Are You Smarter Than a Rocket Scientist?

United States
July 15, 2007 5:33am CST
The idea that a rocket scientist was the ultimate in smarts, intelligence, education etc. is no more....oops. I would have thought that someone in the whole of the NASA Program would have noticed this spelling error!! Would you have noticed?NASA goofs on space shuttle banner CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. - NASA moved space shuttle Endeavour a step closer to liftoff without an essential part: the "u."http://news.yahoo.com/i/757;_ylt=AvZDilACz8pqCyaUUREMNmpH2ocA SEE PHOTO: Oops!
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@claudia413 (4284)
• United States
15 Jul 07
I'd almost bet money that whoever spelled "Endeavour" was either from Great Britain or Canada. I noticed it immediately when I saw it on TV. Several years ago, my husband and I took a tour of the space center and actually walked underneath the Endeavor while it was being worked on in the VAB (vehicle assembly building). My brother-in-law works out there, so he arranged the tour for us. It was quite interesting and we really enjoyed the whole tour.
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@Eskimo (2317)
16 Jul 07
It is the British Spelling, named after the great sea-captain and explorer - Captain James Cook, Details about him can be found at http://www.geocities.com/TheTropics/7557/ and lots of other sites as well.
@Eskimo (2317)
16 Jul 07
Soorry I should have said Captain Cook's ship, "Endeavour".
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• United States
17 Jul 07
I still have trouble with labour and centre etc. I have a boss who once told me in my job when I defended my British he spelling he said that if I was getting paid in dollars I had better spell in dollars.
@Lakota12 (42684)
• United States
15 Jul 07
Got to say they are just Rocket scientist not good spellers lol
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@herrbaggs (1308)
• United States
17 Jul 07
My father in law is a retired rocket scientist and I am sure he thinks I am the one that painted the sign. He has probably already called my wife and said, see, I told you so.
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• United States
17 Jul 07
Herrbaggs that was really funny. BTW I love you avatar with the dachshund. I had a red one too but longhaired. They are great dogs.
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@herrbaggs (1308)
• United States
17 Jul 07
The only thing that dog does that is great is pass huge smelly farts. She won't mind, She doesen't care, sleeps on my chair and growls at me when I take her out of my bed in the morning. She jumps up in bed at night and whines untill someone picks up the sheets so she can go under. The usless dog in the avatar is irritated because I am in her chair. Her name is rozyredtoes, if that rings a bell its because she used to post on mylot untill she got banned for having a bad attitude.
@Eskimo (2317)
16 Jul 07
Americans have never been good at spelling English words - have they, can't even spell the basics like colour. This space shuttle was named after Captain Cook's boat, which was spelt "Endeavour" rather that the way American's spell it "Endeavor" Obviously it takes more than Rocket Science to get a shuttle properly named these days.
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@Eskimo (2317)
20 Jul 07
It was American Rocket Scientists that spelt the shuttle the English way (rather than the American spelling) because it is named after Captain Cook's ship - Captain Cook was British.
@Eskimo (2317)
22 Jul 07
In this country all the Space Cadets live in Greenock, I won't explain why, but its not something to be proud of
• United States
15 Jul 07
Lol...well it obviously wasn't the rocket scientists that made the banner. At least I am hoping so for the sake of the crew of the Endeavour.
• United States
17 Jul 07
LOL true!
@sunshinecup (7881)
15 Jul 07
LOL don't they just hate cameras!
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