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Pea Hammer 11:01 Wed May 27
Making History: NASA and SpaceX Launch Astronauts to Space
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Aymrnzianf0

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Mike Oxsaw 12:55 Mon Jun 1
Re: Making History: NASA and SpaceX Launch Astronauts to Space
The people who invented LASERS were effectively called time-wasting boys-with-toys cunts at the time.

Patience, Grasshopper, patience.

Lee Trundle 12:32 Mon Jun 1
Re: Making History: NASA and SpaceX Launch Astronauts to Space
"Can anyone set out what is meant to be achieved by these trips to make life on earth better?"

It's a (VERY) long way into he future, but surely raping the next planet for their minerals and fuels would make life better for all humans?

It's human nature to explore.

Mr Kenzo 12:30 Mon Jun 1
Re: Making History: NASA and SpaceX Launch Astronauts to Space
Not one little green man in sight

weststandboy 12:28 Mon Jun 1
Re: Making History: NASA and SpaceX Launch Astronauts to Space
Manned space flight was directly responsible for the walkman cassette player! (remember them!) I know that much

Sven Roeder 12:18 Mon Jun 1
Re: Making History: NASA and SpaceX Launch Astronauts to Space
Always used to hear that a lot of technological developments happened as a by product of space travel and that the experiments / research carried out helped mankind.
Can anyone set out what is meant to be achieved by these trips to make life on earth better?
And is it NASA , Mr Musk or who that owns these developments?
If there are any

Lee Trundle 12:02 Mon Jun 1
Re: Making History: NASA and SpaceX Launch Astronauts to Space
It's lot of money, but hardly a waste. Exploring space will probably give us the answers that are impossible to give otherwise, like how do we exist.

Compare that to the amount that has been spent on fairytales over all religions and it's probably a tiny amount.

Mr Kenzo 11:46 Mon Jun 1
Re: Making History: NASA and SpaceX Launch Astronauts to Space
What a total waste of money, at least an estimated $900bn has been spent on Space exploration by the US. Madness

Bungo 11:31 Mon Jun 1
Re: Making History: NASA and SpaceX Launch Astronauts to Space
It's a missed opportunity to tell Trump how 'beautiful' or 'perfect' it would be to be the first President in space.

Set up a JustGiving page to get him a seat on the next rocket. This might just generate a few dollars?

White Pony 2:38 Mon Jun 1
Re: Making History: NASA and SpaceX Launch Astronauts to Space
Has the oddball Musk called anyone a paedo yet? Weird cunt.

Texas Iron 12:07 Mon Jun 1
Re: Making History: NASA and SpaceX Launch Astronauts to Space
Typical TrumpConDon Fake...

Getting a Free ride off Musk Business...

Gave little respect to Musk's ownership and major investments..of the whole event...

NASA and govt minor roles in this HO HUM event...

gph 11:16 Sun May 31
Re: Making History: NASA and SpaceX Launch Astronauts to Space
There are "mirrors"* on the Moon, and they didn't just grow.

They were put there by the men who went.

*they are actually more sophisticated (and even less likely to grow) than mere mirrors, and they reflect light that hits them back in very close to exactly the direction it came from. Used to check the distance between the Earth and Moon

Many people have checked the existence of these mirrors, by bouncing lasers off them and seeing the reflection. Not sure how much the kit to do this costs, but it can't be much more than a couple of £k. Half of which pays for a telescope that you can point elsewhere (in the cosmos, you dirty-minded gits!)

Bungo 10:28 Sun May 31
Re: Making History: NASA and SpaceX Launch Astronauts to Space
Don't forget Wallace and Gromit too....

yngwies Cat 9:43 Sun May 31
Re: Making History: NASA and SpaceX Launch Astronauts to Space
If you ever watched the Clangers you'll know that the Moon landings happened. To suggest otherwise is claptrap.

Westside 9:37 Sun May 31
Re: Making History: NASA and SpaceX Launch Astronauts to Space
So moon landings at the height of the cold war.

NASA, I can't believe didn't have at least one Russian spy in it. If the moon landings didn't happen, don't you think it would be front page news on Pravda?

To say nothing of Russian signal intelligence, showing the telemetry was false. Which of course it wasn't.

Read one of GO's links.

Utter garbage.

Far Cough 8:57 Sun May 31
Re: Making History: NASA and SpaceX Launch Astronauts to Space
We've been through this before, are you going fucking senile?


The first paragraph from your link states quite clearly that...

“It is commonly believed that man will fly directly from the earth to the moon, but to do this, we would require a vehicle of such gigantic proportions that it would prove an economic impossibility.

It would have to develop sufficient speed to penetrate the atmosphere and overcome the earth’s gravity and, having traveled all the way to the moon, it must still have enough fuel to land safely and make the return trip to earth.

Furthermore, in order to give the expedition a margin of safety, we would not use one ship alone, but a minimum of three … each rocket ship would be taller than New York’s Empire State Building [almost ¼ mile high] and weigh about ten times the tonnage of the Queen Mary, or some 800,000 tons.”—Wernher von Braun, the father of the Apollo space program, writing in Conquest of the Moon


BUT that is not the solution NASA used, a DIRECT ASCENT as stated above by Von Braun was indeed correct and unfeasible.

NASA came up with two alternatives to the above procedure, one was an Earth orbit rendezvous where various parts of the lunar rocket including fuel etc would be assembled in LEO or Low Earth Orbit by several missions. The other was a Lunar Orbit rendezvous, which was the one used for all the manned Apollo missions to the moon.

This doesn't require a massive rocket as was outlined by Von Braun in your link, not that the Saturn V wasn't massive, indeed it was massive but not prohibitively so, you see the Saturn V was a three stage vehicle, each stage being jettisoned as it's fuel ran out or close to running out. Therefore no dead weigh is being carried by the vehicle. The lunar lander and ascent stage were separate vehicles also, the lander being left behind on the moon, and the ascent stage was jettisoned to land on the moon later on.

NO DEAD FUCKING WEIGHT



Does that make it clear to you, you fucking imbecile?



I fear not?

Bungo 8:38 Sun May 31
Re: Making History: NASA and SpaceX Launch Astronauts to Space
zebthecat 1:47 Sun May 31

I was there when Atlantis was in the Vehicle Assembly Building before they built the exhibit around it. As NASA were between space programmes at that point, the KSC bus tour stopped there and we could go inside.

Strangely, Atlantis looked really small in one corner of that huge space. Can't imagine what an Saturn V would have looked like in there!

Golden Oldie 8:26 Sun May 31
Re: Making History: NASA and SpaceX Launch Astronauts to Space
Faryk Hoff
Cos you never ever heard the question posited before?




















...sigh
okay, I'll play











Here's a ladybird book on the Moon landings, the first stop for any discerning gent or Doris
https://centerforaninformedamerica.com/moondoggie/

Far Cough 8:15 Sun May 31
Re: Making History: NASA and SpaceX Launch Astronauts to Space
What makes you think no one landed on the moon, then?

Golden Oldie 8:09 Sun May 31
Re: Making History: NASA and SpaceX Launch Astronauts to Space
At this rate we may one day witness man land on the Moon in our lifetimes, and not just in cartoons and CGI.

Far Cough 7:44 Sun May 31
Re: Making History: NASA and SpaceX Launch Astronauts to Space
"Failure is not an option"

Far Cough 7:43 Sun May 31
Re: Making History: NASA and SpaceX Launch Astronauts to Space
Gene Kranz was great as was Chris Craft, it's in no small amount due to Gene Kranz' expertise, that the Apollo 13 crew were brought back safely

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