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    CBA. They are working on getting to Mars though. Thats where all the lulz are
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    Do people still believe that man landed on the moon?



    Come on people.
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    the cost. but we ll go there and other planets our life depends on it.
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    (Original post by Ewan)
    The last lunar landing was in December 1972. But anyway, it's really expensive. NASA was planning to go with its "Constellation" program but it was cancelled not long ago They need to set up a lunar base to be honest, it would be a much more cost effective way of discovering more about long term travel in space, in the long run at least.
    Why? :confused:

    I don't really see what all the fuss is about the moon.

    There isn't anything useful there.
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    Procrastination
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    Tube strikes. Bloody trade unions and them champagne socialists.
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    Why are all of the "there's nothing up there" / "it's boring" comments getting neg-rep. They're true... :erm:

    Someone on this thread has clearly booked a trip to the moon, and doesn't want to come to terms with the fact that it's a ****-hole.
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    Because Gary Glitter lives there
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    (Original post by Aspiringlawstudent)
    Why? :confused:

    I don't really see what all the fuss is about the moon.

    There isn't anything useful there.
    There are a lot of experiments you can only carry out in zero / low gravity. A base on the moon would allow 6/12 month rotations so that they could learn more about the long term affects of living in space. Forget technological advancement, if we can't solve the problems of long term space travel and the damage it has on our muscles etc we won't be able to travel past the moon.

    This thread is kinda funny, people see the moon as a big ball of dirt and just assume there's no point going there :facepalm2:
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    (Original post by Ewan)
    There are a lot of experiments you can only carry out in zero / low gravity. A base on the moon would allow 6/12 month rotations so that they could learn more about the long term affects of living in space. Forget technological advancement, if we can't solve the problems of long term space travel and the damage it has on our muscles etc we won't be able to travel past the moon.

    This thread is kinda funny, people see the moon as a big ball of dirt and just assume there's no point going there :facepalm2:
    Problem? :confused:

    I'm happy here, thanks.

    I'd rather we spent our time and money making this world work before we go finding other ones to mess up.
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      (Original post by Aspiringlawstudent)
      Problem? :confused:

      I'm happy here, thanks.

      I'd rather we spent our time and money making this world work before we go finding other ones to mess up.
      The world, if you excuse the pun, doesn't revolve around you.
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      (Original post by Aspiringlawstudent)
      Problem? :confused:

      I'm happy here, thanks.

      I'd rather we spent our time and money making this world work before we go finding other ones to mess up.
      Experiments carried out in space help advance all areas of science which in turn help to make this a better world :sigh: Read my previous post again :facepalm2:
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      (Original post by Ewan)
      There are a lot of experiments you can only carry out in zero / low gravity. A base on the moon would allow 6/12 month rotations so that they could learn more about the long term affects of living in space. Forget technological advancement, if we can't solve the problems of long term space travel and the damage it has on our muscles etc we won't be able to travel past the moon.

      This thread is kinda funny, people see the moon as a big ball of dirt and just assume there's no point going there :facepalm2:
      And what experiments are you talking about?

      It's difficult to see a practical application for them if they can only be carried out with very low gravity... :confused:
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      We only went initially to prove that it could be done, and done quicker than the soviets.
      There wasn't that much scientific value in humans going - most of the experiments could have been done by probes. Or certainly could now, since technology has improved vastly.
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      Because there is no oil there....
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      (Original post by Aspiringlawstudent)
      And what experiments are you talking about?

      It's difficult to see a practical application for them if they can only be carried out with very low gravity... :confused:
      You can find out more information here. Suffice to say the space station is basically like a science lab.

      Just because you can't see a practical application doesn't mean there isn't one. Stop being so simple minded. Discoveries are often made where the significance isn't realised till much later.
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      (Original post by Ewan)
      You can find out more information here. Suffice to say the space station is basically like a science lab.

      Just because you can't see a practical application doesn't mean there isn't one. Stop being so simple minded. Discoveries are often made where the significance isn't realised till much later.
      So rather than tell me something practical that has resulted from their experiments you tell me to stop being simple minded... :rolleyes:
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      What, haven't you seen A Grand Day Out?
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      (Original post by Aspiringlawstudent)
      Why? :confused:

      I don't really see what all the fuss is about the moon.

      There isn't anything useful there.
      I believe the idea is that it makes for a good stop-gap between Earth and then where ever else you want to travel. You use the powerful rocket boosters to launch out of our atmosphere/gravitational pull and then you land on the Moon. You refuel and maybe switch to a different type of craft then launch from the moon, which requires no where near the energy. Then you just go wherever.

      but anyway it's too expensive and for some reason as nations we don't seem to bother uniting in any big way to get space exploration done. Forget paying to launch rockets on other countries launch pads. It shouldn't be about money, all UN nations should build what ever is needed and share it all, launch together. It's like things such as fusion research getting such little funding, I can't understand it at all. Polywell fusion, oh here's $1.8mil from the American Military. $1.8m!? It's what we need to survive as a damn species, try $1.8trillion! We should work together as a planet on such endeavours!
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      Watch the new Transformers movie and you'll find out.
     
     
     
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