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(Gizmodo)   The American flags planted on the moon have turned white. Obviously this means we've already surrendered to alien invaders   (gizmodo.com ) divider line
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9006 clicks; posted to Geek » on 06 Jul 2013 at 12:38 PM (3 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



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2013-07-06 11:35:15 AM  
3 votes:

2wolves: legion_of_doo: If Bush didn't gut NASA spending, Obama would still be celebrating it's successes today.

/science!

He and his daddy said the U.S. was going to Mars. Voodoo space program to go with voodoo trickle down economics.


He may have said it but he never fought hard for the funding to make it happen.

If we'd kept NASA funding steady as a percentage of the federal budget since the 60s we'd have landed men on Mars and have a permanent manned outpost on the Moon learning how to grow crops and exist self-sufficiently by now.

Even at the height of development in the Apollo program NASA's budget never went beyond 4.41% of the budget overall, and today it's only 0.48% after over two decades of decline since 1991.
2013-07-06 10:17:46 PM  
2 votes:

Brainsick: Quantum Apostrophe: LouDobbsAwaaaay: Seussie: White flags.  That about sums up the state of our space program!

THIS.  The US is now a country that would have to ask Russia's permission to get into space and replace those flags.

Then move to Russia if it's so important to you. Somehow I don't think you will. Space just isn't that important, and doesn't mean much about how good or bad a country is.

You tend to go on (and on and on and on...) about why space, physics and tech advancements are not important. In your opinion, what IS important?


His anti-space ranting! Poor QA can't go the day without a space thread I hear, it brings him joy ranting about how pointless it is and how we should live in the ocean instead.
2013-07-06 03:52:19 PM  
2 votes:
Less than a year ago the US landed the largest rover ever on Mars using a Rube Goldberg like multi stage landing process that included a rocket powered floating crane. And yet people on here want to moan about the Ruskies being better in space. Get over it... Star Trek is never going to happen. It's a tv show and we're not going to have that future.

The unmanned missions that NASA, JPL, and associated agencies put together are kicking major butt. Low Earth orbit is a relatively solved problem. Transition it over to companies like SpaceX and let NASA concentrate on points beyond.
2013-07-06 10:22:33 AM  
2 votes:
White flags.  That about sums up the state of our space program!
2013-07-07 12:59:27 AM  
1 vote:
Quantum Apostrophe
Is my mockery not clear? How did it get to the point that you think I'm against physics?

You come across as a cartoon character due to your pathological devotion to the subject. I even read your posts in the voice of Dr. Thaddeus Venture.

/sorry your dad lied to you about becoming an astronaut :(
2013-07-06 10:11:03 PM  
1 vote:

Quantum Apostrophe: LouDobbsAwaaaay: Seussie: White flags.  That about sums up the state of our space program!

THIS.  The US is now a country that would have to ask Russia's permission to get into space and replace those flags.

Then move to Russia if it's so important to you. Somehow I don't think you will. Space just isn't that important, and doesn't mean much about how good or bad a country is.


You tend to go on (and on and on and on...) about why space, physics and tech advancements are not important. In your opinion, what IS important?
2013-07-06 04:49:52 PM  
1 vote:

Quantum Apostrophe: LouDobbsAwaaaay: Seussie: White flags.  That about sums up the state of our space program!

THIS.  The US is now a country that would have to ask Russia's permission to get into space and replace those flags.

Then move to Russia if it's so important to you. Somehow I don't think you will. Space just isn't that important, and doesn't mean much about how good or bad a country is.


You say that every thread someone brings up the space race.

You're showing your hand, comrade
2013-07-06 02:45:44 PM  
1 vote:

SCUBA_Archer: I love how the "definitive proof" is a couple people speculating that, since things eventually bleach themselves white in the UV rays on Earth, the same process must occur on the Moon.  No one really knows what color or level of pigmentation are left in the flags today.


High energy photons... how do they work?

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2013-07-06 02:37:43 PM  
1 vote:

TuteTibiImperes: 2wolves: legion_of_doo: If Bush didn't gut NASA spending, Obama would still be celebrating it's successes today.

/science!

He and his daddy said the U.S. was going to Mars. Voodoo space program to go with voodoo trickle down economics.

He may have said it but he never fought hard for the funding to make it happen.

If we'd kept NASA funding steady as a percentage of the federal budget since the 60s we'd have landed men on Mars and have a permanent manned outpost on the Moon learning how to grow crops and exist self-sufficiently by now.

Even at the height of development in the Apollo program NASA's budget never went beyond 4.41% of the budget overall, and today it's only 0.48% after over two decades of decline since 1991.


NASA had lots of funding. The problem is they scrubbed the Apollo program in favor of the craptastic shuttle program. Not that they had much choice. We had already done the r&d on the Saturn rocket and F1 engine. The politicians needed a black hole to through money down to make contractors rich.
2013-07-06 02:19:38 PM  
1 vote:

Seussie: White flags.  That about sums up the state of our space program!


Right, it must have been someone else who just flew a nuclear robot 60 million miles to Mars and lowered it to the surface on a god-damn levitating crane.

/we don't need no stinkin meat puppets
2013-07-06 02:03:17 PM  
1 vote:
Just go back to the studio and change the farking things.
2013-07-06 01:37:20 PM  
1 vote:
Clearly, I need a washing machine that produces gamma radiation when on the whites setting.
2013-07-06 01:14:32 PM  
1 vote:

LouDobbsAwaaaay: Seussie: White flags.  That about sums up the state of our space program!

THIS.  The US is now a country that would have to ask Russia's permission to get into space and replace those flags.


Humanity cooperating for a common purpose?  McCarthy must be spinning in his grave!
2013-07-06 12:44:22 PM  
1 vote:

Seussie: White flags.  That about sums up the state of our space program!


THIS.  The US is now a country that would have to ask Russia's permission to get into space and replace those flags.
2013-07-06 12:44:06 PM  
1 vote:
The American flags planted on the moon have turned white. Obviously this means we've already surrendered to alien invaders sound stage conspiracy theories
2013-07-06 10:45:46 AM  
1 vote:

legion_of_doo: If Bush didn't gut NASA spending, Obama would still be celebrating it's successes today.

/science!


He and his daddy said the U.S. was going to Mars. Voodoo space program to go with voodoo trickle down economics.
 
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