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Gravity

Gravity
This list was started on 7th October 2013 by Adam
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This list was last updated on 31st July 2014

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If you're an astronaut, better learn Chinese and Russian.
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    Posted, 7th October 2013
    by Adam
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    After surviving the entire space ordeal, Bullock is now stranded in the middle of a jungle and due to the massive satellite blackout, it is unlikely anyone knows she is there.
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      Posted, 8th October 2013
      by bourbonphantom
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      Don't get more supplies, oxygen, or another jet pack from the damaged shuttle.
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      Posted, 14th October 2013
      by catmunch1
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      Landing back on Earth and walking on the surface is fine without decompressing.
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        Posted, 14th October 2013
        by catmunch1
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        When running low on oxygen, its a good idea to talk non-stop.
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          Posted, 7th November 2013
          by Ku7uk
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          "Mayday" is a horrible name for an astronaut.
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            Posted, 7th October 2013
            by Adam
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            The only thing Russians love more than vodka is blowing their own stuff up.
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              Posted, 7th October 2013
              by Adam
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              Don't hang on to an airlock door when opening it from the outside.
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                Posted, 8th October 2013
                by bourbonphantom
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                When you are in zero gravity and you are holding a rope connected to a space station (which means you are moving at the same velocity as the station) and you let go of the rope, you will accelerate away from the station. It's called the Clooney Effect.
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                • 2nd January 2014 by Jay
                  No no, I am not talking about the centrifugal force due to the orbiting around the Earth. This is due to the space object spinning around itself. Just like the Earth going around the Sun in addition to having a spin. We are not thrown into the space due to the centrifugal force of Earth's spin because gravity keeps everything in place. Space station's gravity is negligible compared to the effects of its spin. Hence Clooney is thrown outwards.
                • 30th October 2013 by Creamlord666
                  Centrifugal force don't apply here. Inertia maintained when you travel with the same speed and direction as the object you were connencted to in frictionless space. The space station and the astronauts were beyond perigee in an orbit wich means they were not affected by rotary forces of the planet. The ellepsis orbit comes from earth gravity but since there is neglectable friction in space you could only drift away by creating your own momentum.
                • 30th October 2013 by Jay
                  Yes, that can happen due to centrifugal force. If the object that you are tethered to is spinning, you'll be drawn outwards.
                • 14th October 2013 by bourbonphantom
                  I'm no physicist but I think that could still happen due to radial velocity. If the space station is continuing to move in an arc around the planet, and you let go, then you're left moving in a straight line.
                • 10th October 2013 by Creamlord666
                  Hehe, yeah - Clooney is so suave, he can even create friction in space.
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                Posted, 10th October 2013
                by Moontown
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                when someone says stop working, stop working!
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                  Posted, 14th October 2013
                  by catmunch1
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                  Don't try to play in a movie with Sandra Bullock or George Clooney, you will get a small role in the movie, not even revealing your full face.
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                    Posted, 22nd October 2013
                    by staysea2012
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                    There are fully working, operational empty space-stations just floating around up there, with no-body in them. They even left all the lights and computers on just in case someone drops by.
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                    • 8th November 2013 by bourbonphantom
                      Everyone had already evacuated the station, Clooney I think even mentioned that.
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                    Posted, 7th November 2013
                    by Ku7uk
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                    NASA is surprisingly lenient about passing people for the space program.
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                      Posted, 6th March 2014
                      by vfxfan
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                      Landing a shuttle in water will cause drowning at least 50% of the time.
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                        Posted, 7th October 2013
                        by Adam
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                        If you see a small fire while aboard a space station, just let it burn.
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                          Posted, 8th October 2013
                          by bourbonphantom
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                          Never go into space. Ever.
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                            Posted, 8th October 2013
                            by bourbonphantom
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                            George Clooney is surprisingly calm in this
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                              Posted, 26th October 2013
                              by CgiFanofDoom
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                              When you enter an unfamiliar space-station in an emergency situation, with death comings for you almost constantly, its a good idea to get out of your protective spacesuit as soon as possible.
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                              • 16th December 2013 by catmunch1
                                Maybe she had to use the restroom. lol
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                              Posted, 7th November 2013
                              by Ku7uk
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                              Ryan wears no space diaper, since she still had on under wear when taking off her space suit.
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                                Posted, 13th December 2013
                                by catmunch1
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                                All of the different shuttles instruction manuals have English translations, Or Sandra Bullock is just so awesome that she can read both Chinese & Russian especially under pressure!
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                                  Posted, 24th January 2014
                                  by TiffYG2133
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                                  Female astronauts are so emotionally unstable that they will turn down the life support system until rescued by a dead guy.
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                                    Posted, 31st July 2014
                                    by Riyter
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                                    You're kinda screwed if you're in a dangerous situation and George Clooney and Sandra Bullock are your co-stars.
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                                      Posted, 7th October 2013
                                      by Adam
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                                      In space all dances look like the Macarena.
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                                        Posted, 7th October 2013
                                        by Adam
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                                        Space suits don't work so well underwater.
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                                          Posted, 7th October 2013
                                          by Adam
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                                          Even when hopelessly screwed, astronaut George Clooney is still devilishly charming.
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                                            Posted, 7th October 2013
                                            by Adam
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                                            When your space shuttle gets shredded by debris travelling at 20,000 mph, there's a good chance that the crew might still be alive.
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                                              Posted, 8th October 2013
                                              by bourbonphantom
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                                              Ryan sure knew how to hold it, those were some clean under wear.
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                                                Posted, 14th October 2013
                                                by catmunch1
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                                                Fires in space ships produce very little smoke.
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                                                  Posted, 14th October 2013
                                                  by catmunch1
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                                                  When don't know what buttons to press, by all means, try random ones.
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                                                    Posted, 22nd October 2013
                                                    by staysea2012
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                                                    If someone opens your space pod from outside when you are not in full space suit and still your head doesn't blow up due pressure drop around you, that means you are hallucinating.
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                                                      Posted, 30th October 2013
                                                      by Jay
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                                                      1994 - Sandra Bullock stuck on a bus with a bomb on board. 2013 - Sandra Bullock stuck in space
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                                                        Posted, 6th November 2013
                                                        by Kissy Suzuka
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                                                        When floating away from the station, and your attached to a co-worker by a rope. You should take the empty jetpack off and push off from it back to the station. But to look like a hero, let go instead and commit suicide. It looks better on camera.
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                                                          Posted, 7th November 2013
                                                          by Ku7uk
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                                                          There are instruction manuals to working Chinese and Russian shuttles in the cockpit, just in case the Astronauts forgot all their years of training mid-flight.
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                                                            Posted, 7th November 2013
                                                            by Ku7uk
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                                                            When a shuttle is completely out of fuel, it can still have fuel in the landing gear if its convenient to the plot.
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                                                              Posted, 7th November 2013
                                                              by Ku7uk
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                                                              Ripley called, she wants to know where Bullock is shopping.
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                                                                Posted, 7th April 2014
                                                                by RumeursRTru
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                                                                Chinese ham radio operators love to sing lullabies, which can be heard in spacecrafts. NASA's radio system not so much.
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                                                                  Posted, 31st July 2014
                                                                  by Riyter
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                                                                  When picking female astronauts, pick the scientist chick with only six months of training instead of the females who have completed years of training.
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                                                                    Posted, 31st July 2014
                                                                    by Riyter
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