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Robert Pearlman
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posted 04-01-2014 09:43 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
NASA will later today (April 1) admit to a paperwork error that led the agency to fly two of its space shuttle orbiters with the wrong names for almost two decades, Spaceflight Now reports.
The news that space shuttle Atlantis is actually space shuttle Endeavour and the shuttle thought to be Endeavour is really Atlantis will be disclosed by NASA Administrator Charlie Bolden at a hastily called press conference.

The error occurred in the 1990s when the then NASA Administrator Daniel S. Goldin reintroduced the space agency's 1960s-era "meatball" logo and ordered the shuttle fleet to be repainted.

...curators at museums in Florida and California, were reeling after NASA officials briefed them on the mistake.

heng44
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posted 04-01-2014 09:48 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for heng44   Click Here to Email heng44     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Yeah, right!

fredtrav
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posted 04-01-2014 10:31 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for fredtrav   Click Here to Email fredtrav     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Happy April Fools day to all.

bwhite1976
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posted 04-01-2014 10:58 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for bwhite1976   Click Here to Email bwhite1976     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
How could this have happened??? Ha Ha... Good one.

onesmallstep
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posted 04-01-2014 02:15 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for onesmallstep   Click Here to Email onesmallstep     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
If it were true, souvenir and patch collectors on cS would have a field day

Hart Sastrowardoyo
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posted 04-01-2014 02:57 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Hart Sastrowardoyo   Click Here to Email Hart Sastrowardoyo     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Actually, the truth is, OV-105 was never supposed to have an 'O' in its name, but when the name got painted on the doors, some worker accidentally painted "Endeavuur". They solved that problem by converting the first 'U' to an 'O' and kept it secret for almost 25 years...

lspooz
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posted 04-01-2014 03:50 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for lspooz   Click Here to Email lspooz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Wow, this is true (I had to look up the spelling at dictionary.com, which incidentally has announced they deleted the word gullible from lack of use...).

Pay no attention to Capt. Cook's ship nor that pesky command module.

micropooz
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posted 04-01-2014 06:54 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for micropooz   Click Here to Email micropooz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Actually, aliens from the planet BR549 repainted the orbiter names while on orbit...

Yep, that one was lame and late, but at least I gave it a shot for April Fool's Day...

moorouge
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posted 04-02-2014 01:31 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for moorouge   Click Here to Email moorouge     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Hart Sastrowardoyo:
Actually, the truth is, OV-105 was never supposed to have an 'O' in its name, but when the name got painted on the doors, some worker accidentally painted "Endeavuur".

But then, you Americans never could spell. To 'u' or not to 'u', that is the question.

And Capt. Cook? All these years I've thought that the last shuttle was named after Insp. Morse.

Headshot
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posted 04-03-2014 07:52 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Headshot   Click Here to Email Headshot     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Actually I am still waiting for some fool from Congress (sorry, I repeat myself) to publicly cite this as, "yet another example of big government incompetence and wasteful spending."

Take it from me, we will hear about this again before November.

All times are CT (US)

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