Angry Bird rockets into spa-a-a-a-ce!
Soyuz orbital insertion confirmation office on duty
When the Russian Soyuz TMA-22 successfully launched from Kazakhstan's Baikonur cosmodrome on Monday morning, its crew manifest listed NASA's Dan Burbank and Roscosmos' Anton Shkaplerov and Anatoly Ivanishin.
There was, however, a fourth passenger on board: George, the Red Angry Bird.
George, however, is not a mere stowaway, but a useful crew member whose duties include, it appears, orbital insertion confirmation.
As the video's commentator notes at the end of the launch video, "As you can see from the Angry Bird floating up above Shkaplerov, the crew has reached orbit."
Godspeed, Dan, Anton, Anatoly, and George. ®
Imagine if that thing hit anything delicate!
Didn't they use to use a little bear?
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A hump back bridge is one where the span is higher than the entry/exit ramps and generally has a short span. Drive your car over one too fast and.. Even at reasonable speeds then at the apex it feels like your stomach is rising out of your body. A similar effect would have been felt by the astronauts when the engines finished their burn and acceleration ceased. In the same way that the 'angry bird' rose then their stomachs would have done the same.
Please to explain hump back bridge. My english not so good.
Your friend - Anatoly
Hump Back Bridge.