Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Natalie, Feb 12, 2012.

  1. Dr. Eddies Wingman

    Dr. Eddies Wingman Brighter than thousand_suns

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  2. Onhell

    Onhell Infinite Dreamer

    I shared a recent headline on my facebook stating, "NASA wants to probe into Uranus deeper than ever before." :D
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  3. Perun

    Perun Stepping out bravely Staff Member

    That joke never gets old because it's never been young.
  4. Still felt pretty fresh in the summer of 1781.
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  5. Zare

    Zare Automaton Sovietico

    Soyuz MS-10 en route to ISS failed, the crew reverted back to Earth. This is the first Soyuz in-flight failure since Soyuz 18, 43 years and some 1000 missions ago. The crew is safe and OK.

    P.S. always loved these mission patches. This is the next planned Soyuz MS one

    Last edited: Oct 11, 2018
  6. LooseCannon

    LooseCannon Yorktown-class aircraft carrier Staff Member

    I saw that this morning!

    And yeah, Bruno Saint-Jacques is on the next mission. Classy guy.
  7. Onhell

    Onhell Infinite Dreamer

    Oh man, thought about doing a space post yesterday, glad you guys already on topic, space anyway. My question is: Are we justified in our Mars obsession? I mean, we keep looking at Mars as our next big step in Solar System infection, er, colonizing. Yet... Let's face it. How realistic is it? For decades we've heard about terraforming, living in domes, living underground, taking enough supplies, etc. BUUUUT, really? It's a dead planet. Terraforming won't work, I've been caught in sandstorms on Earth, Mars' are 1000 times worse and consistent. Living in artificial environments will only last so long. Again... The planet is dead, we seem to think that just because there is water at the poles that we'll be able to live there. If the planet doesn't renew itself through volcanic activity and the rain cycle then... I don't see it as a viable option. Space station/hub for further exploration? maybe, but we can use the moon for that.

    Have you guys seen any REAL science that can back up the "We'll live on Mars in 100 years," delusion?
  8. Zare

    Zare Automaton Sovietico

    Nobody credible claims that, therefore I don't think it should be disproven. It's just a journalist thing together with scams such as Mars 100 or whatever that "book your flight to Mars" pyramid scheme was called. A realistic option to land people on Mars and leave them there is 100 years away from the moment when we have low earth orbit shipyard, polar simulation centers and overall a thousandfold more space budget as a planet. And we're far from that.
  9. LooseCannon

    LooseCannon Yorktown-class aircraft carrier Staff Member

    We could do it now. We just don't want to justify the expense & risk.
  10. Night Prowler

    Night Prowler CriedWhenBazzaSued Staff Member

    We should make all the churches pay taxes and use the money to fund spaceships to send them to Mars.
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  11. Them? Churches? o_O

    Sending churches to Mars is the talk of a total lunatic.
  12. Magnus

    Magnus Ancient Mariner

    Moon then?
  13. Black Wizard

    Black Wizard Cereal Litigator

    The Martians need converting.
  14. And sanctuary...
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  15. Magnus

    Magnus Ancient Mariner

    Have you read Stranger In A Strange Land?
  16. Night Prowler

    Night Prowler CriedWhenBazzaSued Staff Member

    I said "send them to Mars", not "have them settle on Mars" :p
  17. I didn't say "have them settle on Mars" either... :innocent:
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  18. Onhell

    Onhell Infinite Dreamer

    Isn't SpaceX asking for volunteers to go die on Mars? Well, they're not promoting it like that, but it is a one way ticket and they know they'll run out of food... so... yeah... go starve to death on Mars.

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