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(CNN)   China, Best Korea, Worst Korea, Iran, Japan, and India are setting up for one hell of an All Asian Space Race. Expect scantily clad bridge bunnies, flying space shrines, orbital propaganda billboards, and dwindling monkey populations   (cnn.com) divider line 87
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2013-01-30 10:45:08 AM  
meanwhile here in the US, the Republican party is busy blocking everything the President tries to put forward for no reason other than the fact that they can't handle a black man running the white house.

*sigh*

we're gonna sit this round of advancement out because we're too stupid to look ahead to the future.
 
2013-01-30 10:58:02 AM  
Subby set off my Robotech alarm...

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2013-01-30 11:16:22 AM  
I can't see scantily clad bridge bunnies from K 'n K or Iran being noteworthy.
 
2013-01-30 12:19:36 PM  
So, a firefly future it is rather then a startrek one. I can live with that. Just as long as its not some bullshiat like a starwars one.
 
2013-01-30 12:28:49 PM  
We must not allow a Wave Motion Gun gap!
 
2013-01-30 12:28:52 PM  

BumpInTheNight: So, a firefly future it is rather then a startrek one. I can live with that. Just as long as its not some bullshiat like a starwars one.


in all fairness, star wars was in the past.
 
2013-01-30 12:30:33 PM  
Being stuck in capsule for a week, with two other people eating soy products and curries? I'll sit this one out.
 
2013-01-30 12:30:59 PM  

UberDave: Subby set off my Robotech alarm...


You could say he Macrossed the line.
 
2013-01-30 12:31:27 PM  
I can't wait for India to put an elephant into space.

2.bp.blogspot.com
 
2013-01-30 12:33:31 PM  

Satosuke: UberDave: Subby set off my Robotech alarm...

You could say he Macrossed the line.


Gundam, that's funny!
 
2013-01-30 12:33:40 PM  
Oh, good. Maybe we can catch a ride. We seem to have become incapable of doing this ourselves.

www.silberstudios.tv
 
2013-01-30 12:33:43 PM  

Weaver95: meanwhile here in the US, the Republican party is busy blocking everything the President tries to put forward for no reason other than the fact that they can't handle a black man running the white house.

*sigh*

we're gonna sit this round of advancement out because we're too stupid to look ahead to the future.


If only Newt had been elected, we could be half way to that moon base already.
 
2013-01-30 12:36:22 PM  
China has already won. The question is just when they're going to advance beyond us. It won't take much since we don't care about space anymore.
 
2013-01-30 12:38:32 PM  
I don't see how Best Korea is in a position to condemn SK's rocket launch. How can they honestly say that they condemn anything anyone else does at this point, considering how batshiat insane they are?
 
2013-01-30 12:42:27 PM  

enricofermi: China has already won. The question is just when they're going to advance beyond us. It won't take much since we don't care about space anymore.


Mars is going to belong to the Chinese.
 
2013-01-30 12:43:01 PM  
Good. at least somebodies doing something with space.

Shame about the US. We're headed down the same road as England. From global superpower, to second rate nation. And only ourselves to blame for getting complacent.
 
2013-01-30 12:44:32 PM  
i1151.photobucket.com
That's one small step for Anglo-Saxon man - one giant leap for a dainty little Asian.

CUT! Racist! Come on, Hank - really!
 
2013-01-30 12:45:39 PM  
Well its not like we're doing anything with it.
 
2013-01-30 12:49:55 PM  
America's been downgraded from Garfield to Heathcliff. Any worse and we'll be dropped to Marmaduke levels.
 
2013-01-30 12:50:39 PM  

Weaver95: enricofermi: China has already won. The question is just when they're going to advance beyond us. It won't take much since we don't care about space anymore.

Mars is going to belong to the Chinese.


Chairman Yang already rules Chiron.
 
2013-01-30 12:52:45 PM  

stuffy: Well its not like we're doing anything with it.


it's only a model
 
2013-01-30 12:54:46 PM  

Old enough to know better: Good. at least somebodies doing something with space.

Shame about the US. We're headed down the same road as England. From global superpower, to second rate nation. And only ourselves to blame for getting complacent.


I see your point, but I wouldn't necessarily relegate Old Foggy to 2nd tier status so easily.  They may not rule half the world anymore, but they manage to effectively defend their turf, project military power, and provide more than adequate social services to their citizens - and all for a fraction of what we spend here.
 
2013-01-30 12:57:25 PM  
Oh honestly, people.

When the Indians and Koreans get into space, we can hire them to run our hotels for us, just like we do down here. Between Blue Origins, SpaceX, and Bigelow I have no concerns at all.
 
