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(The Planetary Society)   Moon landing, Saturday, 8:40 A.M. EST. This will be, IF all goes according to plan, the first non-crash landing on the Moon since the 1970s. Link to English language live television coverage provided   (planetary.org) divider line 120
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2013-12-14 07:44:17 AM
Awesomesauce!
 
2013-12-14 07:52:11 AM
I don't see how they will be able to pull this off now that Stanley Kubrick is dead.....
 
2013-12-14 07:56:50 AM
1970?! Jesus Christ.

I only hope this will start another Space Race. Otherwise NASA will only continue to receive more and more budget cuts.
 
2013-12-14 07:58:14 AM
I hope it gets captured by moon aliens - like in that documentary by Jules Verne.
 
2013-12-14 07:59:53 AM
Meanwhile, Iran is launching monkeys into sub-oribital flights.
 
2013-12-14 08:00:15 AM
Ok. 40 minutes to go, apparently.
 
2013-12-14 08:03:31 AM
Of course.... feed is blocked at work. If anyone has others please post. Or just provide updates if you're able. Thanks.
 
2013-12-14 08:04:15 AM
It's like watching someone else landing on the Mun with the graphics used. I love it!
 
2013-12-14 08:04:26 AM

Infinity370: 1970?! Jesus Christ.

I only hope this will start another Space Race. Otherwise NASA will only continue to receive more and more budget cuts.


I was saying the same thing to my wife. Our budget to fund investigations of waste in the budget is higher than NASA's total funding. Is odorous to me that something that brought so much return on investment not to mention National pride is so disregarded these days.
 
2013-12-14 08:08:05 AM

Migrating Coconut: Of course.... feed is blocked at work. If anyone has others please post. Or just provide updates if you're able. Thanks.


All computer - circa early 90s - graphics at the moment.

Everything is pre-programmed, apparently. We are just seeing the projected trajectory on screen.

I really wish someone taped an iPhone onto the probe and use the Facetime function.


/update. they do have a camera onboard, but I think they said it'll be on after it lands
 
2013-12-14 08:10:21 AM
Awesome photos already!
 
2013-12-14 08:10:41 AM

SJKebab: It's like watching someone else landing on the Mun with the graphics used. I love it!


Mun?
 
2013-12-14 08:10:45 AM
probe descending.

The camera is now on and showing surface of moon.

Eaerth receives the picture pixel by pixel (?)
 
2013-12-14 08:10:54 AM
rootgamer.com
 
2013-12-14 08:12:31 AM
Landed already?  WOW
 
2013-12-14 08:12:33 AM
There are now two choices as a nation for the USA.

Choice 1, Put more money into NASA.

Choice 2, Do *not* put more money into NASA and eventually get big rocks dropped on you by the nations that did get into space and started moving big rocks around.

Choose.

If you do not choose your choice will be made for you and it will be choice 2.
 
2013-12-14 08:12:45 AM
Touchdown
 
2013-12-14 08:12:52 AM
It just landed!!!
 
2013-12-14 08:12:54 AM
Chang E has Landed.
 
GBB
2013-12-14 08:12:57 AM
Wow... they managed to land it 30 minutes early.
 
2013-12-14 08:14:03 AM
The dragon has landed.  I repeat, the dragon has landed.
 
2013-12-14 08:14:46 AM
I hear the lunar people have really long necks.

planetary.s3.amazonaws.com
 
2013-12-14 08:15:09 AM

italie: [rootgamer.com image 850x544]


17.12.13
 
2013-12-14 08:16:01 AM
Good job.  feels good too see another giant step for humanity.
 
2013-12-14 08:16:29 AM

Migrating Coconut: Of course.... feed is blocked at work. If anyone has others please post. Or just provide updates if you're able. Thanks.


I'm posting from my phone. Silly me lost my feed when I posted earlier and now I can't get it back. Not happy...
 
2013-12-14 08:17:05 AM

Joe Peanut: I hear the lunar people have really long necks.

[planetary.s3.amazonaws.com image 167x167]


I like neck'n.
 
2013-12-14 08:17:23 AM

skantea: Good job.  feels good too see another giant step for humanity.


Asimov:  There is a single light of science, and to brighten it anywhere is to brighten it everywhere.  Well done, China!  Congratulations on a major milestone.
 
2013-12-14 08:17:35 AM

styckx: Meanwhile, Iran is launching monkeys into sub-oribital flights.


You're thinking of Virgin Galactic
 
2013-12-14 08:18:46 AM
Seems odd for something so complex to be achieved 30 minutes early.

Ok...we are entering the tertiary orbit as we begin to align for final...you know what? Fark it...let's just land now.
 
2013-12-14 08:19:24 AM
They made it? Congrats to all the teams that worked on it... but...

