One day Isaac Newton sat under a tree and watched an apple fall (or probably he didn’t, but let’s not dwell on that just now). He thought to himself “I wonder if an apple at the bottom of the tree feels a stronger pull towards the earth than an apple at the top of the tree?” – so perhaps the force something feels due to Earth’s gravity changes depending on how far away it is from the Earth. “Now I come to think of it,” he continued, “I’m hungry for apple pie,” and he went on his way, for all we know.
Ground control to Major Tom
Your circuit’s dead, there’s something wrong
– ‘Space Oddity’, David Bowie
[Beep] [Static] … [Beep] [Static] … [Beep] [Static] … Houston, we have a cliché … [Beep] [Static]
In space, no one can hear ice cream. But then no one can hear it on Earth either. Unless it’s being fed to a noisy child.
So, I bet you were all wondering the same thing we were: what if Commander Hadfield had been, rather than a lovely man, a bit of a dick? Well, now’s your chance to find out.
Come aboard the ISS (International Space Station for those out of the know) and find out what it’s like to live and work in space. Can the crew survive? Will anyone get naked? Will the visual jokes work in audio? Houston, we have a podcast…
“…an endless stream of excruciating puns, allusions to space series of the past (addicts of Star Trek and Space 1999 might find the podcast especially nostalgic), with the odd fart joke thrown in for good measure…”
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