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Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by TIMELESS, Nov 15, 2014.
successful launch yah
NASA is thinking about a next step in planetary exploration. Orbiters and rovers are old-fashion... bring in the submersible! Just a concept for now but nice to see they're working on doing science behind concepts like this. It could open up new worlds, ofcourse with most thoughts going to not just Titan's oceans but also Europa.
Source: Titan Submarine: Exploring the Depths of Kraken | NASA
Titan sounds good... maybe stay away from that Europa though, you never know what lies beneath the ice...
I'd give Europa more chances of having life one way or another, than Titan, but who knows. Maybe Titan might surprise us too. It's unique though (keeping Earth out of the list) as a body with land and seas.... Perhaps they can send autonomous Amphicars over there xD
I wonder is Edd China busy?
Does Brewer ever give him a break then? xD
Probably not, but remember, Mike's always busy too! You know... sitting on his ass looking at ebay!
Mars One shortlist: five Britons among 100 would-be astronauts | Science | The Guardian
The Mars One mission has selected its top 100 candidates. Since hearing this I've also learned 2 things I didn't previously know: it's all going to be aired on TV as a sort-of reality series, and the colony isn't exactly permanent as the life expectancy for them on Mars is about 68 days, and it's a 1 way ticket...
I'm surprised they had that many volunteers tbh....
It's a once in a lifetime (pardon the pun ) event. They get to be the first people to walk on Mars. Unfortunately they'll only have about 60-70 days of walking on Mars
Highly doubt it'll happen. I think the reason for the short life expectancy is due to a lack of budget to keep them alive. I also don't see broadcasting the deaths of these people happening either. However if it does, I think it'll be fascinating, stupid, but fascinating. If they wait 10-20 years they could just get a 2-way ticket via SpaceX.. but oh well.
This just flashed up on my twitter timeline before I was about to switch off for the night. NASA have created a Vine of a sunset on Mars from rover pics.
A sunset on Mars
Meet the worlds biggest plane. Which will also carry a rockety thingie to shoot stuff into space.
Hm big yes..... though I don't even find it a quarter as appealing as an An225 or A380. Interesting concept though.
I can't imagine enjoying piloting it from the right fuselage. That would confuse the hell out of me, more plane on the left than right. And yeah, if I was Richard Branson right now I'd still just buy an A380 and deck it out like Air Force One... with a swimming pool.
I really wish the world could just get together and work on exploring space and collaborating in sending supplies and such to those on the ISS instead of this whole individuality aim to get there first mentality we currently have. Honestly, imagine if all the smart thinkers from all agencies could work together on common goals instead of just wanting to be first.
Well the ISS is a start, isn't it? They've got multiple nationalities working on it, but there's no doubt it's America's baby which they've just opened up a bit for other nations.
I agree though, China is a country famous for manufacturing, South Korea and Japan are technological giants, then you have the US, UK and Europe and all their own specialties that together could make massive leaps together. It's a shame this world is so stupid. :fp2:
ISS was a start yeah but that's been up doing its thing for a good while now, on this planet however it's still all about beating everyone else and being first. Then again military spending is massive and tech discovered for uses in space would probably just go to that sector anyway.
.... screw it, maybe we'll get lucky and an alien race will destroy us before we can get off this planet and continue doing damage.
Tbh we probably are the aliens. We probably colonized this planet and forgot our history.
Mars One Is Broke, Disorganized, and Sketchy as Hell
Heh, I'm shocked.
Has anyone of you fellas seen the solar eclipse? One of a lifetime experience IMO!