Wednesday Why-I-Love-The-Weekly-World-News Blogging

March 7th, 2007at 07:31am Posted by Eli

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Great Moments In Space Exploration, WWN style:

HOUSTON, Tex. — NASA has named its first mime in space, Jacques Tatitov, who will perform in the vacuum outside the International Space Station.

The mime has been characteristically tight-lipped about his space routine, which is rumored to include exercises such as ‘Walking Against the Solar Wind’ and ‘Unpeeling a Banana-Flavored Thermostabilized Pudding Ration.’

(…)”There’s an enormous opportunity here for cutting costs,” said mission director Beja Keflavik. “Tatitov won’t need a radio–he communicates brilliantly without words. And during his spacewalk, he’ll be pulling himself along an invisible tether, which means we won’t have to spring for an umbilicus or rocket pack.”

The mime’s titanium-dioxide face paint will reflect harmful solar radiation into space, and his skintight black-and-white pressure suit will feature a suspender-mounted life-support pack and a jaunty space beret. Tatitov said he is concerned that the suit — which has been stripped-down to allow flexibility — will be vulnerable to micrometeroid impacts.

“For most of my performance, I shall be trapped in an invisible box, which should afford some protection,” he said. “Besides–I’m used to being pelted with rocks–even in my performances on Earth.”

I want a jaunty space beret.

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