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

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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]
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Rampant Rabiit


You saw almost the exact same thing I did!

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2013-12-14 02:01:25 PM  
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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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