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Thursday, November 23, 2006

More on NASA's Plan to Abandon Us

In a previous post, I've highlighted NASA's plan to relocate the US elite to Mars (and beyond) once Earth becomes superheated, barren, toxic waste dump. Somewhat tongue in cheek, yes, but maybe a grain of truth; the signs are there. Anyway, the plan seems to be rumbling along with an astonishing eye for detail. They're practicing golf now, which as I'm sure you know is a 'sport' for the rich and during which the non-rich get the privilege of carrying around the players stuff, like a servant, serf, wage-slave, peon.

HOUSTON, Nov 22 (Reuters) - Cosmonaut Mikhail Tyurin smacked a golf ball into orbit off the International Space Station on Wednesday to raise money for the Russian space program during a spacewalk cut short by a balky spacesuit. Tyurin, the station's flight engineer, made a one-armed swing with a gold-plated six-iron to send the lightweight ball on a journey estimated to take it around the Earth at least 48 times before it burns up in the atmosphere.

And, yes, the corporate interest is as strong as ever.

...Canadian golf club maker Element 21 Golf Co. paid the cash-strapped Russian space agency an undisclosed amount of money for Tyurin's golf exhibition, which was filmed for a future commercial.




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