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(Orlando Sentinel)   NASA says 2013 will be the "Year of Science" on the ISS, as opposed to previous years when it's been more like Celebrity Big Brother in zero-G   (orlandosentinel.com) divider line 14
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2013-01-07 10:27:55 AM
"This isn't a 'Summon QA' card; this is a 'Summon Bevets' card with the word 'Bevets' crossed out and 'QA' written in in crayon!"

// Didn't have the proper form.
 
2013-01-07 10:31:30 AM
I've been keeping half an eye on various space developments, being Gen X and every so slightly geeky. It seems that we've got a lot of new stuff coming up but it's just not making enough noise to reach public conciousness levels yet. I really want a new national enthusiasm to get funding and interest back in space-related fields.

So while I approve of NASA's wishful thinking, I suspect it's just that.
 
2013-01-07 10:31:45 AM
I remember the 8 years we had of "The year of Jebus".
This is most welcome.
 
2013-01-07 10:59:56 AM
Second place : Year of wedgies
 
2013-01-07 11:01:20 AM

Aidan: I've been keeping half an eye on various space developments, being Gen X and every so slightly geeky. It seems that we've got a lot of new stuff coming up but it's just not making enough noise to reach public conciousness levels yet. I really want a new national enthusiasm to get funding and interest back in space-related fields.

So while I approve of NASA's wishful thinking, I suspect it's just that.


A signal from space or definitive proof of past life on Mars is about the only thing that is going to get serious (positive) media traction at this point. Even a solid plan for a moon base would be met with more skepticism and "waste of money" BS than excitement.
 
2013-01-07 11:12:08 AM

jayhawk88: A signal from space or definitive proof of past life on Mars is about the only thing that is going to get serious (positive) media traction at this point. Even a solid plan for a moon base would be met with more skepticism and "waste of money" BS than excitement.


What if it was a moon jail, instead of a moon base. No more NIMBY nonsense! Let Luna lock down those sex offenders and keep them as far away from our precious snowflakes as possible.
 
2013-01-07 11:51:36 AM

Feepit: What if it was a moon jail


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Expansion!
 
2013-01-07 12:39:45 PM
The International Space Station...paid for by the US, maintained by the US astronauts and Russian rockets.  Isn't it more of a partnership than a group ownership thing now?
 
2013-01-07 12:52:28 PM
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/ Mine, from an old photoshop thread
 
2013-01-07 01:19:27 PM

I_C_Weener: The International Space Station...paid for by the US, maintained by the US astronauts and Russian rockets.  Isn't it more of a partnership than a group ownership thing now?


Hey, somewhere on that thing is a bolt with a Union Jack proudly emblazoned on the head and I'll be damned if I'll let you do Queen and country out of our rightful credit!
 
2013-01-07 04:02:40 PM

WyldKarde: I_C_Weener: The International Space Station...paid for by the US, maintained by the US astronauts and Russian rockets.  Isn't it more of a partnership than a group ownership thing now?

Hey, somewhere on that thing is a bolt with a Union Jack proudly emblazoned on the head and I'll be damned if I'll let you do Queen and country out of our rightful credit!


Ditto, dorkily named robotic arm with name of country emblazoned on side in case America the World forgets...
 
2013-01-07 08:15:44 PM
Larva Lump :
www.fisher.co.uk

How's that? Can you put a sarcastic "Oh great, another space jizz story" caption underneath? kthxby
 
2013-01-07 10:13:21 PM
didn't the Chinese buy the ISS? or is that next week?
 
2013-01-08 06:25:05 PM
It's NASA's way of saying that we'll finally get $100 million worth of science as payoff for the $100 billion investment.

When it became clear, several years into it, that the ISS was a fragile bloated outerspace boat anchor, I realized that our manned space program had gone completely off the rails.  Now they talk about sending men to Mars.  They're like kids talking about running away from home and joining the circus.

No, you can't have $15 trillion to kill a half dozen astronauts somewhere between here and Mars.  Play with the toys you've got.
 
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