Parking With a Gatling GunPeter Orosz4/10/09 12:00pmFiled to: PlanelopnikNoveltiesxkcdLadaSovietSpaceGAU-8 AvengerParkingGatlingMercury sevenApollosoyuzRussianDeke slayton47EditPromoteShare to KinjaToggle Conversation toolsGo to permalinkXKCD issue #562 depicts a scene dear to everyone’s heart who has ever witnessed a moron fail egregiously at parking. Let’s advance the idea and move from blowtorches to rotary cannons. A famous moment in the thawing of relations between the USA and the Soviet Union happened on a summer night in 1974. This was when, during the Apollo-Soyuz Test Project, spaceships from the two countries docked in orbit to allow American and Soviet astro/cosmonauts to reach across the hatch and say hello/здравствуйте. On board the Apollo was Deke Slayton, the last of the Mercury Seven—announced to the world fifty years ago yesterday—to fly to outer space.