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Olympic Torch Shenanigans
« on: June 24, 2013, 01:09:05 PM »
So apparently some cosmonauts are going to take the Sochi-Olympics-bound torch on a spacewalk. Assuming this is not a BBC article written by the Onion.

A couple things come to mind.

  • You'd think the Russians would be somewhat opposed to fire on space stations.
  • You'd also think they'd be aware that if you take the torch outside ... it'll go out. That's bad, symbolically.

That all said, I wonder what the heck they're gonna do.

ETA: Oh, they said "unlit." Well that's no fun. :nonplused:

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Re: Olympic Torch Shenanigans
« Reply #1 on: June 24, 2013, 01:14:01 PM »
Fire on the disconaut, yes, is bad.

I, for one, think it would be OK by now to have the definition of 'lit torch' expanded somewhat.