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Frank Gallagher

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Space Shuttle.........
« on: July 15, 2005, 09:23:00 am »
......I was just wondering, why does it even need a fuel gauge? Think about it.

sonickteam2

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« Reply #1 on: July 15, 2005, 09:28:00 am »
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« Reply #2 on: July 15, 2005, 09:34:00 am »
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Originally posted by O'Mankie:
  ......I was just wondering, why does it even need a fuel gauge? Think about it.
Because American sub-contractors need those high-tech jobs fabricating them.   What, did you think it was just a plain, simple  swingin' needle thingie like you lot prefer?  Ours is very trick, and lights up with blue L.E.D.'s while playing the midi-theme to The A-Team.  It's fucking ace!

Frank Gallagher

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Re: Space Shuttle.........
« Reply #3 on: July 15, 2005, 11:23:00 am »
Yes, it's very nice I'm sure...but if it show's empty they can hardly pull in at the next Texaco up there can they? Wether it shows empty or full, they're basically screwed if they run out of juice.....so why even bother?

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« Reply #4 on: July 15, 2005, 11:26:00 am »
theres no refuling stations out in space? seems like there would be. maybe thats just in movies.
 
 shouldnt they know whether they have enough fuel to go on their mission anyway?  they're not just tooling around space for no reason are they?
  (they are, arent they)

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« Reply #5 on: July 15, 2005, 11:26:00 am »
Its a device that measures the presure in the tank (more or less) and has something to do with shuting down the burn.  Not sure of the fetails but it something about if the burn goes past a certain point we could have another big bang.  The gauge is key to shutting down the burn in time.  At least thats my take. So its not per 'se a fuel gauge as in reminding them to pull over for a fill up!   :cool:
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« Reply #6 on: July 15, 2005, 11:52:00 am »
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Originally posted by sonickteam4:
  theres no refuling stations out in space? seems like there would be. maybe thats just in movies.
  (they are, arent they)
You've been watching "Spaceballs" one too many times.

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« Reply #7 on: July 15, 2005, 12:46:00 pm »
The bigger question is: why do we need the space shuttle?

xcanuck

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« Reply #8 on: July 15, 2005, 01:26:00 pm »
There's a rather large fuel pump that relies on the fuel gauge to know when to shut off. If it doesn't shut off when the fuel supply is empty, the pump can do bad things. I don't know what, exactly, but overheating and burning up would be a good guess.
 
 Dave Stoller's question is more pertinent. Why the shuttle indeed? There was actually a good commentary on NPR a few days back talking about the shuttle is moving away from NASA's original goal of space exploration. All it seems to do nowadays is ferry stuff to the Int'l Space Station (aka black hole for money) and fix the occassional satellite.

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« Reply #9 on: July 15, 2005, 01:41:00 pm »
when you don't have the money to buy a new car, you just have to dump cash into the old one.

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« Reply #10 on: July 15, 2005, 01:46:00 pm »
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Originally posted by Dave Stoller:
  The bigger question is: why do we need the space shuttle?
Ask the Pentagon.
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« Reply #11 on: July 15, 2005, 01:53:00 pm »
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  The bigger question is: why do we need the space shuttle?
I think it has something to do with square clouds.

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« Reply #12 on: July 15, 2005, 04:26:00 pm »
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Originally posted by Dave Stoller:
  The bigger question is: why do we need the space shuttle?
NASA become obsolete many many years ago.

Frank Gallagher

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« Reply #13 on: July 19, 2005, 09:26:00 am »
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  The bigger question is: why do we need the space shuttle?
It's all about the doodles being able beat the pesky ruskies at whatever the ruskies can't afford to do in space anymore, didn't you see that fake moon-landing fiasco that Hollywood set up for NASA back in the day?

Re: Space Shuttle.........
« Reply #14 on: November 05, 2019, 05:01:48 pm »
subject was close enough...

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