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8 hours ago, thelivingdead said:

And FYI its always going to take stone cold capitalists that make these type of these things a reality(at lease here in the US. We pride ourselves on that). Who was contracted to make that cool Saturn V rocket and Space Shuttle. ... Boeing, IBM and Boeing and Lockheed

 

8 hours ago, thelivingdead said:

As for mining. That's a big if. If we find life, even if it's extremophiles, Mars will be left alone.

 

Do you really believe that a few tardygrades will stop such a lucrative location being mined after so much money has been spent getting so close to it ? Musk is selling launches for $100m . Money will always trump the environment and I know this because I live on Earth , in China they don't do anything about the air quality until they can't see to drive and we fill the oceans with millions of tons of plastic every year .....

 

8 hours ago, thelivingdead said:

While its cute to speculate of terraforming planets and deep space exploration, etc. None of that will come to true if we too pessimistic to try to get networks of space habitats going (I mean what do you think the International Space Station is for. for the moon,mars etc ).  The technology developed there will help future missions and so on just like we do in ISS.

 

Humans are not designed to live on other planets , we evolved on this one and can only exist happily on this one and maybe ones that are very similar . The effects on those living on Mars could be catastrophic and symptoms would range from alienation , depression , and anxiety . Those that could survive would be few and far between , we need nature to survive and be happy and it's why every major city has green parks and areas . 

 

 

8 hours ago, thelivingdead said:

And buddy, SpaceX and the other crazy space companies aren't doing this crap alone. NASA kinda helped SpaceX with this.

One does not simply just use Cape Canaveral.:biggrin: It's still the Kennedy Space Center FFS. They didn't have to lease it to them. They leased the NASA launching platform in exchange for future mission support basically. Whether Elon Musk and anyone admits it or not, he's helping science progress fulfilling his selfish fantasies.(thats why I and others call him the real life Tony Stark)

 

 

I realize NASA was involved . They pulled the space shuttle program after a catastrophe which was so far ahead of Falcon Heavy because it was deemed safe enough to carry people , Musk has a huge failure rate so is nowhere near transporting humans , landing a rocket is great but doesn't compare . 

 

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Bukcherry
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Is it common among astronauts that once you finally leave Earth and can look back upon it from space, you have an urge to go straight back to protect it?

 

I don’t want to speak for other astronauts, cosmonauts, or taikonauts, but most of the people I know who’ve had this experience have come back with a deeper appreciation for the planet that we live on. And it’s not just an appreciation for the planet—it’s appreciation for the living things on the planet, too.

The other thing I’ve experienced was a profound sense of gratitude: gratitude for the opportunity to see the planet from that perspective, and gratitude for the planet that we’ve been given. Being physically detached from the Earth made me feel deeply interconnected with everyone on it in some way that I really can’t fully explain. It’s very obvious from that vantage point that we are all not only deeply connected, but also deeply interdependent as well.

Ron Garan, a former NASA astronaut,

https://qz.com/907211/should-we-live-on-mars-nasa-astronaut-ron-garan-believes-we-should-focus-on-fixing-problems-on-earth-instead-of-martian-colonization/

 

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thelivingdead
10 hours ago, Bukcherry said:

 

 

Do you really believe that a few tardygrades will stop such a lucrative location being mined after so much money has been spent getting so close to it ? Musk is selling launches for $100m . Money will always trump the environment and I know this because I live on Earth , in China they don't do anything about the air quality until they can't see to drive and we fill the oceans with millions of tons of plastic every year .....

 

 

Humans are not designed to live on other planets , we evolved on this one and can only exist happily on this one and maybe ones that are very similar . The effects on those living on Mars could be catastrophic and symptoms would range from alienation , depression , and anxiety . Those that could survive would be few and far between , we need nature to survive and be happy and it's why every major city has green parks and areas . 

