Unmanned Mission?

image Hmmm. There's either a typo in the caption to this Yahoo! News photo, or maybe they're trying to tell us that all those NASA manned space missions really were a hoax:

A Mercury-Redstone rocket that once stood upright at the credentialing center at the Kennedy Space Center (news - web sites) in Titusville, Fla. lies on the grass after being blown down by Hurricane Frances Saturday, Sept. 5, 2004. A rocket similar to this was used to launch Alan Shepard on the first unmanned suborbital mission. (AP Photo/Peter Cosgrove)

Conspiracy Theories

Posted on Tue Sep 07, 2004


Alan Shepard doesn't count as a man
Posted by john  on  Tue Sep 07, 2004  at  04:23 PM
I just now realized what was wrong with the caption. That's hilarious!
Posted by mystic kitten  on  Tue Sep 07, 2004  at  05:48 PM
Maybe he forgot to fasten his seat belt and fell out during launch, and everybody was too ashamed to admit it until it was accidentally leaked in this press report. 😊
Posted by Charybdis  on  Wed Sep 08, 2004  at  09:22 AM
Maybe that's Alan SHEPARD, as in German Shepard (dog).
Posted by Ed Schofield  on  Tue Sep 14, 2004  at  10:27 AM
I think this is a not-to-subtle comment on Sheppard's virility before and after his flight, which had best been left unsead.
Posted by Marie van der Walt  on  Thu Sep 23, 2004  at  04:33 AM
The photo caption has since been changed to read "Hurricane Frances winds toppled a Mercury-Redstone rocket at the Kennedy Space Center (news - web sites) in Titusville, Florida on September 5, 2004 Hurricane Frances made landfall South of the Space Center late Saturday night, bringing heavy rains and gale force winds. A Mercury-Redstone rocket similar to this was used to launch Alan Shepherd into a suborbital mission. REUTERS/Charles W. Luzier"
Posted by Merat  on  Thu Sep 23, 2004  at  08:08 PM
The article isn't even there anymore. That sux.
Posted by ~*Jen*~  on  Wed Aug 09, 2006  at  05:28 PM
This is what I get when I click the link...

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Posted by ~*Jen*~  on  Wed Aug 09, 2006  at  05:29 PM
It's a link to a news site report from two years ago. Those tend to have a limited life span.
Posted by Boo  on  Wed Aug 09, 2006  at  05:44 PM
Yeah that figures. :roll:
Posted by ~*Jen*~  on  Wed Aug 09, 2006  at  06:01 PM
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