Show your colours and fly them high

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  1. Michael 345 New year. PRESENT is 72 years oldl Valued Senior Member

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  3. Sarkus Hippomonstrosesquippedalo phobe Valued Senior Member

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    Fake news, unfortunately, I think.
    They chose the colours long before the war in Ukraine started. I think one of them even said (words to the effect) "Sometimes yellow is just yellow", and that at present people will speed the Ukrainian flag in things where it really isn't.
    Don't get me wrong, I'd think it would be great if they really were protesting, but I genuinely don't think they were and it is just serendipity.
    Happy to be wrong about any intention they might have, though.

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  5. Michael 345 New year. PRESENT is 72 years oldl Valued Senior Member

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    May well be correct

    There is text in the article indicated they had a lot of yellow material

    I'm going to go with - they added the blue trim

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  7. RainbowSingularity Valued Senior Member

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    the troop build up was probably already happening before they chose the colour
     
  8. Michael 345 New year. PRESENT is 72 years oldl Valued Senior Member

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    Could be

    Some might have suspected invasion was likely and possible invasion tipped colour choice to yellow in early support of Ukraine

    Serendipity, early support or blue trim added after the brown stuff hit whirling blades in not going to deep think to much

    Just accept

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  9. RainbowSingularity Valued Senior Member

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    bright colours help dispel depression
    so it has a psychological component
    also high vis colour easy to spot if they float out of an air lock or have to free dive back to earth.

    if usa detaches russian pod
    russians will have more issues than usa now elon has people lifting
    & its probably hard currency earner
     
  10. Tiassa Let us not launch the boat ... Staff Member

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    Per astronaut Chris Hadfield↱:

    We personally choose our flightsuit colours months in advance, so they can be made and packed in time for launch. Thus I suspect the blue and yellow wasn’t intended as a political statement, but I like that it is.
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    @Cmdr_Hadfield. "We personally choose our flightsuit colours months in advance, so they can be made and packed in time for launch. Thus I suspect the blue and yellow wasn’t intended as a political statement, but I like that it is.". Twitter. 19 March 2022. Twitter.com. 20 March 2022. https://bit.ly/3ugCwdY
     
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  11. Michael 345 New year. PRESENT is 72 years oldl Valued Senior Member

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    I originally thought along those lines. considering the time to make and test the suits

    But as I mentioned (think I did) the astronautics might have been a bit ahead and picked the colours when troops started to gather to show early support for Ukraine

    Even if it was merely serendipity I'm also happy it occurred

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  12. RainbowSingularity Valued Senior Member

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    Russia has bombed civilians sheltering in an art school
    & bombed civilians sheltering in a theater

    both buildings had women and children sheltering in them.

    these are clearly war crimes

    the buildings have no military or government value and were being used as bomb shelters by civilians
     

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