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This is Awesome: U.S. Space Team’s “Up Goer Five”

Article Updated: 23 Dec , 2015

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xkcd presents a Saturn V schematic using the 1,000 most used English words (xkcd.com)

Randall Munroe at xkcd did it again, this time with an illustration of a Saturn V described using only the 1,000 — er, ten hundred — words people use most often. The result is amusing, insightful and, as always, undeniably awesome.

Check out the Saturn-sized full frame comic below.

(And remember, if the end where the fire comes out of  “starts pointing toward space you are having a bad problem and will not go to space today.”)

Source: xkcd.com.

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Baksa Péter
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Baksa Péter
November 12, 2012 5:33 PM

It is interesting that Moon isn’t in the top1000 words.

Jason Major
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November 13, 2012 2:52 AM

…but “goer” is.

meekGee
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meekGee
November 12, 2012 6:22 PM

… So you can say “landing”, but cannot say “thousand”.
huh.

Mikeydude
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Mikeydude
November 12, 2012 8:12 PM

I appreciate the illustration, although I don’t see the need to dumb down the descriptions with this gimmick.

addicted4444
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addicted4444
November 12, 2012 8:48 PM

It’s a joke. With an impressive scientific background, based on an awesome constraint ie using only the most common words, further revealing awesomeness like “cept” and not except fall in the top 1000 words people use.

Jeffrey Scott Boerst
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November 13, 2012 9:43 PM

SINGS: -stick oin thah mu-u-u-d…Don’t be a stick in tha Mu-u-u-ud….-

Torbjorn Larsson OM
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Torbjorn Larsson OM
November 12, 2012 10:18 PM

This for hand written image is beautiful.

Ha, “comic” isn’t in there!

Aqua4U
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November 13, 2012 10:13 PM

I want space ship go up… not faw down!

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