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(Kinja)   The Orion 8: the NASA men and women that will go to Mars   (front.kinja.com) divider line 15
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2013-08-21 01:38:00 PM  
3 votes:
Aren't they going to be too old by the time a Mars mission actually happens? It's, like, at least 20 years away and that's being optimistic.
2013-08-21 11:38:55 AM  
3 votes:
And they are all named "Max Peck"
2013-08-21 02:33:42 PM  
2 votes:

Lets talk frankly about internal cleanliness: //sad that people are more hung up on race than what this means for the future of manned flight


It is a progressive world, quotas  must be filled.
2013-08-21 08:43:08 PM  
1 votes:

brimed03: FTA: According to NASA Administrator Charles Bolden, "they not only have the right stuff... they represent the full tapestry of America."

Yes.  The full tapestry.  Provided you're only using six or seven white threads and one black thread.  Mayyybe a tan thread IF the red-jacketed woman is Hispanic.  No yellow or red threads though.

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Percentage wise it would appear that they are more diverse than the White House (unpaid) Intern staff:


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2013-08-21 02:54:02 PM  
1 votes:

Lets talk frankly about internal cleanliness: People said the same thing about the moon when Kennedy made his speech in '61, and we'd barely started putting satellites in our own orbit. Eight years later there were two men standing on it.


The Difference is we had motivation to get to the moon before those damn commies! We were in an arms race, and getting to the moon was part of securing the high ground and proving our superiority. Once we did that we stopped and did flights around low earth orbit for almost 30 years and cut NASA's budget. Which is important to note because NASA's budget for Apollo varied from 2 to 4 percent. NASA's budget now as a percentage of the budget? 0.47 percent and its suppose to be even less next year.

Look, I want Orion and SLS to fly I just think its ridiculous to think that these eight will actually fly when we have no agreed mission for Orion/SLS. We are building Orion/SLS mainly to keep shuttle contractors happy, beyond that we have no well planed goal. Well, the President has his capture an asteroid idea and then eventually Mars. Congress isn't keen on funding that idea, so eh. Indeed, Orion/SLS are being squeezed thanks to this retarded sequester. So whether both fly before they're canceled is anyone's guess.

Plus, anyone who thinks we're actually serious about this is kidding themselves. If we were it wouldn't take 16 years of development for Orion/SLS to fly. Compare that to the 9 years it took to develop shuttle, and the 7 years it took to develop Apollo. Orion wont fly until 2021, and that's just a earth orbit mission. Who knows when the first mission beyond low earth orbit will be.

So I'm putting my hope in Space X. They already have a working spacecraft that is capable of going to Mars. Maybe Musk will have brought the cost of putting humans into space by that time as that is his goal eventually with Grasshopper. Overall his approach seems to be the most sensible as far as money, time, and engineering goes. Maybe the government will come to its senses by then and realize they have a perfectly capable spacecraft already in their use by that time. Or not. >.>
2013-08-21 02:25:55 PM  
1 votes:

XMark: Aren't they going to be too old by the time a Mars mission actually happens? It's, like, at least 20 years away and that's being optimistic.


People said the same thing about the moon when Kennedy made his speech in '61, and we'd barely started putting satellites in our own orbit. Eight years later there were two men standing on it.

lostcat: They all better stop aging now, considering what a long way we are from being ready to send them.

Or did someone come up with a way to sheild against solar radiation already?


We have ways, it's a matter of balancing weight vs. expense for an effective system. It could be as simple as a layer of water sandwiched in the fuselage. I've also seen proposals that incorporate liquefied solid waste in such a system. Use it or lose it, as it were.

brimed03: FTA: According to NASA Administrator Charles Bolden, "they not only have the right stuff... they represent the full tapestry of America."

Yes.  The full tapestry.  Provided you're only using six or seven white threads and one black thread.  Mayyybe a tan thread IF the red-jacketed woman is Hispanic.  No yellow or red threads though.

/that'sracist.jpg
//so'sthis.jpg


I'm sure with a pool 6100 potentials, "color" was a deciding factor when choosing a group with the right technical/scientific backgrounds and skillsets.

/thrilled that we finally got a sequel to the Mercury Seven
//sad that people are more hung up on race than what this means for the future of manned flight
2013-08-21 02:20:00 PM  
1 votes:
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2013-08-21 02:13:11 PM  
1 votes:

Deep Contact: Hope they have about 3 feet of lead surrounding them for the trip.


I expect they'll use a lot of water for shielding.  Unless we develop some really long-lived recycling systems, they're gonna need it anyway.
2013-08-21 01:59:16 PM  
1 votes:
Hope they have about 3 feet of lead surrounding them for the trip.
2013-08-21 01:54:47 PM  
1 votes:
It looks like they got Amy Farrah Fowler in ther too.
2013-08-21 01:50:58 PM  
1 votes:
upload.wikimedia.org

Someone familiar with long-endurance missions.
2013-08-21 01:39:09 PM  
1 votes:
They all better stop aging now, considering what a long way we are from being ready to send them.

Or did someone come up with a way to sheild against solar radiation already?
2013-08-21 01:36:16 PM  
1 votes:
If they were the Gary 7 they would get there faster.
2013-08-21 12:39:00 PM  
1 votes:
I see they have Token Black. That's nice.
2013-08-21 11:46:17 AM  
1 votes:
Which one will Tom Hanks be playing?
 
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