• NASA is sending people to Mars.
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[QUOTE=Buck.;46624035]If they would pull it off for 2030 then it would be only 127 years from the first Wright brothers flight to first humans on Mars. Let that sink in for a minute.[/QUOTE] An equally mindblowing but more easily observable period of progression is to see powered flight go from making long hops across a field in North Carolina to putting human beings on the moon and returning them safely just 66 years later.
[QUOTE=Orkel;46623957]This is the most likely outcome[/QUOTE] With the GOP now in control of the house and senate, yes. [QUOTE=Fusnax;46624357]oh god that's the perfect plan[/QUOTE] Now all we need is WhollyRufus to come in and make wild theories about the CIA somehow being involved to destabalize the native martian Government.
[QUOTE=Ta16;46624758]With the GOP now in control of the house and senate, yes.[/QUOTE] historically the gop has been more supportive of space exploration than the democrats
imagine working for nasa right now, gonna be known as the people who landed us on fucking mars
I have zero faith in any NASA plan that extends 20 years into the future.
We're going to mars!* ** * by visiting a hypothetical orbiting body brought to earths orbit in an unreasonable timeframe **any redirect mission will take decades to get out there, bag it, turn around and come home [editline]2nd December 2014[/editline] Seriously the asteroid mission is a joke, even NASA hasn't devoted much resources to building the capture systems
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[QUOTE=hydrated;46624804]historically the gop has been more supportive of space exploration than the democrats[/QUOTE] How much of that was related to combating the Soviet space program?
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I want to see this happen really fucking bad, but the pessimist in me tells me it's most likely not happening :'(
If I'm given the opportunity, I would sign up to go to Mars. I would be the first person to post on Facepunch from another planet!
[QUOTE=MatheusMCardoso;46623997]Is this how the world ends?[/QUOTE] "Uh, hey guys? Remember the Mars Climate Probe? That one that I kinda-sorta maybe possibly used lbs-in instead of newton-meters? Well..."
This might be a bad idea. If there's anything Doom taught me, Mars and it's moons have gates to hell, and researchers who go up there will probably release hordes of demon. I just hope we have Space Marines by then.
[QUOTE=Banhfunbags;46623870]I wonder why this isn't getting much publicity.[/QUOTE] Because this isn't the first time we've been "going to mars"
[QUOTE=Zero-Point;46625100]"Uh, hey guys? Remember the Beagle Probe? That one that I kinda-sorta maybe possibly simulated in feet and then programmed in meters? Well..."[/QUOTE] is there any source on this because i'm sure i've heard of it before but it sounds like a total farcical myth and i can't find any information on it
Now we need to just add a shit ton of money to the budget. Problem is that people still think that NASA has a shit ton of money, which they don't. Especially since they get 0.4% of tax payer money. Another thing people need to know is that there is a lot of profit in space. Especially since one of the largest asteroids in the system has about 367 trillion times as much metal than we ever mined out of the Earth in human history.
[QUOTE=cody8295;46623927]i wanna goto mars[/QUOTE] Personally I'd find that journey pretty scary
[QUOTE=meatwad253;46625279]Personally I'd find that journey pretty scary[/QUOTE] So did he [img]http://38.media.tumblr.com/332934fd5b9000463bf70416957ef242/tumblr_mponrs3lZY1ryyd2so1_400.gif[/img]
[QUOTE=Buck.;46624035]If they would pull it off for 2030 then it would be only 127 years from the first Wright brothers flight to first humans on Mars. Let that sink in for a minute.[/QUOTE] We're taking our sweet-ass time with Mars. Realistically, if the space-war had continued, the technology could've been developed much earlier. I find the fact that we went from the first flight to the Moon landing in only 66 even more astounding!
This is a great thing I might get to see within my life time, however if anything happens to NASA as a program or it's funding can easily jeopardize this. Hopefully we manage to get it done in the meantime.
I like that the Falcon 9's legs are deployed like some 1930's scifi space ship.
I just hope no one wears a shirt that makes people cry this time
[QUOTE=joshuadim;46625023]If I'm given the opportunity, I would sign up to go to Mars. I would be the first person to post on Facepunch from another planet![/QUOTE] erybody knows jupiter is where its at...and by it i mean interstellar wormholes and mysterious monoliths really jupiter would be an interesting mission, since it would involve construction of a very robust ship with undoubtedly a nuclear reactor and generated gravity, as well as a large amount of deltaV way beyond our current capabilities though, even the falcon colonizer wouldn't be able to do this job
If Congress shoots down funding, and once I'm on my own with a high paying engineering job, I'm dedicating some of my income. I want this history to be made.
[QUOTE=Deathtrooper2;46625215]Now we need to just add a shit ton of money to the budget. Problem is that people still think that NASA has a shit ton of money, which they don't. Especially since they get 0.4% of tax payer money. Another thing people need to know is that there is a lot of profit in space. Especially since one of the largest asteroids in the system has about 367 trillion times as much metal than we ever mined out of the Earth in human history.[/QUOTE] Our tech levels don't allow for us to harvest any of that metal. Period. Dumping cash into NASA isn't going to get us there, NASA isn't going to set up huge orbital facilities to process ore into useful metal products. Private companies are. Private companies are already researching the prerequisite tech to do things like asteroid mining.
I really hope we have a colony somewhere at least by the end of my life time. I've slowly come to accept the fact I'll never see interstellar travel or any of the cool sci-fi stuff in my lifetime, but if I could just know (or even have the opportunity to be one of them) that people have the choice to live on other planets, I could die happy.
[QUOTE=Stopper;46625389]We're taking our sweet-ass time with Mars. Realistically, if the space-war had continued, the technology could've been developed much earlier. I find the fact that we went from the first flight to the Moon landing in only 66 even more astounding![/QUOTE] Realistically the space race only happened because it proved who's missile technology was better. We'd have never gone to mars during the space race because it wouldn't prove who's missiles were better, as our missiles only had to travel around the earth, going to the moon was more than enough to prove the point that our guidance capabilities were capable of hitting anywhere in the USSR with significant accuracy. The unhappy truth is that the only reason we went to the moon was to prove the point that we could annihilate a different country.
[QUOTE=Bradyns;46623855][IMG]https://pbs.twimg.com/media/B33OkExCcAAKD5e.jpg:large[/IMG][/QUOTE] Ours is the drill that will pierce the heavens
[QUOTE=adamsz;46625301]So did he [img]http://38.media.tumblr.com/332934fd5b9000463bf70416957ef242/tumblr_mponrs3lZY1ryyd2so1_400.gif[/img][/QUOTE] That would be Jupiter, not Mars.
[QUOTE=ChestyMcGee;46625198]is there any source on this because i'm sure i've heard of it before but it sounds like a total farcical myth and i can't find any information on it[/QUOTE] My bad, it was the Mars Climate Orbiter that happened to. Also they used lbs-in. instead of newton-meters, another mistake.
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