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OT: NASA Puts Rover on Mars

Discussion in 'NHL Hockey Forum' started by pixburgher66, Aug 6, 2012.

  1. pixburgher66

    pixburgher66 I like your beard.

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    And the geeks are pumped. Well done guys, I'm sure some of these guys have been working towards this their entire careers, and this mission being successful is awesome.
     



  2. Winged_Wheel88

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    U-S-A! U-S-A! :usa2:
     
  3. pixburgher66

    pixburgher66 I like your beard.

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    Favorite tweet MAY be "Hey China, you may have one more medal than us right now...but we're on Mars...AMERICA!"
     
  4. Winged_Wheel88

    Winged_Wheel88 Fucking Dare Me

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    China will be landing a man on Mars before us unless things change.
     
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    Not to delve into politics, but I fail to see the true importance of landing human kind on Mars. This is cool because I'm a geek, but it's expensive cool. The Moon-race was of no true importance beyond it's political leanings. I don't see the same thing with Mars. That said...how epic would that be?
     
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    I totally disagree and I will just leave it at that. Tonight, let's just bask in the glory of the moment!
     
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    @gfmorris
    NASA: Where we'll have fun, fun, fun until Congress takes the funding away.

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    Science! :nerd:
     
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    WOOO! :whoo:
     
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    awesome stuff.. here is the first picture back

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    As I said in the bored thread, the insights and potential technological developments which will result from this Mars landing are going to be well worth the money spent on the project.

    And I think human presence on Mars will eventually be beneficial. I just feel strongly that for science to be advanced to its fullest, scientists need to be as close as possible to what they're studying.
     
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    elocomotive Keep the faith.

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    We've done this a bunch of times before. Is there something different about this one?
     
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    8 years in the making. While it is pretty amazing that they can launch a rocket at Mars which is like 36 million miles away (at the most optimal time) and actually have it land is pretty wild. I fail to understand what will be learned from it. I guess if Optimus Prime shows up it would be cool though :)
     
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    You have GOT to be kidding me. This is the biggest fucking waste of money I've ever seen. Here's the bullet point summary of Curiosity's mission (remember this; it will be important later):
    • Determine Mars's habitability
    • Study its climate and exogeology
    • Collect data for future human missions

    First of all, let's start with the cost. We paid 2.5 billion dollars for this. WE PAID 2.5 BILLION DOLLARS FOR THIS. To get this piece of shit to Mars, we spent about $800 for every person in the country. You know what else costs $800? TWO ROUND TRIP PLANE TICKETS TO MARS.

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    So instead of flying over there and looking at it themselves, the scientists decided it'd be more efficient to spend about 2500 times what the average American makes and send a probe into space so it could land back on Earth.

    As for the city itself, it's okay, I guess, if you are old. My grandparents lived in Mars before they got older and moved to Ohio, like all old people who don't move to Florida do. It's right off the Pennsylvania turnpike. You can get there with a E-ZPass. But fuck that, NASA wants to send a rover there to explore. Remember that shit I talked to you earlier about? The "goals" of this mission? Here are the answers.

    • Determine Mars's habitability
      THERE ARE PEOPLE LIVING THERE RIGHT NOW YOU FUCKING MORONS, SO I'D SAY IT'S GOOD TO GO.
    • Study its climate and exogeology
      THE CLIMATE IS WHATEVER THE FUCK IT IS IN PITTSBURGH. IF IT IS RAINING IT PITTSBURGH, BETTER GET A FUCKING UMBRELLA.
    • Collect data for future human missions
      THERE'S NO FUCKING POINT GOING THERE NOW, NOT REALLY SURE WHY GOING BACK IS A PRIORITY.


    And the politicians wonder why we don't want to give more money to the government.
     
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    'MURICA!!!


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    Second picture:

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    Safe voyage, Rover! Who's a good dog? Who's a good dog? You are.
     
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    dash An Overwhelming Surplus of Diggity

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    The official candy bar of this NASA expedition:

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    dash An Overwhelming Surplus of Diggity

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    That looks like the dog from "The Littlest Hobo" - Geez, no wonder I haven't seen him in some time, he's been busy travelling.
     
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    Two photos and no Kesler bombs.

    Hey Gillis, he really may be that slow to recover...
     
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    SLY charade you are

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