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by Moggy » Wed Feb 07, 2018 11:40 am

Too many people think of space as boring or a waste of money. It’s a shame that those people are listened to, our future depends on being able to access space and the resources that are out there.

We’d still be living in trees if we listened to the fools.

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PostRe: Space!
by Peter Crisp » Wed Feb 07, 2018 11:54 am

What about all those poor kids on mars?

You monsters keep forgetting about them.

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by Hyperion » Wed Feb 07, 2018 1:45 pm

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Cheeky Devlin wrote:It's quite damning that it's taken this long to reach this point. Private companies shouldn't have to be the ones who are taking up the slack left behind by NASA who've spent decades pottering about in the back yard rather than pushing things to their next step. Admittedly that's most likely due to funding, but they should have been developing and driving down the cost of this stuff long ago.

Finally good to see some progress being made though. Exciting times.

Nasa has suffered from funding cuts as well as constant changing of its focus. Their heyday was undoubtedly the 60s and 70s, when they had one goal, put people on the moon, it doesnt matter what it costs, get it done. Since then different administrations have slashed budgets and their focus has been moved from exploring deeper space, going to the moon again, focus on space stations, going to Mars, replacing the shuttle etc etc. SpaceX do incredible work and its because they are a singularly focused company, Musk has Mars in his sights and everything they have done has been with that goal in mind, Falcon heavy is very impressive but it is built on their existing work and it is just the next step in getting to Mars. Nasa is hamstrung by the fact that Space is seen as "sexy" by a lot of Americans so politicians wont give it more funding, its a terrible shame as the people who work there are probably incredibly passionate about what they do, the red tape just strawberry floats things up for them.

100% this.

Just a shame that after such a promising (And extremely fast) ramp up in the 60's/70's they had to scale back. I'd guess that half the reason for it not being seen as "sexy" by the public is that they weren't doing anything that grabbed the imagination like the Moon landing. Hopefully putting people on Mars will do the job. :D


Space and putting people on the Moon was part of a global power play. Wait for China to start sending astronauts further into space and then NASA will get its funding up again

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PostRe: Space!
by Rax » Wed Feb 07, 2018 2:48 pm

Hyperion wrote:
Cheeky Devlin wrote:
Rax wrote:
Cheeky Devlin wrote:It's quite damning that it's taken this long to reach this point. Private companies shouldn't have to be the ones who are taking up the slack left behind by NASA who've spent decades pottering about in the back yard rather than pushing things to their next step. Admittedly that's most likely due to funding, but they should have been developing and driving down the cost of this stuff long ago.

Finally good to see some progress being made though. Exciting times.

Nasa has suffered from funding cuts as well as constant changing of its focus. Their heyday was undoubtedly the 60s and 70s, when they had one goal, put people on the moon, it doesnt matter what it costs, get it done. Since then different administrations have slashed budgets and their focus has been moved from exploring deeper space, going to the moon again, focus on space stations, going to Mars, replacing the shuttle etc etc. SpaceX do incredible work and its because they are a singularly focused company, Musk has Mars in his sights and everything they have done has been with that goal in mind, Falcon heavy is very impressive but it is built on their existing work and it is just the next step in getting to Mars. Nasa is hamstrung by the fact that Space is seen as "sexy" by a lot of Americans so politicians wont give it more funding, its a terrible shame as the people who work there are probably incredibly passionate about what they do, the red tape just strawberry floats things up for them.

100% this.

Just a shame that after such a promising (And extremely fast) ramp up in the 60's/70's they had to scale back. I'd guess that half the reason for it not being seen as "sexy" by the public is that they weren't doing anything that grabbed the imagination like the Moon landing. Hopefully putting people on Mars will do the job. :D


Space and putting people on the Moon was part of a global power play. Wait for China to start sending astronauts further into space and then NASA will get its funding up again

Definitely, it was only popular to send people to the moon when the average American Joe saw it as getting one over on the commies. China becoming a player in space will push the US to make Nasa relevant again hopefully.

