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Twinkle, twinkle, little bat!

How I wonder what you’re at:

On Sunday, the shuttle had a stowaway attached to the external fuel tank, and although NASA was sure the little animal wouldn’t be a debris risk, the bat remained attached to the shuttle, apparently stuck in place. New details have now emerged about why the bat didn’t fly away before Discovery launched…

This can't end well...

Ouch. Like a teatray in the sky, indeed…

5 Responses to “Twinkle, twinkle, little bat!”

  1. Dean Says:

    I couldn’t get the original story to load. I was imagining the bat, fur streaming past his face as he went through 100, 200, 300 mph, screaming ‘woooohoooooooooo’.

    I don’t imagine he was doing so well at 2, 3, 4 thousand per.

  2. Dean Says:

    (bat one to bat two): Hey, it’d be hella fun to ride that thing! I dare ya!

  3. protected static Says:

    Yeah, I was picturing the bat version of Slim Pickins’ Major Kong, ye-haw-ing his way to certain doom.

    I’m guessing that your average bat* isn’t exactly designed to survive Max Q.

    * …or even your above-average bat!

  4. spyderkl Says:

    Poor little thing. :( I’ve heard it’s not the first bat to try hitching a ride, but it might be the only one who wasn’t able to get away.

  5. Doug Says:

    Came by to check on you, and yup, the bat’s still there. He’s getting tired, ps ;)

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