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2012-08-06 05:30:10 AM

libranoelrose: libranoelrose: vegasj: any replay videos?

missed it and don't see one on nasa's page.

Or I'll take another pic of the hottie above, either works

I've got one, but it's 1GB file size.

I converted it down.

Still gonna take awhile.

I'll post the link if I'm still awake in a half hour.


Here it is.

Might have to wait for it to finish processing.

Link
 
2012-08-06 05:32:17 AM

lohphat: Arctic Phoenix: YAY!

Now we need to get a manned team up there and set up a colony.

Well. About that.

Since Mars has a much smaller iron core than Earth, there's a very weak magnetic field and a weak van Allen belt system protecting the surface and atmosphere from radiation.

The atmosphere is being stripped away by the solar wind over time. Life on Earth wouldn't be possible if we didn't have that shield.

Thanks iron core!


If only Cohaagen would start the reactor...
 
2012-08-06 05:36:43 AM

Cpl.D: If I ever run into one of the folks who came up with the whole skycrane combo, he or she is getting a free beer. This is awesome.


I don't even drink, but if I'm with you when you run into them, make it two beers.

Also, could this skycrane stuff get "spun out" by NASA, like Velcro and whatever else? It would make my commute a lot more fun.
 
2012-08-06 05:46:36 AM

dbirchall: Cpl.D: If I ever run into one of the folks who came up with the whole skycrane combo, he or she is getting a free beer. This is awesome.

I don't even drink, but if I'm with you when you run into them, make it two beers.

Also, could this skycrane stuff get "spun out" by NASA, like Velcro and whatever else? It would make my commute a lot more fun.


I thought velcro was invented by a Swiss meanderer?
 
2012-08-06 05:47:16 AM
Nothing but net.
 
2012-08-06 05:47:18 AM

r1chard3: [www.cityofgodblog.com image 479x327]


That's so 80's...

www.immortalmusic.net
 
2012-08-06 05:51:05 AM

libranoelrose: libranoelrose: libranoelrose: vegasj: any replay videos?

missed it and don't see one on nasa's page.

Or I'll take another pic of the hottie above, either works

I've got one, but it's 1GB file size.

I converted it down.

Still gonna take awhile.

I'll post the link if I'm still awake in a half hour.

Here it is.

Might have to wait for it to finish processing.

Link


Well crap. Stupid 10 minute limit
How the hell did that guy get the 10 hour long Hobbits to Isengard video to work?
 
2012-08-06 05:55:01 AM

kisseswookies: nailed it!


celebratory sex?
 
2012-08-06 05:58:56 AM

libranoelrose: libranoelrose: libranoelrose: vegasj: any replay videos?

missed it and don't see one on nasa's page.

Or I'll take another pic of the hottie above, either works

I've got one, but it's 1GB file size.

I converted it down.

Still gonna take awhile.

I'll post the link if I'm still awake in a half hour.

Here it is.

Might have to wait for it to finish processing.

Link


What? No Yakety Sax? :-D
 
2012-08-06 06:07:01 AM
No kitten was harmed in making the photo (i think)
/please don't ban me
 
2012-08-06 06:07:43 AM
SumoJeb:

Travels roughly 36 million miles, and they land it two and a half football fields away from where they wanted it. Nuts, really.

That is approximately 1 MOA... pretty good for any long distance sharpshooter


It's actually closer to 1/1000th of one arc seocnd.
 
2012-08-06 06:08:08 AM

mr lawson: No kitten was harmed in making the photo (i think)
/please don't ban me


I hate you. I just spat chewing tobacco juice all over my laptop. Bwahahaha
 
2012-08-06 06:11:10 AM
Quite a feat.

Now let's get some good data.
 
2012-08-06 06:11:35 AM
Yeah, $2 billion has been safely deployed to Mars.
 
2012-08-06 06:12:14 AM

Daikiki: SumoJeb:

Travels roughly 36 million miles, and they land it two and a half football fields away from where they wanted it. Nuts, really.

That is approximately 1 MOA... pretty good for any long distance sharpshooter

It's actually closer to 1/1000th of one arc seocnd.


haha wow my math was way wrong.
well that is even better! Now if they can put two more rovers in the same spot they will have a great grouping!
 
2012-08-06 06:13:21 AM
Auuugh, I set my alarm clock and ended up sleeping right through it. Totally pissed off at myself right now.

Gotta find me a replay of the landing.
 
2012-08-06 06:13:29 AM

Kittypie070: Live, please live, please land safely, be safe, please live, live, LIVE!!

I must have cried all the way down I was so frantic even though I TRUSTED her, the machine.
I TRUSTED her creators who had poured their very hearts into their fingertips during the design
and assembly of this beautiful jewel with its seemingly mad design.

I cried LIVE!!, I added my one tiny voice to the many thousands that shouted and cried and hurled
O SHIP!! LIVE!! to the ceilings of the skies as She traversed space and descended in many veils of fires and she lived!


that was magic - and oddly captured the moment:)
i wish you weren't a favourite, so i could favourite you all over again!
 
2012-08-06 06:15:26 AM

VRaptor117: So, I hate to be "that guy" but anyone want to speculate on how Fox News is going to spin this into a negative? Maybe something about "Mars is red like communism and Obumbo just sent the communists our most advanced rover technology." Or something.


Jesus, does everything have to be spun into the political?

WE JUST WON farkING MARS. End statement.
 
2012-08-06 06:17:24 AM
sincere thanks to the good people of Germany. it was the brilliant German minds that were Uncle Sam's spoils of war that gave your America a rocket and a space program. bow to your German superiors who had their glory stolen from them shameful Yankee imperialist lackeys.
 
2012-08-06 06:17:34 AM

david_gaithersburg: Yeah, $2 billion has been safely deployed to Mars.


Better value than most gov projects, IMO.
 
2012-08-06 06:20:36 AM
Now that we have landed a nuclear powered automobile on Mars, maybe next we could send some to Earth.
 
2012-08-06 06:22:51 AM
dbirchall: balisane: I went to see the landing on one of the big screens in Times Square and just got back a little while ago.

The very best part for me was the crowd chanting "NASA! NASA!" and "SCIENCE!"


/manly tears

Pix?

Alas, none; my phone shorted out a few weeks ago and I haven't been able to get a new one. Really regretted it tonight.

There were a couple of pro cameramen there, though, so I'm sure there'll be footage. I'm in the back by the double lightpoles with the orange sign. :D
 
2012-08-06 06:25:14 AM

mr lawson: No kitten was harmed in making the photo (i think)
/please don't ban me


If you ask the mods to remove that they'll be less likely to give you grief.
 
2012-08-06 06:30:16 AM
Thanks NASA for the awesome B-day present.

Congrats to all. Excellent job ladies and gentlemen
 
2012-08-06 06:39:33 AM

towatchoverme: THIS is the America I love.

The America that's about science, and courage ... not fundamentalism and fear.

The America that gives something amazing, freely, to the whole world ... not the one that whines about "taxpayer dollars" and "socialism."

The America that dares us all to dream big, take risks, reach out and explore.

This is America the good. No ... the GREAT.

I want to see more of THIS America.


This.
 
2012-08-06 06:39:55 AM

david_gaithersburg: Now that we have landed a nuclear powered automobile on Mars, maybe next we could send some to Earth.


I guess it's not enough for you to be a bad poster in the Politics tab.
 
2012-08-06 06:41:42 AM

Bathia_Mapes: If you ask the mods to remove that they'll be less likely to give you grief.


*sigh*

mods please remove pic if you don't think it is appro.
 
2012-08-06 06:49:18 AM
Congratulations, NASA.

Well, sort of.

If you've got a probe on another planet, you didn't accomplish that. Somebody else made that happen.
 
2012-08-06 06:54:31 AM
Great job ladies and gentlemen. A fine job indeed, now go get drunk and laid.

/golf clap
 
2012-08-06 06:54:48 AM

jayessell: Venus is all f***ed up.
Mars is a failed planet.
The more we know, the more weird Earth looks.

I mean, come on!
An anti-radiation force field? Really?
I'm surprised the creationists don't jump on that one.
Are there 'very old earth creationists'?


Yep...some of them are more interesting than the Young Earthers. Basically, they accept most of modern science, with the addition that Man's original sin (the Fall) was so bad, it broke God's universe, changing physical constants and the like.

So, entropy? Man's fault.

I find it an interesting theological stance, but it paints God in a 'scientist afraid of his own creation' light...
 
2012-08-06 06:58:59 AM

srtpointman: I teared up while telling my wife and don't know why. It's just so....awesome. We wake up to an asshole shooting a bunch of Sikhs and go to bed having landed and SUV sized vehicle on Mars. So much to be ashamed of and proud of in the span of 24 hours.


If we don't go extinct first, it is mankinds destiny to do drive-by shootings on other planets...
 
2012-08-06 06:59:55 AM
What ever happened to our good, strong American names for space exploration?

Apollo! Viking! Pioneer! Challenger!

Cornhole!

Curiosity?

Pathetic.
 
2012-08-06 07:01:33 AM
mimg.ugo.com
 
2012-08-06 07:03:50 AM

sendtodave: What ever happened to our good, strong American names for space exploration?

Apollo! Viking! Pioneer! Challenger!

Cornhole!

Curiosity?

Pathetic.


You do realize Apollo is a Greek god and Vikings are from Scandinavia, don't you?
 
2012-08-06 07:04:24 AM

KrispyKritter: sincere thanks to the good people of Germany. it was the brilliant German minds that were Uncle Sam's spoils of war that gave your America a rocket and a space program. bow to your German superiors who had their glory stolen from them shameful Yankee imperialist lackeys.


O RLY? I don't think Germany had much of a rocket program in 1926.

"Don't you know about your own rocket pioneer? Dr. Goddard was ahead of us all."
-Wernher von Braun
 
2012-08-06 07:09:01 AM
Should I start anal probing myself?
 
2012-08-06 07:26:33 AM
Nice, that $2.5 billion would have been nice to shore up the Social Security fund that it was stolen out of in the first place.

/Debbie Downer
 
2012-08-06 07:27:41 AM

turboke: sendtodave: What ever happened to our good, strong American names for space exploration?

Apollo! Viking! Pioneer! Challenger!

Cornhole!

Curiosity?

Pathetic.

You do realize Apollo is a Greek god and Vikings are from Scandinavia, don't you?


This is why those are entirely appropriate American names for missions.
 
2012-08-06 07:31:31 AM

Pick: Nice, that $2.5 billion would have been nice to shore up the Social Security fund that it was stolen out of in the first place.

/Debbie Downer


Why is it a Debbie Downer? Why does our government spend 2.5 billion dollars for a flying golf cart? This is only one of the many financial problems with the USA.
 
2012-08-06 07:35:43 AM
i249.photobucket.com
 
2012-08-06 07:37:51 AM

great_tigers: Why is it a Debbie Downer? Why does our government spend 2.5 billion dollars for a flying golf cart? This is only one of the many financial problems with the USA.


Because that flying golf cart can actually inspire millions of people to become scientists, engineers and mathematicians, who form the foundation of future economies and technologies. That alone makes it worthwhile, not to mention the knowledge it will provide us to better understand our place in the cosmos. That 2.5 billion is a far better long term investment than blowing it on one more stealth bomber.
 
2012-08-06 07:42:15 AM
One day, I hope to be able to set up a ham radio station on Mars. Sound stupid? The Martian ionosphere would allow long distance HF communications, similar to those on Earth, but at somewhat lower frequencies.
 
2012-08-06 07:44:19 AM

miss diminutive: great_tigers: Why is it a Debbie Downer? Why does our government spend 2.5 billion dollars for a flying golf cart? This is only one of the many financial problems with the USA.

Because that flying golf cart can actually inspire millions of people to become scientists, engineers and mathematicians, who form the foundation of future economies and technologies. That alone makes it worthwhile, not to mention the knowledge it will provide us to better understand our place in the cosmos. That 2.5 billion is a far better long term investment than blowing it on one more stealth bomber.


Suppose it does inspire people to join the world of science. Couldn't the 2.5 billion be used to actually assist in teaching these people? I mean honestly, 2.5 BILLION. Outside of 2 percent of people, no one will care in a week.

Congratulations, we spent 2.5 billion dollars and inspired 40 sixth graders to pay attention science class today.
 
2012-08-06 07:45:05 AM

hammettman: cousndick: [facepalm.jpg] moment from freerepublic.

To: BwanaNdege

Have they taken any pictures of the flag that the astronauts left?

2 posted on Monday, August 06, 2012 1:42:40 AM by kik5150
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And, I knew it, within 10 posts an Obama slam.


LOL you whiny libtard. That's making fun of shelia jackson lee and has nothing at all to do with obama
 
2012-08-06 07:45:24 AM

Fat-D: I laughed, I cried.

This is one of the few things that make me PROUD to be an American.


Amen, brother! Sing it!
 
2012-08-06 07:45:51 AM

r1chard3: [www.cityofgodblog.com image 479x327]


I was blinded by it.

Gratz to NASA
 
2012-08-06 07:46:47 AM

cousndick: [facepalm.jpg] moment from freerepublic.

To: BwanaNdege

Have they taken any pictures of the flag that the astronauts left?

2 posted on Monday, August 06, 2012 1:42:40 AM by kik5150
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hahaha you're so ignorant, you don't even know what that refers to
 
2012-08-06 07:50:42 AM
I didn't know the girl from The Guild worked at NASA.

2.bp.blogspot.com
 
2012-08-06 07:51:24 AM
Good job, particularly given that they were aiming for the moon!

1.bp.blogspot.com

\"They got rocks that big in Texas?"
 
2012-08-06 07:51:54 AM

great_tigers: Pick: Nice, that $2.5 billion would have been nice to shore up the Social Security fund that it was stolen out of in the first place.

/Debbie Downer

Why is it a Debbie Downer? Why does our government spend 2.5 billion dollars for a flying golf cart? This is only one of the many financial problems with the USA.


2.5 bil is a drop in the bucket. You aren't gonna fix social security with that, nor cure cancer, nor feed the hungry (for very long). Better to spend it on something with lasting impact for our species.
 
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