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Yatesman
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Dec 15, 2015, 8:26 AM

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Does anyone else find the whole subject crushingly tedious.

I blame the BBC who, once again, proves that no other broadcaster is quite so adept at stretching out an incidental story for hours and hours of stilted, stuttering, repetitive banality.

I realise the BBC likes to own every event in the British calender and then homogenise it into a bland , everyman, uncontroversial, upbeat version of itself ( look at the Olympics, Glastonbury etc etc) but the coverage of this event has been exceptionally vomit inducing.

Any other thoughts?


DonQuixote
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Reading complaints as to how the Bisto is ten pence dearer
in Spennymoor compared to Penzance, might have half the
the country [probably more] thinking that Ground Hoppers
are a suitable case for treatment...

Have to agree with you though re the space thingy as it bores
me totally shitless...still each to their own.

If I ever needed to take an age to get a lifeless place with no
water, then there's always most of inland Yorkshire I suppose..



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Dont mind the astronaut going but a Stoke flag FFS.




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Rob North
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Whisper it, but Helen Sharman got there first!


steveking
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In fact he is the seventh British born astronaut. Maybe I'm too sensitive but it just seems a little humiliating that we are making such a deal of this one so late into the era of human space flight.


Feversham Lens
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If I ever needed to take an age to get a lifeless place with no
water, then there's always most of inland Yorkshire I suppose..

Bit rich coming from someone who lives in London - the UK's foremost shit hole, by a considerable margin. And you poor buggers have to pay a premium to be there.

I've just stumbled across a bit of the BBC coverage while having lunch. Dull, dull, dull. Rockets and space travel were distinctly old hat by the early Seventies, when I started primary school. Only the geeks were interested.



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jon b
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Whisper it, but Helen Sharman got there first!



Nope, shout it, she's a Sheffield lass Cool

May 1991 on a Soviet Union space mission, just months before the Union dissolved.

The Tories kept very quiet about it, perhaps because the Americans hadn't bothered to find an opening for an astronaut from their "special" ally. Or perhaps, after Maggie, the nasty party had had quite enough of tough women Cool



By the way Yorkshire's sopping wet all over at present. Shocked


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If I ever needed to take an age to get a lifeless place with no
water, then there's always most of inland Yorkshire I suppose..

Bit rich coming from someone who lives in London - the UK's foremost shit hole, by a considerable margin. And you poor buggers have to pay a premium to be there.

I've just stumbled across a bit of the BBC coverage while having lunch. Dull, dull, dull. Rockets and space travel were distinctly old hat by the early Seventies, when I started primary school. Only the geeks were interested.

Should suit the anorak footballing fraternity down to the ground then!!


DonQuixote
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If I ever needed to take an age to get a lifeless place with no
water, then there's always most of inland Yorkshire I suppose..

Bit rich coming from someone who lives in London - the UK's foremost shit hole, by a considerable margin. And you poor buggers have to pay a premium to be there.


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greenwood
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I'm not interested in the ISS but will happily watch any documentary about other planets. There have been suggestions that when and if a manned mission to Mars happens, the crew should include at least one woman, more out of political correctness than anything else. Unfortunately, in order to travel all that way in space (under current technology) the astronauts would need to take regular doses of testosterone in order to prevent muscle wasting. This would mean that any woman on the mission is going to effectively turn into a man by the time they get to Mars. A more realistic space goal for the fairer sex would be for a woman to walk on the moon - probably a Chinese woman I would think, as China is interested in going there.


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There have been suggestions that when and if a manned mission to Mars happens, the crew should include at least one woman, more out of political correctness than anything else. Unfortunately, in order to travel all that way in space (under current technology) the astronauts would need to take regular doses of testosterone in order to prevent muscle wasting. This would mean that any woman on the mission is going to effectively turn into a man by the time they get to Mars.


A job for Diane Abbott.



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Yatesman
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Dec 15, 2015, 9:29 PM

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There have been suggestions that when and if a manned mission to Mars happens, the crew should include at least one woman, more out of political correctness than anything else. Unfortunately, in order to travel all that way in space (under current technology) the astronauts would need to take regular doses of testosterone in order to prevent muscle wasting. This would mean that any woman on the mission is going to effectively turn into a man by the time they get to Mars.


A job for Diane Abbott.


Who would be able to induce the necessary catatonic state amongst the rest of the crew required for such a long journey within 30 minutes of opening her gob!


Isaac
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Does anyone else find the whole subject crushingly tedious.

I blame the BBC who, once again, proves that no other broadcaster is quite so adept at stretching out an incidental story for hours and hours of stilted, stuttering, repetitive banality.

I realise the BBC likes to own every event in the British calender and then homogenise it into a bland , everyman, uncontroversial, upbeat version of itself ( look at the Olympics, Glastonbury etc etc) but the coverage of this event has been exceptionally vomit inducing.

Any other thoughts?


I hadn't really taken much notice of it but watched a bit on the local news today and there's certainly plenty of interest in the Chichester area, no I don't find tedious at all in fact it makes a nice change from the usual doom and gloom on the news


bakis
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Considerable coverage is understandable but the BBC does go a bit too far on some of these occasions, this one included.
They've struggled a bit with the location of Westbourne, presumably because it's right on the county boundary, with Emsworth, the nearest town and within easy walking distance, being in Hampshire. 'Near Chichester' is I suppose close enough for a national audience; no doubt the locals will have pointed out to David Shuckman, who described it on the 10pm news as being in Hampshire, the error of his ways.


Mr. T
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Although the subject is international rather than British, the BBC's coverage of the release of a certain film is right up there.


dottirofhod
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Probably be playing Delilah from space as well -
STOKE City will soon be able to look down on every other football club in the world - from a unique vantage point on the International Space Station.
Astronaut Tim Peake, who is the first Briton to be accepted into the European Space Agency, will be heading into space later this year with a special item in tow.
Thanks to the dedication of life-long Potters fan Andy Rushton, from Penkhull, there will be a small flag bearing the Stoke City emblem stowed in Tim's hand luggage.
Tim, from West Sussex, has even promised Andy - who tweeted him repeatedly about the idea - that he will take a picture of the flag from the International Space Station ISS




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Mr. T
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Although the subject is international rather than British, the BBC's coverage of the release of a certain film is right up there.

And has been joined by the departure of you-know-who.

 
 


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