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RE: The Space Thread - 3/8/2010 11:51:47 AM   
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ORIGINAL: Timon

 
 
Next month is the 40th anniversary of the Apollo 11 mission. That's right! 40 years since Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin first stepped on the moon and propelled us into the space age... which I'll be honest, still has yet to get going. It's been 40 years and while with have the I.S.S, no one has been back to the moon for 39 years...
 
As for Mars, it's forever a NASA mission priority that has yet to get any acceleration. Of course, in a worldwide recession and global climate crisis, you could argue we have bigger things to worry about.
 
But still, Space. For ever a mystery and a wonderment and a constant source of discussion. God bless the Hubble Telescope I say!
 
 
 
For those, not already buzzing about the 40th anniversary of Apollo 11, can I suggest you go straight to Amazon and pick up the glorious HBO miniseries From The Earth To The Moon (from the makers of Band of Brothers). It's astounding and is a perfect introduction to the Apollo missions. Try bookending it with The Right Stuff and In The Shadow of the Moon.
 
 
 
Oh and for all those that don't think we landed on the moon, you're just wrong and I'm not going to waste any more of my time with you crazy people. Back to Swindon with you!
 
 
 
 



There was no moon landing. Simple as that. I really don't believe in it. How did we have such an advancement of technology back in the 1960's when we can't even find a way to have Tomato Ketchup and Mustard in one single bottle today?? No, on that basis, there was no moon landing.

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RE: Empire's Space & Interstellar Exploration Thread - 3/8/2010 2:05:47 PM   
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One of the big problems as I understand it, is solar radiation. Any ship heading to Mars would need some pretty impressive shielding from the suns effects.

Any mission to Mars should involve the setting up of a colony base.

We have the moon nearby, no reason that can't be used as a testing ground. Its going to need a massive commitment of resources and attention from not just the American goverment, but other nations. Sadly I think NASA is more concerned about the next generation of shuttle and not about creating ships built for long term space exploration.

Still I cross my fingers that it will happen one day.


Clearly not manageable with todays technology but I reckon one day ships may be able to generate their own magnetic fields which could protect them from radiation like the Earth is protected.

When it comes to future space exploration it will all eventually happen, it's just a matter of time. In terms of our techological advancement we've only really started kicking arse since the industrial revolution, imagine what we'll be up to in 1000 years - as long as we haven't destroyed ourselves we'll be able to live forever and download/ upload our 'souls', effectively becoming immortal and allowing us to travel long distances through space. The ships should be bloody amazing to look at as well


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RE: Empire's Space & Interstellar Exploration Thread - 3/8/2010 2:12:46 PM   
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Didn't you see Wall-E?...

I Don't agree that the moon landings were faked either, we had U-boats and atom splitting in the 40's.  Is technology to go to the moon in the 60's really that unbelievable?


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RE: Empire's Space & Interstellar Exploration Thread - 19/8/2012 10:07:59 AM   
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This animation shows the 2299 high-quality (multiple transits), non-circumbinary transiting planet candidates found by NASA's Kepler mission so far. These candidates were detected around 1770 unique stars, but are animated in orbit around a single star.


http://vimeo.com/47408739

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