Good Luck NASA

Good Luck NASA

PostBy: grumpy On: Sat Aug 04, 2012 6:33 pm

This will happen tomorrow night, well maybe..

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Re: Good Luck NASA

PostBy: freetown fred On: Sat Aug 04, 2012 7:01 pm

Yep, it'd be nice if all goes well--God knows we waste money on stupider things. ;)
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Re: Good Luck NASA

PostBy: samhill On: Sat Aug 04, 2012 7:36 pm

There is an awful lot of things that can go wrong but they seem pretty confident, that thing looks like it could have been a modified GEO, if all goes well Freddy may have a piece of history.
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Re: Good Luck NASA

PostBy: Dann757 On: Sun Aug 05, 2012 8:49 am

Obama seems fine with paying the Russians millions to give our astronauts a ride. More broken promises, more anti-American behavior. There's dozens of similar vids on Youtube. Sorry for the political comment, I believe in American greatness and military superiority.

My brother designed a little custom guitar that went up on the Columbia with astronaut Richard Thuot on one of the missions!

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Re: Good Luck NASA

PostBy: samhill On: Mon Aug 06, 2012 12:09 pm

Sounds like everything went well, they are starting to get pictures back.
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Re: Good Luck NASA

PostBy: I'm On Fire On: Mon Aug 06, 2012 12:35 pm

Did the video need to be so overly dramatic?

I'm still waiting for released photos. Though I hear they are black and white. Nasa, it's 2012, they make cameras tiny cameras for cell phones that take color pictures in wonderful 1080p HD. Would it kill you to add a few color cameras to your eleventy billion dollar Mars Rover?
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Re: Good Luck NASA

PostBy: tsb On: Mon Aug 06, 2012 2:33 pm

If you check the NASA site you'll find that they have
a vast array of cameras available. The can also
insert any number of color and other type filters.
I think you'll get you money's worth in the next
few years. If it doesn't get stuck in a ditch.
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Re: Good Luck NASA

PostBy: Yanche On: Mon Aug 06, 2012 2:47 pm

I'm On Fire wrote:Did the video need to be so overly dramatic?

I'm still waiting for released photos. Though I hear they are black and white. Nasa, it's 2012, they make cameras tiny cameras for cell phones that take color pictures in wonderful 1080p HD. Would it kill you to add a few color cameras to your eleventy billion dollar Mars Rover?

The newest NASA Mars lander is the most complex robot ever built. Just wait, if all the hardware and communication systems work as designed you will get stunning color photos. Right now the priority for NASA is to evaluate the health of the lander. Where did it land? Is it upright? Is the communication system working? Are the solar panels charging? And on and on. A low resolution B/W image is good enough for now.

Frankly your comments show your ignorance of how difficult landing on a distant planet is and the sequence of needed events are.

NASA's web site for this specific mission is here:

http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/mars/main/index.html

As you surf the sight realize there are simulation videos that are not the real landing and there are preliminary photos, don't confuse the two.

A more productive and educational challenge for all you single issue extremist forum members, would be to understand for example, the communication path that gets the Mars photo back to earth and to the web site that allows you to see it. Maybe it's just to hard for you to understand, and your prefer regurgitating what your favorite bought politician says. Carry on.

Here's one of the early photos. Taken from the above reference NASA site. Several others there.
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Re: Good Luck NASA

PostBy: I'm On Fire On: Mon Aug 06, 2012 2:57 pm

Yanche,

But isn't Curiousity nuclear powered?

But yes, I know they have other things to worry about right now. It would still be cool to see some color photos of a different planet.
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Re: Good Luck NASA

PostBy: lsayre On: Mon Aug 06, 2012 3:23 pm

It is my understanding that NASA recently re-evaluated the old Viking lander data and now there is a strong resurgance of scientific opinion that it did indeed find signs of previous life on Mars 36 years ago. if the Curiosity Rover confirms past life on Mars, how much (if any) will this change thousands of years of earth centric beliefs and opinions?
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Re: Good Luck NASA

PostBy: samhill On: Mon Aug 06, 2012 3:26 pm

Yep Dan, once again spot on, even if the shuttles were officially retired by Bush & that they were used 15 years longer than designed to it's Obama's fault. Then they go on to say we were supposed to be on Mars in the 80s, once again Obama. The right complains when there is too much Gov. & complain when they plan to use private enterprise, which way do you really want or is it just Obama? We don't own the Moon, Mars or any other planet if someone else gets there they have a right to plant a flag, once you have gone & seen there is no great big gold deposit then I guess it's time to move on. In any event it's all Obama's fault, I just sent him an E-Mail & if he wants my vote he better get some decent rain here.
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Re: Good Luck NASA

PostBy: franco b On: Mon Aug 06, 2012 3:48 pm

Good to see you finally realize everything is Obama's fault Sam.

It seems he has finally run out of rat holes to stuff money down and now fires it into space.

This venture is entertaining (not as good as beach volleyball though) so what other purpose does it serve?
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Re: Good Luck NASA

PostBy: coalnewbie On: Mon Aug 06, 2012 3:55 pm

Give me the total cost of this mission and give it to Bert Rutan. Tell him to colonize every planet in the solar system with mineral rights thrown in by 1/1/2020 with a million bucks a day late penalty. Float the company and offer him 10% and let him go to the angel funders for extra money if he needs it. Ya see Sam that is how it is done.

if he wants my vote he better get some decent rain here.


He does a rain dance on the WH lawn every morning and can't understand why his buddy God is not listening.
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Re: Good Luck NASA

PostBy: tsb On: Mon Aug 06, 2012 4:08 pm

I think I'm about to quit this site until it gets cold.
You all even pissed off Yanche.
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Re: Good Luck NASA

PostBy: samhill On: Mon Aug 06, 2012 4:27 pm

CNB, you might want to look up who the POTUS was that spent all this money. Besides all the money we spend we do get a lot back from these missions, many things we take for granted today are the result of space missions, money better spent than on more nukes to wipe out the planet we live on.
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