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(YouTube)   Tired of Mars? Maybe your Curiosity needs more Perseverance. Everyone else, your Spirit wants you to take the Opportunity to Sojourner at the link for a 4 PM ET NASA mission briefing   (youtube.com) divider line
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2021-02-25 3:46:11 PM  
your headline lacks InSight
 
2021-02-25 3:56:10 PM  

khitsicker: your headline lacks InSight


MRO sees what you did there.
 
2021-02-25 3:58:56 PM  
Aye. Perseverance will take samples that in 20 years time will be returned to Earth, depending on funding.
 
2021-02-25 4:02:02 PM  
Perseverance better do a good job....
 
2021-02-25 4:08:34 PM  
Mars is boring, but it's all we've got for now.
 
2021-02-25 4:10:24 PM  

PartTimeBuddha: Aye. Perseverance will take samples that in 20 years time will be returned to Earth, depending on funding.


I wonder if anybody from the SpaceX colony will make the road trip to watch the first solid-fueled rocket take off from Mars.
 
2021-02-25 4:15:09 PM  
Panoramas are cool.
 
2021-02-25 4:27:19 PM  
Oh look!  A rock! Wow!
 
2021-02-25 5:21:50 PM  

Professor Science: the SpaceX colony


A colony on Mars is a nonsense. There's nothing on Mars that isn't on Earth, except for Pay For Your Next Breath Libertarianism. Oh, and nitrogen.

The idea of Mars as a "lifeboat for humanity" is an exponential nonsense.

There are three choices: terraforming (thousands of expensive years with no payoff), bioforming (transform humanity to live in astonishingly harsher environments), or O'Neill Cylinders.

I like Musk's approach to rocket tech. I do. I like 'em launching. I like 'em crashing. I like 'em getting back up and doing it again iteratively. But that's not a sane approach for a colony six months out unless you intend that your fertilizer be the dead remains of victims customers from two years before.
 
2021-02-25 6:02:24 PM  

Marcus Aurelius: Mars is boring, but it's all we've got for now.


I hope to live to see a rover on the Neptune moon Triton. There's currently promising talk of a single flyby NASA mission, anyhow.
 
2021-02-25 6:18:07 PM  
David Bowie - Life On Mars? (Official Video)
Youtube AZKcl4-tcuo
 
2021-02-25 6:47:55 PM  

Pinnacle Point: Marcus Aurelius: Mars is boring, but it's all we've got for now.

I hope to live to see a rover on the Neptune moon Triton. There's currently promising talk of a single flyby NASA mission, anyhow.


I think there is talk of a Titan lander, though I'm not 100% certain of that.
 
2021-02-25 7:00:57 PM  

GoldSpider: Pinnacle Point: Marcus Aurelius: Mars is boring, but it's all we've got for now.

I hope to live to see a rover on the Neptune moon Triton. There's currently promising talk of a single flyby NASA mission, anyhow.

I think there is talk of a Titan lander, though I'm not 100% certain of that.


There is so. And a submarine at that. They want to explore the liquid methane lakes.
 
2021-02-25 7:31:35 PM  

GoldSpider: Pinnacle Point: Marcus Aurelius: Mars is boring, but it's all we've got for now.

I hope to live to see a rover on the Neptune moon Triton. There's currently promising talk of a single flyby NASA mission, anyhow.

I think there is talk of a Titan lander, though I'm not 100% certain of that.


It is called Dragonfly. Instead of a rover, it will be an aircraft. It helps a lot the gravity is much less than Earth and the atmosphere is much thicker. It is an APL mission i.e. John Hopkins University which is the hated competitor to JPL.

https://dragonfly.jhuapl.edu/
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Drago​n​fly_(spacecraft)
 
2021-02-25 7:42:50 PM  

Redh8t: GoldSpider: Pinnacle Point: Marcus Aurelius: Mars is boring, but it's all we've got for now.

I hope to live to see a rover on the Neptune moon Triton. There's currently promising talk of a single flyby NASA mission, anyhow.

I think there is talk of a Titan lander, though I'm not 100% certain of that.

There is so. And a submarine at that. They want to explore the liquid methane lakes.


The approved mission to Titan, does NOT have a sub. That is an idea that many say would be nice to do someday. It has not progressed beyond "it would be nice to have a sub on Titan." The Dragonfly mission is approved, and funded for a planned 2027 launch. It is an rotocraft.
 
2021-02-25 7:51:19 PM  

GoldSpider: Pinnacle Point: Marcus Aurelius: Mars is boring, but it's all we've got for now.

I hope to live to see a rover on the Neptune moon Triton. There's currently promising talk of a single flyby NASA mission, anyhow.

I think there is talk of a Titan lander, though I'm not 100% certain of that.


Titan would be more feasible I suppose, being way closer. It's a cool and unique unique world in our solar system.
 
2021-02-25 8:26:45 PM  

TheMysteriousStranger: Redh8t: GoldSpider: Pinnacle Point: Marcus Aurelius: Mars is boring, but it's all we've got for now.

I hope to live to see a rover on the Neptune moon Triton. There's currently promising talk of a single flyby NASA mission, anyhow.

I think there is talk of a Titan lander, though I'm not 100% certain of that.

There is so. And a submarine at that. They want to explore the liquid methane lakes.

The approved mission to Titan, does NOT have a sub. That is an idea that many say would be nice to do someday. It has not progressed beyond "it would be nice to have a sub on Titan." The Dragonfly mission is approved, and funded for a planned 2027 launch. It is an rotocraft.


Ah yes, thank YOU.
For anyone interested:
https://www.nasa.gov/press-release/na​s​as-dragonfly-will-fly-around-titan-loo​king-for-origins-signs-of-life
 
2021-02-25 11:53:09 PM  
I'm viking that headline, subby...
 
2021-02-26 12:21:29 AM  
This is all I have to contribute.

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2021-02-26 11:07:22 AM  
It feels like the only real reason to put Americans on Mars is to do it before China puts their people there.

And yeah, a lot of the science we're doing now with rovers would be quicker with people there to get the samples and stuff, but the risk... it's insanely high.
 
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