|chumbucket - 2012-10-14 |
US Space Program: spawned by some crazy motherfuckers.
Stars for the film that inspired me to enter the aeronautics field.
Back when rednecks did things other than vote Republican and hate America.
|HarrietTubmanPI - 2012-10-14 |
5 stars for "hanging your ass over the jagged edge"
|Mr. Purple Cat Esq. - 2012-10-14 |
And today Baumgartner did it without a mothafuckin' plane!!!!! (well, maybe, speed not confirmed yet)
I'm guessing he did not do it, it felt like that chute came out a bit early.
|Old People - 2012-10-14 |
Badass. My favorite seen in this movie is the one where one of these guys takes some old-ass 1950s plane so high up into the atmosphere that for a moment he can see outer space through the canopy.
I also like the leather helmets. Reminds me of one the best things I heard in the Army: "we're all going to die, but I have a helmet!"
That is to say, favorite scene I seen.
That might have been Yeager too, he went 21 miles up in a rocket boosted F-104. IMHO that scene is a good analogy for his frustration at being shut out of the space program because NASA didn't want astronauts who took such independent risks.
|Old_Zircon - 2012-10-14 |
|TeenerTot - 2012-10-15 |
I LOVE this movie. My dad took me to see it in the theater, and at 10 years old, I was completely enthralled and amazed.
My Grandma lived in Tucson, and EVERY time we visited I insisted my dad take me to the Pima air & space museum. Last time pop & I went out to Tucson, it was to pack up grandma's house after she died. We also went to Pima.
Sorry...this clip set off a nostalgia bomb.
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