Grand_Moff_Joseph: Don't worry, Voyager will be back...in a few hundred years.
Publikwerks: [4.bp.blogspot.com image 320x278]Kirk Unit, I'm a computer. Stop all the downloading.
AcneVulgaris: Publikwerks: [4.bp.blogspot.com image 320x278]Kirk Unit, I'm a computer. Stop all the downloading.I'd stick my carbon nanotube in her USB 10 port, if you know what I mean, and I think you do.
AcneVulgaris: I'd stick my carbon nanotube in her USB 10 port, if you know what I mean, and I think you do.
DjangoStonereaver: [images1.wikia.nocookie.net image 180x154]Approves.
spudvol: Scoreboard of Human Evolution-Post on landmark moment in human history = 7 commentsPost on Britney Spears showing her coont = 1000+ posts
UNC_Samurai: V'ger was actually Voyager VI, and we never got past II.
Contribution Corsair: One can only hope maybe someday we can go find it (wherever it ends up) in person.
Grand_Moff_Joseph: Contribution Corsair: SNIP
Grand_Moff_Joseph: So, if we ever do travel that fast, I think we'll find it in short order. :)
Nem Wan2012-06-22 01:30:45 PMUNC_Samurai: V'ger was actually Voyager VI, and we never got past II.Even when the movie was written it would have possible to know there would never be a Voyager 6. They may have been thinking of the Mariner program going for 10 missions but the fact that Voyager 1 and 2 evolved from the cancelled Mariner 11 and 12 should have been a clue that the fourth mission after Voyager 2 would be called something besides Voyager 6. It could be that NASA, assisting with the film, requested a number high enough to be never used in reality.
semiotix: Grand_Moff_Joseph: So, if we ever do travel that fast, I think we'll find it in short order. :)If it's still working. If not, then we're kinda farked, unless we have Star Trek sensors to go with our Star Trek 0.9c impulse drive. If Voyager 1 stops broadcasting radio signals, then it becomes a small cold dark lump of very mildly radioactive metal. In terms of its distance and vector from the Earth, we can calculate its location to the micrometer and micro-radian just from extrapolation of its last known position. But the difference between that and being able to shine a flashlight on it so that your robotic arm can grab it is huge.Also, from what I understand, its course and speed will be nontrivially altered by the change in space-weather as it goes through the front edge of the heliopause. So if we don't have the Enterprise standing by to go get it the minute we lose radio contact, I don't love our chances./On the plus side, it'll make some alien a trillionaire on the alien equivalent of eBay.
Contribution Corsair: At the same time though by that point in time if we do have Impulse equivalent or whatever, we should also be able to pass through that area, take readings/data on how it impacts craft and make a reasonable hypothesis on HOW and WHERE it went.
semiotix: Contribution Corsair: Snip
LDM90: I feel like this thing's been leaving the Solar System for about 10 years now.
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