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2013-11-18 04:17:56 PM  
MAVEN lifted off shortly before 1:30 p.m. ET from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida, starting a 10-month trip to Mars. It's scheduled to arrive on September 22, 2014.

Thanks for the heads-up, Rip Van Winklemitter!!
 
2013-11-18 04:23:29 PM  
cdn.bleacherreport.net
just pleased to get a mention.
 
2013-11-18 05:30:36 PM  

i.imgur.com


I TOLD YOU WE NEEDED MORE STRUTS!

 
2013-11-18 05:37:25 PM  

Cpl.D: [i.imgur.com image 850x478]
I TOLD YOU WE NEEDED MORE STRUTS!


i301.photobucket.com
Guaranteed success!

/moar struts are always the solution
//quantum struts (OP) are the final solution
 
2013-11-18 05:42:35 PM  

Cpl.D: I TOLD YOU WE NEEDED MORE STRUTS!


Rocket simulator app?
 
2013-11-18 05:46:47 PM  
I wish we had a President who would put the top national priority on science.

We should have had man on Mars by now.

Hell, we haven't been to the moon in 40 years. Thats a long farking time.

Its a disgrace.
 
2013-11-18 05:52:05 PM  
Glad it was successful, my housemate has a cubesat which launches tomorrow (fingers crossed) that would have been delayed if this one had.
 
2013-11-18 05:55:07 PM  

New Farkin User Name: Cpl.D: [i.imgur.com image 850x478]
I TOLD YOU WE NEEDED MORE STRUTS!

[i301.photobucket.com image 850x478]
Guaranteed success!

/moar struts are always the solution
//quantum struts (OP) are the final solution


Sweet Jebus!!

I am thinking way too small with my Kerbal spacecrafts.

I'm going STRUT WILD TONIGHT!!
 
2013-11-18 05:58:51 PM  

New Farkin User Name: Cpl.D: [i.imgur.com image 850x478]
I TOLD YOU WE NEEDED MORE STRUTS!

[i301.photobucket.com image 850x478]
Guaranteed success!

/moar struts are always the solution
//quantum struts (OP) are the final solution


What's that? 1 FPS?
 
2013-11-18 06:05:28 PM  

markie_farkie: Cpl.D: I TOLD YOU WE NEEDED MORE STRUTS!

Rocket simulator app?


https://kerbalspaceprogram.com/

It's awesome.  You can either do the math and land your little green men on the mun and get them home safe or you can just slap together rocket parts at random and watch the little guys crash and burn.
 
2013-11-18 06:06:45 PM  

New Farkin User Name: Cpl.D: [i.imgur.com image 850x478]
I TOLD YOU WE NEEDED MORE STRUTS!

[i301.photobucket.com image 850x478]
Guaranteed success!

/moar struts are always the solution
//quantum struts (OP) are the final solution


LMAO.  That's my picture haha.  Here's a better one:

i.imgur.com
 
2013-11-18 06:11:26 PM  

Riche: markie_farkie: Cpl.D: I TOLD YOU WE NEEDED MORE STRUTS!

Rocket simulator app?

https://kerbalspaceprogram.com/

It's awesome.  You can either do the math and land your little green men on the mun and get them home safe or you can just slap together rocket parts at random and watch the little guys crash and burn.


Seconding the bolding.
 
2013-11-18 06:12:52 PM  

Riche: markie_farkie: Cpl.D: I TOLD YOU WE NEEDED MORE STRUTS!

Rocket simulator app?

https://kerbalspaceprogram.com/

It's awesome.  You can either do the math and land your little green men on the mun and get them home safe or you can just slap together rocket parts at random and watch the little guys crash and burn.


I've only got the demo, but so far I've landed a few Kerbins on Mun. I just have to figure out how to get them back. I never quite have enough fuel. I figured I'd put ladders around the top of the command module and let some hang on. I'm getting closer, though.
 
2013-11-18 06:14:00 PM  
New Farkin User Name: [i301.photobucket.com image 850x478]

Here's that whole craft:
i.imgur.com

And the result:
i.imgur.com

From my earlier times, before I knew how to lift crazy things.
 
2013-11-18 06:20:12 PM  

Tobin_Lam: I've only got the demo, but so far I've landed a few Kerbins on Mun. I just have to figure out how to get them back. I never quite have enough fuel. I figured I'd put ladders around the top of the command module and let some hang on. I'm getting closer, though.


First you:
i301.photobucket.com

Then you:
i.imgur.com

And then you:
i.imgur.com

It is pure natural Kerbal progression.
 
2013-11-18 06:23:19 PM  

Rev.K: New Farkin User Name: Cpl.D: [i.imgur.com image 850x478]
I TOLD YOU WE NEEDED MORE STRUTS!