 

 

 

I realize NASA was involved . They pulled the space shuttle program after a catastrophe which was so far ahead of Falcon Heavy because it was deemed safe enough to carry people , Musk has a huge failure rate so is nowhere near transporting humans , landing a rocket is great but doesn't compare . 

 

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lol.(found that old school emoticon just for you...)

 

I bet if you were around when they invented the wheel, you'd probably kill the fuck for messing with the order. lol.301.gif

 

We weren't suppose to fly either(RIP Russians. Heard two days ago a airliner caught fire and blow up four minutes after take off. killing all aboard. made me appreciate all our delays and cancellations) but that doesn't stop us from doing it everyday (I live 7 blocks away from the airport, I hear them taking off and landing daily).

As matter of fact include that to the list of things humans weren't suppose to do ofrehh_th.gif .(going to space, going faster than sound, splitting the atom, rocket flying in and reaching space, etc...)

 

 

 

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thelivingdead
2 hours ago, Bukcherry said:

I get it and  I've address that fact before above(well in the first page)
 

But seriously I was reading that NASA was being smug bitches to SpaceX at first. Supposedly there wasn't any support for the Falcon Heavy. A former Admin was told it was "never going to happen"  during her tenure.

She said it was a gimick because NASA and others passed on the offer.(it's was FH's first launch ever. I understand their concerns )

 

 

After putting millions or billions of dollars of research on a project I could understand that it isn't going to be trusted with just anyone. :wink:Sheesh, I'm just some dumb sophomore engineering major in college,  she should know better, she was NASA's Dupty Admin. lol.

 

Anyway, we shouldn't be hijacking rotor's thread.(and bringing the UG with us.42kmoig.gif ;) )

 

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Bukcherry
56 minutes ago, thelivingdead said:

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lol.(found that old school emoticon just for you...)

 

I bet if you were around when they invented the wheel, you'd probably kill the fuck for messing with the order. lol.301.gif

 

We weren't suppose to fly either(RIP Russians. Heard two days ago a airliner caught fire and blow up four minutes after take off. killing all aboard. made me appreciate all our delays and cancellations) but that doesn't stop us from doing it everyday (I live 7 blocks away from the airport, I hear them taking off and landing daily).

As matter of fact include that to the list of things humans weren't suppose to do ofrehh_th.gif .(going to space, going faster than sound, splitting the atom, rocket flying in and reaching space, etc...)

 

 

 

 

I guarantee that after 1 year of living in an air conditioned mall , no beaches to walk on, no ocean , no parks , no sky , if you showed anyone a picture of Big Sur and gave them the option to come home they would and the astronaut that I quoted backs this up , I don't think you have thought fully about our attachment to Earth , again you are making false equivalencies , splitting the atom is not similar to living on a dusty uninhabitable planet , you are taking a romantic fanboy approach that involves some honeymoon period and when that novelty wears off the reality will be that people will not be happy living on Mars . 

 

I'm no Luddite as I said before I am in favor of space travel but to habitable planets using technology that we don't have yet , I'm not impressed by rockets that we have seen many times before , it's barely progress it's the illusion of . 

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17 minutes ago, Bukcherry said:

 

I guarantee that after 1 year of living in an air conditioned mall , no beaches to walk on, no ocean , no parks , no sky , if you showed anyone a picture of Big Sur and gave them the option to come home they would and the astronaut that I quoted backs this up , I don't think you have thought fully about our attachment to Earth , again you are making false equivalencies , splitting the atom is not similar to living on a dusty uninhabitable planet , you are taking a romantic fanboy approach that involves some honeymoon period and when that novelty wears off the reality will be that people will not be happy living on Mars . 

 

I'm no Luddite as I said before I am in favor of space travel but to habitable planets using technology that we don't have yet , I'm not impressed by rockets that we have seen many times before , it's barely progress it's the illusion of . 

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Bukcherry
27 minutes ago, thelivingdead said:

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Load up the rover , get your suits on and spend Saturday looking for water in the -200f weather ..... Good luck with that . :biggrin:

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Why not take a Cadillac instead?