Red Moon Rising?
 
2013-12-14 08:19:55 AM

Joe Peanut: The d

lagon has landed. I lepeat, the dlagon has landed.
 
2013-12-14 08:20:24 AM
Why am I watching a cartoon?
 
2013-12-14 08:20:31 AM
Apparently, 1) They copied the 1960s/1970s NASA command center, including clothes and hardware/software. 2) The main timer has a problem with smooth second over second transition. It is skipping seconds, goes fast to catch up, slows down, etc. lol

Oh, and they just said they avoid kicking up dust and that it is very different than the apollo landing gear. No shiat or at least I hope so.

This looks like the chinese are filming Apollo 13
 
2013-12-14 08:21:24 AM

Shadowknight: something that brought so much return on investment not to mention National pride is so disregarded these days.


1) Horsecrap
2) You were just pissed that the Russians beat you every other time. Where is THEIR "return on investment"? You see any?
 
2013-12-14 08:22:00 AM

post0089: Apparently, 1) They copied the 1960s/1970s NASA command center, including clothes and hardware/software. 2) The main timer has a problem with smooth second over second transition. It is skipping seconds, goes fast to catch up, slows down, etc. lol

Oh, and they just said they avoid kicking up dust and that it is very different than the apollo landing gear. No shiat or at least I hope so.

This looks like the chinese are filming Apollo 13


So where's the live feed of YOUR lunar lander?
 
2013-12-14 08:23:23 AM
It took 100,000 people YEARS to make this happen? That seems like an awful lot of brain burning for what amounts to a trip next door.

/especially since it looks like they're just copying.
 
2013-12-14 08:24:22 AM
When do they deploy the rover and find the obelisk?
 
2013-12-14 08:25:24 AM
i.imgur.com


Is this supposed to be some kind of a sick joke?
 
2013-12-14 08:27:49 AM
Nicely done. Congratulations.
 
2013-12-14 08:27:50 AM

Quantum Apostrophe: Shadowknight: something that brought so much return on investment not to mention National pride is so disregarded these days.

1) Horsecrap
2) You were just pissed that the Russians beat you every other time. Where is THEIR "return on investment"? You see any?


I meant space research in general. Everything from thermal gear to computers to knowledge of our universe has advanced thanks to NASA and the space race.

Hell, half the tech in my kitchen is a result of NASA development.
 
2013-12-14 08:28:26 AM
img.fark.net
/Approves.
//Took enough time.
 
2013-12-14 08:32:25 AM

fisker: [i.imgur.com image 850x633]


Is this supposed to be some kind of a sick joke?


The graphic quality reminds me of a "Dire Straits" video.
 
2013-12-14 08:33:33 AM
Female Correspondent in the studio keeps mentioning the probe as a 'rabbit'.

Must be a Chinese thang.
 
2013-12-14 08:33:40 AM
Looks photoshopped.
 
2013-12-14 08:36:35 AM

GungFu: Female Correspondent in the studio keeps mentioning the probe as a 'rabbit'.

Must be a Chinese thang.


It might be rabbit season for them.
 
2013-12-14 08:40:20 AM

fisker: [i.imgur.com image 850x633]


Is this supposed to be some kind of a sick joke?


That looks 'shopped to me.

/I don't trust those sneaky Chinese.
 
2013-12-14 08:42:08 AM
Funny that uhhh uhhhh
Is so universal
 
2013-12-14 08:42:35 AM

Shadowknight: I meant space research in general. Everything from thermal gear to computers to knowledge of our universe has advanced thanks to NASA and the space race.


OK. Let's say you're right. What was the important part that needed to be done in space? Could you just take the money and give it directly to people and not actually go into space?

Because all NASA did was redistribute wealth socialism-style to various private companies to develop things that already existed.

And computers? You're kidding, right? Half the planet was already well on the way to being computerized by then ANYWAYS.

And our knowledge of the universe advanced just fine before anyone ever strapped themselves into a tin can to go 0.1 Earth radii up for 90 minutes.

Do you remember the 19th century Mars missions? Or the manned Sun missions to find helium in its atmosphere?

So why the hard-on for the ridiculous notion of manned space "exploration"? How does putting a monkey in a rubber suit 250 miles up somehow explore space better than sitting at a computer chair???

Just admit it's about dick waving and the dream that you want to go on a giant roller coaster ride. If only people were honest about that you'd never hear from me again.

New rule: You can lie to yourself, just stop lying to me.
 
2013-12-14 08:44:08 AM

GungFu: Female Correspondent in the studio keeps mentioning the probe as a 'rabbit'.

Must be a Chinese thang.


In Chinese folklore, the moon spirit/goddess had a pet rabbit. Named Yutu, same as the rover.
 
