What's Russian For, "Houston, We Have a Problem"?

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  1. Tuckerfan

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    Things got a little "interesting" on the ISS today due to a glitch with some newly docked Russian hardware.
    Other accounts I've read say that the Starliner won't launch because Boeing fucked something up.

    And years later, NASA admitted that when they said a fire on the Mir when some American astronauts were there was "no big deal" they were lying and the crew nearly died.
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    "Москва, сука блят, блин!"
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    Uh, that seems to work out to be "Houston, you are a bitch whore."
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    Well, yeah, that would be the literal translation.
    @Paladin would actually be the one to ask, but I suspect that would be the appropriate translation, if the Life With Boris YT channel is any indication...
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    I think it's hilarious. Kind like when you let go of a blown up balloon without tying the nozzle.
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    Yep.

    Elon Musk: "I'm going to colonize Mars!"
    Me: "Bitch, we as a species can barely get into lower earth orbit without exploding."
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  8. Tuckerfan

    Tuckerfan BMF Staff Member Moderator

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    I have a feeling that Musk's Mars colony is going to greatly resemble the one at Jamestown.
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    Better than Jonestown.
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    Tuckerfan BMF Staff Member Moderator

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    I wouldn’t rule that possibility out either. Elon does have a cult following.
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    That's an interesting mix of profane and cutesy faux profane (блин [literally: pancake] is an inoffensive substitute for блядь [whore]). The mix is like saying "motherf**king gosh darn it!" :lol:
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  12. Tuckerfan

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    Surprise! The shit was far worse.
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    Clearly they'd run out of vodka :bergman:
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    Back when men like Deke Slayton were in charge of NASA this wasn't a problem.

    vodka.jpg
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    Hearing speculation that it's going to take them a while to determine if the ISS has suffered any lasting damage from this. Turning like that would have applied torque forces to a lot of joints not planned for that.
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    The entire process was a shit show. They really screwed the pooch. Worse than Boeing.
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    Москва, у нас проблема
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    And we've got cracks on the ISS.
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    2025 is the year the Russians want out of the ISS.

    Regardless, they could just de-orbit the russian segment. Or close the door and evacuate it.
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    Even unpressurized, I wouldn't imagine you would want a compromised module attached longer than is necessary - too much risk of debris breaking off and hitting occupied sections.
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    Um. What?

    I'd be concerned about Russian nanobots wreaking havoc after they check out.
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    The ISS caught fire this morning.
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