Monday, June 02, 2008

Lost In Space

Warning! Will Robinson, Warning!

Lost In Space such a classic cheesy TV show that began in 1969 (WOW! yet another reason that is perhaps the greatest year ever. Save that thought for another post)

As I worked with "Dave" he kept making space references as we organized his basement.
"This is like a black hole of stuff"
"These books seem to just orbit around this house."
"I just want to launch this stuff out of here."

These space references got me thinking ...
what has been lost in space?

Unfortunately, the past 45 years of space exploration have generated a lot of junk!

Space junk can be anything from hatches blown off space modules, paint fragments from the space shuttle, or satellites that no longer work. Man-made debris orbits at a speed of roughly 17,500 mi/hr (28,000 km/h)! Think of the damage even a small speck of paint could do if it hit a spacecraft at such a high speed!

This is an image of the junk in space around our beautiful earth. There's even an Orbital Debris Program Office in NASA. This is the space garbage department for our world.

Good to know that Russia, Japan, France, and the European Space Agency have all issued orbital debris guidelines.

Here's a close up shot.
Look at all the stuff circling up there!

The top 10 items circling our lovely planet:
1. A spare space glove
2. Spatula - making eggs in space?
3. Bags o'trash - darn Soviet Mir cosmonauts
4. Camera
5. Toothbrush - definitely time for a new one
6. Pliers
7. Nuclear Fuel - leaking Soviet satellites are driping fuel
8. A rocket - seems NASA forgot about a rocket from 1969
9. A pen
10. Bolts - bet there are some loose screws floating around too

What's been lost in your space?


SOUL said...

at the moment--- one very important document that i NEED.. i haven't seen it in ten years-- but i must find it. :))
it's around here somewhere.

Phyllis said...

Ok, now I cracked up on this one. Last night, with no hockey, one of the best things on TV was a retrospective on Lost in Space on the Biography channel (ch 173). It was on right after a show about David Cassidy Just an FYI--LIS ran from 66-68. Billy Mummi is still hot--he has to be over 50!

As far as lost in my space--socks; homework; sanity...

Anonymous said...

Bet you ol' NIMROD is lost in space tonight. Congrats Angie! "The Good" always prevails over "The Bad."

Angie Weid said...

@Phyllis - Oh Man! Totally missed out on the Lost In Space recap, weird how it was on after I posted this item. The Universe works in strange and wonderful ways. Now, I gotta google Billy Mummi and check out his hotness.

@Soul - did you find your paper yet?

SOUL said...

no--- i haven't... come help me? :))
ps--- YOU ROCK... i wish i coulda been a fly on the wall the other day ...
want me to send you the link for the craigslist dude? lol