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Ep. 18, Page 94
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Comic 1290 - Ep. 18, Page 94

30th Mar 2013, 3:58 AM in Episode 18 :: Save My Place | Load My Place
Average Rating: 5 (2 votes)

Author Notes:

smbhax 30th Mar 2013, 3:58 AM edit delete
smbhax
Big chunky space armor/weapons are fun to draw. :)

The London Science Museum flight spare of the Prospero X-3 satellite, the only British satellite placed into orbit by a British rocket:



That happened in 1971; the Prospero flew on the last of the Black Arrow rocket series, having obtained special permission for one last launch after the cancellation of the rocket program--the X-2 satellite having been lost in a previous Black Arrow launch failure. The X-3 was renamed from "Puck" to the more tragic "Prospero" from Shakespeare's last play after it was learned this would be the last launch. The final Black Arrow kept firing after releasing Prospero, colliding with it and knocking off one of its four radio antennae, but Prospero carried out its satellite space environment equipment tests for two years, and was contacted annually on its anniversary for 25 years.

Comments:

cattservant 30th Mar 2013, 5:22 AM edit delete reply
cattservant
Damn! His testosterone levels ought to be right on up there at this point!
smbhax 1st Apr 2013, 2:06 PM edit delete reply
smbhax
He probably does okay but I bet he's used to big guns!
moizmad 30th Mar 2013, 11:37 AM edit delete reply
moizmad
Looks like the pest-control guy who came to spray the bed-bugs.
smbhax 1st Apr 2013, 2:06 PM edit delete reply
smbhax
He's got a pretty big one to deal with this time!