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Old 12-20-2012, 12:54 PM   #26
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There are 3 industries/areas that have historically proved awesome to create further advances in so many different fields. They are:
- war
- exploration / space exploration
- porn
Imagine if a Mars colony fought a revolutionary war...IN SPACE! We could have all 3 at once.
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Old 12-20-2012, 01:06 PM   #27
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Wow! Imagine we launch a Mars colony and then they rebel and say, "No taxation without representation" and declare Mars a free state? There's a good sci-fi novel in there.
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Wow! Imagine we launch a Mars colony and then they rebel and say, "No taxation without representation" and declare Mars a free state? There's a good sci-fi novel in there.
It's called "The Moon is a Harsh Mistress", though obviously it's not Mars =)
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Old 12-20-2012, 01:20 PM   #29
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Thanks for ****ting all over my thread a-hole.
Sorry, that kind of got out of hand. Just pointing out hypocrites, that's all.

What specific space missions would you like to see, and what would be the scientific and economical benefits to mankind, to justify those missions that would outweigh the costs?
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Old 12-20-2012, 01:40 PM   #30
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It's called "The Moon is a Harsh Mistress", though obviously it's not Mars =)
I looked it up. I loved Stranger in a Strange Land! Can't believe I never read that one. I'll have to get it. Thanks.
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We should be terraforming Mars right now. Can you imagine the unity such an endeavor could bring to the people of the USA? If the US Fed Gov put the resources into coordinating and advancing the colonization of Mars, with industrial complex doing the work (hiring employees, building things, advancing science and profiting from selling the technology on the free market) and providing the resources, the benefit to everyone would be phenominal.
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What specific space missions would you like to see, and what would be the scientific and economical benefits to mankind, to justify those missions that would outweigh the costs?
Unfortunately, I can't say much to justify the costs. It's just one of those things I don't think you can put a price tag on. Information, knowledge, answers.

We have such limited exploration and knowledge of even the closest planets and moons. Venus, the moon, Mars, Mars's moons, the asteroid belt.

The next great step for mankind's place in this universe will be to colonize another planet or moon, therefore providing an "Osweiler" to Earth.

Sky is the limit of the inventions and discoveries all of this would bring. I won't even speculate as to what could be gained.
Astro and quantum physics has made tremendous advances in the past century. I'm hungry for more!
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I looked it up. I loved Stranger in a Strange Land! Can't believe I never read that one. I'll have to get it. Thanks.
It's one of his best IMHO.
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Sorry, that kind of got out of hand. Just pointing out hypocrites, that's all.

What specific space missions would you like to see, and what would be the scientific and economical benefits to mankind, to justify those missions that would outweigh the costs?
Apology accepted, I know how quickly things devolve around here.

Let me think this one over, so I can present it in a digestible format that makes sense.
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Sorry, that kind of got out of hand. Just pointing out hypocrites, that's all.

What specific space missions would you like to see, and what would be the scientific and economical benefits to mankind, to justify those missions that would outweigh the costs?
Except there was nothing hypocritical at all. Ro didn't vote for Obama and Obama's funding of NASA is at the highest levels since 1970, 1990 and 1991, despite you claiming he aborted it. You really are aloof. What you are doing is trolling.
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Old 12-20-2012, 03:04 PM   #36
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Came for the rockets. All I got was a bunch of pricejj.
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Old 12-20-2012, 03:28 PM   #37
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In two years, Marty McFly will have flying cars!
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2 reasons to return to the moon:

1) The "far side" of the moon is the best place in the local neighborhood to place a deep space radio telescope, where it would be sheilded from all our radio chatter & static by 5 quadrillion tons of rock.

2) Strip mining for "Heavy Hydrogen". H3 (Tritium) is a stable, naturally occuring radioactive isotope of Hydrogen - quite rare on earth, but belived to be reletively common in the topsoil of the moon. These isotopes "rain down" on all gravitational bodies, including earth. But earth's atmosphere "scrubs" them out. On the moon, with no atmo to act as filter, H3 collects in the lunar dust.

Physicists estimate that a liter of pure tritium could run a clean hydrogen fusion reactor for 6 months.

A ton of the stuff could meet current energy needs of the US for a year.

Relatively simple to extract and store, not combustible outside a nuclear reactor core, and very, very worth transporting from the moon to earth.

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We should already be rolling across the surface of Mars from one geodesic dome shelter to another, like Ray Bradbury envisioned. I guess it's more important for us to flush our wealth down the ****hole of the military/industrial/congressional complex. Has there been a single day in the last forty years where our troops have not been engaged in some bull**** mission overseas, protecting everybody's interests but our own? This is not what George Washington had in mind.
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Speaking of lunar modules, I picked up this game today during the Steam sale, pretty friggin cool I must admit:

http://store.steampowered.com/app/208600/

This guy is crazy good at it. Trust me, it's WAY harder than it looks:

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Speaking of lunar modules, I picked up this game today during the Steam sale, pretty friggin cool I must admit:

http://store.steampowered.com/app/208600/

This guy is crazy good at it. Trust me, it's WAY harder than it looks:

I would get it only if it had Gene Kranz and the guys from the MOCR helping me fly.
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Old 12-21-2012, 07:20 PM   #43
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Speaking of lunar modules, I picked up this game today during the Steam sale, pretty friggin cool I must admit:

http://store.steampowered.com/app/208600/

This guy is crazy good at it. Trust me, it's WAY harder than it looks:



Humans have a lot of work ahead to do.
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Humans have a lot of work ahead to do.
God do I hate everything about the JJ Abrams reboot of Star Trek
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Actually, it's Discovery One, but you win something anyway.






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Actually, it's Discovery One, but you win something anyway.






It's an internet prize!
I was never a good fan boy. My memory always let me down but I was close enough.
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We should be terraforming Mars right now. Can you imagine the unity such an endeavor could bring to the people of the USA? If the US Fed Gov put the resources into coordinating and advancing the colonization of Mars, with industrial complex doing the work (hiring employees, building things, advancing science and profiting from selling the technology on the free market) and providing the resources, the benefit to everyone would be phenominal.
Ah big business doing the work. Soon after unions and then the far left whining about profits. Hell this would probably be a tax free zone. No one pays taxes, becaus eof the hardships.

Nope not happening.
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