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Robert Pearlman
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posted 12-09-2010 01:06 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
SpaceX release
SpaceX Reveal's Dragon's "Secret" Payload

Before the successful launch, voyage, and recovery of SpaceX's Dragon Spacecraft, the first time in history a commercial company has recovered a spacecraft from orbit, reporters were buzzing with news of a "secret" payload, stowed on board.

It was a payload so secret, SpaceXers made it Top Secret (think Val Kilmer 1984, not official US Government).

So what was inside the mystery package? Their tribute to Monty Python.

A wheel of cheese.

Read more: Say cheese! SpaceX all smiles over historic spacecraft recovery

Fezman92
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posted 12-09-2010 01:10 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Fezman92   Click Here to Email Fezman92     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Ha! Should have done spam!

Rocket Chris
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posted 12-09-2010 01:44 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Rocket Chris   Click Here to Email Rocket Chris     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
...a fondue of that cheese... yamyam!

FFrench
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posted 12-09-2010 01:56 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for FFrench     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Whey to go! First cheese to Gouda space. I Cheddar tear of joy.

SpaceX have proven it is possible to Gruyère own space program.

Even though it was a brie-f flight, I would call that a Feta compli. They've put the lactic back into galactic.

Although Edam near lost it in the ocean.

AFGAS
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posted 12-09-2010 01:56 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for AFGAS   Click Here to Email AFGAS     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Notify Wallace and Grommet!

Leon Ford
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posted 12-09-2010 02:11 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Leon Ford   Click Here to Email Leon Ford     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Blessed are the Cheesemakers.

E2M Lem Man
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posted 12-09-2010 05:39 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for E2M Lem Man   Click Here to Email E2M Lem Man     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by FFrench:
First cheese to Gouda space.
Francis, you are wrong. One of the first astronauts was Gouda Cooper!

E2M Lem Man
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posted 12-09-2010 05:40 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for E2M Lem Man   Click Here to Email E2M Lem Man     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
...at least it wasn't a dead parrot!

cspg
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posted 12-10-2010 12:23 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for cspg   Click Here to Email cspg     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Kind of glad it's a private company that pulled this off. Imagine the uproar if NASA had done the same...

Lunar rock nut
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posted 12-10-2010 08:12 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Lunar rock nut   Click Here to Email Lunar rock nut     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Who cut the cheese

Steve Procter
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posted 12-10-2010 09:03 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Steve Procter   Click Here to Email Steve Procter     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Are they crackers...?

Is that Cow Laughing?

I think it took considerable 'Kraft' to build this rocket...

Will it come to the UK to be displayed in the National Space Centre in (Red) Leicester?

We've gotta get 'gouda' this place...

I write all my own material and am available on some (well all), dates!!

Hart Sastrowardoyo
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posted 12-10-2010 10:25 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Hart Sastrowardoyo   Click Here to Email Hart Sastrowardoyo     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by cspg:
Kind of glad it's a private company that pulled this off. Imagine the uproar if NASA had done the same...
Well, it was the idea of the Big Cheese at SpaceX...

Or did some closeout worker say to another when hiding the cargo, "Cheese it! The cops are coming!"

fredtrav
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posted 12-10-2010 10:29 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for fredtrav   Click Here to Email fredtrav     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I am glad they didn't bleu it.

jasonelam
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posted 12-10-2010 10:32 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for jasonelam   Click Here to Email jasonelam     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Gotta love the label on the top of the canister, great "fromage" to "Top Secret!".

David Carey
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posted 12-10-2010 02:55 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for David Carey   Click Here to Email David Carey     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
A Muenster accomplishment!

gliderpilotuk
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posted 12-10-2010 03:00 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for gliderpilotuk   Click Here to Email gliderpilotuk     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Ricotta stop all of these unfeta'd puns.

Even though there's stil-tons left, it's starting to grate.

We have Robert's parmesan to post caerphilly.

(Groan)

Lunar rock nut
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posted 12-11-2010 07:04 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Lunar rock nut   Click Here to Email Lunar rock nut     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
What is going to happen to the now infamous wheel of cheese? Is it destined for the party table, a museum, the freezer or will it wind up on someones door step on Christmas morning in a Fed-Ex or UPS container?

Rob Joyner
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posted 12-11-2010 09:13 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Rob Joyner   Click Here to Email Rob Joyner     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Half inch cheese cubes encased in acrylic displays maybe?

GACspaceguy
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posted 12-12-2010 06:32 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for GACspaceguy   Click Here to Email GACspaceguy     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Rob Joyner:
Half inch cheese cubes encased in acrylic displays maybe?
I think if they had sent a fruit cake no Lucite would have been needed. They could have cut it into one half inch squares and have it mounted, guarantee it would last forever and no one will ever eat it.

These folks have a great sense of humor; I like their program even more now!

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