2013-12-14 08:48:07 AM

Quantum Apostrophe: Shadowknight: I meant space research in general. Everything from thermal gear to computers to knowledge of our universe has advanced thanks to NASA and the space race.

OK. Let's say you're right. What was the important part that needed to be done in space? Could you just take the money and give it directly to people and not actually go into space?

Because all NASA did was redistribute wealth socialism-style to various private companies to develop things that already existed.

And computers? You're kidding, right? Half the planet was already well on the way to being computerized by then ANYWAYS.

And our knowledge of the universe advanced just fine before anyone ever strapped themselves into a tin can to go 0.1 Earth radii up for 90 minutes.

Do you remember the 19th century Mars missions? Or the manned Sun missions to find helium in its atmosphere?

So why the hard-on for the ridiculous notion of manned space "exploration"? How does putting a monkey in a rubber suit 250 miles up somehow explore space better than sitting at a computer chair???

Just admit it's about dick waving and the dream that you want to go on a giant roller coaster ride. If only people were honest about that you'd never hear from me again.

New rule: You can lie to yourself, just stop lying to me.


Well, in addition to being a ray of sunshine, you're also kind of ignorant to history. And kind of missed my entire point I was making.

Have a nice day though.
 
2013-12-14 08:48:08 AM
We already went there and won't be back until there are Starbucks, McDonald's, and Walmarts. Wait until they find out!
 
2013-12-14 08:49:06 AM

Shadowknight: GungFu: Female Correspondent in the studio keeps mentioning the probe as a 'rabbit'.

Must be a Chinese thang.

In Chinese folklore, the moon spirit/goddess had a pet rabbit. Named Yutu, same as the rover.



Oh, so nothing to do with probing and The Rabbit.

/Cheers for the info; interesting...off to wiki
 
2013-12-14 08:49:18 AM

Nuclear Monk: Seems odd for something so complex to be achieved 30 minutes early.

Ok...we are entering the tertiary orbit as we begin to align for final...you know what? Fark it...let's just land now.


I wondered about that too.  Every other space flight or landing I've been able to see has been timed down to the second, with some variance for atmosphere and such.  30 minutes is a BIG difference at the speeds they're going.  So either someone made a big mistake on the math, or their PR department fudged the numbers in a big way.  Seems odd though, I'd have thought they'd want as many people as possible to be able to watch at the correct time, not turn in for 'LOL, missed it!'
 
2013-12-14 08:51:46 AM
If the graphics are accurate they certainly did not go for originality in the design of their lander or rover.
 
2013-12-14 08:52:09 AM
Quantum Apostrophe:
Just admit it's about dick waving and the dream that you want to go on a giant roller coaster ride. If only people were honest about that you'd never hear from me again.


Since it's a Chinese mission that just landed don't you mean wong waving?
 
2013-12-14 08:56:33 AM

Quantum Apostrophe: Shadowknight: I meant space research in general. Everything from thermal gear to computers to knowledge of our universe has advanced thanks to NASA and the space race.

OK. Let's say you're right. What was the important part that needed to be done in space? Could you just take the money and give it directly to people and not actually go into space?

Because all NASA did was redistribute wealth socialism-style to various private companies to develop things that already existed.

And computers? You're kidding, right? Half the planet was already well on the way to being computerized by then ANYWAYS.

And our knowledge of the universe advanced just fine before anyone ever strapped themselves into a tin can to go 0.1 Earth radii up for 90 minutes.

Do you remember the 19th century Mars missions? Or the manned Sun missions to find helium in its atmosphere?

So why the hard-on for the ridiculous notion of manned space "exploration"? How does putting a monkey in a rubber suit 250 miles up somehow explore space better than sitting at a computer chair???

Just admit it's about dick waving and the dream that you want to go on a giant roller coaster ride. If only people were honest about that you'd never hear from me again.

New rule: You can lie to yourself, just stop lying to me.


Bless your heart.
 
2013-12-14 08:57:52 AM
That's our moon!  Go find your own!
 
2013-12-14 08:58:29 AM
Did OJ get work release for this?
 
2013-12-14 08:59:06 AM

fisker: Is this supposed to be some kind of a sick joke?


Chinese soundstage technology sucks.
 
2013-12-14 09:00:24 AM

Infinity370: 1970?! Jesus Christ.

I only hope this will start another Space Race. Otherwise NASA will only continue to receive more and more budget cuts.


What NASA needs again are the Nads (and Ovaries) Of Steel types that flew these machines in the 60's, with Flight Directors who have buzzcuts who with a single look can wither you down to a soggy frenchfry if you deviate just the slightest from the program. Let the substitute math teachers stay on the ground and  let the real badasses do the flying.

