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2013-01-16 01:03:18 PM
Which is a shame, because without a manned capability, today's NASA doesn't even rival the 1960's NASA.
 
2013-01-16 01:33:45 PM
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2013-01-16 01:43:32 PM
1960's NASA went to the fncking MOON.
 
2013-01-16 01:49:12 PM

Nina_Hartley's_Ass: 1960's NASA went to the fncking MOON.


Don't forget they did it using technology that had less computing power than the average digital watch you can buy at the dollar store.
 
2013-01-16 01:56:18 PM
Im sure Iran will photoshop an awesome moon landing
 
2013-01-16 01:58:16 PM
1960s NASA?

I would be afraid. That's when NASA got shait done.
 
2013-01-16 01:59:45 PM

dead: Which is a shame, because without a manned capability, today's NASA doesn't even rival the 1960's NASA.


1: There are unfortunately gaps between manned space programs in the US, it would be nice if it didn't happen but the political will isn't there to make a replacement ready when one program's spacecraft retires. This is not the first gap we've faced. Apollo-Soyuz was the last Apollo mission, and the last manned spaceflight mission aboard the Apollo spacecraft before Shuttle flew in 1981. July 24, 1975-Apr 11, 1981 the United States had no capability to launch humans into space. That's a little less than 6 years.


2: This time we have at least some ability to get our astronauts into space even if by paying the Russians. We didn't from July 24, 1975 to Apr 11, 1981.

3: This gap is not likely to be much longer than the last one and may even be shorter. July 21 2011 is when the last shuttle landed. Space X hopes to NOT only have the first manned Dragon in orbit by 2015, but the first manned US spacecraft since shuttle dock with that Station in 2015. I personally would not bet against them achieving that goal considering they've already got a capable and tested spacecraft that just needs to be man rated and have an escape mechanism put in place to fly live astronauts safely. Boeing is a bit more conservative in its estimate and says that their manned spacecraft will have a manned orbit sometime in 2016-2017. Thus a 4 to 6 year gap compared to a 5 plus year gap for Apollo-Shuttle. End result, all the hoopla about it being shameful that we're bumming rides from eh Russian's or that our space capability is over is emotional/senseless drivel. In 4 to 6 years, the US will have the most efficient/competitive manned space program of any nation and lead the way again. Them are just the facts.
 
2013-01-16 02:03:33 PM
So the Iranian Space Agency will be better than 21st century NASA?
 
2013-01-16 02:04:38 PM
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So, they're going to land on the Moon?

/not sure subby thought this out all the way.
 
2013-01-16 02:07:27 PM
Um... the US has reached the point where our private companies are able to set up affordable (soon manned) space flights without all that much in the way of government backing, I don't think I'm gonna be terribly worried about us competing against a country that has to spend a large chunk of its GDP to get it done like we did in the 60s.
 
2013-01-16 02:18:34 PM
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President Kennedy said, "By the end of this decade, I have decided to put a man on the surface of the Moon." At the same time, our Prime Minister in Britain, Sir Dingly Dang... You don't know anyway, do you? You have no idea! It was Sir Fritz Bunwalla. Engelbert Slaptyback, who was Prime Minister at the time, and he stood up and he said, "By the end of this decade, I have decided to put a man on the surface of the Earth!" And so he did.
 
2013-01-16 02:22:34 PM
FTFA: "News reports out of the country at that time did not explain what went wrong, but the plan had been to send a rhesus monkey into orbit atop a Kavoshgar-5 rocket.



I'm going to hazzard a guess here and say the failure was due to not putting the monkey inside a capsule of any sort?

I mean just sitting a monkey on a rocket and firing it, probably isn't going to get the job done.
 
2013-01-16 03:17:23 PM
So... Amadimmmahaj..err.. their President is going to be an astronaut now?
 
2013-01-16 03:20:04 PM
Read the article, and found the Derp.

Western critics have expressed concern over the potential military applications of Iran's rocket program since boosters developed to reach space could also be used as long-range ballistic missiles. The Islamic republic has denied such ambitions for its space program.

Name one Country that Iran has ever attacked since they removed the Shah when it wasn't defending itself.

Ya, I thought so.
 
2013-01-16 03:43:16 PM

Baelz: Read the article, and found the Derp.

Western critics have expressed concern over the potential military applications of Iran's rocket program since boosters developed to reach space could also be used as long-range ballistic missiles. The Islamic republic has denied such ambitions for its space program.

Name one Country that Iran has ever attacked since they removed the Shah when it wasn't defending itself.

Ya, I thought so.



Just because they use proxies to attack other countries doesn't make them any less dangerous as they assemble the components of a nuclear arsenal.

Not to say I'm blame them.
 
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2013-01-16 03:59:04 PM
I think it's more early 1950s NASA.
 
2013-01-16 04:43:32 PM

SN1987a goes boom: [encrypted-tbn2.gstatic.com image 262x192]

So, they're going to land on the Moon?

/not sure subby thought this out all the way.


No, they're just investing in a super-secret sound stage and some special effects equipment.

///they'll be sure we can see stars in the pictures and their flag won't wave
 
2013-01-16 05:50:27 PM
They're building a sound stage?
 
2013-01-16 06:15:19 PM

ristst: I'm always fascinated by people who say this. Do you even know what computing resources were available back then? And even if it were that dire, so what? Computers aren't doing the lifting, engines burning chemicals do the lifting. Guess what? Nothing's changed there.


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saturn_V_Instrument_Unit
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IBM_360
 
2013-01-16 07:00:17 PM
Probably will rival the first six Ranger attempts...
 
2013-01-16 09:24:04 PM
I guess that this is a big reason not to allow Iran to have nuclear weapons. If you can launch a rocket into space, you can make an ICBM.

/doubts they'll succeed, anyway
 
2013-01-16 11:34:38 PM
If only 2013's NASA was allowed to rival 1960's NASA.
 
2013-01-17 12:05:52 AM
Something tells me they won't give the monkey the same name as this famous U.S. astronaut.
 
2013-01-17 12:11:15 AM
they found some Nazi's to work for them?
 
2013-01-17 02:27:05 AM

Haliburton Cummings: they found some Nazi's to work for them?


How would that work if they don't acknowledge the holocaust?
 
2013-01-18 05:47:26 PM

Haliburton Cummings: they found some Nazi's to work for them?


Our Germans are better than their Germans.
 
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