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He's absolutely right, that IS weird, I would have thought they'd have procedure spanning as a full day affair before takeoff.

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Hours Before Departure
They could afford to cut it close because they all had Global Entry.
Title text: They could afford to cut it close because they all had Global Entry.


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First panel shows a time of 6:27 A.M. and "Crew departs for launch site" Pictured are three astronauts with helmets getting into a NASA van.

Second panel shows a time of 9:37 A.M. and "Liftoff" Depicted is a rocket, in the process of a space launch.

The text under the panels reads, "I know I tend to arrive too early at the airport, but it still weirds me out that Neil Armstrong left for the launch site just three hours before departure.

The hover text reads, "They could afford to cut it close because they all had Global Entry."

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... The title text isn't even a pun. Whoever wrote that needs to leave their pun hatred at the door and stick to what's actually there. V (talk) 19:04, 4 October 2019 (UTC)

Of course it's a pun. Not a really great one (imho) but a pun nevertheless. Elektrizikekswerk (talk) 07:47, 7 October 2019 (UTC)

Do astronauts get their passports stamped when leaving/entering in a rocket? It makes sense that they should. 19:39, 4 October 2019 (UTC)

I think they don't even HAVE passports and also don't usually go through customs ... however, I don't know how if they have official exception or if they technically are breaking law. Apollo 11 crew did actually signed custom declaration when returning from Moon, however ... [1] -- Hkmaly (talk) 23:53, 4 October 2019 (UTC)
Your discussion about customs declaration made me think of the story of The Bishop of the Moon. [2] 13:18, 7 October 2019 (UTC)

The title text missed an opportunity for another twist - it should have said they astronauts have Global Re-entry! (talk) (please sign your comments with ~~~~)

Whut: Citation of earlier explanation: "...think preparation for a journey over four times longer than the longest of current modern airline flights" ... There are 40,000 km around Earth and 380,000 km to the Moon. So it is almost 10 times around the Earth, and no airline flies even half the distance around the Earth. Have changed that part of the explanation to mention the 10 times around the Earth, each way, instead. --Kynde (talk) 20:29, 4 October 2019 (UTC)

It may have taken them less than three hours from arrival at the launch site to departure, but remember that it took them three weeks to return to society once they got back. RAGBRAIvet (talk) 00:11, 5 October 2019 (UTC)

Sounds like a normal jet lag to me... *shrug* Elektrizikekswerk (talk) 07:47, 7 October 2019 (UTC)

I guess it's the first time where the [citation needed] tag is actually correct and not a joke. Elektrizikekswerk (talk) 07:49, 7 October 2019 (UTC)

May I just challenge "shuttle launch site". The bus may have been a "shuttle"... If the rocket malfunctions, there may be a very very big bang, so it is placed some way away from the hotel. I believe there's also a bunker well underground from the rocket that you could theoretically escape to, of maybe that WAS for the Shuttle? [email protected] 10:35, 7 October 2019 (UTC)