Joyanna Adams

Nobody's Opinion

March 15: A Day for Spacebats

Nobody’s Fool

Space….the final frontier…reminds us on this St. Patty’s Day weekend, —that we lost a brave Irish bat named Mahoney, on March 15, 2009.  (How do I know he was Irish? Listen the music…) Bat Mahoney…took to the sky, hitching a ride on the tail of NASA’s Discovery…to make that final voyage that from now on, will no longer be dreamed of by bats or American men.

We have ended our quest to explore space. But not every man is going to stop leaping new bounds. Now we have a brave German to take his place.

Austrian skydiver Felix Baumgartner ( A GERMAN!)  took a practice jump today, (March 15, 2012) to help him prepare for his leap from the edge of space later this year where he hopes to not only break the sound barrier with his body, but also break the record for the longest free fall.

Yes, Felix, who wants to be the first man to break the sound barrier with his head, can thank the brave and noble Irish Bat Mahoney, for paving the way for men like him.  Will Felix’s body fall to the ground intact?

Will we hear a human sonic boom? Or a human sonic splat?

Or will, like poor Bat Mahoony, will Felix just fall onto the ground and someone will make a video with sweet German polka’s in the background remembering his great bravery?

Nobody Knows how much Red Bull is paying Felix to jump off its Red Bull Stratos, but I’ld like to personally think them for the entertainment.

March 15, 2012 - Posted by | humor, Space | , ,

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