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PostRe: Space!
by abcd » Wed Feb 07, 2018 2:56 pm

I'd like to see what the Maldives space program has in store for us.

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by floydfreak » Wed Feb 07, 2018 7:21 pm

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BobbyDigital wrote:I wanna move out of the UK (to L.A. or somewhere similar in the USA) but don't know how to really.


A plane, Bobby. It's like a big metal bird.
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PostRe: Space!
by Ironhide » Wed Feb 07, 2018 8:06 pm

Watched the launch of the SpaceX Falcon Heavy earlier today. I find it incredible how the boosters can land like they do and then be reused.

What a time to be alive.

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PostRe: Space!
by Alvin Flummux » Thu Feb 08, 2018 11:26 pm

Yeah, shame the core unit didn't slow down enough, missed the drone ship and hit the ocean at 500km/hr. :slol:


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by still » Fri Feb 09, 2018 7:24 am

Alvin Flummux wrote:Yeah, shame the core unit didn't slow down enough, missed the drone ship and hit the ocean at 500km/hr. :slol:


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Incredible. :wub:


Deserves a bump. Truly amazing!

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PostRe: Space!
by Moggy » Fri Feb 09, 2018 7:40 am

still wrote:
Alvin Flummux wrote:Yeah, shame the core unit didn't slow down enough, missed the drone ship and hit the ocean at 500km/hr. :slol:


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Incredible. :wub:


Deserves a bump. Truly amazing!


Wow. :wub:

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PostRe: Space!
by Hyperion » Fri Feb 09, 2018 8:18 am

Thought that was going to be a video of the core unit slamming into the ocean

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PostRe: Space!
by Kezzer » Fri Feb 09, 2018 6:21 pm

Lockheed Martin have recently opened their Satellite Bus specs to the public. - Essentially if you have an Idea about something you want in space they will help facilitate it ( at a missive cost I guess)

Anyone want to chip in for a GRsatellite?

https://www.lockheedmartin.com/openspace

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PostRe: Space!
by Dblock » Sun Feb 11, 2018 3:50 pm

That fake tesla in orbit is absolutely a green screen. So gullible when you believe that nonsense. I love startrak,starwars as much as you lot but you nerds desperately want something to be true. Elon musk is a fraud

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PostRe: Space!
by Preezy » Sun Feb 11, 2018 3:53 pm

You’re a green screen.

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PostRe: Space!
by Karl » Sun Feb 11, 2018 3:53 pm

Dblock :lol:

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PostRe: Space!
by abcd » Mon Feb 12, 2018 1:16 pm

Classic Dblock

A comedy relief is always welcome.

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PostRe: Space!
by Hyperion » Mon Feb 12, 2018 1:20 pm

Come on, Dblock's right here, you've all fallen for the slick marketing. I mean there's absolutely no way man has developed the technology to put something into space. There's just no evidence for it whatsoever.

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by Dblock » Tue Feb 13, 2018 9:37 pm

They can't fake videos anymore that's why they can't go to the moon anymore.

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PostRe: Space!
by Dblock » Tue Feb 13, 2018 9:38 pm

If you believe that cgi crap from elon...you need help

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PostRe: Space!
by Peter Crisp » Wed Feb 14, 2018 1:56 am

Dblock wrote:They can't fake videos anymore that's why they can't go to the moon anymore.


The main reason we haven't been back to the moon is it's rather expensive and at the moment nobody needs to go. The USA went to beat the Russians in a race and they did and then got bored.
I'm also pretty sure if NASA tried hard enough they could indeed fake a video but what's the point when they still have to build the bloody rockets anyway and send them into space as there's plenty of places you can go and watch the launch live so unless you think they can hack into peoples eyeballs I'm unsure how they can fake rocket launches from Cape Canaveral where quite a few people live within watching distance of the rocket once it's high up.

If you honestly don't think we went to the moon how did they collect all the moon rocks as even modern landers sent to the moon and Mars are only able to recover a fraction of what they brought back from the moon back in the 60's. The fake moon landing theory has been busted so many times it's beyond a joke now.

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