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    re: NASA's rover Curiosity lands on Mars [W:206]

    There are certain technical problems with a manned mission to Mars that will be difficult to overcome. As one example, take the issue of keeping the spacecraft atmosphere scrubbed of CO2. In earth orbit or on moon missions that is done by using CO2 absorbent materials in canisters. These last for a given period of time and then must be replaced. A new supply has to be sent up to the International Space Station once every several weeks. That's not a problem in earth orbit, but on a Mars mission there is no easy re-supply. The CO2 absorbent system has to be able to work for over a year without re-supply, and that's a technical nut that's hard to crack. They don't have a good solution for that yet. Renewable systems are operating on the ISS, but they have conventional canisters backing them up. The only credible solution I've seen is sending up unmanned supply ships ahead of the manned mission so that CO2 absorbent canisters and other critical supplies could be replaced. But it would be very tricky because if they can't dock or rendezvous with a supply ship at some point then they are dead.

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    re: NASA's rover Curiosity lands on Mars [W:206]

    Quote Originally Posted by teamosil View Post
    LOL ok. So you think we should just take your word for it over NASAs? You figure you're better equipped to make that assessment? I think you're just making things up and blurting them out at random.
    There goes the Liberal again, appealing to authoritah. You just can't help yourself.
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    re: NASA's rover Curiosity lands on Mars [W:206]

    Quote Originally Posted by Matt Foley View Post
    There goes the Liberal again, appealing to authoritah. You just can't help yourself.
    If you aren't able to come up with a defense of your position, why are you hitting the reply button?
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    re: NASA's rover Curiosity lands on Mars [W:206]

    Quote Originally Posted by teamosil View Post
    If you aren't able to come up with a defense of your position, why are you hitting the reply button?
    snot very liberal of you to appeal to authoritah.
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    Antarctica could re-supply all our wealth for the next 1,000 years. That 1959 treaty making it a Forbidden Zone was the beginning of the end of our future. No wonder we want to escape into the twinkling void of outer space.
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    NASA's rover Curiosity lands on Mars [W:206]God forbid we could have a thread on the NASA rover without personal attacks, baiting and trolling. Stick to the topic and stop with the antics please.
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    Re: NASA's rover Curiosity lands on Mars [W:206]

    Quote Originally Posted by Matt Foley View Post
    Wrong. The Apollo project didn't R&D anything.
    Oh good grief! Don't tell me you are one of those conspiracy theorists who think all the technology came from Roswell.

    Where did the Saturn V come from if NASA didn't research and develop it?


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