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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 25
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2013-12-14 11:21:00 AM  
4 votes:
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i42.tinypic.com
Rampant Rabiit
2013-12-14 09:53:30 AM  
4 votes:
Rabbit on the moon you say..
stream1.gifsoup.com
2013-12-14 08:28:26 AM  
4 votes:
img.fark.net
/Approves.
//Took enough time.
2013-12-14 08:17:35 AM  
4 votes:

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


You're thinking of Virgin Galactic
2013-12-14 08:14:46 AM  
4 votes:
I hear the lunar people have really long necks.

planetary.s3.amazonaws.com
2013-12-14 09:47:17 AM  
3 votes:

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 08:10:54 AM  
3 votes:
rootgamer.com
2013-12-14 10:32:13 AM  
2 votes:

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 09:40:40 AM  
2 votes:

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 08:56:33 AM  
2 votes:

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 08:52:09 AM  
2 votes:
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 08:32:25 AM  
2 votes:

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 07:58:14 AM  
2 votes:
I hope it gets captured by moon aliens - like in that documentary by Jules Verne.
2013-12-14 07:52:11 AM  
2 votes:
I don't see how they will be able to pull this off now that Stanley Kubrick is dead.....
2013-12-14 06:34:00 PM  
1 votes:

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 03:19:41 PM  
1 votes:
Watch the Moon die of lead poisoning!
2013-12-14 01:57:18 PM  
1 votes:

GungFu: [img.fark.net image 600x400]
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Rampant Rabiit


You saw almost the exact same thing I did!

i105.photobucket.com
2013-12-14 01:05:29 PM  
1 votes:
It's only been a couple of hours but I'm hungry for another moon landing.
2013-12-14 11:46:27 AM  
1 votes:
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 11:05:42 AM  
1 votes:

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:

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(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 10:54:52 AM  
1 votes:
Aaaand just so people know I am NOT on crack re the moonbunny, here's how different people (and cultures) see the moonbunny:

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(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 10:52:53 AM  
1 votes:

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 10:26:00 AM  
1 votes:

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
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i44.tinypic.com
2013-12-14 09:40:08 AM  
1 votes:
Now all they have to do is rescue the princess, shut down the tractor beam, and escape.
2013-12-14 08:22:00 AM  
1 votes:

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?
 
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