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PostSubject: Carpe Diem SpaceBat   Thu Mar 19, 2009 9:46 pm

Wildlife experts cleared Discovery for takeoff after concluding the bat, which had latched itself to the shuttle's foam shielding, was seriously injured and would not survive long if rescued. So they gave it clearance to become the first batstronaut ... if only for a very short while.

Nasa, being Nasa:

The animal likely perished quickly during Discovery's climb into orbit.
Gizmodo's John Herman, being awesome:

Bereft of his ability to fly and with nowhere to go, a courageous bat climbed aboard our Discovery with stars in his weak little eyes. The launch commenced, and Spacebat trembled as his little mammalian body was gently pushed skyward. For the last time, he felt the primal joy of flight; for the first, the indescribable feeling of ascending toward his dream—a place far away from piercing screeches and crowded caves, stretching forever into fathomless blackness.
Whether he was consumed in the exhaust flames or frozen solid in the stratosphere is of no concern to us. We know that Spacebat died, but his dream will live on in all of us.


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PostSubject: Re: Carpe Diem SpaceBat   Thu Mar 19, 2009 10:10 pm

Ohh! sosad I saw the photo of the bat yesterday; very cute until you realize the inevitable.
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PostSubject: Re: Carpe Diem SpaceBat   Fri Mar 20, 2009 1:20 am

Awwww. That's so...aww and sad. sad or frown Poor little guy.






but, some of the comments and links posted on that site just made me LOL

"Space bat will return and we will all be sorry..."


annnd a youtube link to Space Bat...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ibq2IwznCgc
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PostSubject: Re: Carpe Diem SpaceBat   Fri Mar 20, 2009 1:30 am

Go spacebat!

No, he's gonna live! Both in our hearts and for realsies! We'll have a tickertape parade when he comes back!
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PostSubject: Re: Carpe Diem SpaceBat   Fri Mar 20, 2009 9:44 am

I hope he took his protein pills and put his helmet on. sad or frown
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PostSubject: Re: Carpe Diem SpaceBat   Fri Mar 20, 2009 12:35 pm

^^ LOL LOL
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PostSubject: Re: Carpe Diem SpaceBat   Fri Mar 20, 2009 1:02 pm

Bet that was a painful death, poor lil bugger....

R.I.P SpaceBat!! dead

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PostSubject: Re: Carpe Diem SpaceBat   Fri Jun 26, 2009 11:42 am

When he returns, he'll bring his friends from the film Lifeforce.

If it lived past the initial takeoff exhaust, he probably was sending off his sonar to the planet's surface which was quickly growing further and further away. This story is quiet awesome, sad yet awesome.
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