/ We need more Benjamin Siskos than Jean Luc Picards
 
2013-12-14 09:03:37 AM

Lt. Cheese Weasel: That's our moon!  Go find your own!


Well, it's not like it's marked anymore. Something that I read recently, and something that seems obvious in retrospect, is that our flag planted up there is now completely white. With no atmosphere to protect it, it was probably completely sun bleached by the end of the week.

To any visitors, it looks like we surrendered it and ran away.
 
2013-12-14 09:03:39 AM

skantea: Good job.  feels good too see another giant step for humanity.


.....that eats pets and execute people according to what particular organ needs to be harvested (back of the head if hearts & kidneys, through the heart if corneas are rising in the market).
 
2013-12-14 09:14:06 AM
Quantum Apostrophe:
Just admit it's about dick waving and the dream that you want to go on a giant roller coaster ride. If only people were honest about that you'd never hear from me again.

Oh look. One of those types.

I bet you like to say "Atheists are just as bad as religious fundamentalists. If only people were honest agnostics you'd never hear from me again".
 
2013-12-14 09:14:24 AM

nekom: post0089: Apparently, 1) They copied the 1960s/1970s NASA command center, including clothes and hardware/software. 2) The main timer has a problem with smooth second over second transition. It is skipping seconds, goes fast to catch up, slows down, etc. lol

Oh, and they just said they avoid kicking up dust and that it is very different than the apollo landing gear. No shiat or at least I hope so.

This looks like the chinese are filming Apollo 13

So where's the live feed of YOUR lunar lander?


How do you know that I don't work at NASA and was part of the engineering team that put the rover on Mars? Also, maybe I am Buzz Aldrin and I have been to the moon. Where's your snark now, commie? Bob Dole 2014!
 
2013-12-14 09:14:46 AM

TV's Vinnie: Infinity370: 1970?! Jesus Christ.

I only hope this will start another Space Race. Otherwise NASA will only continue to receive more and more budget cuts.

What NASA needs again are the Nads (and Ovaries) Of Steel types that flew these machines in the 60's, with Flight Directors who have buzzcuts who with a single look can wither you down to a soggy frenchfry if you deviate just the slightest from the program. Let the substitute math teachers stay on the ground and  let the real badasses do the flying.

/ We need more Benjamin Siskos than Jean Luc Picards


They need those people so they can sit around with no rockets to get into space and no funding to build new ones?
 
2013-12-14 09:20:00 AM
post0089:
How do you know that I don't work at NASA and was part of the engineering team that put the rover on Mars? Also, maybe I am Buzz Aldrin and I have been to the moon. Where's your snark now, commie? Bob Dole 2014!

Woah, woah buddy listen I don't want any trouble, ok?
 
2013-12-14 09:28:10 AM
That was....anti-climatic.

Mars rover wrecked the bell curve of baddassery, and the dual camera coverage kold kilt it.

xsimreviews.comi.i.cbsi.comwww.zeitnews.org
 
2013-12-14 09:28:35 AM

Starshines: TV's Vinnie: Infinity370: 1970?! Jesus Christ.

I only hope this will start another Space Race. Otherwise NASA will only continue to receive more and more budget cuts.

What NASA needs again are the Nads (and Ovaries) Of Steel types that flew these machines in the 60's, with Flight Directors who have buzzcuts who with a single look can wither you down to a soggy frenchfry if you deviate just the slightest from the program. Let the substitute math teachers stay on the ground and  let the real badasses do the flying.

/ We need more Benjamin Siskos than Jean Luc Picards

They need those people so they can sit around with no rockets to get into space and no funding to build new ones?


These things also require funding, and sending substitute teachers into space like during the Shuttle era just didn't provide the thrills to the public as much as landing men with MannCo names like Neil ARM STRONG and "Buzz" Aldrin on the Moon.

As it was said during Project Mercury, "No Buck Rogers, no bucks".

And to be honest, I'm glad the Shuttle program has been closed. The hardware was becoming so woefully obsolete that NASA had people actually scouring eBay for old computers to cannibalize, and it was being used as a "space limo" for ex-Senators and Saudi Oil Princes.
 
2013-12-14 09:30:41 AM

Evil Mackerel: GungFu: Female Correspondent in the studio keeps mentioning the probe as a 'rabbit'.

Must be a Chinese thang.

It might be rabbit season for them.


Nah, she just wants to masturbate with it.
 
2013-12-14 09:39:00 AM

ukexpat: Evil Mackerel: GungFu: Female Correspondent in the studio keeps mentioning the probe as a 'rabbit'.

Must be a Chinese thang.

It might be rabbit season for them.

Nah, she just wants to masturbate with it.


She would have to bear all for that.
 
2013-12-14 09:39:17 AM

styckx: Meanwhile, Iran is launching monkeys into sub-oribital flights.



