: Ground Control to Major Tim. on Tue Dec 15 2015, 11:30

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Non-stick frying pans and improved techniques for performing heart surgery.

Which, if nothing else, has a nice symmetry to it.

Very Happy

6Ground Control to Major Tim. Empty Re: Ground Control to Major Tim. on Tue Dec 15 2015, 11:31

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Breadman wrote:Non-stick frying pans and improved techniques for conducting heart surgery.

Which, if nothing else, has a nice symmetry to it.

Very Happy
You mean the rocket is made of Teflon and Christian Barnard is up there?

7Ground Control to Major Tim. Empty Re: Ground Control to Major Tim. on Tue Dec 15 2015, 11:38

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Tinned Toms - You know it makes sense!
Brilliant. Glad they blasted off safely. Just hope he makes it to the space station now. He's apparently doing experiments on himself to test the effects on the human body for prolonged amounts of time in space in preparation for sending people to Mars. Good luck to him.

8Ground Control to Major Tim. Empty Re: Ground Control to Major Tim. on Tue Dec 15 2015, 12:10

boltonbonce

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Breadman wrote:Non-stick frying pans and improved techniques for performing heart surgery.

Which, if nothing else, has a nice symmetry to it.

Very Happy
I think they're also doing some research into head trauma. 
He's up there for 6 months,but,like bread,I'd give anything to be up there,if only for a day.
There would,of course,be the real danger of me having an accident,and ending up floating off into the galaxy,never to be heard from again.
Ground Control to Major Tim. Deco2

9Ground Control to Major Tim. Empty Re: Ground Control to Major Tim. on Tue Dec 15 2015, 14:23

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Breadman wrote:Successful launch - Phew!

Just got to complete full separation and enter orbit now.

Fingers crossed.

10Ground Control to Major Tim. Empty Re: Ground Control to Major Tim. on Tue Dec 15 2015, 14:40

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Breadman wrote:As you're all probably aware by now (as it's been all over the news for days,) a new name will be added to the list of British people lucky enough to have travelled into space shortly.

In about a hour, Major Tim Peake will blast off from Baikonur in a Soyuz rocket and then spend the next 6 months doing science stuff on-board the ISS.

The jammy bastard - I'd give my right arm to do what he's doing.

Good luck, Tim.
I was listening to the radio in the car and following a bunch of colleagues piling on the accolades and telling us what a great guy Tim is, Adrian Chiles summarised the Brits in Space sojourn by mentioning Tim is now in a unique group including the other three Brit pilots and weirdly Dr John Wilkins who wrote about the possibility of space travel back in the 1660s.
Bit of a spurious link I thought, not just because Wilkins didn't actually go into space in the 1600s but also because he was far more famous for other stuff including, being married to Oliver Cromwell's sister, proposing decimal measurement i.e. the forerunner of the metric system, being Bishop of Exeter, co-founder of the Royal Society and author of a bunch of philosophical works.

That's like grouping Ronaldo, Messi, Maradona, Pele and Ugg the first caveman to blow air into a pig's bladder.

11Ground Control to Major Tim. Empty Re: Ground Control to Major Tim. on Fri Jun 17 2016, 08:10

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Big day tomorrow - Tim's coming home.

On a danger scale of one to ten, if getting up there was an eight, coming down again is a twelve.

The Russians don't ponce about with soft landings in water, they do it on land and I read somewhere that the actual touchdown bit is akin to being strapped inside a washing machine which has been rolled off a cliff.

Good luck to him.

12Ground Control to Major Tim. Empty Re: Ground Control to Major Tim. on Fri Jun 17 2016, 08:49

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Apparently the launch, and landing, are the most dangerous. Not something I would like to do. Good luck to him.

13Ground Control to Major Tim. Empty Re: Ground Control to Major Tim. on Fri Jun 17 2016, 10:04

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Fingers crossed he makes a safe return to terra firma.

14Ground Control to Major Tim. Empty Re: Ground Control to Major Tim. on Fri Jun 17 2016, 10:29

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@Reebok Trotter wrote:Fingers crossed he makes a safe return to terra firma.
Agreed- but the Russians will probably deport him as an English hooligan on their soil

15Ground Control to Major Tim. Empty Re: Ground Control to Major Tim. on Fri Jun 17 2016, 11:39

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@rammywhite wrote:
@Reebok Trotter wrote:Fingers crossed he makes a safe return to terra firma.
Agreed- but the Russians will probably deport him as an English hooligan on their soil
I believe the Russian space ultras have been running amok across the galaxy while he's been up there 

Ground Control to Major Tim. 4262c010

16Ground Control to Major Tim. Empty Re: Ground Control to Major Tim. on Fri Jun 17 2016, 12:27

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Welcome home Tim. Insert vaguely relevant Brucie reference here>
Ground Control to Major Tim. Eb2df489940452f4a5d126194d65cbd2

17Ground Control to Major Tim. Empty Re: Ground Control to Major Tim. on Sat Jun 18 2016, 09:15

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Time to send that Cnut geldof up there on a one way only ticket.

