On Jan 5, 1972, The US Space Program Launched [Pic

Submitted by: hole_rocks89 5 years ago in Science

President Nixon kicked things off, but the Space Shuttle wasn"t going to be called the Space Shuttle at first...
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Male 1,360
Oldollie -a douchebag by most, an imbecile for the clasicist, Assshole is my favorite...
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Male 4,290
I see the classicists prevailed with Apollo though.
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Male 15,186
I`ll be taking the Toenail Clipper to outer space.
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Male 15,832
In retrospect, they should have called it "Flying Deathtrap."
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Male 35
Yankee Clipper? Who shot Derek Jeter? (for those who saw the other guys) lol
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Male 928
Jeez I thought shuttle was rather fitting considering it shuttled astronauts to space and back...
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Female 2,525
Aw man, we could have had a spacecraft called Pegasus? Sweeeeeeeeet.
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Male 1,215
So we managed to land on the moon in 1969 before we even had a space program? Damn, we rock!
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Male 84
The First Starlighter
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Male 531
lol @ chunkymonkie
thats all i got out of it as well
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Male 160
Pegasus!!!!! Bring on the BSG quotes :D
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Male 10,855
Nah too small to be a clipper.

Furthermore, since then they`re technically known as "space access vehicles"; so the word "shuttle" actually fits.
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Male 670
Moore, Dick
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Male 1,931
Yea, Nixon wasn`t gay...
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Male 21
Another early idea for the name was the Dyno-soar
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Male 34
I think i had a bad case of the space clipper once
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Male 658
I would have voted for Long Shot
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Male 244
oh, look son, there goes the clipper!
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Female 353
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