Gives whole new meaning to “air guitar”

April 11, 2011


Blog Guy, you know that city in Siberia that you like to call Wackytown?

Yes, Krasnoyarsk. It is the goofiest spot on earth.

I was wondering, do they have a space program?

flying guitar vertical 240Indeed they do, and it’s a strange one.

No! Why doesn’t that surprise me?

The folks there wanted to be the first to shoot a guitar into space, and yesterday they succeeded.

A guitar? What’s the name of this program?

“Stairway to Heaven,” I believe.

Hmm. And where did the guitar launch director sit?

At the instrument panel, of course.

Did they have their own launch pad?

You bet, the Stratocaster.

Okay, even you couldn’t make up stuff this stupid. Is rock music getting popular in Krasnoyarsk?

Yeah, you could say it’s starting to take off….

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Top: Siberian State Aerospace University students launch a rocket shaped like a guitar in central Krasnoyarsk, April 10, 2011.

Right: Guitar-shaped rocket ascends near a monument of the Cosmos-3 rocket carrier in the center of Krasnoyarsk.

REUTERS photos by Ilya Naymushin

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Now you’re just stringing us along …

Posted by BethyB | Report as abusive

Hello, Krasnoyarsk? This is Pete Townshend. How many of those guitars can you make?

Posted by skeres | Report as abusive

I like that the aerospace uni students just randomly laucnh things from the street.

Posted by CrowGirl | Report as abusive

I’m glad you’re paying attention today, skeres. This one’s for you: 11/04/11/shooting-through-a-glass-darkly  /

Posted by rcbasler | Report as abusive

Oh yah baby!!! Krasnoyarsk is FINALLY making itself known!!!
I love Rock n’Roll!!

Posted by Shra | Report as abusive

I thought heaven was built on soft fluffy clouds? If heaven is in space how do the angels breathe and get lift to fly?

Posted by iflydaplanes | Report as abusive

Does that guitar require AC/(or)DC power?

Posted by Malteser | Report as abusive

Well, Mars does need guitars, after all.

Posted by Nosmo_King | Report as abusive

launched to the tune of ‘Rocket Man’, of course. Did they play ‘Major Tom’ as it was coming down?


Posted by REDruin | Report as abusive

Mr.Pilot, I hope you are NOT looking for answers to your questions… you know the rules, right…;)

Posted by Shra | Report as abusive

geez…the sound it made while rocketing to skies 😀

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