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Re: NASA's new Mars picture

Posted 20 July 2012 - 08:20 PM

One of those pictures looks like pokemon fossils..
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Re: NASA's new Mars picture

Posted 23 July 2012 - 11:04 AM

Don't forget on August 6 at 1:31 a.m. EDT Curiosity is supposed to be landing... Info on the landing..
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Posted 23 July 2012 - 11:30 AM

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It's funny how the government always spent millions upon millions to go into space and a Virgin mobile president did it for a fraction of the cost... makes you wonder doesnt it?


skeptical of government spending as I am, I can come up with several good reasons why this is the case. first off, when the US did it, we were doing it with no experience; we had to completely invent all of the tools and work out all the math for the first time. next, most of what the US did was to go to the moon so they were putting money towards going to the moon, not just into space/near space like virgin airways. not to mention all the advances in chemical engineering, materials, and computers.

I wouldn't be surprised if virgin could've done it more efficiently than the government but to say "fraction of the cost" is a bit misleading
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Posted 23 July 2012 - 11:45 AM

I'd rather jump ship for an exoplanet in the Goldilocks Zone. Seems kind of scary if something were to go wrong on Mars. I'd have to really spend some time with the evac plans
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Re: NASA's new Mars picture

Posted 23 July 2012 - 11:53 AM

Here's the evac plan for you...

you die

welcome to the frontier brotha!
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Re: NASA's new Mars picture

Posted 23 July 2012 - 11:57 AM

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Pretty much straight up Oregon Trail rules.

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Practice the critical skill of tombstone making..
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Re: NASA's new Mars picture

Posted 23 July 2012 - 12:33 PM

we played that game in one of history classes for a major project grade :P
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Re: NASA's new Mars picture

Posted 23 July 2012 - 12:48 PM

View Postishkabible, on 23 July 2012 - 02:33 PM, said:

we played that game in one of history classes for a major project grade :P


Heh. We played that game in computer lab when the teacher wasn't looking.
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Re: NASA's new Mars picture

Posted 23 July 2012 - 01:44 PM

I live in the plain states - this was mandatory kindergarten life-skills education on Thursday mornings.
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Posted 23 July 2012 - 09:38 PM

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Donuts in the rovers?! This is not science! I call shennanigans!

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Posted 24 July 2012 - 08:41 AM

"Somebody said alien, she thought they said 'illegal alien' and signed up"
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Posted 24 July 2012 - 08:43 AM

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Donuts in the rovers?! This is not science! I call shennanigans!

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perhaps it wasnt a donut but maybe a bagel
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Posted 24 July 2012 - 06:11 PM

View Postishkabible, on 23 July 2012 - 03:33 PM, said:

we played that game in one of history classes for a major project grade :P

Maaaaan, fuck you. We played that game in school because it was current :(
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Posted 24 July 2012 - 06:47 PM

I played M.U.L.E in school. If anyone can remember that. In fact, I'm surprised we had computers that could run M.U.L.E when I was at school. And that our school could afford them. And that someone hadn't punched the screen.
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Re: NASA's new Mars picture

Posted 24 July 2012 - 10:00 PM

The landing procedures for Curiosity are really interesting, here is the video that modi posted in his link.

Just as a side note, what kind of engineering did the people who worked on Curiosity study? Any ideas?
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