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2013-07-09 01:05:37 PM
Things that suck even more:  Having to go out to do chores in space without a spacesuit.
 
2013-07-09 01:34:46 PM
Yea but can you do chores in space while naked?

Check mate.
 
2013-07-09 02:43:20 PM
How many times have YOU griped while putting on your shoes to do [x] outside? Now just imagine instead of taking one minute to put on shoes, you have to take half an hour to put on a whole goddamn spacesuit.

You can't even be naked inside the suit.
 
2013-07-09 02:47:40 PM
Well, if you open the outer airlock door without depressurising properly, it might suck pretty hard.

/correction, sir, that's blow
//Shut up, Data.
 
2013-07-09 02:48:12 PM
It's a vacuum, it sucks even more.
 
2013-07-09 02:49:08 PM

Bondith: Well, if you open the outer airlock door without depressurising properly, it might suck pretty hard.

/correction, sir, that's blow
//Shut up, Data.


Which is it suck or blow?
 
2013-07-09 03:08:28 PM
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Spaaaaaaaaaaaaaace
 
2013-07-09 03:09:01 PM
Where are the autonomous robotic drones?
 
2013-07-09 03:13:31 PM

Quantum Apostrophe: Where are the autonomous robotic drones?


busy searching for sara connor and your fountain of youth.
 
2013-07-09 03:14:58 PM

dj_spanmaster: How many times have YOU griped while putting on your shoes to do [x] outside? Now just imagine instead of taking one minute to put on shoes, you have to take half an hour to put on a whole goddamn spacesuit.

You can't even be naked inside the suit.


And on top of that your fingernails have all fallen off (or you preemptively yanked them) from wearing the damned suit so much.  And so not to seem like a Debbie Downer, I'd gladly pull my fingernails to get to go into space.
 
2013-07-09 03:17:30 PM
Blow.  There is really no such thing as "sucking", as fluids cannot be pulled.  (Your mom may disagree with this.)

As for "outdoor space chores", there was a job on the Apollo missions where the command module pilot had to do an EVA to retrieve the film cans from outside the service module on the way back to Earth, before the module was discarded.

The task was created in part to make up for the fact that he didn't get to go down to the surface with the others.
upload.wikimedia.org

NASA was cool back then.
 
2013-07-09 03:17:33 PM

mr lawson: Quantum Apostrophe: Where are the autonomous robotic drones?

busy searching for sara connor and your fountain of youth.


OK, so I might live long enough to see it, but you don't want to? ...
 
2013-07-09 03:19:08 PM

studebaker hoch: NASA was cool back then.


We have better technology now. Test pilots in rubber suits are no longer needed to take pictures.

But look on the bright side, RC toys are much better now.
 
2013-07-09 03:21:09 PM

Quantum Apostrophe: OK, so I might live long enough to see it, but you don't want to?


it was a joke QA...remember i am a bigger life extentioner than you are. I just see the need to go to space (to get away from earth) to achieve it.
 
2013-07-09 03:23:59 PM
No one can hear you do chores....in outer space.
 
2013-07-09 03:24:30 PM
Maybe if Hadfield hadn't spent so much time on the internet, they wouldn't have a backlog of chores.
 
2013-07-09 03:31:11 PM

mr lawson: Quantum Apostrophe: OK, so I might live long enough to see it, but you don't want to?

it was a joke QA...remember i am a bigger life extentioner than you are. I just see the need to go to space (to get away from earth) to achieve it.


That's straight up mentally ill, no joke. There is no need to go to space other than in your diseased mind. Every problem and every solution will be right here on Earth.

No one's going anywhere, sorry.
 
2013-07-09 03:34:17 PM

kobrakai: dj_spanmaster: How many times have YOU griped while putting on your shoes to do [x] outside? Now just imagine instead of taking one minute to put on shoes, you have to take half an hour to put on a whole goddamn spacesuit.

You can't even be naked inside the suit.

And on top of that your fingernails have all fallen off (or you preemptively yanked them) from wearing the damned suit so much.  And so not to seem like a Debbie Downer, I'd gladly pull my fingernails to get to go into space.


I would also gladly pull your fingernails to go into space.
 
2013-07-09 03:37:51 PM

r1niceboy: I would also gladly pull your fingernails to go into space.


Why? At present the best we can do is 400 kilometers up, which is still in the atmosphere.