 

 

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For those of you who don’t trust Musk or a bunch of extremely online astro geeks to tell you where the space convertible is, fear not: You can track it for yourself on the aptly-named...

 

whereisroadster.com

 

Developed by self-described “space nerd” Ben Pearson, whereisroadster gives you up to the second updates on the location of Musk’s whip. The data is provided by the Jet Propulsion Lab’s HORIZONES System which tracks objects in our solar system. Pearson takes this data and uses it to describe how fast the car is moving relative to the Earth and to Mars, and how many times the Tesla roadster has surpassed its 36,000 mile warranty.

 

It’s kind of like the old PC game Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego, except instead of tracking an fictional criminal around the globe, you’re tracking a real billionaire’s personal sports car in the endless void of deep space.

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thelivingdead
On 2/13/2018 at 2:21 PM, Bukcherry said:

 

Load up the rover , get your suits on and spend Saturday looking for water in the -200f weather ..... Good luck with that . :biggrin:

 

 

On 2/12/2018 at 4:06 AM, Bukcherry said:

 

 

Do you really believe that a few tardygrades will stop such a lucrative location being mined after so much money has been spent getting so close to it ? Musk is selling launches for $100m . Money will always trump the environment and I know this because I live on Earth , in China they don't do anything about the air quality until they can't see to drive and we fill the oceans with millions of tons of plastic every year .....

 

 

Humans are not designed to live on other planets , we evolved on this one and can only exist happily on this one and maybe ones that are very similar . The effects on those living on Mars could be catastrophic and symptoms would range from alienation , depression , and anxiety . Those that could survive would be few and far between , we need nature to survive and be happy and it's why every major city has green parks and areas . 

 

 

 

I realize NASA was involved . They pulled the space shuttle program after a catastrophe which was so far ahead of Falcon Heavy because it was deemed safe enough to carry people , Musk has a huge failure rate so is nowhere near transporting humans , landing a rocket is great but doesn't compare . 

 

lol. I guess I'm only one excited about of space babies. aliens! (you know besides us terrans )

Idk I think it's a matter of perspective. Buzz wants to ditch this planet already.(maybe its the old man in him. )

It's the 1st gen astronauts/cosmonauts that will have the most coping problems, separation anxiety of earth, etc. Their children will be aliens compared to them.

 

Anyway, yes. Space exploration has rules too, Buk. Even with Musk chartering flights. Life even in the form of a Tardigrade outside of earth would be a life changing event(well for us science people ). We would have to pack our shit and leave away from that area(sorry Musk :sly-1:). As far as we know these guys aren't on the surface of Mars(we have sending probes since the mid 70s). You have to come peace in space(that includes permanently disturbing ecosystems) and no one really owns space or space land.(you just represent your Nation State back at home (even if SpaceX doesn't admit it or advertise it, it's flagship is the US. ) and gather data for the World and space settlements(International Space Station ) :tongue:  )


And last I checked Tardigrade's exist only on water here.(and we known about those little guys since the late 70s and if you look further back since 1773 🤓)


You have a very Philip K Dickian/Ridley Scott view of space exploration Buk. The reason why Philip’s shit was so dark and cynical was because he wrote all those cool short stories in the 50's. Before all these new fangled space laws. 301.gif


All saying is our dreams of space exploration aren't going magically happen. We have to make them happen. Elon Musk wasn't pulling a Scotty, they honestly thought their rocket was going to blow up(NASA, the US Air Force, and a university didn't trust it to launch their projects ). And if your argument is that earth needs help, well Bill and Melinda Gates are using their billions to help earth problems. Musk is using his billions to help with space problems. Your forgetting his rockets have been sending supplies to ISS for a couple of years now He's not a typical robber baron and the only reason his landing tech isn't open-sourced like his Tesla cars is because we can't post up(share) rocket tech by international law. 🤓. We could work on earth and space exploration. It's isn't a binary choice god damn it. We could do both. gaah.gif.

 

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