Page 5 of 21 FirstFirst ... 3456715 ... LastLast
Results 41 to 50 of 208

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

  1. #41
    Sage

    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Last Seen
    Yesterday @ 06:36 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Other
    Posts
    12,460
    Blog Entries
    2

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Ikari View Post
    What!? There weren't people on that flight! Why I can't believe they'd try to pull.....

    No, I'm kidding. Yes I did know this was unmanned, thanks for pointing that out. Some were talking about the aggregation of the space program into manned attempts, and I was merely stating that we aren't really at the point where that can happen, so there's no point pumping money into going that direction.
    We do run the risk of waiting TOO long.

    If we wait until we use up all the cheap fuel, it'll be too late.

    Thats not tomorrow, but should be part of our considerations.
    Anyone wondering what I'm talking about start here:
    The Psychology of Persuasion

  2. #42
    Sage
    Ikari's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Location
    Colorado
    Last Seen
    12-08-17 @ 01:05 AM
    Gender
    Lean
    Libertarian - Left
    Posts
    54,124

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

    Quote Originally Posted by What if...? View Post
    We do run the risk of waiting TOO long.

    If we wait until we use up all the cheap fuel, it'll be too late.

    Thats not tomorrow, but should be part of our considerations.
    Perchance it is, but manned missions into space will require a humanity wide endeavor, and we are not at the point in our history yet where we can realize that.
    You know the time is right to take control, we gotta take offense against the status quo

    Quote Originally Posted by A. de Tocqueville
    "I should have loved freedom, I believe, at all times, but in the time in which we live I am ready to worship it."

  3. #43
    Sage
    jamesrage's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Location
    A place where common sense exists
    Last Seen
    Today @ 06:00 AM
    Gender
    Lean
    Slightly Conservative
    Posts
    31,078

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

    Quote Originally Posted by What if...? View Post
    Sure am glad Queen Isabella of Spain didnt think like you do.

    Columbus would have been BUMMED.
    Queen Isabella of Spain wasn't trillions of dollars in debt and the discovery of the Americas directly financially benefited her and Spain.
    "A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banner openly. But the traitor moves amongst those within the gate freely, his sly whispers rustling through all the alleys, heard in the very halls of government itself. For the traitor appears not a traitor; he speaks in accents familiar to his victims, and he wears their face and their arguments, he appeals to the baseness that lies deep in the hearts of all men. He rots the soul of a nation, he works secretly and unknown in the night to undermine the pillars of the city, he infects the body politic so that it can no longer resist. A murder is less to fear"

    Cicero Marcus Tullius

  4. #44
    Antichrist
    zgoldsmith23's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2011
    Location
    TN
    Last Seen
    11-06-17 @ 12:13 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Libertarian
    Posts
    7,692

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Ikari View Post
    What!? There weren't people on that flight! Why I can't believe they'd try to pull.....

    No, I'm kidding. Yes I did know this was unmanned, thanks for pointing that out. Some were talking about the aggregation of the space program into manned attempts, and I was merely stating that we aren't really at the point where that can happen, so there's no point pumping money into going that direction.
    I'd agree (at the current moment) but, we certainly need to think about it in the future. I'm all for rovers, probes, satellites, etc. being pumped out there. I'm not really sure about the whole Space Station, though. That seems like a bit of a sink of money but I'm not all familiar with its role, etc.
    Quote Originally Posted by X Factor View Post
    I've never denied my own hackish tendencies
    Quote Originally Posted by Pin dÁr View Post
    scientific by itself isn't enough of course.
    Quote Originally Posted by blaxshep View Post
    Not all Nazis were bad people

  5. #45
    Antichrist
    zgoldsmith23's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2011
    Location
    TN
    Last Seen
    11-06-17 @ 12:13 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Libertarian
    Posts
    7,692

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

    Quote Originally Posted by jamesrage View Post
    Queen Isabella of Spain wasn't trillions of dollars in debt and the discovery of the Americas directly financially benefited her and Spain.
    We can say that now. At best, they were hoping for a shorter route to the Far East.
    Quote Originally Posted by X Factor View Post
    I've never denied my own hackish tendencies
    Quote Originally Posted by Pin dÁr View Post
    scientific by itself isn't enough of course.
    Quote Originally Posted by blaxshep View Post
    Not all Nazis were bad people

  6. #46
    Guru
    The Man's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2012
    Location
    York, Pennsylvania
    Last Seen
    Today @ 02:06 AM
    Lean
    Undisclosed
    Posts
    4,756
    Quote Originally Posted by zgoldsmith23 View Post
    The Sun will eventually swell and cause the Earth to evaporate. Life will not longer be possible here. Time to look for other places to live.
    Well this is true, but we'll need to be able to get into a new solar system to escape it, as all of the planets in this one will be uninhabitable when that happens.