2013-01-30 12:57:28 PM  

AgentBang: I don't see how Best Korea is in a position to condemn SK's rocket launch. How can they honestly say that they condemn anything anyone else does at this point, considering how batshiat insane they are?


If you haven't checked out Best Korea's "news" website, take a few minutes and read through some of their "news". Eat your heart out CNN

Best Korea News
 
2013-01-30 12:59:57 PM  
I see nothing wrong with North Korea joining the space race.

I *DO* see something wrong with ...well, just about everything else. FEED YOUR GODDAMN PEOPLE FIRST, YOU FAT F*CK!

/and that is merely a start
 
2013-01-30 01:00:44 PM  
Their space station will be shaped like a wok.
 
2013-01-30 01:02:44 PM  
Weaver95: meanwhile here in the US, the Republican party is busy blocking everything the President tries to put forward for no reason other than the fact that they can't handle a black man running the white house.

Oh please! This confirms it, you haven't changed your mind over anything, you're just going senile! What a petty, smalll mind you have.

The Republicans blocking the Obamessiah *might* have something to do with HALF the country not wanting more Liberal DERP like more gun control, more redistribution of wealth, more Diversity crap, etc.

Obama is a screaming, flaming liberal. NOT a uniter. Not a centrist. Pure class warrior. Now that he's got his second term, the cover is coming off.
 
2013-01-30 01:02:57 PM  

Weaver95: meanwhile here in the US, the Republican party is busy blocking everything the President tries to put forward for no reason other than the fact that they can't handle a black man running the white house.

*sigh*

we're gonna sit this round of advancement out because we're too stupid to look ahead to the future.


We were never in the manned space program for the science. We were in a dick-waving contest with the Soviet Union.
 
2013-01-30 01:04:01 PM  

Weaver95: meanwhile here in the US, the Republican party is busy blocking everything the President tries to put forward for no reason other than the fact that they can't handle a black man running the white house.

*sigh*

we're gonna sit this round of advancement out because we're too stupid to look ahead to the future.


Maybe if we couch the future of the US in space as a race against dem librul pinko commies (like we've done in the past), we could get a leg up again.

I'm not holding my breath.
 
2013-01-30 01:04:50 PM  
will there be egg rolls?
 
2013-01-30 01:05:40 PM  
I'd say this is a good move. Moreso because eventually we'll look up and realize that the Chinese are beating us at a game we used to be pretty good at, then decide that we don't like to be second in something like that.

The Chinese are probably going to land someone on the Moon in the next decade, at which point they'll start making overtures to landing someone on Mars. That's when you'll see the US start to become pretty interested in space travel again, at a national level. We're really only at our best when we are competing against another nation in a singular contest. It'll help that we'll probably be demonizing China at that point as well.
 
2013-01-30 01:07:09 PM  

mark12A: Weaver95: meanwhile here in the US, the Republican party is busy blocking everything the President tries to put forward for no reason other than the fact that they can't handle a black man running the white house.

Oh please! This confirms it, you haven't changed your mind over anything, you're just going senile! What a petty, smalll mind you have.

The Republicans blocking the Obamessiah *might* have something to do with HALF the country not wanting more Liberal DERP like more gun control, more redistribution of wealth, more Diversity crap, etc.

Obama is a screaming, flaming liberal. NOT a uniter. Not a centrist. Pure class warrior. Now that he's got his second term, the cover is coming off.


no, the right wing anti-science brigade would rather destroy the country than see us advance out into space.  that's just something we're going to have to live with.
 
2013-01-30 01:10:36 PM  
Well it is Wednesday. Setting up nicely for Superbowl weekend.

/Go Niners!
 
2013-01-30 01:11:04 PM  
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/Orbital propaganda?
 
2013-01-30 01:11:18 PM  

oldfarthenry: [i1151.photobucket.com image 550x550]
That's one small step for Anglo-Saxon man - one giant leap for a dainty little Asian.

CUT! Racist! Come on, Hank - really!


imprint.printmag.com
 
2013-01-30 01:12:13 PM  

The Irresponsible Captain: Oh, good. Maybe we can catch a ride. We seem to have become incapable of doing this ourselves.


America has put it's last human in outer space.

Sadly, all of science is falling into the same category as the metric system. We'll be the only country in the world that doesn't use it, and somehow this will make us better than everyone else.
 
2013-01-30 01:12:49 PM  
I came to this thread for sexy asians in revealing space suits. I am exiting this thread very, very dissapointed.
 