No, no!   Not the flying monkeys!
 
2013-12-14 09:39:44 AM
Starshines:

/ We need more Benjamin Siskos than Jean Luc Picards

The world does not need any more horrible actors.
 
2013-12-14 09:40:08 AM
Now all they have to do is rescue the princess, shut down the tractor beam, and escape.
 
2013-12-14 09:40:40 AM

Evil Mackerel: GungFu: Female Correspondent in the studio keeps mentioning the probe as a 'rabbit'.

Must be a Chinese thang.

It might be rabbit season for them.


Duck Season!
 
2013-12-14 09:44:12 AM
Why isn't this bigger news?

/"And where are the pictures I was supposed to see?"
encrypted-tbn1.gstatic.com
 
2013-12-14 09:47:17 AM

Quantum Apostrophe: New rule: You can lie to yourself, just stop lying to me.


Awww, look who woke up on the wrong side of the retirement home. Did the nurse put the catheter in the wrong hole again?
 
2013-12-14 09:48:29 AM
I guess the moon is not made of cheese after all.
 
2013-12-14 09:48:44 AM
We can't afford to have a Moon gap!
 
2013-12-14 09:49:03 AM

nekom: post0089:
How do you know that I don't work at NASA and was part of the engineering team that put the rover on Mars? Also, maybe I am Buzz Aldrin and I have been to the moon. Where's your snark now, commie? Bob Dole 2014!

Woah, woah buddy listen I don't want any trouble, ok?


thumbs.ifood.tv

Well, punk. You just found it.

/TAAAAANNNNNGGGGG!
 
2013-12-14 09:49:54 AM

rnatalie: Evil Mackerel: GungFu: Female Correspondent in the studio keeps mentioning the probe as a 'rabbit'.

Must be a Chinese thang.

It might be rabbit season for them.

Duck Season!


Wabbit Season!

Peking Duck Season!
 
2013-12-14 09:53:30 AM
Rabbit on the moon you say..
stream1.gifsoup.com
 
2013-12-14 09:55:39 AM

italie: Starshines:

/ We need more Benjamin Siskos than Jean Luc Picards

The world does not need any more horrible actors.


www.ex-astris-scientia.org

"Comander, Get this Farker off my viewscreen!"
 
2013-12-14 09:57:31 AM

jayphat: italie: Starshines:

/ We need more Benjamin Siskos than Jean Luc Picards

The world does not need any more horrible actors.

[www.ex-astris-scientia.org image 150x90]

"Comander, Get this Farker off my viewscreen!"


Wow, what a douchebag. Hotlinking isn't wasting your money.
 
2013-12-14 10:19:36 AM

Lt. Cheese Weasel: That's our moon!  Go find your own!


Not any more...we gave it to them. We shoulda had moon bases there to protect our interest, but NO. NASA has to go play the long ball. We should be learning, right now, the intricacies of living in space, that's what we SHOULD be doing, right there on the moon. Not sending robots to far-flung rocks for billions of dollars. What are we learning there? The history of a dying planet?..yeah, that's news we can use.

You watch...China's gonna carve out a chunk around the landing site and claim sovereignty, maybe over the whole satellite, seeing as we left it abandoned. Homesteader's rights, ya know. Our only recourse then is to wage war up there, but we'll lose because we never learnt to live in space.
 
2013-12-14 10:26:00 AM

Mikeyworld: Lt. Cheese Weasel: That's our moon!  Go find your own!

Not any more...we gave it to them. We shoulda had moon bases there to protect our interest, but NO. NASA has to go play the long ball. We should be learning, right now, the intricacies of living in space, that's what we SHOULD be doing, right there on the moon. Not sending robots to far-flung rocks for billions of dollars. What are we learning there? The history of a dying planet?..yeah, that's news we can use.

You watch...China's gonna carve out a chunk around the landing site and claim sovereignty, maybe over the whole satellite, seeing as we left it abandoned. Homesteader's rights, ya know. Our only recourse then is to wage war up there, but we'll lose because we never learnt to live in space.


Well, then there's only course of action we'll have to take.

splitsider.com
4.bp.blogspot.com
i44.tinypic.com
 
2013-12-14 10:32:13 AM

Quantum Apostrophe: Shadowknight: I meant space research in general. Everything from thermal gear to computers to knowledge of our universe has advanced thanks to NASA and the space race.

OK. Let's say you're right. What was the important part that needed to be done in space? Could you just take the money and give it directly to people and not actually go into space?

Because all NASA did was redistribute wealth socialism-style to various private companies to develop things that already existed.

And computers? You're kidding, right? Half the planet was already well on the way to being computerized by then ANYWAYS.

