This highflying NASA uncle of mine is sent to a Stateside satellite build project to check out why its so far behind schedule. The deal is to audit - but in secret. So he arrives on site at 10pm when all the managers are away.
Deep down in the facilty he walks down the corridor to the room marked "Shake-The-Satellite-To-Bits Test Rig". This rig is a multi-million dollar piece of test kit where satellites and their componants are placed in order to subject them to a carefully analysed (by the A-grade engineering students) series of shake and vibrate programmes - which aim to replicate all the sufferings the satellite will undergo in its lifetime. Every conceiveable shake-and-vibrate parameter is programmable into this machine.
He opens the door to the 0.1 micron air filtered room to find the nightshift supervisor coitus-about-to-interuptus with the nightshift supervisoress. The multi-million dollar machine is set to a medium paced back-and-forth reciprocating programme
Sometimes I wonder about the planet some live on here. Do they not know the world exists out there?