Darko In Space

A lot of my friends knows how much I like SF. Having opportunity to fly in the outer space was always part of my youth`s dream. Feeling what it is like to be out of gravity; counting Saturn`s rings; winking at Jupiter`s red spot; waving to Pluto…
Now something to brag about. In November 2010. I am scheduled to fly off in spaceshuttle Endeavour as a member of team in the STS-134 flight mission.
Well, sort of.
If you follow this link you will see that some inventive people from NASA decided to give us a chance to make a fly into cosmos even though none of us have ever had a day spent in training for that kind of mission. In short, following this link you may give your name and upload a photo and you will be on board of Endeavour in a 10 days mission and visit of ISS in Earth`s orbit.
I put one of my "Copacabana bored" photographs and got a confirmation that digital piece of me will be on that flight.

Wanna join me?

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98 Responses to Darko In Space

  1. Spaggyj says:

    That's pretty damn cool :yes:

  2. gdare says:

    Thanks Kimmie πŸ˜€

  3. L2D2 says:

    I'm in! That will be quite a treasure to give your kids—if you ever have any. What a fun thing to do. Is there a way, though, to verify that you actually went into space? I mean, they just might be saying that and have no real intention of carrying perhaps several million photos! :eyes:

  4. Furie says:

    Hungryface In Space!Thanks muchly for the heads up Darko. Now, how am I going to smuggle the rest of me on board? :sherlock:

  5. Stardancer says:

    Cool!Have a great flight, Darko!:D:up:

  6. Furie says:

    That's the coolest thing I've heard in years. I'm off to book myself on right now.

  7. ellinidata says:

    w00t! now the aliens can see that humans are giants(6'3" and over) and they can kick their ass if the land on earth! :p so there!Congrats! *proud girlfriend*

  8. thaodp says:


  9. ellinidata says:

    PSthat the earth is a boring place too! πŸ˜†

  10. thetomster says:

    😎 … :sing: "fly me to the moon …" :sing:

  11. gdare says:

    Linda, they are not charging for it so why should they cheat? Anyway, millions of photos could be put in an average hard disk, and if they notice there will be a lack of space there, they could automatically resize all of them to 5kB each – on a second thought, they have probably done that without us being noticed :DMik, do you want to drive while taking off or landing? :devil:Star, thank you πŸ™‚ It would be nice to make some photos from orbit but I think I will have to borrow NASA`s photographs :DMit :)Angeliki, I hope they will do the same thing when landing to Mars will be organized. I always wanted to land on another planet. If I am lucky, in my lifetime I could have several flights to brag about :cool:Dirk, and Mars and Jupiter`s moons and….. πŸ˜€

  12. thetomster says:

    :d … anywhere … I would hop on board anytime :up:

  13. LorenzoCelsi says:

    Darko you are too tall for the space shuttle unless you want to fly in the cargo bay. :)Anyway, you know shuttles are being retired…

  14. sanshan says:

    Count me out. I get vertigo just thinking about it. Btw you have very nice forearms! :p

  15. L2D2 says:

    Dare, remember to establish your fuel business while you're in that neighborhood. What did you name it? Darkohol? Set up a service station while you're there. Can't miss an opportunity like that.

  16. gdare says:

    Dirk :yes:Lorenzo, for that occassion I will bow :DSan, no worries, you can close your eyes while taking off. Once up there, everything is unreal and you won't be able to see the difference, it would be like in your living room. I guess :PAs for forearms, this photo was made last year while I was young :whistle: :PLinda, you have a good sense for business. Why didn't I think about that? :doh:

  17. Furie says:

    I'll take the landing, but I get to do the countdown for take-off. :up:

  18. gdare says:


  19. gdare says:

    Kiran, wanna fly? πŸ˜€

  20. KYren says:


  21. gdare says:

    Fly Dare, fly… up, up to the sky….

  22. SittingFox says:

    Wow, that's cool! And thankyou for being Opera's emissary to any of our intergalaxatic neighbours that chance across the craft :spock:

  23. L2D2 says:

    Love the visual, but wasn't aware you would do an EVA while you were gone. You know me—always thinking about the pocket book. Can't believe you hadn't thought of the space fuel stations.

  24. KYren says:

    Sure. πŸ˜€

  25. gdare says:

    Linda, there`s so many things to do, not enough time :whistle:

  26. Aqualion says:

    I am personally waiting until they sell the old shuttles. I want one. I'll fix it, and we'll all go somewhere. You're all invited.

  27. Furie says:

    Excellent. Space has got to beat international waters for my purposes…

  28. sanshan says:

    When you were young? You mean gravity has affected your forearms in only a year? Are they all saggy now? :eyes:

  29. sanshan says:

    Yes you are. So what are you waiting for? πŸ™„

  30. gdare says:

    Kiran :yes:Martin, that`s an excellent idea :up: Also, because you will be my first customer, whenever you are going to refuel your shuttle in outer space, you will get a discount :whistle:Mik, your purposes? :rolleyes:San, I am getting old πŸ˜₯

  31. gdare says:


  32. raniakasim says:

    congratulation i,m happy for u have a nice time ,but please promise me that we will have an interesting plog after having ur flight , will u be allowed to take photo there ?

  33. gdare says:

    Rania, I will blog about that for sure :yes:

  34. qlue says:

    This could be interesting. :sherlock:.Will they allow me to year full muslim attire? :devil:.

  35. Furie says:

    Just gotta drop a furry package off somewhere where it can't get back to land. :devil:

  36. Furie says:

    Ah, MGS3 Snake Eater. That fucker killed me so many times. :awww:

  37. AnitaMargita says:

    Darko, please do post about your flight when you return to the ground! :DMeanwhile, have a great time there! :up:

  38. gdare says:

    Aadil, you will wear one of those anyway, so I don`t think they would care :PMik, I knew you are prepared πŸ˜€

  39. sanshan says:

    I don't look good in white. Do you think they make those suits in red? πŸ™„

  40. AnitaMargita says:

    Oh, I see you have internet there. 😎 πŸ˜€

  41. gdare says:

    Mik, an old friend of yours? :left:Ana, I will, in November :DSan, actually they do πŸ˜€

  42. sanshan says:

    What about the shoes? :queen:

  43. MirabelaTM says:

    This is really cool :up: I'll share the link with some friends πŸ™‚

  44. gdare says:

    San, hmmm…. let me see what I can findHere πŸ˜€ Not bad, right?Mira, thanks πŸ™‚

  45. gdare says:

    What? :left:

  46. sanshan says:

    Would they allow these in outer space? πŸ™„

  47. sanshan says:


  48. gdare says:

    Errr… I am not sure for them, but I would, for sure :eyes: :yes:Wooohoooo!!!!!

  49. raniakasim says:

    i waiting for that

  50. Aqualion says:

    In an environment where you have to piss in a bag, I suspect the issue of shoe fashion becomes slightly irrelevant.

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