And our knowledge of the universe advanced just fine before anyone ever strapped themselves into a tin can to go 0.1 Earth radii up for 90 minutes.

Do you remember the 19th century Mars missions? Or the manned Sun missions to find helium in its atmosphere?

So why the hard-on for the ridiculous notion of manned space "exploration"? How does putting a monkey in a rubber suit 250 miles up somehow explore space better than sitting at a computer chair???

Just admit it's about dick waving and the dream that you want to go on a giant roller coaster ride. If only people were honest about that you'd never hear from me again.

New rule: You can lie to yourself, just stop lying to me.


I'm with you, man; sending people into space to "explore" so close will never in any way help us send explorers to things/planets farther away. Everyone knows you don't walk before you run, you just make calculations about running until you can magically run anywhere.
 
2013-12-14 10:42:43 AM

Joe Peanut: The dragon moonbunny has landed.  I repeat, the dragon moonbunny has landed.


FTFY, in part because that's pretty much exactly what the probe was named for (the bunny in the moon--well, at least a goodly number of cultures and myself see a bunny in the moon, at any rate).

And add me to the chorus that hopes for a new Space Race :D
 
2013-12-14 10:46:37 AM

GungFu: Female Correspondent in the studio keeps mentioning the probe as a 'rabbit'.

Must be a Chinese thang.


As noted, the probe was named after the bunny in the moon (Chang'e means literally "moon rabbit", which--depending on what Eastern mythos you're talking about--either keeps the moon goddess company or is perpetually making mochi on the moon).

And yes, a lot of cultures tend to see what a lot of Westerners see as the "man in the moon" as a bunny in the moon.  (Fairly common among Mesoamerican First Nations, too, to see the darker parts on the moon as a moon bunny.  Often the Patron Moon Bunny Of Pulque, Tequila And Cerveza, at that :D)

And since the probe was named after the Moon Bunny, this is why they refer to the probe as a bunny :3

/never did see the "man in the moon"
//always DID see a bunny, though
 
2013-12-14 10:52:53 AM

GBB: Wow... they managed to land it 30 minutes early.


Doesn't matter, they're just going to want to land another one in an hour.
 
2013-12-14 10:54:52 AM
Aaaand just so people know I am NOT on crack re the moonbunny, here's how different people (and cultures) see the moonbunny:

4.bp.blogspot.com

(The way I always have seen the moonbunny is closest to the middle top pic; the way most East Asian mythology sees the moonbunny is the bottom right pic.)
 
2013-12-14 10:58:43 AM

Quantum Apostrophe: you'd never hear from me again


One can dream...
 
2013-12-14 11:02:57 AM

Even With A Chainsaw: Quantum Apostrophe: Shadowknight: I meant space research in general. Everything from thermal gear to computers to knowledge of our universe has advanced thanks to NASA and the space race.

OK. Let's say you're right. What was the important part that needed to be done in space? Could you just take the money and give it directly to people and not actually go into space?

Because all NASA did was redistribute wealth socialism-style to various private companies to develop things that already existed.

And computers? You're kidding, right? Half the planet was already well on the way to being computerized by then ANYWAYS.

And our knowledge of the universe advanced just fine before anyone ever strapped themselves into a tin can to go 0.1 Earth radii up for 90 minutes.

Do you remember the 19th century Mars missions? Or the manned Sun missions to find helium in its atmosphere?

So why the hard-on for the ridiculous notion of manned space "exploration"? How does putting a monkey in a rubber suit 250 miles up somehow explore space better than sitting at a computer chair???

Just admit it's about dick waving and the dream that you want to go on a giant roller coaster ride. If only people were honest about that you'd never hear from me again.

New rule: You can lie to yourself, just stop lying to me.

Bless your heart.




But don't you understand! Eliminating NASA could add 9 billion to the 30 billion we already spend extending the lives of basement dwellers and their moms... who bring them pizza bagels! And if there is one thing this world needs, it's another basement dweller on a single world of seven billion.
 
2013-12-14 11:05:42 AM

Great Porn Dragon: Aaaand just so people know I am NOT on crack re the moonbunny, here's how different people (and cultures) see the moonbunny:

[4.bp.blogspot.com image 600x400]

(The way I always have seen the moonbunny is closest to the middle top pic; the way most East Asian mythology sees the moonbunny is the bottom right pic.)


I can't believe you left out one of the most important examples  http://pbfcomics.com/120/
 
2013-12-14 11:21:00 AM
img.fark.net
i42.tinypic.com
Rampant Rabiit
 
2013-12-14 11:24:40 AM

maxheck: Even With A Chainsaw: Quantum Apostrophe: Shadowknight: I meant space research in general. Everything from thermal gear to computers to knowledge of our universe has advanced thanks to NASA and the space race.

