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February 23rd, 2013, 07:52
I'm sorry, this article is just too funny to keep to myself. The Ugandans are going to launch a probe into space. With helium.

This is a good one to roll out when people start pulling the "all nations and cultures are equal" nonsense. I'm sorry, they just arent. I'm wondering if it's indeed real, or just a hoax to sneak official funds from the treasury.

Uganda to launch it's first space probe

Nsamba revealed that the space probe has self-defence, anti-time missile features, which protect it from being hit by missiles destined to destroy it in case it passes in the space of another country.
anti-time missle features?

“This has demonstrated that Ugandans can also participate in sophisticated programmes."
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February 23rd, 2013, 13:29
That "space probe" can also double as a(n):
1) rice cooker
2) isolation chamber for disciplining errant goldfish
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February 27th, 2013, 17:07
I find the majority of these comments disturbing.

That totally apart from the question whether this experiment will succeed or not.

“ Any intelligent fool can make things bigger, more complex, and more violent. It takes a touch of genius – and a lot of courage – to move in the opposite direction.“ (E.F.Schumacher, Economist, Source)
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February 27th, 2013, 18:03
Haha the website is down now, probably a prank ?
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February 27th, 2013, 18:14
No it's still there for me. Not sure if prank or not. You can certainly use Helium weather balloons to get into the upper reaches of the stratosphere, the "edge of space" so to speak. A cool project for ambitous hobbyists. Of course reaching an orbit that way is not possible, and the "anti missile" statement indeed makes it sound like a prank.
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