Donnchadha: USA! USA! USA!Wait.... European? What the hell?
dryknife: Why didn't I think of that?[upload.wikimedia.org image 512x386]
To The Escape Zeppelin!: Donnchadha: USA! USA! USA!Wait.... European? What the hell?To be fair we were launching weather satellites to Mars last month.
OnlyM3: NASA slips further into irrelevance.
Quantum Apostrophe [TotalFark](favorite: 8010186 Said nothing was up there to slow a satellite when the link said it was in the atmosphere.)>>> OnlyM3: NASA slips further into irrelevance.No, you just have decades of head start. Other countries just see you like a big brother they want to imitate. They'll learn soon enough that getting pictures of dead rocks is just a hobby.
bbfreak>>> OnlyM3: NASA slips further into irrelevance.Nope. Nobody is close to being as relevant as NASA and while that might change sometime in the future with our lack of willingness to fund our space agency
Europe hasMars Express,Venus Express,Rosetta Will land on a comet! Beating NASA.NASA has Curiosity Rover shorting like a mo-fo. Hopefully fixed, likely just fixed "for now"Opportunity Rover Left over from NASA's death throwsMESSENGERLRO proudly taking pictures of where NASA was able to put people back in the 60's and 70'sMRO To take pictures of where we've had several 'bots' before, and basicly duplicating the ESA's Mars Express orbiter. This is LRO all over again, with a bigger push.LADEE Orbiting the moom. Such progressNew Horizon I'll give you this one. Voters were able to save this from NASA cutbacks and I'm truely looking forward to it reaching its destination.Juno More been there done there stuff. We've had cameras here beforeCassini partnered with ESA & Italy ASIDawn partners with Netherlands, Italy and GermanyVoyager 1 & 2 1977 leftovers that lets be honest are no longer giving us anything useful.ARTEMIS P1/P2 More bots doing what we had people doing in the 60'sits OK that other space agencies are doing science in space. Its not a competition and the more science the better in my opinion.
At the moment though, only NASA, ESA, and China are exploring beyond low earth orbit.
Rev. Skarekroe: Ooh, bad idea. Comets are where zombie viruses come from.[4.bp.blogspot.com image 489x326]
SansNeural: Typical Farkers, I guess.
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