OK. Let's say you're right. What was the important part that needed to be done in space? Could you just take the money and give it directly to people and not actually go into space?

Because all NASA did was redistribute wealth socialism-style to various private companies to develop things that already existed.

And computers? You're kidding, right? Half the planet was already well on the way to being computerized by then ANYWAYS.

And our knowledge of the universe advanced just fine before anyone ever strapped themselves into a tin can to go 0.1 Earth radii up for 90 minutes.

Do you remember the 19th century Mars missions? Or the manned Sun missions to find helium in its atmosphere?

So why the hard-on for the ridiculous notion of manned space "exploration"? How does putting a monkey in a rubber suit 250 miles up somehow explore space better than sitting at a computer chair???

Just admit it's about dick waving and the dream that you want to go on a giant roller coaster ride. If only people were honest about that you'd never hear from me again.

New rule: You can lie to yourself, just stop lying to me.

Bless your heart.

But don't you understand! Eliminating NASA could add 9 billion to the 30 billion we already spend extending the lives of basement dwellers and their moms... who bring them pizza bagels! And if there is one thing this world needs, it's another basement dweller on a single world of seven billion.



It's ok, Hollywood will sort things out.

Christopher Nolan's Interstella trailer:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=827FNDpQWrQ
 
2013-12-14 11:26:25 AM

GBB: Wow... they managed to land it 30 minutes early.


'Course they did. Chang'e is inevitable.
 
2013-12-14 11:46:27 AM
Quantum Apostrophe [TotalFark]
(favorite: 8010186 Said nothing was up there to slow a satellite when the link said it was in the atmosphere.)


New rule: You can lie to yourself, just stop lying to me.
New rule, when an article explains a satellite is slowing due to atmospheric drag and you can keep up, we'll take you serious.
 
2013-12-14 12:08:42 PM

Joe Peanut: I hear the lunar people have really long necks.

[planetary.s3.amazonaws.com image 167x167]


I've heard that she's into really big "boosters", with lots of thrust.
 
2013-12-14 12:15:44 PM
Did they leas the old NASA sound stage or build there own?
 
2013-12-14 01:00:25 PM
Makes more sense when the images are actually aligned!

i43.tinypic.com
 
2013-12-14 01:01:09 PM
Ugh. Too many more Chinese missions, and future American rovers will need to wear facemasks.

img.fark.net
 
2013-12-14 01:05:29 PM
It's only been a couple of hours but I'm hungry for another moon landing.
 
2013-12-14 01:14:08 PM
i.imgur.com

Did someone say, Lunar Lander?
 
2013-12-14 01:18:39 PM

Evil Mackerel: fisker: [i.imgur.com image 850x633]


Is this supposed to be some kind of a sick joke?

The graphic quality reminds me of a "Dire Straits" video.


Dang.. you would think of all people the chinese would know how to fake their moon landings even better than NASA did. Alas, they didn't!
 
2013-12-14 01:22:36 PM

maxheck: But don't you understand! Eliminating NASA could add 9 billion to the 30 billion we already spend extending the lives of basement dwellers and their moms... who bring them pizza bagels! And if there is one thing this world needs, it's another basement dweller on a single world of seven billion.


So maybe we should develop a program designed to safely take people from this world to others?
 
2013-12-14 01:38:46 PM

Warthog: [i.imgur.com image 535x382]

Did someone say, Lunar Lander?


Heh.  Haven't played that in years.
 
2013-12-14 01:52:13 PM

dready zim: There are now two choices as a nation for the USA.

Choice 1, Put more money into NASA.

Choice 2, Do *not* put more money into NASA and eventually get big rocks dropped on you by the nations that did get into space and started moving big rocks around.

Choose.

If you do not choose your choice will be made for you and it will be choice 2.


Just a tad paranoid are you not?
 
2013-12-14 01:57:18 PM

GungFu: [img.fark.net image 600x400]
[i42.tinypic.com image 600x589]
Rampant Rabiit


You saw almost the exact same thing I did!

i105.photobucket.com
 
2013-12-14 02:01:25 PM
i105.photobucket.com
 
2013-12-14 02:21:57 PM
Congratulations, China!, And welcome to the late '60's
 
2013-12-14 03:08:22 PM

Ghastly: Quantum Apostrophe:
Just admit it's about dick waving and the dream that you want to go on a giant roller coaster ride. If only people were honest about that you'd never hear from me again.

Oh look. One of those types.

I bet you like to say "Atheists are just as bad as religious fundamentalists. If only people were honest agnostics you'd never hear from me again".


Pretty much.  QA's just freaking OBSESSED with threadshiatting any time he can turn the discussion to space exploration.  This isn't even the first time he's contradicted himself and one time he took a "this resource is running out" thread and just started spamming his anti-NASA propaganda when literally no one had even mentioned space before that.