2013-01-30 01:15:14 PM  
AgentBang: "I don't see how Best Korea is in a position..."

They're bug-fark insane.
Doing and saying nonsense kinda comes with the gig.
 
2013-01-30 01:17:24 PM  
For some reason this reminded me of an old short SciFi story (don't remember who it was by- one of the Greats, I think. Clark? Asimov?) in which an American finds out about a plot by the Soviets(? These days it'd be the N. Koreans) to put a TV satellite in geosynchronous orbit over the equator south of the USA. Their plan is to broadcast really brutal and nasty sex and violence stuff (with a taunting 'you might not be man enough' disclaimer) mixed with propaganda. The idea is to basically get every 'real man' watching it. In the end, the American says he'll tell his superiors, and the foreigner says 'So what? You won't be able to stop us.'
 
2013-01-30 01:19:59 PM  

AgentBang: I don't see how Best Korea is in a position to condemn SK's rocket launch. How can they honestly say that they condemn anything anyone else does at this point, considering how batshiat insane they are?


The same reason that the country with the ability to destroy the world a few times over condemns North Korea's craptastic half the power of Little Boy with no delivary system nukes.

I have startling news, both Super Powers and Hermit Kingdom's can be hypocritical.
 
2013-01-30 01:22:14 PM  
Disappointed by the lack of hot space women i this thread so I'll kick-start it:

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2013-01-30 01:23:16 PM  

dusty15893: AgentBang: I don't see how Best Korea is in a position to condemn SK's rocket launch. How can they honestly say that they condemn anything anyone else does at this point, considering how batshiat insane they are?

If you haven't checked out Best Korea's "news" website, take a few minutes and read through some of their "news". Eat your heart out CNN

Best Korea News


Scientific Researches Brisk in DPRK
Pyongyang, January 29 (KCNA) -- The Democratic People's Republic of Korea is directing big efforts to scientific researches to bring about a radical turn in building an economic giant.

Kim Chaek University of Technology plays a significant role in this campaign, making lots of scientific achievements urgently needed to develop the economy.

According to an official of the university, hundreds of its teachers and researchers are now engaged in research activities at different main sectors of the national economy.

Weld engineering researchers developed and introduced a new kind of build-up electrode at the Namhung Youth Chemical Complex, thus increasing more than 10 times the durability of a molding screw vital to ammonia compound gas production.

Some of those researchers have developed a new kind of distemper with mixtures of compound oxidized steel paint and compound paint, paving a way for its mass-production. This quality and environment-friendly compound oxidized steel paint costs low, and wastes coming from its production can be used as substitutes for fertilizer.

Teachers and researchers of the university also have invented valuable technologies at the Pyongyang Trolley Bus Factory, which are applicable to manufacturing modern trolley buses.

Meanwhile, they are working hard to modernize the Pyongyang Pig Farm and the Pyongyang Vegetable Science Institute, while intensifying the research into low-cost fuel for dwellers.
You can't make this shiat up.
 
2013-01-30 01:24:36 PM  
Probably the worst thing to happen to the US in the space race was the fall of the USSR. Americans are competitively driven and it'll take something like China landing a man on the moon to get them to kick it back into high gear.
 
2013-01-30 01:24:44 PM  

fredklein: For some reason this reminded me of an old short SciFi story (don't remember who it was by- one of the Greats, I think. Clark? Asimov?) in which an American finds out about a plot by the Soviets(? These days it'd be the N. Koreans) to put a TV satellite in geosynchronous orbit over the equator south of the USA. Their plan is to broadcast really brutal and nasty sex and violence stuff (with a taunting 'you might not be man enough' disclaimer) mixed with propaganda. The idea is to basically get every 'real man' watching it. In the end, the American says he'll tell his superiors, and the foreigner says 'So what? You won't be able to stop us.'


Spike TV was a Soviet plot?
 
2013-01-30 01:26:07 PM  

Weaver95: mark12A: Weaver95: meanwhile here in the US, the Republican party is busy blocking everything the President tries to put forward for no reason other than the fact that they can't handle a black man running the white house.

Oh please! This confirms it, you haven't changed your mind over anything, you're just going senile! What a petty, smalll mind you have.

The Republicans blocking the Obamessiah *might* have something to do with HALF the country not wanting more Liberal DERP like more gun control, more redistribution of wealth, more Diversity crap, etc.

Obama is a screaming, flaming liberal. NOT a uniter. Not a centrist. Pure class warrior. Now that he's got his second term, the cover is coming off.

no, the right wing anti-science brigade would rather destroy the country than see us advance out into space.  that's just something we're going to have to live with.


neither obama, the democrats, nor the republicans, are doing anything worthwhile or advantageous for you, I, or any other american citizen. It is precisely this type activity that leads to gridlock and unscrupulous behavior.
 
2013-01-30 01:27:41 PM  
Well, we had our freakin' chance to become the worlds first space superpower, but then Congress gutted NASA and stopped going to the moon. We put up Skylab, which was great, but some morons neglected to put that great chunk of expensive metal in a sustainable orbit and it came crashing down.

It took the Soviets to show us how to keep a station in orbit. The Mir was joked about as being a flying junk pile, but it taught us invaluable lessons on how to handle disasters, how to keep the thing patched up, what would happen when a cargo pod crashed into it and how to contain fires on board.

NASA had it budget cut several times as Congress scrambled to fund special interest projects, forcing it to develop smaller, cheaper ways to get into space and to cut corners.

We lost two space shuttles that way.

In the 60's we had marvelous dreams of colonies on the moon, zero gravity hospitals and factories and were pushing the limits of design. Congress slashed it all since the moon turned out not to be covered in gold.

The Soviets, before we landed on the moon, sent a virtual tank up there, nuclear powered and remote controlled. (Google 'Tank on the Moon'.) We didn't hear about it until several decades after -- though the Government knew.

The ISS was great -- then the US dropped the shuttle program leaving the Russians and private enterprise to pick up the slack. We have only one private space company and the jury is still out on how well it will do.

However, the French plowed on ahead, steadily increasing and refining their space program. So did the Russians. Then China, ever willing to stir up shiat, joined in.

The US excels in robotic Landers and probes, but has made little real progress to sending humans into deep space.

We had the ball and dropped it.

Maybe one of the other nations will find a way to live in space or on another world.

At the rate our global population is growing and we're gobbling up resources, even with recycling and conservation, it's only a matter of time before we start exhausting resources. So, we need to look towards space as the next area to expand into.

Basically, like an uncontrolled animal population, we're eating and breeding ourselves out of house and home.

We're also polluting everything due to sheer volume. In the 1950's, with the global population roughly a billion, cancer hit 1 in 100. Now, at 6 billion, cancer is basically hitting every other person. Plus, our entire globe is much more radioactive than it ever was in the 40's. Rich farmland is being plowed under at several hundred acres a day, forcing us to use more and more costly resources to make poorer land produce as much.

The world famous Orchid Island Oranges are grown here. They get their prime flavor from primeval soil lad down millions of years ago in a limited area on a barrier island. The current generation of owners sold off several acres of this prime land so a condominium could be built. Basic citrus groves which used to line the roads in my area have been plowed under and turned into housing developments. A company bought up a large farmers field, where he used ,to raise cattle and turned it into a high end housing development.

At this rate, we MUST expand into space. The only other alternative is war to reduce the population and that alone takes a serious toll on the land and resources.
 
2013-01-30 01:29:00 PM  
We have yet to back to the moon because we have been there and done that. There would have to be raw deposits of gold and platinum there to make it worth while to colonize the place. People think that stuff in Hawaii is expensive because it has to be shipped in by boat. Just imagine how much a single moon condom from Amazon would cost.

Sending people to Mars will be a first for study of space radiation. The ISS is still within the Earth's magnetosphere which somewhat protects the people aboard from radiation. Our moon men were only exposed to open space for a few days. We do not know what will happen to people when exposed to radiation for at least two years since Mars has virtually no magnetosphere. The Chinese could send people to Mars, they live there for 4 months, then they all end up with an intestinal cancer or who knows what if they are not properly shielded which will cost a lot more money.

"no, the right wing anti-science brigade would rather destroy the country than see us advance out into space. that's just something we're going to have to live with."

- I highly doubt that not going to Mars right away will be as detrimental to the country as racking up enough debt to pay for 60 years worth of manned Mars missions with 2,000 people living there.
 
2013-01-30 01:29:50 PM  
Imagine how great it would be if the US, Russia and all those Asian countries just put aside their differences and pooled all of their space money into one giant program for the good of mankind.
 
2013-01-30 01:31:38 PM  
WEAVER95: Just who was that ended our Space Program??
 
2013-01-30 01:32:02 PM  

Weaver95: meanwhile here in the US, the Republican party is busy blocking everything the President tries to put forward for no reason other than the fact that they can't handle a black man running the white house.

*sigh*

we're gonna sit this round of advancement out because we're too stupid to look ahead to the future.


Worse: They're too stupid to look ahead to the next 5 mins.
 
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