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    Today marks the 50th anniversary of the Soviet satellite launch, and thus the signal for the space race, and the potential explosion of humanity to the stars.

    Of course, our governments seem to have unilaterally chosen the absolute worst possibly courses to take, such as gaging the moon as an actual goal (It's nothing but a useless husk, with nothing to its name) instead of constructing a staging point in NEO or GEO orbit, or a Lagrange point.

    But anywho, anniversary, yada-yada, party tiem.

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    In Soviet Russia, SPACE races YOU!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ishman View Post
    Today marks the 50th anniversary of the Soviet satellite launch, and thus the signal for the space race, and the potential explosion of humanity to the stars.

    Of course, our governments seem to have unilaterally chosen the absolute worst possibly courses to take, such as gaging the moon as an actual goal (It's nothing but a useless husk, with nothing to its name) instead of constructing a staging point in NEO or GEO orbit, or a Lagrange point.

    But anywho, anniversary, yada-yada, party tiem.
    So... wait... your saying that searching the depths of space to gain a better knowledge our our own world, as well as see if we can't find outer world organisms or resources (or organisms who have resources we can steal) was useless?
    Or what about the fact that NASA provides jobs for thousands of people, as well as has come up with thousands of new usefull scientific discoveries?
    Not to mention the inspiriation the space race itself gave to millions of American's nation wide, proving that our country is the greatest on earth?
    Yeah... we really dropped the ball on that one

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    The closest obtainable goals, humans going into Earth orbit and then visiting the Moon, have been reached. Next potential goal for human space travel is Mars, except no nations are in any great rush to send a crew there. Scientists have already confirmed from probes in orbit and on the surface that Mars is no sweet tourist destination, and it's a long way from home if a crew runs into unforseen problems before, during, or after going there. Problems which might turn the trip into a suicide mission even if there was already a vehicle and crew on standby in Earth orbit to go on a rescue mission.

    The rest of the planets in the solar system aren't any more inviting than Mars so human spaceflight has been limited to near Earth missions, like to the International Space Station.

    I'd like to see manned spaceflight advance faster than it has as much as anyone, but while technology has advanced rapidly since the last Moon mission it's still not close to where it needs to be. That takes time.

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    We should have been on Mars years ago. We've had the capability ever since the 80s, and we've had people train for it since the 80s (living in extreme isolated conditions designed to replicate conditions on Mars and yada yada yada). We've stagnated ever since we landed on the moon.

    But who cares, this is Sputnik were talking about. I'll bring the chips.
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    No you fucking retard, I'm saying the WAY we went about going to space has basically left us with nothing to show but a godamn handful of rocks.

    We should have been building infrastructure in space, such that it would have been economically feasible to then go to the moon however much you wanted, as you would only have to pack enough Delta-V to get out of the moon's paltry 1/6G, could easily go about knocking asteroids into LEO for mining, and etc.

    Edit: In reference to Tagger, who has vastly misconstrued my point.

    But yeah, I'll bring the rootbear, and the cherry pie, pumpkin pie, pecan pie, and cowboy stew.
    And the roasted flavored seaweed. Mmm... seaweed.

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    I'll bring the October Sky HD DVD. And I'll find some borscht somewhere and bring it.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Ishman View Post
    No you fucking retard, I'm saying the WAY we went about going to space has basically left us with nothing to show but a godamn handful of rocks.

    We should have been building infrastructure in space, such that it would have been economically feasible to then go to the moon however much you wanted, as you would only have to pack enough Delta-V to get out of the moon's paltry 1/6G, could easily go about knocking asteroids into LEO for mining, and etc.

    Edit: In reference to Tagger, who has vastly misconstrued my point.

    But yeah, I'll bring the rootbear, and the cherry pie, pumpkin pie, pecan pie, and cowboy stew.
    And the roasted flavored seaweed. Mmm... seaweed.
    First off, those rocks are fucking amazing, I waited in line for two hours to pet one of those bad boys.
    Secondly, I'm no astronaut, astronomer, or even a guy with a shiny lab coat, but are you seriously suggesting that instead of the "space race" we should have been trying to mining asteroids in nineteen-fucking-eighty?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tagger View Post
    s well as has come up with thousands of new usefull scientific discoveries?
    like the special ball point to write in zero gravity
    In Russia they use Pencil

 

 
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