China Releases Footage of First Far Side Moon Landing

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  1. Mega6

    Mega6 [H]ard|Gawd

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    And with all that money we are pouring into NASA, we are hitching rides off the ruskies to the iss. How embarrassing.
     
  2. filip

    filip [H]ard|Gawd

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    It's nice but really to me there seems no practical purpose to go to the moon. What you got there some rocks and dust. Now of they plan to do some Planetary Annihilation shit with the moon then that would be dope.
     
  3. Nobu

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    There are good reasons to go there. You could make a fueling station for deep-space missions. You could modify the moon's velocity to effect tidal forces or send it flying through the cosmos. You could cut a hole in the center and use it as a gravity well for research...okay, maybe some more realistic ideas are in order....
     
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  4. Mega6

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    Fine.. It's free cheese.
     
  5. Jim Kim

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    What's embarrassing is your understanding of the subject matter because we ain't pouring money into Nasa. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Budget_of_NASA
     
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  6. Mega6

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    What's embarrasing is me using your own reference as a rebuttal. So nineteen and and a half billion isn't a lot of money? LoL

    "NASA's FY 2017 budget of $19.5 billion"
     
  7. Jim Kim

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    Adjusted for inflation and as a percentage of the budget it's a mere pittance of what we used to spend. As for your whine about us hitching rides it just further proves that you are out of your element.
    Put down the shovel and step away from the hole.
     
  8. sirmonkey1985

    sirmonkey1985 [H]ard|DCer of the Month - July 2010

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    Which is why we need China in the space race. Russia hasn't made an attempt to surpass America's capabilities in space since they tried to copy the shuttle and gave up when the USSR collapsed. so there's now reason to throw money at NASA as far as the government cares and that's sad.
     
  9. Semantics

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    I view it the same way i view the moon landing in 1969, if China was bullshitting it there is no way in hell the US wouldn't call bullshit. Just like there is no way the CCCP wouldn't call bullshit if we faked the moon landing.
    You don't get it 19.5 billion doesn't cover R&D for missions let alone actual logistics. NASA missions have historically been cutting edge, nasa doesn't use off the shelf parts for missions they could easily do. NASA's missions often have had goals in which the technology required to do the missions haven't been invented yet, which the public has greatly benefited from when nasa develops technology.

    If we nasa had one goal of just launching rockets into low earth orbit and come back they could easily do that. That's not how nasa wants to spend it's budget. NASA's value to the american public is in the development of technology and research not that it launches rockets, space is just a convenient platform for developing technology given the unearthly challenges space travel has.
     
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  10. Mega6

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    NASA's purpose is space exploration. The technology benefits of space exploration are the dividends. You got it backwards.
     
  11. Mega6

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    Budgeting what? the whole manned space program has been basically turned over to free enterprise. The SLS is on the verge of being canceled. As a percentage look at what we are getting for our 19.5 billion. A few unmanned missions and renting a ride with the Russians to the iss. Wow. The bang for the buck here is pretty low.

    Try to convey more facts and spend less time on silly analogs that don't work.
     
  12. MDboyz

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    While America is busy fighting over $5B for the wall … LOL … With the shutdown time, they already spent that much of $5B already.
     
  13. Mega6

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    I don't believe in the moon. It's just the back of the sun.
     
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    space exploration should be a priority if we want to survive as a species, the planet cant support our growth forever
     
  16. Mega6

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    especially since the way we are destroying the hell out of it.