Last time he pinned himself down he was claiming he only hated MANNED missions, but now he's even obsessed with shiatting on robot probes.

Meanwhile, American media either sells "Pop culture drama...IN (wildly scientifically inaccurate) SPAAAAACE" or does Penn & Teller's "oh government can't do anything so we need to send more money to old people and oil companies instead of invest in the farking future."

We'll be the Chessentan empire before long...
 
2013-12-14 03:11:53 PM
Make that Cheliax.
 
2013-12-14 03:19:41 PM
Watch the Moon die of lead poisoning!
 
2013-12-14 03:39:36 PM

Quantum Apostrophe: Shadowknight: I meant space research in general. Everything from thermal gear to computers to knowledge of our universe has advanced thanks to NASA and the space race.

OK. Let's say you're right. What was the important part that needed to be done in space? Could you just take the money and give it directly to people and not actually go into space?

Because all NASA did was redistribute wealth socialism-style to various private companies to develop things that already existed.

And computers? You're kidding, right? Half the planet was already well on the way to being computerized by then ANYWAYS.

And our knowledge of the universe advanced just fine before anyone ever strapped themselves into a tin can to go 0.1 Earth radii up for 90 minutes.

Do you remember the 19th century Mars missions? Or the manned Sun missions to find helium in its atmosphere?

So why the hard-on for the ridiculous notion of manned space "exploration"? How does putting a monkey in a rubber suit 250 miles up somehow explore space better than sitting at a computer chair???

Just admit it's about dick waving and the dream that you want to go on a giant roller coaster ride. If only people were honest about that you'd never hear from me again.

New rule: You can lie to yourself, just stop lying to me.


Holly fark, you're out of your mind.

I'm gonna leave most of the crazy where it is, but this I take issue with.
And computers? You're kidding, right? Half the planet was already well on the way to being computerized by then ANYWAYS.

The fark you say?!?!  Texas instruments, at NASA's behest, created the first IC.  This seemingly small step is the reason you can type this message and have it be seen by any number of other people, it's the reason the computer revolution happened, and there is no reasonable way to know if it might have happened without NASA/Ti.

All of this happened a LONG farkING TIME before the planet was well on it's way to computerizing.

Either you have no farking clue what you are talking about, or you didn't take your meds.
 
2013-12-14 04:35:56 PM
Congratulations China.

Hope this makes others (re)join the "space race"
 
2013-12-14 06:34:00 PM

TheBigJerk: Ghastly: Quantum Apostrophe:
Just admit it's about dick waving and the dream that you want to go on a giant roller coaster ride. If only people were honest about that you'd never hear from me again.

Oh look. One of those types.

I bet you like to say "Atheists are just as bad as religious fundamentalists. If only people were honest agnostics you'd never hear from me again".

Pretty much.  QA's just freaking OBSESSED with threadshiatting any time he can turn the discussion to space exploration.  This isn't even the first time he's contradicted himself and one time he took a "this resource is running out" thread and just started spamming his anti-NASA propaganda when literally no one had even mentioned space before that.


Was he touched by an astronaut when he was a child or something?
 
2013-12-14 09:18:17 PM
 
2013-12-14 09:21:21 PM

Ghastly: TheBigJerk: Ghastly: Quantum Apostrophe:
Just admit it's about dick waving and the dream that you want to go on a giant roller coaster ride. If only people were honest about that you'd never hear from me again.

Oh look. One of those types.

I bet you like to say "Atheists are just as bad as religious fundamentalists. If only people were honest agnostics you'd never hear from me again".

Pretty much.  QA's just freaking OBSESSED with threadshiatting any time he can turn the discussion to space exploration.  This isn't even the first time he's contradicted himself and one time he took a "this resource is running out" thread and just started spamming his anti-NASA propaganda when literally no one had even mentioned space before that.

Was he touched by an astronaut when he was a child or something?


Probably some brand of trauma, possibly enjoyed too much scifi and NASA dreams as a kid but flunked out of everything science-related.

Although I think if you drew him being molested by a space shuttle it would be hilarious.
 
2013-12-14 10:31:50 PM
He probably grew up wanting to be a space ranger, with all his heart, but, when he found out that NASA didn't have a "Morans on the Moon" program, his love turned to hate.  It happens that way, sometimes.
 
2013-12-15 05:30:10 AM
FloydA: What is that rabbit doing to that giant squid?

I swear to god, he's making rice cakes. (Mochi)

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One Japanese tale sees it as a rabbit pounding rice for mochi.

http://bunfectionary.com/rabbits-making-mochi-on-the-moon/

/Japanese Major. it's actually good for something.
//Love my field, I do.
 
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