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Offline Chris Bergin

Shuttle question on Millionaire (UK)
« on: 04/02/2011 08:34 PM »
Which Space Shuttle retired this year after becoming the most flown vehicle in space (or something).

Four options were all real orbiters (the current three and Enterprise I think).

Stupid Z list celebs didn't know, went to ask the audience.

About 60 percent knew the answer was Discovery! :)

Famous space ship!

Offline Space Pete

Re: Shuttle question on Millionaire (UK)
« Reply #1 on: 04/02/2011 08:43 PM »
About 60 percent knew the answer was Discovery! :)

...59% of which were probably members of this site! :D
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Re: Shuttle question on Millionaire (UK)
« Reply #2 on: 04/02/2011 10:08 PM »
I was quite surprised so many of them knew the answer.  Maybe the UK public have more interest in manned spaceflight than we give them credit for.

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Re: Shuttle question on Millionaire (UK)
« Reply #3 on: 04/02/2011 10:13 PM »
I was quite surprised so many of them knew the answer.

If 60% got it right, it means 47% of them knew the answer.

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Re: Shuttle question on Millionaire (UK)
« Reply #4 on: 04/02/2011 11:33 PM »
It was a charity edition. ;)

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Re: Shuttle question on Millionaire (UK)
« Reply #5 on: 04/03/2011 01:29 PM »
Saw it, shouted out Discovery before the options came up and then proceeded to look very smug.

Was also surprised the audience was so in the know, out of four options.

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Re: Shuttle question on Millionaire (UK)
« Reply #6 on: 04/05/2011 12:20 PM »
I saw that show - and was also quite impressed that the majority of the audeince knew the answer.
Actually, the four possible options were the current three Orbiters and something called "Columbus."

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Re: Shuttle question on Millionaire (UK)
« Reply #7 on: 04/07/2011 10:55 AM »
Someone has uploaded the show on YouTube, so if you want to be really sad you can re-live the moment:



You need to fast forward to about 36:40 to see it.

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Re: Shuttle question on Millionaire (UK)
« Reply #8 on: 04/07/2011 11:42 AM »
Columbus.. Pff!

Probably helped both the BBC and ITV had pieces on the retirement (which surprised me!).
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Re: Shuttle question on Millionaire (UK)
« Reply #9 on: 04/07/2011 12:12 PM »
37 minutes in, to save yourselves from having to suffer through a really dull episode.

Columbus.. Pff!

Probably helped both the BBC and ITV had pieces on the retirement (which surprised me!).

BBC always have covered shuttle a lot. ITV less so, and Sky - without fail - show launch and landings and sometimes cut into EVAs live :)

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Re: Shuttle question on Millionaire (UK)
« Reply #10 on: 04/07/2011 12:31 PM »
Whilst were on the topic of Shuttle coverage in the UK

This Sunday (10th April 2011)

at 8pm on BBC 4 theres a program on called

The Space Shuttle: A Horizon Guide

About the space shuttles legacy


It's a shame it didn't get a prime spot on BBC 1 or 2 like Wonders did but hopefully it will be good !
« Last Edit: 04/07/2011 12:32 PM by racshot65 »

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Re: Shuttle question on Millionaire (UK)
« Reply #11 on: 04/07/2011 12:48 PM »
Used to be a good show, which that presenter invented and is mega rich over the rights, but it's now crap. Was happy the audience wasn't dumb.

I guess they named three real orbiter and a fictional one as a lot of people would have known Columbia was lost :(

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Re: Shuttle question on Millionaire (UK)
« Reply #12 on: 04/07/2011 12:54 PM »
Whilst were on the topic of Shuttle coverage in the UK

This Sunday (10th April 2011)

at 8pm on BBC 4 theres a program on called

The Space Shuttle: A Horizon Guide

About the space shuttles legacy


It's a shame it didn't get a prime spot on BBC 1 or 2 like Wonders did but hopefully it will be good !

Excellent! I shall watch that, and take pleasure in picking out the narrator's minor errors! ;D

(Just kidding, I like the BBC - there's some awesome spacey stuff on their website for Gagarin's 50th anniversary.)
« Last Edit: 04/07/2011 12:57 PM by Space Pete »
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Re: Shuttle question on Millionaire (UK)
« Reply #13 on: 04/07/2011 01:20 PM »
BBC-4 is a bit crap. Especially when they have nonsense like "Bring on the wall" etc on BBC-1.

For the Americans, it works like this:

Main channels:

BBC-1 - big
BBC-2 - smaller
ITV - big
Channel 4 - smaller
Channel 5 - smallest

Then the 100 or so digital channels (although the above are now too)
ITV-2
BBC-3
Dave
Virgin
BBC-4 and so on.


Then the Sky Digital channels, including their own and about 5 billion more channels.

Sky One,
Sky News
Sky Sports and so on.

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