[i301.photobucket.com image 850x478]
Guaranteed success!

/moar struts are always the solution
//quantum struts (OP) are the final solution

Sweet Jebus!!

I am thinking way too small with my Kerbal spacecrafts.

I'm going STRUT WILD TONIGHT!!


I love building big.  Love this game.  As evidenced by my pictures in this thread.  Current project is assembling a behemoth in orbit.

This is one-seventh the final craft:

i.imgur.com
 
2013-11-18 06:29:08 PM  

Cpl.D: Tobin_Lam: I've only got the demo, but so far I've landed a few Kerbins on Mun. I just have to figure out how to get them back. I never quite have enough fuel. I figured I'd put ladders around the top of the command module and let some hang on. I'm getting closer, though.

First you:
[i301.photobucket.com image 850x531]

Then you:
[i.imgur.com image 640x400]

And then you:
[i.imgur.com image 640x360]

It is pure natural Kerbal progression.


First I have to consistently land without breaking off a landing strut or two.
 
2013-11-18 06:31:30 PM  

cman: We should have had man on Mars by now.


Why? What would the benefit of a manned mission be (versus the expense/risk) that cannot/is not already being accomplished with rovers and probes?

Hell, we haven't been to the moon in 40 years. Thats a long farking time.

Its a disgrace.


Again, why? We already did the moon. What is of value there that necessitates a return trip?
 
2013-11-18 06:37:56 PM  

The Bestest: cman: We should have had man on Mars by now.

Why? What would the benefit of a manned mission be (versus the expense/risk) that cannot/is not already being accomplished with rovers and probes?

Hell, we haven't been to the moon in 40 years. Thats a long farking time.

Its a disgrace.

Again, why? We already did the moon. What is of value there that necessitates a return trip?


Because it would make a shiatload of problems that have to be solved that we normally care about. Imagine a colony on the moon. Imagine what it will take to make that happen. The technology of what comes out of the Space program has insanely improved our lives.
 
2013-11-18 06:38:31 PM  

cman: The Bestest: cman: We should have had man on Mars by now.

Why? What would the benefit of a manned mission be (versus the expense/risk) that cannot/is not already being accomplished with rovers and probes?

Hell, we haven't been to the moon in 40 years. Thats a long farking time.

Its a disgrace.

Again, why? We already did the moon. What is of value there that necessitates a return trip?

Because it would make a shiatload of problems that have to be solved that we normally wouldn't care about. Imagine a colony on the moon. Imagine what it will take to make that happen. The technology of what comes out of the Space program has insanely improved our lives.


Whoops. My bad. Fixt
 
2013-11-18 06:45:51 PM  

cman: Because it would make a shiatload of problems that have to be solved that we normally wouldn't care about. Imagine a colony on the moon. Imagine what it will take to make that happen. The technology of what comes out of the Space program has insanely improved our lives.


Alright. Submit a budget to Congress that includes a NASA expenditure for this and see how far it gets.

There is zero appetite to do things just for the sake of doing. We live in an entirely different climate than one in which we wrote a blank check for these things in the name of beating the Ruskies. In these times, the only way you can pass such things is if there's hard, proven scientific gain or (far more likely) commercial application.

You want to go back to the moon? Convince Exxon there's oil up there.
 
2013-11-18 06:50:27 PM  

The Bestest: cman: Because it would make a shiatload of problems that have to be solved that we normally wouldn't care about. Imagine a colony on the moon. Imagine what it will take to make that happen. The technology of what comes out of the Space program has insanely improved our lives.

Alright. Submit a budget to Congress that includes a NASA expenditure for this and see how far it gets.

There is zero appetite to do things just for the sake of doing. We live in an entirely different climate than one in which we wrote a blank check for these things in the name of beating the Ruskies. In these times, the only way you can pass such things is if there's hard, proven scientific gain or (far more likely) commercial application.

You want to go back to the moon? Convince Exxon there's oil up there.


You are right.

We lack the political will to do such

Its a shame, really
 
2013-11-18 07:03:37 PM  

Riche: It's awesome.


Sweet, I shall check it out post haste!  Gotta go get a fresh bottle of something to drink while I send my minions to a horrible slow, painful, flopping-quivering-with-your-eyes-open fiery death!
 
2013-11-18 07:08:58 PM  

markie_farkie: Riche: It's awesome.

Sweet, I shall check it out post haste!  Gotta go get a fresh bottle of something to drink while I send my minions to a horrible slow, painful, flopping-quivering-with-your-eyes-open fiery death!


i.imgur.com

APPROVES!

