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(Edudemic)   Beautiful infographic depicts 50 years of space exploration   (edudemic.com) divider line 21
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2013-09-22 09:30:45 AM  
only 1 mission to URanus? surprising.
 
2013-09-22 09:35:31 AM  

pc_gator: only 1 mission to URanus? surprising.


Because it's unremarkable?
 
2013-09-22 09:42:59 AM  
The blue line represents the money spent in $100 bills laid end to end.
 
2013-09-22 09:57:43 AM  

Just another Heartland Weirdass: The blue line represents the money spent in $100 bills laid end to end.


The best money this country has ever spent.
 
2013-09-22 10:01:14 AM  
It also says 73 missions to the moon, but only two of NASA's were successful. I think I don't understand, and maybe an article link is needed
 
2013-09-22 10:03:55 AM  

Bennett the Mad: It also says 73 missions to the moon, but only two of NASA's were successful. I think I don't understand, and maybe an article link is needed


A lot of flybys and satellites and things of that nature.
 
2013-09-22 10:30:29 AM  
 
2013-09-22 12:23:56 PM  

Larva Lump: Just shy of four years.


How time flies when you're having fun! Still, I had hoped this was a new infographic or even an updated version. Oh well.
 
ZAZ [TotalFark]
2013-09-22 12:28:25 PM  
You know your space program isn't going well when it can't manage a crash landing on an object 2000 miles across. That was the early story of the Ranger series. Eventually NASA was able to hit the broad side of a barn.
 
2013-09-22 01:17:21 PM  
Wake me from my cryopod when we discover hot green chicks
 
2013-09-22 01:39:32 PM  

Larva Lump: Just shy of four years.


Good thing fark hasn't attracted any new users in that time, and everyone here has a perfect memory, so that this redundancy can deservedly be treated as an abomination.
 
2013-09-22 01:42:53 PM  

HighZoolander: Good thing fark hasn't attracted any new users in that time, and everyone here has a perfect memory, so that this redundancy can deservedly be treated as an abomination.


The problem isn't that we've seen it before; it's that it's outdated.
 
2013-09-22 02:52:32 PM  
I don't even see the point of any of this.  Clearly we're the only people in this 6,000 year old universe.  What's beyond our atmosphere is completely irrelevant.*


*People that believe this should be launched into the sun.
 
2013-09-22 03:51:13 PM  
When did Pluto get upgraded again?
 
2013-09-22 03:52:02 PM  

mooseyfate: I don't even see the point of any of this.  Clearly we're the only people in this 6,000 year old universe.  What's beyond our atmosphere is completely irrelevant.*


*People that believe this should be launched into the sun.


Where they will respond "Can you launch at night so it will not be so hot?"
 
2013-09-22 05:00:22 PM  

ZAZ: You know your space program isn't going well when it can't manage a crash landing on an object 2000 miles across. That was the early story of the Ranger series. Eventually NASA was able to hit the broad side of a barn.


Well, the US suffered from quality control during the beginning of the space program most certainly. The clean rooms as we know them weren't something developed for spacecrafts until after the many failures of the Ranger program for example. Also, lots of rocket failures because again quality control, NASA was given rockets that weren't flight worthy. Keep in mind, almost everything from spacesuits to rocket engines were hand made too. o.o Which is why when you think about it in that light, the Apollo program was so amazing.

Either way the US started to close in on the Soviet's by 1965, and that Sergei Korelev (IE: The chief designer) died in 1966 didn't help matters. Though, I think even if Sergei had lived I doubt Russia would of gone to the moon. They simply lacked the capability to do so in the same time frame and the US had started to pick up steam as it got a hold on how to do all this space stuff.
 
2013-09-22 07:04:53 PM  

The Morans Guy: When did Pluto get upgraded again?


i152.photobucket.com
It was always a planet to me, dammit.
 
2013-09-22 09:01:40 PM  

ZAZ: You know your space program isn't going well when it can't manage a crash landing on an object 2000 miles across. That was the early story of the Ranger series. Eventually NASA was able to hit the broad side of a barn.


Uh huh, and how's your space program doing? Perfect operational record?
 
2013-09-22 10:36:44 PM  

pc_gator: only 1 mission to URanus? surprising.


Everything beyond the inner planets is really spaced out.  NASA got really lucky with the available flight path for Voyager 2.
 
2013-09-22 11:19:08 PM  

Mega Steve: Wake me from my cryopod when we discover hot green chicks


Look for terminally ill virgins, especially those with stomach issues.  There.  Criteria met:  hot, green and chicks.
 
2013-09-23 09:22:09 AM  

MarkEC: pc_gator: only 1 mission to URanus? surprising.

Because it's unremarkable?


Oh, I wouldn't say that.triggspot.com

/to boldly go.
 
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