# Riddle me this; 10 Simple questions for any NASA fan

Here is the video from two days ago when three new astronauts apparently went up into the atmosphere and connected with the ISS. After you have watched it, I want to pose a few questions.

One: What in the world happens with the video feed at the 55 second mark? It seemed to skip.

Two: Why does the smoke trail at only 1:25 minutes in actually show the rocked coming back down?

Three: At 1:50 minutes, the announcer suggests that it is only an 8 minute climb into orbit. In order to obtain an orbit we are allegedly supposed to be in the thermosphere at least. That is basically to say that within 8 minutes you will have traveled a total of 250+ miles. You would literally have to be traveling at a speed of 1,500 miles an hour to make it a total of 250 miles in 10 minutes, let alone 8. Please tell me what human being can withstand that level of G-Force and live?

Four: At 2 minutes in, the rocket is literally coming back down. It is literally returning. It went up, arched, and is now facing the opposing direction. Please explain to me how that works?

Five: This dude at 2:51 minutes in literally just said that the rocket is traveling at more than 3,300 miles per hour. You know… because, you wouldn’t black out or anything. How outrageous do they honestly have to be? (my favorite part of this statement is the fact that the very next shot is from inside the rocket, showing a still conscious group of people). You know, because that’s real.

Six: At 3:45 minutes in they are traveling at more than 4,700 miles per hour. They are literally still inside the atmosphere, traveling at more than 1.3 miles per second and have the audacity to wave and smile at the camera? I am pretty sure I would be pinned to my seat.

Seven: With number six in mind, what type of camera mount are they using? With that type of G-Force and speed, wouldn’t the camera be rattling so hard it would be tough making out the occupants inside the rocket?

Eight: at 4 minutes in the crew knows that they are being talked about. You can tell, because they start pretending to be busy. Reading some notes… using a stick to press buttons on a control panel. First off, the rocket is remotely controlled… and second, if I can get motion sickness from reading while riding in a car going 70 miles an hour… please explain his lack of a migraine while reading at 4,000+ miles an hour? At this stage the rocket is still in the atmosphere. It would be rattling like madness (just going to read a paper, like a boss. No big deal).

Nine: The guy literally got done pressing buttons as soon as the scene was over. He knew that the scene was cutting. Right as they are cutting the scene they are done pretending to do things.

Ten: They literally cut the shot to a cartoon at just over 4 minutes in. A freaking cartoon, people. It… Is… FAKE!!!

With all 10 of these comments “now posed” regarding the most recent docking to the ISS carrying a human payload, by all means, please rationally and logically explain away each one.

I’m waiting…