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Re: Space. The Final Frontier.
« Reply #225: June 19, 2012, 11:09:52 AM »
The joke could go either way- agency helping small business, good example of well spent money, or government blowing money on enriching insiders who form small businesses (preferably with service disabled female minorities as partners located in disadvantaged areas like Hawaii with an ANC ownership stake thrown in for balance- but don't tell anyone it's just a Raytheon subsidiary)

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« Reply #226: June 19, 2012, 11:22:58 AM »
The only part you left off was that they have a Plus Five Forever clause.

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« Reply #227: July 04, 2012, 07:20:45 PM »
Whoa, whoa, whoa.  What's up with the Higgs boson thing, they confirmed they found it today or something?

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« Reply #228: July 04, 2012, 08:07:57 PM »
Whoa, whoa, whoa.  What's up with the Higgs boson thing, they confirmed they found it today or something?

No problem, we'll freak that up too.

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« Reply #229: July 24, 2012, 02:52:28 PM »
kind of related and sad

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Sitting at a table 50 feet under the sea, legendary ocean explorer Sylvia Earle lamented what she believes is a shortsighted federal decision to cut off funding for the world’s only undersea laboratory.
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But the federal budget crunch and cost overruns in NOAA’s satellite program have put pressure on the “wet side” of the agency’s budget — its ocean programs. Funding for the national undersea research program plunged from $7.4 million in fiscal year 2011 to $3.98 million in fiscal 2012, before the administration slated it for elimination in fiscal year 2013.

By contrast, NOAA has asked for more than $2 billion to fund its weather satellite program in 2013 — a $163 million increase from the current fiscal year.


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« Reply #230: August 05, 2012, 08:50:23 PM »
This is happening tonight, right?  1:30 am?  Crazy awesome if it goes as planned.

The Curiosity Rover Landing

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« Reply #231: August 05, 2012, 08:53:17 PM »
This is happening tonight, right?  1:30 am?  Crazy awesome if it goes as planned.


I watched a few of the interviews with the scientists.    It is crazy and if it works ... it'll be some badassed crap.   :)

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« Reply #232: August 06, 2012, 12:49:43 AM »
http://eyes.nasa.gov

If you want to "watch" it live, as I am.

41 minutes till touchdown.

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« Reply #233: August 06, 2012, 12:53:55 AM »
Got the livestream up and running :woop:

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« Reply #234: August 06, 2012, 12:55:32 AM »
oh awesome

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« Reply #235: August 06, 2012, 12:56:32 AM »
Got the livestream up and running :woop:

The one I just posted... or is Nasa showing something on tv?

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« Reply #236: August 06, 2012, 12:56:42 AM »
What's crazy is that all this happening and we don't know for like 15 minutes.  All the data we are getting is from 15 minutes ago.

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« Reply #237: August 06, 2012, 12:57:08 AM »
The one I just posted... or is Nasa showing something on tv?


Got this from the NASA twitter:
http://www.nasa.gov/externalflash/mars/curiosity_news3.html

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« Reply #238: August 06, 2012, 01:00:39 AM »
Oh, OK, yours is a cgi type thing with all the data, sweet.  Mine is a live stream from mission control, got them side by side now.

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« Reply #239: August 06, 2012, 01:07:09 AM »
Watching the video... I just don't see how this landing is going to work.

So many things could go wrong with the landing... if they pull it off, I think it'll be one of the great engineering feats, well, ever.

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« Reply #240: August 06, 2012, 01:15:18 AM »
Cruise stage separation complete!

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« Reply #241: August 06, 2012, 01:16:44 AM »
Cruise stage separation complete!

Yep, just "saw" the end piece separate from the rover.

It's getting close to entry!

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« Reply #242: August 06, 2012, 01:18:54 AM »
Velocity now over 12,000 miles per hour and accelerating.  This is intense, I love everything space related!

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« Reply #243: August 06, 2012, 01:20:08 AM »
Also, Curiosity is either on the surface of Mars right now or in a billion tiny pieces.  It's already over.  Now we just wait for the signals to get to us.  Damn slow-ass light speed :lol:

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« Reply #244: August 06, 2012, 01:33:37 AM »
TOUCHDOWN CONFIRMED!!!!!!

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« Reply #245: August 06, 2012, 01:39:53 AM »
TOUCHDOWN CONFIRMED!!!!!!

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It's gorgeous!

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« Reply #246: August 06, 2012, 01:44:21 AM »
Alright... enough celebrating. Go explore!

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« Reply #247: August 06, 2012, 01:47:37 AM »
PICS OR IT DIDN'T HAPPEN :devil:


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« Reply #248: August 06, 2012, 01:48:12 AM »
PICS OR IT DIDN'T HAPPEN :devil:


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« Reply #249: August 06, 2012, 02:05:58 AM »
Best tweet of the night...

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