Does Spaceflight Cause Insanity?


#1

I am incredulous that no one has posted this story yet.

Yet another indication that the tales bandied about the bars in Clear Lake, TX are true and there is a 200 mile high club!

As a member of the ~10 mile high club, I’m jealous.


#2

The diaper was a nice touch.


#3

I can hear Letterman and Leno writing feverishly on this one already…

As someone who can’t convince his wife to do it WITH THE LIGHTS ON, I’m jealous (of you). :angry:

I don’t think the “pair” in question flew together on any missions; they just trained together.


#4

Have you offered to wear a bag over your head? :wink:


#5

What a difference going crazy can make:

Before

After


#6

What gets me is that she wore the diaper on the 900 mile ride. I would guess so that she would not have to pull over to use the bathroom. Did she think she could make it with out having to stop for gas too?


#7

I was thinking the same thing, there’s only one vehicle I can think of off the top of my head with a 900 mile range, and it wouldn’t have been very practical for the trip:

http://home.nps.gov/applications/parks/glac/pppressreleases/redbus.jpg


#8

This is why they say "What happens on Risa stays on Risa " :wink:


#9

“If you want to be happy for the rest of your life, gotta make an ugly girl your wife…”

Dang; as Forest said, “stupid is as stupid does”

More NASA jokes, Need A Sane AstroNUT

I guess they may need to reevaluate how the mental screening is done.


#10

JHEM, did this happen in the military? Or on the Concorde? Did Opie and Anthony put you up to it? :laughing:

On another topic… astronauts wear a diaper during liftoff when they might be strapped in at an uncomfortable position for lengthy periods.

Also kind of on topic and very cool:
blast off (note who’s sitting in the center)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HsTKxnzggkg

return
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dobsUJWU8qw


#11

omg1


#12

During that period of my life, yes.

En route to Australia a TWA stew took a liking to my jump wings and expressed a desire in possessing them.

So we traded wings.

Still got 'em.


#13

Yeah, but she insists on plastic. :wink: :wink:


#14

Whoa! Kinky


#15

Unfortunately, I get the feeling she plans to “climax” when the life insurance check arrives… :open_mouth:

Dark is good…


#16

Never, EVER allow yourself to be worth more dead than alive!

Just raises all kinds of moral issues in the minds of your supposed loved ones.


#17

Now that’s service!


#18

Was this a military charter or a TWA stew flying another airline on vacation? TWA has never had scheduled service to Australia.


#19

Military charter ex. Saigon to Sydney via Darwin going on R&R.

I don’t recall if it was a 707 or a DC8, but whatever it was it didn’t have the legs to fly Saigon to Sydney direct so we had an obligatory fuel stop in Darwin where we also cleared Customs.

Gave a whole new meaning to the term First Class travel!

Before you jump on me about the altitude, it was probably around FL350, so it was more like the ~7 mile high club than ~10. The “10 mile high club” was an oft used term at that time to refer to any hook-up at the flight levels.

And no, the wings aren’t the plastic ones that the flight crew would hand out to kids on cockpit visits, they’re 10k gold!


#20

In this context, is stew an abbreviation for steward or stewardess?