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The engineers that designed, built and flew the Saturn five have all retired or died, taking their knowledge with them. Why? Because the government decided that it didn't need to go to the moon anymore and told NASA "Send robots to explore the solar system." NASA changed its focus to sending unmanned probes into space. NASA forgot how to build crewed space craft that can go to the moon.

Then one day, the U.S. government got jealous that the Soviets had the Mir space station, so they told NASA, "How come we don't have one of those?! Build one, dammit!!"

So, NASA built the Skylab space station. NASA built crewed rockets that could take people to the Skylab. None of the engineers who had anything to do with Saturn V and the moon missions were involved an any of that. They were retired, or high level administrators with other duties.

Then Skylab came back to Earth in a fiery re-entry. The government told NASA, build a cool space ship!" That's when NASA built the Space Shuttle. The government got into a deal with other governments, and they all decided to build the International Space Station (ISS).

Then the Space Shuttle program ended. NASA didn't have any rockets that could take people into orbit to the ISS. So, NASA had to pay cabfare, and get monthly bus passes, for its astronauts to ride on Russian rockets. It is a big embarrassment. By this time, NASA realized that they didn't know how to build rockets that could take people to the ISS.

So, they came up with this idea of contracting out to private American companies to do it. Blue Origin, Orbital ATK, Space-X, Interorbital Systems, Bigelow Aerospace & Boeing, Bigelow Aerospace and Lockheed Martin, Sierra Nevada Corporation, just to name a few, all build space ships for NASA, now (even though, only Space-X and the company that makes the Atlas V rockets are usually the only ones to do jobs for NASA these days).

In the meantime, NASA is learning how to build rockets that can take people to the moon again., because the government told NASA to go to Mars.

http://www.space.com/31843-saturn-v-vs-sls-both-old-tech-video.html

This is why we haven't been back to the moon since the 70's.


You've taken a few liberties with that explanation.

But that's kind of the gist of it. Major reason NASA isn't going to the moon these days is money.
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.........On a space tourism mission for 2 morbidly rich people

Sorry for not being more excited
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.........On a space tourism mission for 2 morbidly rich people

Sorry for not being more excited


Ok, this is now TWO separate threads where you have used that phrase "morbidly rich". ....do you actually KNOW what "morbidly" means? I assume you're just emulating the phrase "morbidly obese", and figure the word carries over with the same validity as a descriptor, but it most certainly does not. "Morbidly" means "deathly", "sickly" or "diseased" (and can refer to the depression or gloominess associated with sickness). "Morbidly obese" means so fat it is literally killing you. How can you be so rich it will literally kill you?
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It would be great if the space colonies that you see in Gundam anime were real.
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nanikore2 wrote:

.........On a space tourism mission for 2 morbidly rich people

Sorry for not being more excited


Ok, this is now TWO separate threads where you have used that phrase "morbidly rich". ....do you actually KNOW what "morbidly" means? I assume you're just emulating the phrase "morbidly obese", and figure the word carries over with the same validity as a descriptor, but it most certainly does not. "Morbidly" means "deathly", "sickly" or "diseased" (and can refer to the depression or gloominess associated with sickness). "Morbidly obese" means so fat it is literally killing you. How can you be so rich it will literally kill you?


Because you can afford to pay for a ride on a rocket to the moon - that could blow up? ... that could have technical difficulties resulting in the spacecraft crashing onto the moon, or burning up on reentry? ... that could have technical difficulties resulting in the spacecraft missing is slow down engine burn, causing it to fly past the moon and never be able to return to Earth? ... I could go on....

Does that count as morbidly rich?

When I think of the chances of something going wrong, Russian roulette comes up, and I then think, that is THE MOST EXPENSIVE Russian roulette game I've ever seen played. I hope they don't chicken out.

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All this money could have been put towards making catgirls instead.
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dont mind me, ill just snag the moon right before they get there
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What happened to good old days when stupidly rich people were satisfied with disgusting food, trophy wives, ugly cars , and the occasional bit of illegality?
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Hmmm.... date to Manato park, got bunch of pretty flowers, good exercise, more then enough good areas to make out, never a bad choice and it's perfectly free. (just pay separate state taxes on every video game ever.)

Or....


Hard choice if you ask me:P
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can we just stay here with our anime...

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Gotta figure out ways to make money off things like space mining; Robots will probably be doing most of the work ...just too darn expensive keeping people alive up there!
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This means Space X making more money for stuff like the Mars mission and space mining, so I'm all for it. Plus, the more it gets done, the cheaper it gets. Maybe cheap enough that I'll be able to afford it someday. A guy can dream, can't he? I'm going to die anyway, might as well go out in a blaze of glory re-entering or on launch.
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eggrollsama wrote:

can we just stay here with our anime...



Wouldn't it be great to be the first Otaku astrotourist to take anime out into space for the trip around the moon and back? Then when he/she got back to Earth, they'd ask...

Media: "How was your trip around the moon?!"

Otaku Astrotourist: "It was great! I got to binge watch Space Brothers, Legend of Galactic Heroes, Planettes, and Super Dimension Space Fortress Macross!"

Media: "Did you get to see the moon?"

Otaku Astrotourist: *looks up at the sky and points at the moon* "I see it all the time."
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It is said,
The Meek Shall Inherit the Earth;

But The,
Rest of Us Are Going to the Stars
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outontheop wrote:


nanikore2 wrote:

.........On a space tourism mission for 2 morbidly rich people

Sorry for not being more excited


Ok, this is now TWO separate threads where you have used that phrase "morbidly rich". ....do you actually KNOW what "morbidly" means? I assume you're just emulating the phrase "morbidly obese", and figure the word carries over with the same validity as a descriptor, but it most certainly does not. "Morbidly" means "deathly", "sickly" or "diseased" (and can refer to the depression or gloominess associated with sickness). "Morbidly obese" means so fat it is literally killing you. How can you be so rich it will literally kill you?


Would it make you happier if I write "sickeningly rich"?

Sickeningly rich.

Happy?

How can NOT a gargantuan, bloated, obese bank account be sickly and diseased? If you invent a new word to describe that particular feeling of disgust I'd be glad to consider using it.

Edit: here's a solid gold-plated Audi


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