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I feel very underwhelmed knowing that, given the relatively little amount of stuff we've seen from the rover.
Not much there I guess... thing better pack it's bags and head for jupiter.
Random thread is random.
NASA posted about it on their Facebook page.
Jupiter is a gas planet... not much there either.
Who knows man... anything could be there.
Besides a hypothesized diamond the size of the moon.
“If you remember me, then I don't care if everyone else forgets.” ― Haruki Murakami
It's true back off brah
No I'm actually curious.
I doubt there's any life on Mars now. There are some moons in orbit around Jupiter and Saturn that may have life, but the best hope for discovery of alien life lies outside the solar system. More money should be spent on propulsion that can approach light speed so we can explore nearby star systems over the next several decades.
Someone likes sci fi.
True... I'm sure that will get people excited about the space program!
"Whoooooaaaaaaa.... hydrogen AND helium!!??!?!?! "
I'd like to be in the room for the conversation to be had with the first guy that they want strap into that thing.
"Here's the plan....you get inside this thing. We'll let you wear a helmet and a seat belt. Then we're going to blast your ass off of this planet going the the speed of light. You good with that?"
Billions of people in this world... someone would do it in a second.
Oh no doubt. I know two things for sure....I won't be the guy to do it and I'd love to be there when the first guy agrees to do it because I've never actually seen nuts the size of bowling balls and I'd like to, just once...no homo.
Seriously, when you look back at our space program and what the John Glenn's and Alan Sheppard's of the world did.....unreal. They literally climbed into those rockets with at best a 50/50 chance of coming back alive and they were like, "Light the fuse, I'm ready."
That's a differnet mindset. Similar to those guys that sat in those vehicles approaching Omaha beach knowing that as soon as that door opened, half of them were dead, but they did it anyway. Different set of people, that generation.
Some people just have it in them, no doubt. Like you, I do not. Heck, I get uneasy with going on airplanes... a trip to space? Hell no!
I just hope that we revive the manned space exploration part of NASA at some point in the future. Going to Russia to send some of our guys to space is a joke.
i think we're using russia as sort of a stop-gap until private space companies become more viable, and that's getting closer than most know.
spacex has already sent up several rockets and just recently sent supplies to the international space station, and signed a contract with nasa for a couple billion to be their supplier for next decade or so. wont be long before they are sending up people.
there's a couple other companies out there that are serious about privatizing space as well, so things hopefully will progress quickly with competition.
and if i can ever afford a trip into space, you can bet your ass i'm going.
This post was edited by theharbinater 14 months ago
In the past, I have worked for a shipping company that contracted out with the government to run and manage some of their fleet. I will say that going with private companies could save a ton of money for the space program while keeping quality relatively high. The key is that there needs to be competition between domestic companies to make this an attractive option. Hopefully we get there.
LOL, I would be crazy enough to sign up, but I was talking about unmanned probes.
Ironic thread is ironic. A client of mine actually sent a pic forwarded to him by a NASA team member this morning.
I'm a huge adrenaline junky, and that sounds badass to me haha.
It is the opportunity of a lifetime, even if you don't make it back to tell about it... at least you went out with a smile on your face
I'd be that guy. Fvck it! Why not?
as mentioned, spacex is already making deliveries for nasa to the iss, with a goal of having manned flights by 2015.
orbital science corp is in final testing stages of their rocket anteres/space craft cygnus and plans on making cargo deliveries later this year.
and big dogs boeing and lockheed martin have a joint venture by name of united launch alliance that lost out to spacex on the nasa bid for deliveries. but those 2 are so massive and intimately connected to the us gov that they'll likely be a major player in this thing in the future.
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