Rather than inflict injury to your fellow human, why not just plop down 50000$ and go fly a MiG in Russia?

They beat America in most space milestones, you should want to live in Russia anyways, right?

And if you can't afford 50k$, what makes you think you can afford to go in "space"?

Hm?
 
2013-07-09 03:52:28 PM

Quantum Apostrophe: r1niceboy: I would also gladly pull your fingernails to go into space.

Why? At present the best we can do is 400 kilometers up, which is still in the atmosphere.

Rather than inflict injury to your fellow human, why not just plop down 50000$ and go fly a MiG in Russia?

They beat America in most space milestones, you should want to live in Russia anyways, right?

And if you can't afford 50k$, what makes you think you can afford to go in "space"?

Hm?


Do many fun people have a restraining order keeping you away from them? I'm betting Phil Plait is thinking about getting one.
 
2013-07-09 03:53:54 PM
Quantum Apostrophe

studebaker hoch: NASA was cool back then.

We have better technology now. Test pilots in rubber suits are no longer needed to take pictures.

But look on the bright side, RC toys are much better now.


I don't know why I even bother replying to you, but here goes:

Before humans reached the Moon there was fear that if the Russians landed a man first, they might be able to make a valid legal claim to the Moon for Russia.  We couldn't let that happen.  America put full state resources into getting there first, making a point of saying that we had come in peace for ALL mankind.  We stuck American flags in it every time we went, but never once claimed it.

Later, a treaty was signed saying no country could claim any extra terrestrial real estate.

Apollo HAD to be manned.  Spaceflight in general does not.
 
2013-07-09 03:59:57 PM

Quantum Apostrophe: Every problem and every solution will be right here on Earth.


Just wait until they discover immortal atoms in Io's ion torus. You'd be suited up with cash in hand faster than you can say "fountain of youth".
 
2013-07-09 04:01:04 PM

studebaker hoch: Blow.  There is really no such thing as "sucking", as fluids cannot be pulled.  (Your mom may disagree with this.)

As for "outdoor space chores", there was a job on the Apollo missions where the command module pilot had to do an EVA to retrieve the film cans from outside the service module on the way back to Earth, before the module was discarded.

The task was created in part to make up for the fact that he didn't get to go down to the surface with the others.
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NASA was cool back then.


All the CM Pilots seem to insist that they aren't upset about not going down there (in interviews at least).  I know as amazing as the lunar orbits must be, I'd still be pretty bitter.
 
2013-07-09 04:11:36 PM

r1niceboy: Do many fun people have a restraining order keeping you away from them? I'm betting Phil Plait is thinking about getting one.


Fun is something you can actually do, like a MiG flight. You know that, right? Otherwise it's just yelling at a pink foam rubber wall.

So, you didn't answer me.

Why don't you plop down 50k to fly in a MiG, and if you can't do that, what makes you think Elon Musk is going to let you stow away?

Glorious free-fall in low Earth orbit, for all mankind!

studebaker hoch: Before humans reached the Moon there was fear that if the Russians landed a man first, they might be able to make a valid legal claim to the Moon for Russia.


Yes, of course, nothing at all to do with lobbing nukes over the pole. Nope.

studebaker hoch: We couldn't let that happen.


How selfless of you. Did you do it for the species? All these romantic chest-thumping notions you have about space are mentally ill.

studebaker hoch: America put full state resources into getting there first, making a point of saying that we had come in peace for ALL mankind.


This is so delusional I'm staggered that anyone would seriously believe that. President Nixon, that courageous peace-loving man who signed that plaque clearly didn't love ALL mankind though, eh?

But I guess you have your patriotic Made in China USA glasses on, as well your Space Nutter hat today, eh?

studebaker hoch: Apollo HAD to be manned. Spaceflight in general does not.


Yes, it had to be manned six times to plant your selfless flags there, eh? Guess you had to make sure that patriotic flag was there for all mankind, eh?

It was a stunt, a spectacle.

Was it amazing? Sure. And so were dozens if not hundreds of other engineering projects.

And?

It's a complete waste of time to re-live the past and glorify the dead ideas of a bygone era. The Space Age is dead. We don't need it anymore. We don't need your glorious artwork and your delusional beliefs.

No one needs ball bearings built in free-fall, we can make better ones right here.

