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(Kinja)   The Orion 8: the NASA men and women that will go to Mars   ( divider line
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2013-08-21 12:10:26 PM  
3 votes:
Can they possibly resist the maddening urge to eradicate history at the mere push of a single button? The beautiful, shiny button? The jolly, candy-like button?
2013-08-21 01:50:58 PM  
2 votes:
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Someone familiar with long-endurance missions.
2013-08-21 01:34:21 PM  
2 votes:
Looks like a great group of actors.
2013-08-21 01:32:08 PM  
2 votes:

Sybarite: I have no idea what you're talking about, so here's an astronaut covered in goslings.

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/Jessica Meir

Pretty lady. I wonder if she juggles.
2013-08-21 12:00:52 PM  
2 votes:
I can definitely tell they have a Mathematician, a Statistician, and a different kind of Mathematician...
2013-08-21 08:43:08 PM  
1 vote:

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.


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

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2013-08-21 03:14:16 PM  
1 vote:

brimed03: But at the very least-- and my original point-- don't CLAIM to have a representative group of Americans when you clearly don't.

So your are saying it should be an out off work black guy, a jewish lawyer and itialian pizzaria owner, some stoned kid, an overly tatted and pierced girl,Honey Boo Boo, a mexican day worker and a Trans Gender biracial liberal?

2013-08-21 03:10:21 PM  
1 vote:
12 hundred gabilion dollar project and the Orion 8 is what they come up with? Sounds more like a winning lottery team.
2013-08-21 02:47:33 PM  
1 vote:
I'll put money on the fact that more than 50% of them will be dead/retired before the USA has a serious manned program and not one of them leaves LEO.
2013-08-21 02:37:46 PM  
1 vote:
The lady in the red jacket will be the first to die.
2013-08-21 02:23:25 PM  
1 vote:
not impressed...

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2013-08-21 02:20:00 PM  
1 vote:
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2013-08-21 02:12:03 PM  
1 vote:

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

It's been taken care of
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2013-08-21 01:54:47 PM  
1 vote:
It looks like they got Amy Farrah Fowler in ther too.
2013-08-21 01:48:46 PM  
1 vote:

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.

Really?  If Kerbal Space Program has taught me anything, it's that you can get anywhere if you slap enough solid rocket boosters together.  Shouldn't take that long.
2013-08-21 01:36:16 PM  
1 vote:
If they were the Gary 7 they would get there faster.
2013-08-21 12:39:00 PM  
1 vote:
I see they have Token Black. That's nice.
2013-08-21 11:46:17 AM  
1 vote:
Which one will Tom Hanks be playing?
2013-08-21 11:38:55 AM  
1 vote:
And they are all named "Max Peck"
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