Nem Wan: fusillade762: They're just worried someone will find Apollo 18.It's at the Cradle of Aviation Museum in Garden City, Long Island, NY.
Cthulhu_is_my_homeboy: fusillade762: sno man: The Icelander: Like nobody's going to find a giant Nazi moon base...hope not, but it looks like a fun movie: Link (new window)Heard about that one. Could be good. As long as they address the problems they would have invading Earth after living for generations at 16.7% gravity.Build all their living quarters on giant cone-shaped centrifuges?
Calmamity: unyon: artifactsI think you mean "artefacts".
ChrisDe: Cthulhu_is_my_homeboy: ChrisDe: If anybody were to get too close to the "landing sites", they might find there's nothing there. Best to keep them away.I know you're just snarking, but the restriction is like 200 meters. That's plenty close to see a plastic flag and a LEM stage lying around./although not close enough to see that they're fakes! *x-files music*In low gravity, that doesn't seem like much of a buffer zone. I'm sure there's some science behind that measurement, but landing a lunar lander on Earth's sandy soil might easily blow dust/debris for 100 feet. Wouldn't it blow six times as far on the moon?
Uchiha_Cycliste: As the plane gets farther from earth, shouldn't the force from gravity lessen? Why do we need rockets to reach an escape velocity?
Uchiha_Cycliste: So, why can't we slowly get into space? Assuming we could make an engine or rocket work in space and the upper atmosphere, why can't a plane climb slowly until it leaves the planet? The Force of gravity it proportional to the distance between two objects, right? As the plane gets farther from earth, shouldn't the force from gravity lessen? Why do we need rockets to reach an escape velocity?
dbirchall: The idea that using rockets to get from the ground to 100,000 feet is a waste of good rocket fuel... has some merits. The Bell X-1 was dropped from a B-29 at 23,000 feet, the X-15 was dropped from a B-52 at 45,000 feet, SpaceShipOne was dropped from White Knight at between 40,000 and 45,000 feet, and SpaceShipTwo will do something similar. And there are others who want to use balloons to lift rockets into the upper atmosphere - Romanians or something, if I recall.
Cthulhu_is_my_homeboy: . You can't go any slower without building a balloon, and obviously a balloon can't use a lifting gas that has a density lower than vacuum, that's impossible..
miss diminutive: BS. They're just trying to monopolize the lucrative rental fees from people who get stuck on the Moon on their way to Jupiter.[board-games.findthebest.com image 400x278]
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