18Ground Control to Major Tim. Empty Re: Ground Control to Major Tim. on Sat Jun 18 2016, 10:25

boltonbonce

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He's down safely. 

Well done Tim.Ground Control to Major Tim. 0083

19Ground Control to Major Tim. Empty Re: Ground Control to Major Tim. on Sat Jun 18 2016, 13:15

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if anyone deserves a knighthood it's Tim, not all these entertainers like Brucie (sorry Boncey  Very Happy)

20Ground Control to Major Tim. Empty Re: Ground Control to Major Tim. on Sat Jun 18 2016, 13:18

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No offence taken Mr Pig. I agree with you.

I'm sure there'd be quite a few on here offering to send Brucie into space though. Very Happy

21Ground Control to Major Tim. Empty Re: Ground Control to Major Tim. on Sat Jun 18 2016, 13:42

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Not wishing to be controversial and being the only one to have a differing view at all on this thread - I simply can't see what the fuss is about over Peake other than he's British?

There's been hundreds of astronaut's in space for getting on for FIFTY years now and Peake is just another one on that long list.

He didn't do anything much any difference to the rest of the others - he certainly didn't break any records or do any 'firsts' that could not have been done by anyone else given that job to do.

He's not even the first Brit in space!  Helen Sharman did that TWENTYFIVE years ago!

He seems to be a perfectly likeable bloke and comes across well at the interviews he's done and I don't wish to knock him at all really - just that I can't fathom out what all the fuss is being made over him apart from as I've already said that he's British?

I bet his Russians and American colleagues who have been in space with him during his time up there doing more or less the same as he has done haven't been on their respective national telly every five minutes like Peake has - if at all!

I'm pleased he's made it back safely and he certainly had many personal quality's that most of us do not to have been chosen to go into space in the first place but quite frankly it has all been a jingoistic fuss and nothing more.

22Ground Control to Major Tim. Empty Re: Ground Control to Major Tim. on Sat Jun 18 2016, 14:00

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Yeah, you're right.

So he's risked his life for the advancement of science and he's probably inspired a load of kids to get into Physics and Astronomy - big fucking deal.

Has he got his own football forum? No, has he fuck.

Bollocks to the attention seeking prick......

23Ground Control to Major Tim. Empty Re: Ground Control to Major Tim. on Sat Jun 18 2016, 14:04

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Breadman wrote:Yeah, you're right.

So he's risked his life for the advancement of science and he's probably inspired a load of kids to get into Physics and Astronomy - big fucking deal.

Has he got his own football forum? No, has he fuck.

Bollocks to the attention seeking prick......

Bit strong, innit?

24Ground Control to Major Tim. Empty Re: Ground Control to Major Tim. on Sat Jun 18 2016, 14:06

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Nah, Sluffy's right - fuck him.

There's obviously too much of this celebrating British success knocking about.

The rugby team can fuck off too. Just because they've wrapped up the series against the second best team in the world this morning doesn't mean they've earned any credit.

Bunch of fat twats....

25Ground Control to Major Tim. Empty Re: Ground Control to Major Tim. on Sat Jun 18 2016, 14:37

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He's done something I could only dream of. It's an immense mental and physical achievement,and although travelling into space is no longer the rarity it once was,I think the courage of these men and women should be warmly applauded.
And he's one of our own. Nothing wrong in puffing your chest out in pride.
Many children had the chance to take part in a Q&A session with him,and I'm sure he set a good few of them on the path to a career in science.
Well done Tim.

26Ground Control to Major Tim. Empty Re: Ground Control to Major Tim. on Sat Jun 18 2016, 14:45

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@boltonbonce wrote:He's done something I could only dream of. It's an immense mental and physical achievement,and although travelling into space is no longer the rarity it once was,I think the courage of these men and women should be warmly applauded.
And he's one of our own. Nothing wrong in puffing your chest out in pride.
Many children had the chance to take part in a Q&A session with him,and I'm sure he set a good few of them on the path to a career in science.
Well done Tim.

Complete waste of the last six months.

He should have spent that time productively instead.

The Supporters Trust has been up to all sorts of sneaky shit during that time like arranging friendly games and organising bent elections.

Instead of poncing about in space, Peake should've been investigating them.

That man's priorities are all wrong.

27Ground Control to Major Tim. Empty Re: Ground Control to Major Tim. on Sat Jun 18 2016, 14:47

boltonbonce

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He signed up for the ST last month. Could be significant. Wink

28Ground Control to Major Tim. Empty Re: Ground Control to Major Tim. on Sun Jun 19 2016, 20:57

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I know my lad has been very interested in it all since he went up.  We even watched cbeebies bedtime stories where he was reading a kids book while he was up there.  Amazing stuff.

(For thos who dont know its like jackanory)

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