 
2013-11-18 07:09:38 PM  

cman: The Bestest: cman: Because it would make a shiatload of problems that have to be solved that we normally wouldn't care about. Imagine a colony on the moon. Imagine what it will take to make that happen. The technology of what comes out of the Space program has insanely improved our lives.

Alright. Submit a budget to Congress that includes a NASA expenditure for this and see how far it gets.

There is zero appetite to do things just for the sake of doing. We live in an entirely different climate than one in which we wrote a blank check for these things in the name of beating the Ruskies. In these times, the only way you can pass such things is if there's hard, proven scientific gain or (far more likely) commercial application.

You want to go back to the moon? Convince Exxon there's oil up there.

You are right.

We lack the political will to do such

Its a shame, really


I thousand times this.  A thousand shames.
 
2013-11-18 07:28:35 PM  
Yo, Cpl.D. Have you seen the Kerbal Multi-Player Mod yet? It's actually pretty good (still buggy, but it's being regularly updated) and your creations will inspire awe into the general Kerbal public.
 
2013-11-18 07:31:25 PM  

New Farkin User Name: Yo, Cpl.D. Have you seen the Kerbal Multi-Player Mod yet? It's actually pretty good (still buggy, but it's being regularly updated) and your creations will inspire awe into the general Kerbal public.


Yes.  I can disconnect whole servers just by putting things on the launchpad.

i.imgur.com
 
2013-11-18 07:59:45 PM  

upload.wikimedia.org


Maven!

 
2013-11-18 08:10:18 PM  

markie_farkie: Riche: It's awesome.

Sweet, I shall check it out post haste!  Gotta go get a fresh bottle of something to drink while I send my minions to a horrible slow, painful, flopping-quivering-with-your-eyes-open fiery death!

i181.photobucket.com



That's the KSP spirit!
 
2013-11-18 08:19:38 PM  

Riche: [i181.photobucket.com image 360x288]

That's the KSP spirit!


Gotta love reentry effects.

i.imgur.com
Love 'em more when you get 'em going up.
 
2013-11-18 09:36:20 PM  

i.imgur.com


i.imgur.com


OMG OMG OMG wher bunkr

 
2013-11-19 07:59:57 AM  
The Bestest

You want to go back to the moon? Convince Exxon there's oil up there. derpity oil companies dertity warharble..



Not to interrupt your stupidity, but was it Exxon that canceled the Super Collider the USA was building -that would make the Large Hadron Collider look like piss-?

Hint: No, it was a dim controlled House, Senate and president.
 
2013-11-19 08:04:09 AM  
cman [TotalFark]


I wish we had a President who would put the top national priority on science.

So do I.... so do I.

www.upl.co
 
2013-11-19 08:15:30 AM  
The Bestest

Again, why? We already did the moon. What is of value there that necessitates a return trip?
We've already looked outside the cave. What is of value there that necessitates a return trip?

And before anyone gets to cheering NASA........ that launch was accomplished by russian rocketry.
 
2013-11-19 09:56:11 AM  

OnlyM3: And before anyone gets to cheering NASA........ that launch was accomplished by russian rocketry.


I was gonna let your other posts slide, or maybe even expound on mine and offer more detailed counterpoints, but after this little gem I can only conclude you're an ill-informed rager with a chip on their shoulder.

Good day, sir.
 
2013-11-19 03:26:36 PM  
The Bestest
2013-11-19 09:56:11 AM


OnlyM3: And before anyone gets to cheering NASA........ that launch was accomplished by russian rocketry.

I was gonna

Oh darn, an anti progress cave dweller can't challenge a statement so (s)he passive aggressively "ignores" it.

I'm hurt, how will I get through the day?
 
2013-11-19 05:19:51 PM  
fine.. I'll indulge you

re: SCSC-
Yes it's cancellation was unfortunate, but it WAS running way over budget. Other than pushing a political agenda, I'm not sure what your point is. Was there any Republican resistance to it's closure? Any counter-proposals? Proposals later down the line to salvage or restart the project? These aren't rhetorical questions.

re: the moon-
Again, what benefit is there for a manned mission? What do you believe is left to be gleaned that cannot be accomplished by unmanned missions? Do you honestly believe direct funding for such manned missions would pass a congress controlled by any party? If we DO put a man back on the moon for any reason, it will likely be due to private enterprise with perhaps some indirect public funding. This is not necessarily a bad thing.

re: Atlas V-
As i said in the other thread, because we (and by "we", I mean the private, American contractor that builds the Atlas V) elect to use 1 Russian engine in the first stage, likely because it's cheaper than their own design, that means we're "outsourcing launches to the Russians"?
 
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