    I'm all for space exploration, if for no other reason than I think it's freaking cool!

  7. #47
    Antichrist
    zgoldsmith23's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2011
    Location
    TN
    Last Seen
    11-06-17 @ 12:13 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Libertarian
    Posts
    7,692

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

    Quote Originally Posted by The Man View Post
    Well this is true, but we'll need to be able to get into a new solar system to escape it, as all of the planets in this one will be uninhabitable when that happens.

    I'm all for space exploration, if for no other reason than I think it's freaking cool!
    Let's worry about inter-planetary travel before we worry about inter-stellar travel.
    Quote Originally Posted by X Factor View Post
    I've never denied my own hackish tendencies
    Quote Originally Posted by Pin dÁr View Post
    scientific by itself isn't enough of course.
    Quote Originally Posted by blaxshep View Post
    Not all Nazis were bad people

  8. #48
    Sage
    jamesrage's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Location
    A place where common sense exists
    Last Seen
    Today @ 06:00 AM
    Gender
    Lean
    Slightly Conservative
    Posts
    31,078

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

    Quote Originally Posted by zgoldsmith23 View Post
    Some of us value knowledge of the universe around us, too.
    I value having a McLaren MP4-12C, but I am not going to put myself a couple hundreds thousands of dollars in debt to get one.
    "A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banner openly. But the traitor moves amongst those within the gate freely, his sly whispers rustling through all the alleys, heard in the very halls of government itself. For the traitor appears not a traitor; he speaks in accents familiar to his victims, and he wears their face and their arguments, he appeals to the baseness that lies deep in the hearts of all men. He rots the soul of a nation, he works secretly and unknown in the night to undermine the pillars of the city, he infects the body politic so that it can no longer resist. A murder is less to fear"

    Cicero Marcus Tullius

  9. #49
    Antichrist
    zgoldsmith23's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2011
    Location
    TN
    Last Seen
    11-06-17 @ 12:13 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Libertarian
    Posts
    7,692

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

    Quote Originally Posted by jamesrage View Post
    I value having a McLaren MP4-12C, but I am not going to put myself a couple hundreds thousands of dollars in debt to get one.
    There's a difference in selfish indulgences and knowledge gained.
    Quote Originally Posted by X Factor View Post
    I've never denied my own hackish tendencies
    Quote Originally Posted by Pin dÁr View Post
    scientific by itself isn't enough of course.
    Quote Originally Posted by blaxshep View Post
    Not all Nazis were bad people

  10. #50
    Sage
    jamesrage's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Location
    A place where common sense exists
    Last Seen
    Today @ 06:00 AM
    Gender
    Lean
    Slightly Conservative
    Posts
    31,078

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

    Quote Originally Posted by zgoldsmith23 View Post
    We can say that now. At best, they were hoping for a shorter route to the Far East.
    Are you saying a shorter route to the Far East is not a direct benefit to her and Spain? A couple billion dollars to send a toy to Mars has no direct benefit to us.Its just unnecessarily spending money we don't have.
    "A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banner openly. But the traitor moves amongst those within the gate freely, his sly whispers rustling through all the alleys, heard in the very halls of government itself. For the traitor appears not a traitor; he speaks in accents familiar to his victims, and he wears their face and their arguments, he appeals to the baseness that lies deep in the hearts of all men. He rots the soul of a nation, he works secretly and unknown in the night to undermine the pillars of the city, he infects the body politic so that it can no longer resist. A murder is less to fear"

    Cicero Marcus Tullius

Page 5 of 21 FirstFirst ... 3456715 ... LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •