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(Cracked)   Amazing CRACKED article about new space projects more awesome than Curiosity - amazing because all of the article items are on ONE PAGE   (cracked.com) divider line 48
    More: Interesting, Mission to Mars, new space, Mars rovers, manned missions, Orion, Robonaut, Virgin Group, space shuttle program  
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2012-11-24 11:09:44 PM
Wait, is subby saying that the crack team over at Cracked has advanced the intrawebz technology so far that they've finally figured out a way to cover multiple stories on one e-page and NOT have to force the viewer to suffer through a shiatty slide show presentation replete with multi-clicks to ads?

Oh, joyous day, to have lived long enuff to see it!

*wipes away tear of joy*

So, this means nobody will ever link to another pathetic mind numbing crappy slideshow again, right?

Cos that's how I"m reading this.

Speaking of which...

*click*

"Screw Mars! Let's put robots on comets!"

Oh hellz, yeah!

Put robots on all the celestial things!
 
2012-11-25 12:45:56 AM
That is a damn funny article.
"Best scientific minds, including Ashton Kutcher..."
+1 article and subby.
 
2012-11-25 01:15:33 AM
I think far more science can be generated by sending multiple probes to Mars than by sending a risky human mission (although human exploration appeals to the romantic in me too). Especially a Mars sample return mission where samples gathered by probes are sent back to Earth for analysis. Additionally, whoever came up with the idea of mobile probes deserves a gold star AND a smiley face on his or her work.
 
2012-11-25 02:17:56 AM

thisispete: I think far more science can be generated by sending multiple probes to Mars than by sending a risky human mission


Who cares about minor changes in relative gains in science? The Beagle was a navy ship, Darwin still managed to discover shiat.

We go to Mars, look for life. If none is found, we put some there. Ta-da!
 
2012-11-25 05:29:39 AM

thisispete: I think far more science can be generated by sending multiple probes to Mars than by sending a risky human mission (although human exploration appeals to the romantic in me too). Especially a Mars sample return mission where samples gathered by probes are sent back to Earth for analysis. Additionally, whoever came up with the idea of mobile probes deserves a gold star AND a smiley face on his or her work.


we don't have any spare humans? when i was in third grade almost half the class wanted to be an astronaut. the other half wanted to be a fire truck.
 
2012-11-25 05:32:17 AM
god damnit you idiots

Cracked "quick fixes" are always on one page.

But let's just be stupid about it.
 
2012-11-25 05:53:31 AM

doglover: thisispete: I think far more science can be generated by sending multiple probes to Mars than by sending a risky human mission

Who cares about minor changes in relative gains in science? The Beagle was a navy ship, Darwin still managed to discover shiat.

We go to Mars, look for life. If none is found, we put some there. Ta-da!


And if some is found we STILL put some more there...
 
2012-11-25 05:57:41 AM
Inb4 QA
 
2012-11-25 06:01:42 AM

dready zim: doglover: thisispete: I think far more science can be generated by sending multiple probes to Mars than by sending a risky human mission

Who cares about minor changes in relative gains in science? The Beagle was a navy ship, Darwin still managed to discover shiat.

We go to Mars, look for life. If none is found, we put some there. Ta-da!

And if some is found we STILL put some more there...


The Kirk Directive: fark all the things.

ghostradio.files.wordpress.com
 
2012-11-25 06:03:20 AM
no space elevator no space elevator no space elevator

YES! They didn't list a farking space elevator!
 
2012-11-25 06:53:20 AM
Why would they need a wheeled Robonaut on the ISS? That's recockulous. The thing would get in the way of everything. I really doubt the one up there has wheels. Also: I doubt the author can communicate clearly.
 
2012-11-25 07:29:18 AM
Bad time to plug someone else's book? A friend from high school said she'd stayed up all night reading a 99-cent ebook. I can't stay up like that any more with two kids running around, but, damn,
Andy Weir's "The Martian" is really hard to put down. Seriously. Look at the reviews. And the price.
Link to Kindle book that will rock your fro
 
2012-11-25 07:29:57 AM
The mission to Pluto is the one I'm most eager for.
 
2012-11-25 07:47:49 AM

log_jammin: The mission to Pluto is the one I'm most eager for.


Why, its not even a planet?
 
2012-11-25 08:19:58 AM
Another lame ass Cracked paid for article.
 
2012-11-25 08:20:33 AM
I wouldnt even hit a Cracked link with subbys dick.
 
2012-11-25 08:27:24 AM

antrat00: Another lame ass Cracked paid for article.


...and its only one page at that, with no slideshow.

/I remember when cracked used to be cool.
 
2012-11-25 08:36:22 AM
The singularity is near.
 
2012-11-25 08:44:47 AM
Cracked was ever cool? 15 page slideshow/ad bombs comprised of "fu*k yeah!" humor, apparently aimed at 16 year olds, every time I gave it a chance.
 
2012-11-25 08:44:56 AM

heisenberg: The singularity is near.


It's only 20 years away, just like in 1992.
 
2012-11-25 08:57:30 AM
D_Evans45:

Try a third post, I'm sure you'll get some.
 
2012-11-25 08:57:46 AM
Whenever I read stuff like this I always get giddy. Just the thought that any of this is possible by a bunch of intelligent apes is amazing to me.
 
2012-11-25 09:08:41 AM
You should see all the cool science missions Delta 2 has put up for NASA over the last two decades.

3 more to go until the country throws away the most reliable launch vehicle in the world...
 
2012-11-25 09:15:54 AM

Feral_and_Preposterous: Why would they need a wheeled Robonaut on the ISS? That's recockulous. The thing would get in the way of everything. I really doubt the one up there has wheels. Also: I doubt the author can communicate clearly.


They could do with a Roomba
 
2012-11-25 09:16:43 AM

D_Evans45: Cracked was ever cool? 15 page slideshow/ad bombs comprised of "fu*k yeah!" humor, apparently aimed at 16 year olds, every time I gave it a chance.


I'll say this about it: I teach high school, and those 16 year olds love it. Ok, it's "f#ck yeah!" humor, but if it gets them interested in Alan Turing or whatever - I'll take it.

And no, I don't use it in class. They've talked about it though.
 
2012-11-25 09:29:10 AM

D_Evans45: Cracked was ever cool? 15 page slideshow/ad bombs comprised of "fu*k yeah!" humor, apparently aimed at 16 year olds, every time I gave it a chance.


I like Cracked.
 
2012-11-25 09:39:32 AM
Less Mars, more Europa.

Yes, I know the difficulty
 
2012-11-25 10:19:43 AM

machoprogrammer: Less Mars, more Europa.

Yes, I know the difficulty


content.forum.canucks.com
 
2012-11-25 10:35:44 AM
How about more Mars and More Europa!!
 
2012-11-25 10:54:16 AM

Snazzy1: How about more Mars and More Europa!!


I am down with that.
 
2012-11-25 11:02:01 AM
Maybe two of these things will ever happen...
 
2012-11-25 11:24:29 AM
Is that a half-assed Sundiver reference there at the end?
 
2012-11-25 11:31:15 AM
My question has always been: Why bother with Mars or the moon? In my opinion, we should first focus on living in space itself. Once we've got that down, we can go anywhere we want. The guys focusing on capturing asteroids have the right idea, put rockets on one of those and drop it into a stable orbit.
 
2012-11-25 11:38:47 AM

Incontinent_dog_and_monkey_rodeo: My question has always been: Why bother with Mars or the moon? In my opinion, we should first focus on living in space itself. Once we've got that down, we can go anywhere we want. The guys focusing on capturing asteroids have the right idea, put rockets on one of those and drop it into a stable orbit.


You mean build a space station...maybe with international effort?

www.rochesterastronomy.org
 
Slu
2012-11-25 12:03:07 PM
I also like Cracked.
 
2012-11-25 12:39:10 PM
Subby's headline made me chuckle
 
2012-11-25 12:45:56 PM
NASA is thinking about the next station after ISS... and maybe that it should be parked at the L3 Lagrange point instead of an equatorial low Earth orbit. That location is actually farther away than the moon, but it is a stable sort of gravitational "sargasso sea" where shiat stays where you put it, but it only takes a small rocket burn to launch out to anywhere from there. It would make a reasonable gas station and launch pad for asteroid and Mars exploration.
 
2012-11-25 02:01:58 PM
fandangogroovers.files.wordpress.com
 
2012-11-25 02:03:18 PM

Any Pie Left: NASA is thinking about the next station after ISS... and maybe that it should be parked at the L3 Lagrange point


Uh... a how, a how, a how?

Isn't L3, being on the other side of the sun, going to be more challenging than L4/L5?
 
2012-11-25 02:50:31 PM
"Why the hell is the sun's corona so much hotter than its surface?"

Inductive heating from intensive magnetic activity.

NEXT!
 
2012-11-25 02:56:55 PM

antron: Isn't L3, being on the other side of the sun, going to be more challenging than L4/L5?


L3 for the Earth-Moon system. We are many decades away from building manned stations at any of the Sun-Earth L points. So it would be opposite the moon's orbit but closer. Last I'd heard though there was more of a science case for L2, behind the moon.
 
2012-11-25 03:16:25 PM
Missing:

newsimg.bbc.co.uk
 
2012-11-25 04:23:51 PM

antron: Isn't L3, being on the other side of the sun, going to be more challenging than L4/L5?


We'll get the antihumans on Antiearth to launch it for us.
 
2012-11-25 04:58:09 PM
Needs hero tag
 
2012-11-25 06:17:50 PM
Seriously no SGU reference yet? For SHAME Fark! For shame!

www.sftv.com.au 

/Dr Rush remains unimpressed
 
2012-11-25 09:25:11 PM

theorellior: antron: Isn't L3, being on the other side of the sun, going to be more challenging than L4/L5?

We'll get the antihumans on Antiearth to launch it for us.


Gor, the counter earth, is not a space faring planet.
 
2012-11-26 02:38:33 AM

genner: Incontinent_dog_and_monkey_rodeo: My question has always been: Why bother with Mars or the moon? In my opinion, we should first focus on living in space itself. Once we've got that down, we can go anywhere we want. The guys focusing on capturing asteroids have the right idea, put rockets on one of those and drop it into a stable orbit.

You mean build a space station...maybe with international effort?

[www.rochesterastronomy.org image 400x300]


That's not THE space station though. That's the workmans shed that would of allowed the construction of THE space station.

Never forget exactly what the ISS was supposed to be and what it ended up being.
 
2012-11-26 08:27:37 AM

fluffy2097: no space elevator no space elevator no space elevator

YES! They didn't list a farking space elevator!


We shall firstly get there the expensive way, before we get there the clever way.

And yeaah a space elevator would be sweet.
 
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