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Little_Miss_1565
08-05-2012, 09:25 PM
I can't tear myself away from this:

http://www.ustream.tv/nasajpl

OMG SPACE

AllIn All It's Not So Bad
08-05-2012, 09:50 PM
Omg thank you for this.

Lizardus
08-05-2012, 10:34 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dl8mHGXhBUU

Little_Miss_1565
08-05-2012, 10:48 PM
MARS, Y'ALL

holyshit

Tijs
08-06-2012, 04:47 AM
Favorite quote so far: "You'll see that these images are not very high resolution, because they're so low-res."
Are you sure these people should be on Mars?

Little_Miss_1565
08-06-2012, 05:26 AM
They've been working hard. Cut em some slack ;)

bighead384
08-06-2012, 08:16 AM
I'm just jealous that they get to eat floating ice cream.

Little_Miss_1565
08-06-2012, 12:56 PM
Who is they?

OC HAU
08-06-2012, 01:19 PM
Let's hope for some Martian poo as a sign of life.

AllIn All It's Not So Bad
08-06-2012, 04:53 PM
I was pretty bummed when I stayed up for shitty low-res pictures. Still pretty interesting to see the landscape of a desert in another planet, however, not quite to my expectations



HOOORAYS LET'S GET SAMPLES!!!!

Btw, how long do you guys think it will be before mankind (doesn't matter if it's USA, Russia, China) puts a man on mars?

Jakebert
08-06-2012, 05:56 PM
I love stuff like this.

Godxilla
08-06-2012, 07:13 PM
Btw, how long do you guys think it will be before mankind (doesn't matter if it's USA, Russia, China) puts a man on mars?
About 7 to 15 years, I would say. Including the mission itself.

OC HAU
08-07-2012, 08:58 AM
Man on Mars? They say 30s. Who knows how private industry will develop, Elon Musk wants to go to Mars. I guess we could do it now, but it wouldn't be very safe. There are options like one way trip, maybe we could send some old person. Lots of radiation on the way there. I'm all about sending prisoners, noobs or mods. :d

Jakebert
08-07-2012, 12:03 PM
I just listened to a really interesting interview with Bill Nye on The Nerdist podcast and he was talking about how the goal of getting a man on Mars is actually a lot more daunting than people realize. He says that getting them there would be hard enough because of the time it'd take, plus the physical effects on humans traveling that fast for that period of time. He also pointed out that the logistics of getting them back hasn't even been broached yet.

Lupin
08-10-2012, 08:45 AM
I'm keeping so up-to-date with this whole thing. The Mars landers are quiet literally pioneering into the unknown. It's amazing what intrigue and technology can do...however, some people just spoil the party.


I was watching This Morning on ITV1 the other day, and they where debating the whole Mars Exploration, and a woman who is from the daytime show "Loose Women" sat there throughout the whole debate, and when asked for here penny'orth replied:
"why, what's the point? we can never go there and if we did then it'd take eight years to fly there anyway!"

:rolleyes:

Godxilla
08-10-2012, 06:43 PM
Funny. It'd only be 500 days.

samseby
08-11-2012, 02:43 AM
As fascinating as it might be for some I don't actually see the point either. We're being told there's no money for education, health care, environment protection and other really important things then again we're wasting it for stuff like this? Oh, come on! Why not solve the problems here first and when this is accomplished strive for other "things".

Lizardus
08-11-2012, 11:24 AM
Because SCIENCE MOTHERFUCKER!
http://www.doubledumbassonyou.com/images/ic4_01.jpg

Little_Miss_1565
08-12-2012, 12:48 PM
Lizardus = post of the year

OC HAU
08-16-2012, 12:29 PM
As fascinating as it might be for some I don't actually see the point either. We're being told there's no money for education, health care, environment protection and other really important things then again we're wasting it for stuff like this? Oh, come on! Why not solve the problems here first and when this is accomplished strive for other "things".
Spin-off technologies. Who knows, we might eventually mine asteroids and that could boost the economy. What if "solve the problems here first" approach fails? It's good to have it diversified.

samseby
08-17-2012, 08:41 AM
We'll either go down in a blaze of glory or just panic - though some might actually prefer this from what I read

http://mars-one.com/en/