Monday, August 31, 2009

Lumpy’s Guilty Pleasures – Defying Gravity

Lumpy has a fascination for space travel. He’s interested in all types of news and documentaries about how the people on Earth are reaching for the stars.

He’s intrigued by our primitive means of space travel, and he has lots of respect for the astronauts, engineers, and scientists who work on Earth’s space programs. He’s currently following the Space Shuttle Discovery’s mission along with the test firing of the Constellation’s rocket system that might take Earthlings back to the Moon or Mars. He’s really not too sure why Earthlings make such a big deal about such short travel distances.

Lumpy’s also been watching a documentary called Defying Gravity recently. He’s looking forward to this documentary, as they’re on a 6 year mission to explore the Solar System. But he's wondering why it’s taking the team 6 years to travel the system. It should take way less than 6 seconds to travel that far on low power impulse drive…

At any rate, he likes this documentary because the crew of the ship Antares have interesting personalities. And the mission has been exciting so far. The episode that was shown this past weekend was pretty scary, as there was an accident aboard the ship, but everything turned out okay in the end.

He doesn’t understand what or who this Beta thing is tho’. He hopes it’s not related to the tazer, as there has been talk around the office about it being “in Beta.”

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