It was a great show, but like all great shows, eventually they end and real life goes on.
 
2013-07-09 04:16:49 PM

neversubmit: Bondith: Well, if you open the outer airlock door without depressurising properly, it might suck pretty hard.

/correction, sir, that's blow
//Shut up, Data.

Which is it suck or blow?


If it's Mega Maid, she goes from suck to blow
 
2013-07-09 04:19:45 PM
Just because something follows a parabolic trajectory, that does not equate to an orbit.
 
2013-07-09 05:07:23 PM

theorellior: Quantum Apostrophe: Every problem and every solution will be right here on Earth.

Just wait until they discover immortal atoms in Io's ion torus. You'd be suited up with cash in hand faster than you can say "fountain of youth".


Lol. It's exactly the same situation as the colonization of America. Sure we could go but why would we spend the money to do so? The minute someone figures out how to make a hefty profit off of colonizing space there will be a mad rush to claim as much as possible.
 
2013-07-09 05:45:55 PM

studebaker hoch: NASA was cool back then.


NASA had about 10x more funding back then too.  Easy to be cool when you've got money and political clout.

Anyway, I personally look forward to the day when going outside in space will actually be a "chore" for people.
 
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2013-07-09 05:51:48 PM

Quantum Apostrophe: r1niceboy: Do many fun people have a restraining order keeping you away from them? I'm betting Phil Plait is thinking about getting one.

Fun is something you can actually do, like a MiG flight. You know that, right? Otherwise it's just yelling at a pink foam rubber wall.

So, you didn't answer me.

Why don't you plop down 50k to fly in a MiG, and if you can't do that, what makes you think Elon Musk is going to let you stow away?

Glorious free-fall in low Earth orbit, for all mankind!

studebaker hoch: Before humans reached the Moon there was fear that if the Russians landed a man first, they might be able to make a valid legal claim to the Moon for Russia.

Yes, of course, nothing at all to do with lobbing nukes over the pole. Nope.

studebaker hoch: We couldn't let that happen.

How selfless of you. Did you do it for the species? All these romantic chest-thumping notions you have about space are mentally ill.

studebaker hoch: America put full state resources into getting there first, making a point of saying that we had come in peace for ALL mankind.

This is so delusional I'm staggered that anyone would seriously believe that. President Nixon, that courageous peace-loving man who signed that plaque clearly didn't love ALL mankind though, eh?

But I guess you have your patriotic Made in China USA glasses on, as well your Space Nutter hat today, eh?

studebaker hoch: Apollo HAD to be manned. Spaceflight in general does not.

Yes, it had to be manned six times to plant your selfless flags there, eh? Guess you had to make sure that patriotic flag was there for all mankind, eh?

It was a stunt, a spectacle.

Was it amazing? Sure. And so were dozens if not hundreds of other engineering projects.

And?

It's a complete waste of time to re-live the past and glorify the dead ideas of a bygone era. The Space Age is dead. We don't need it anymore. We don't need your glorious artwork and your delusional beliefs.

No one needs ball bearings built in free-fall, we can make b ...


Ok...
 
2013-07-09 07:56:41 PM

scottydoesntknow: Yea but can you do chores in space while naked?

Check mate.


"Holy shiat! Look at the size of my dick!"
 
2013-07-09 07:59:14 PM

studebaker hoch: There is really no such thing as "sucking"


Oh, you people. So hard up on "a" without ever bothering to think of "b".

So cute.
Next you'll tell me something can't be three times smaller than another thing.
 
2013-07-09 10:32:42 PM
pastorkius

All the CM Pilots seem to insist that they aren't upset about not going down there (in interviews at least). I know as amazing as the lunar orbits must be, I'd still be pretty bitter.

Why, because two guys won the Powerball jackpot and you only got five million bucks?  They get to bang the two hottest chicks on earth, and you're stuck with the third hottest?

Those "losers" got to ride a Saturn V to the freakin' MOON and do all kinds of fun vehicle dockings and undockings, do the EVA on the way home, and even get to rub a few out with the away team gone for the weekend.

There wasn't a bad seat on those missions.  Not at all.
 
2013-07-10 12:25:37 AM

neversubmit: Bondith: Well, if you open the outer airlock door without depressurising properly, it might suck pretty hard.

/correction, sir, that's blow
//Shut up, Data.

Which is it suck or blow?


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