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(Digital Trends)   NASA spells out guidelines for avoiding areas of the moon we claim to have landed on. (w/ helpful pic of fake landing site)   (digitaltrends.com) divider line 28
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2012-05-30 01:36:16 AM
I KNEW IT!

That rock formation on the left is totally fake.
 
Skr
2012-05-30 07:32:02 AM
The moon is a rather large place. Any moonites would have to intentionally go out of their way to go to the spot of lander. At that point it isn't like Ground Control could stop them one hundred thousand miles away. Honestly I'm thinking it is inevitable that those little bits of history will get trampled over as long as tin cans are going up that aren't completely under NASA's umbrella.
 
2012-05-30 07:35:28 AM
Pfft, like I'm going to land anywhere else? Those are the only slots free of spider-rocks!
 
2012-05-30 07:36:01 AM
Reading some of that actually made me a little sad. This cool thing that I've seen trumpeted with all the fanfare a government could muster as the greatest thing we've ever done is now not so special anymore.
 
2012-05-30 07:41:18 AM

Skr: The moon is a rather large place. Any moonites would have to intentionally go out of their way to go to the spot of lander. At that point it isn't like Ground Control could stop them one hundred thousand miles away. Honestly I'm thinking it is inevitable that those little bits of history will get trampled over as long as tin cans are going up that aren't completely under NASA's umbrella.


The moon looked huge last night.

/almighty
//alrighty
 
2012-05-30 07:45:33 AM

Easy Reader: Reading some of that actually made me a little sad. This cool thing that I've seen trumpeted with all the fanfare a government could muster as the greatest thing we've ever done is now not so special anymore.


I think the sad part is that we stopped so far short of doing even greater things.

It's like saying the crossing of the Atlantic in a government airplane is not as special now that a private company has flown 200 feet across the hills of kittyhawk... And saying it fifty years after the Invention of aerodynamic flight.
 
2012-05-30 07:50:31 AM
Oh I get it!
i43.tinypic.com
 
2012-05-30 07:56:47 AM

Skr: The moon is a rather large place. Any moonites would have to intentionally go out of their way to go to the spot of lander. At that point it isn't like Ground Control could stop them one hundred thousand miles away. Honestly I'm thinking it is inevitable that those little bits of history will get trampled over as long as tin cans are going up that aren't completely under NASA's umbrella.



Oh we'll go out of our way all right. Err, show him how the Moonites regard their Nasan squatters

i.imgur.com
 
2012-05-30 08:08:19 AM
And somewhere out there, Whitley Strieber just jizzed himself.
 
2012-05-30 08:10:03 AM
I thought he had already cleaned up that mess.
2.bp.blogspot.com
 
2012-05-30 08:14:24 AM

way south: Easy Reader: Reading some of that actually made me a little sad. This cool thing that I've seen trumpeted with all the fanfare a government could muster as the greatest thing we've ever done is now not so special anymore.

I think the sad part is that we stopped so far short of doing even greater things.

It's like saying the crossing of the Atlantic in a government airplane is not as special now that a private company has flown 200 feet across the hills of kittyhawk... And saying it fifty years after the Invention of aerodynamic flight.


I was born about 4 years after the original landing so it was still fresh in the media--posters of those footprints, spacesuited men holding up the flag, and the lunar lander surrounded me all my life. It never went away. Even MTV's promo was landing on the moon. It was an accomplishment so uniquely American, and in my personal perspective the giants that accomplished this are now admitting that others have the same capabilities.

Remember the photo from the other day of all the climbers on Everest, all backed up in a line, all waiting their turn to stand on the mountaintop? That kind of thing cheapens the original achievement. Buy your ticket, wait your turn, and you too can summit like the pros. Packaging and processing the accessibility of great feats is always gonna happen, and when it does I feel a sense of loss.
 
2012-05-30 08:46:16 AM
I don't see how a private company flying to the moon could disturb a soundstage in Area51.

*adjusts tinfoil hat*
 
2012-05-30 08:50:54 AM
Hm, is it just me.. or is the picture they posted inaccurate in pretty much every way?
 
2012-05-30 09:49:08 AM
Came for Salvage 1, leaving satisfied.

/mono hydrazine!
 
2012-05-30 09:55:35 AM
In a couple of hundred years, some aliens will sadly look at our dead Earth then look at our lunar landers and go "So close."
 
2012-05-30 10:23:03 AM

Tannhauser: In a couple of hundred years, some aliens will sadly look at our dead Earth then look at our lunar landers and go "So close."


1/10
 
2012-05-30 10:39:15 AM
I think at some point NASA or a commissioned job with a private company, should land near the original landing zone and somehow incase the original footprint in some kind of "glass" case to protect it, possibly "spray" it with something to harden the sand permanently too. Same thing might go for the flag too.
 
2012-05-30 11:04:01 AM

meanmutton: Tannhauser: In a couple of hundred years, some aliens will sadly look at our dead Earth then look at our lunar landers and go "So close."

1/10


Why do you think that's a troll? You honestly think we're incapable of letting loose planet ruining destruction? Or that we're somehow too enlightened to let it happen?
 
2012-05-30 11:10:49 AM

KellyX: I think at some point NASA or a commissioned job with a private company, should land near the original landing zone and somehow incase the original footprint in some kind of "glass" case to protect it, possibly "spray" it with something to harden the sand permanently too. Same thing might go for the flag too.


Is there some type of hidden joke in your statement that I'm missing?
 
2012-05-30 11:35:57 AM
Note to other space agencies: "If you have designs on "landing on the moon," we would appreciate it very much if you could avoid disturbing the areas where NASA "space craft" have "landed" previously. To be safe on the safe side, if you could avoid Burbank all together, everything will be just fine.

Thx,

NASA
 
2012-05-30 11:39:28 AM

tankjr: KellyX: I think at some point NASA or a commissioned job with a private company, should land near the original landing zone and somehow incase the original footprint in some kind of "glass" case to protect it, possibly "spray" it with something to harden the sand permanently too. Same thing might go for the flag too.

Is there some type of hidden joke in your statement that I'm missing?


No joke in there, just saying to preserve it more permanently, eventually, especially with more traffic going to the mode, something might land in that area by mistake, or someone go joy riding near it...
 
2012-05-30 12:59:33 PM
"I'm going to the moon, cuz I'm going to put my nutsack on your lunar rover"

Submitted it 6 days ago, didn't get a green!

/yes, I am bitter!
 
2012-05-30 03:36:27 PM

StrangeQ: meanmutton: Tannhauser: In a couple of hundred years, some aliens will sadly look at our dead Earth then look at our lunar landers and go "So close."

1/10

Why do you think that's a troll? You honestly think we're incapable of letting loose planet ruining destruction? Or that we're somehow too enlightened to let it happen?


Did someone say 'planet ruining destruction'?
www.mediaite.com
 
2012-05-30 04:47:50 PM
NASA: the occasional please and thank-you works wonders.
 
2012-05-30 05:33:58 PM
All these landing sites are yours - except The Sea of Tranquility. Attempt no landings there.
 
2012-05-30 05:45:08 PM
Too Late!

imgboot.com
 
2012-05-30 06:09:33 PM
Take nothing but pictures, leave nothing but footprints. And also abandon your vehicle.
 
2012-05-31 02:43:10 AM
Mythbusters proved we landed on the moon.

Debate over.

/They also proved eating poppy seed cake stays in your system for 3 weeks
//Also proved it can cause you to fail a drug test
/DERP
 
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