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Ric Gillespie

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Epic Irony
« on: February 11, 2021, 08:49:58 AM »

A TIGHAR member recently told me:
"I just noticed on SpaceX's launch manifest that they are contracted to launch 3 replacement GPS satellites, the second, GPS III-06, will be named Amelia Earhart - later this year, no date given yet."
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Martin X. Moleski, SJ

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Re: Epic Irony
« Reply #1 on: February 16, 2021, 01:34:58 AM »

The wise man say, "He who laugh last not get joke."


This took me almost a full minute to see the irony.


But I am laughing now!   :-\
LTM,

           Marty
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Kurt Kummer

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Re: Epic Irony
« Reply #2 on: February 16, 2021, 01:52:34 PM »

Maybe the next GPS satellite will be named "Douglas Corrigan."
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Don White

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Re: Epic Irony
« Reply #3 on: February 16, 2021, 02:53:01 PM »

Corrigan actually got where he intended to go. The "wrong way" story was to account for his flying where he didn't have permission to go.

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Don White

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Re: Epic Irony
« Reply #4 on: February 16, 2021, 02:56:30 PM »

It could be one of a series:

Satellite Amelia Earhart: Flies off into space and is never seen again, send signals but no one can find it.
Satellite Fred Noonan: Consumes excessive amounts of electricity, flies erratically off course and ends up south of its intended position.
Satellite Harry Manning: Stops working halfway through the mission and returns to Earth.

Don
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