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We have finally gone back to the Moon

dryson

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Report this Sep. 07 2013, 11:23 am

Although the mission is not a manned mission it is the first time since the Apollo missions of the 1960's that humanity has deployed a probe to the Moon.


http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/sns-rt-us-space-moon-20130904,0,4778276.story


http://www.space.com/22286-ladee-moon-dust-mission-explained-infographic.html


Hopefully the probe will yield some new suprises such as water composition under the surface of the Moon.

K_tigress

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Report this Sep. 08 2013, 9:09 pm

I have heard a bit about this but wasn’t sure if we had any new influences on the moon.
This sounds like good news in the progress department. Better then listening to the usual depressing stuff on the news.


He felt that his whole life was some kind of dream and he sometimes wondered whose it was and whether they were enjoying it. -Douglas Adams (1952-2001)

miklamar

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Report this Sep. 09 2013, 8:18 am

Those are great articles!  It's about time we went back to the Moon, our closest satellite.


I hope the UN has, or soon will, establish ways various nations can explore this important body.  It would make sense to organize multinational expeditions, to combine the resources and brainpower of all nations on Earth, to best utilize such important explorations and development, for the benefit of all mankind.


Var Miklama--Zakdorn, engineer. "A sound mind in a FULL body!" "Time, like latinum, is a limited quantity in the galaxy."

dryson

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Report this Sep. 09 2013, 2:40 pm

Very true miklamar. But how do you convince leaders with a third world mentality that such a goal would benefit the entire world instead of a few selfish individuals who still act as if they are the voice of god and all reason can only come from them?


A bullfrog with a light in its belly is nothing more than a glutton looking to shine otherwise.

eutychus

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Report this Sep. 09 2013, 6:28 pm

Give the private sector incentive to develop space and it will happen. KEEP GOVERNMENTS OUT OF IT!!! Virgin Galactic, Space X and their ilk are the future of space flight, not NASA, which is too concerned about making Muslims feel good about there now being a Muslim astronaut who won't be going anywhere since we have no means to get into space anymore (hell yes, I'm bitter!).

miklamar

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Report this Sep. 10 2013, 9:34 am

Quote: dryson @ Sep. 09 2013, 2:40 pm

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>Very true miklamar. But how do you convince leaders with a third world mentality that such a goal would benefit the entire world instead of a few selfish individuals who still act as if they are the voice of god and all reason can only come from them?

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Your are right.  Education, I think is the key.


Perhaps they could all be shown episodes of Star Trek in the General Assembly, to get the idea of the long-term benefits!


Var Miklama--Zakdorn, engineer. "A sound mind in a FULL body!" "Time, like latinum, is a limited quantity in the galaxy."

dryson

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Report this Sep. 21 2013, 5:59 pm

Your correct once again Miklamar....set the models up as props in the new trek movies so the younger generation will be inspired to look behind the scenes and ask ....What is that model of?"


A bullfrog with a light in its belly is nothing more than a glutton looking to shine otherwise.

Zelenyj

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Report this Oct. 22 2013, 2:11 pm

About SpaceX. Don't think this is worth creating a new topic, so let it be here.


Year ago, when a SpaceX Dragon was docking ISS, I've been watching live translation from NASA website and made this screenshot of SpaceX Mission Control Center (or wherever they controlled Dragon mission from)



It was just luying in the dark corners of my computer until I got here and remembered about this thing. Any ideas what is the meaning of that Star Trek ship-looking images on the wall?

miklamar

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Report this Oct. 27 2013, 7:35 am

But, did you see the bright meteor strike on the Moon (at Mare Imbrium, I think) back on March 17, 2013? 


http://io9.com/the-biggest-explosion-ever-seen-on-the-moon-508167482


The excellent video there suggests any moonwalkers might like to stay safely "indoors" at that time of the year, when meteorites are expected to be more common!


The Mare Imbrium is the largest impact crater on the Moon and is commonly struck by objects traveling through space.


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mare_Imbrium


This area is also said to be an area of gravitational anomalies.  Perhaps that might explain its attraction for meteorites!


Var Miklama--Zakdorn, engineer. "A sound mind in a FULL body!" "Time, like latinum, is a limited quantity in the galaxy."

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