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O say, does that Star Spangled Banner yet wave..  Feb 18, 2021 • 12:52:35pm

I find myself talking out loud to the TV, “Come on, baby, you can do it…” and anxiously counting the minutes.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 18, 2021 • 12:52:57pm

parachute has deployed

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt'n😷Trips  Feb 18, 2021 • 12:53:32pm

Parachute deployed.
Trust me, that’s a good feeling…lol

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stpaulbear  Feb 18, 2021 • 12:53:37pm

Applause for parachute deployment.

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Dave In Austin  Feb 18, 2021 • 12:54:05pm

Radar lock on the surface

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 18, 2021 • 12:54:07pm

radar lock on the ground

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O say, does that Star Spangled Banner yet wave..  Feb 18, 2021 • 12:54:32pm

re: #3 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt’n😷Trips

Parachute deployed.
Trust me, that’s a good feeling…lol

Not crashing and burning is a good thing. I might have cheered out loud.

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O say, does that Star Spangled Banner yet wave..  Feb 18, 2021 • 12:54:45pm

They found a landing zone.

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Dave In Austin  Feb 18, 2021 • 12:55:01pm

Now it knows where it’s going land

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Charles Johnson  Feb 18, 2021 • 12:55:23pm

It takes light about 12 minutes to get to Earth from Mars, so whatever’s going to happen may have already happened.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt'n😷Trips  Feb 18, 2021 • 12:55:44pm

descending on rockets now

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O say, does that Star Spangled Banner yet wave..  Feb 18, 2021 • 12:55:48pm

re: #10 Charles Johnson

It takes light about 12 minutes to get to Earth from Mars, so whatever’s going to happen may have already happened.

Correction - has already happened. We’re along for the ride.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 18, 2021 • 12:56:10pm

LANDED

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Tahitinho  Feb 18, 2021 • 12:56:12pm

Yes!

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt'n😷Trips  Feb 18, 2021 • 12:56:15pm

TANGO DELTA
NOMINAL

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Charles Johnson  Feb 18, 2021 • 12:56:18pm

20m from the surface.

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Charles Johnson  Feb 18, 2021 • 12:56:28pm

LANDED

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Dave In Austin  Feb 18, 2021 • 12:56:31pm

We did it again

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O say, does that Star Spangled Banner yet wave..  Feb 18, 2021 • 12:56:52pm

YES!

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt'n😷Trips  Feb 18, 2021 • 12:57:16pm

NASA still has a 100% success rate for landing rovers on Mars

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 18, 2021 • 12:57:24pm

might be pictures coming

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🌹UOJB!  Feb 18, 2021 • 12:57:28pm

WOW! PROPS TO THE WHOLE TEAM!

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 18, 2021 • 12:58:43pm

first image has arrived

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Egregious Philbin  Feb 18, 2021 • 12:58:49pm

Alive and well on the surface

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stpaulbear  Feb 18, 2021 • 12:59:20pm

I hope the NASA guy tucked a nitro tab under his tongue. I wasn’t sure he was going to survive.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt'n😷Trips  Feb 18, 2021 • 12:59:21pm

Images received

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 18, 2021 • 12:59:54pm
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nines09  Feb 18, 2021 • 1:00:14pm

And meanwhile in Texas, the Libertarian Dream is being shown in all it’s glory.
I used to joke in bad times that “We put a man on the moon, and now look at us.”
Some things never change.

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William Lewis  Feb 18, 2021 • 1:00:16pm

I was driving to work during this. You can not believe how beautiful this thread was to see once I got logged in here.

Just beautiful.

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retired cynic  Feb 18, 2021 • 1:01:10pm

Just got home from getting my first vaccine shot! Woo Hoo!

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Charles Johnson  Feb 18, 2021 • 1:01:29pm
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PhillyPretzel  Feb 18, 2021 • 1:02:04pm

re: #31 Charles Johnson

Cool.

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William Lewis  Feb 18, 2021 • 1:03:11pm

‘nuff said.

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wrenchwench  Feb 18, 2021 • 1:04:27pm

If someone from 2005 got to see the video from the future of all those people in masks doing fist-bumps, they might think Obama had ascended to the throne in a more literal way than they could previously imagine. Then, they find out Biden is President…and we’re on Mars….

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O say, does that Star Spangled Banner yet wave..  Feb 18, 2021 • 1:04:54pm

re: #33 William Lewis

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‘nuff said.

We’re still the best in the business. We don’t miss.

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Belafon  Feb 18, 2021 • 1:05:04pm

Del Rio, TX, where Laughlin AFB is located, has received 9.7” of snow today, shattering its old records.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 18, 2021 • 1:05:15pm
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TarHellion  Feb 18, 2021 • 1:06:00pm

re: #37 Backwoods_Sleuth

America. Eff Yeah!

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 18, 2021 • 1:06:30pm
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Belafon  Feb 18, 2021 • 1:07:00pm

re: #38 TarHellion

America. Eff Yeah!

Maybe, someday, Texas will join this modern country with its fancy technology.

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No Malarkey!  Feb 18, 2021 • 1:07:32pm

Just goes to show that, IMHO, we should focus on unmanned missions to Mars. Manned missions are dangerous, extremely expensive, and pointless for now.

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Dr. Matt  Feb 18, 2021 • 1:07:56pm

Good thing the gummit is not involved regulating things….

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 18, 2021 • 1:09:00pm
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William Lewis  Feb 18, 2021 • 1:09:02pm

re: #41 No Malarkey!

Just goes to show that, IMHO, we should focus on unmanned missions to Mars. Manned missions are dangerous, extremely expensive, and pointless for now.

I disagree. The unmanned missions are important but there comes a time when we need someone on the ground looking at the telemetry and saying. “Huh, that’s odd… “

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wrenchwench  Feb 18, 2021 • 1:09:11pm

re: #41 No Malarkey!

Just goes to show that, IMHO, we should focus on unmanned missions to Mars. Manned missions are dangerous, extremely expensive, and pointless for now.

Millions have proved that working from home is legitimate. No commute necessary.

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O say, does that Star Spangled Banner yet wave..  Feb 18, 2021 • 1:10:08pm

I definitely cheered when they confirmed touchdown. Mrs. Fish actually came into my office when she heard me.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 18, 2021 • 1:10:39pm
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stpaulbear  Feb 18, 2021 • 1:10:56pm

re: #41 No Malarkey!

Just goes to show that, IMHO, we should focus on unmanned missions to Mars. Manned missions are dangerous, extremely expensive, and pointless for now.

Elon Musk can go to Mars…

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 18, 2021 • 1:11:25pm

re: #48 stpaulbear

Elon Musk can go to Mars…

he already sent a car…

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 18, 2021 • 1:13:09pm
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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt'n😷Trips  Feb 18, 2021 • 1:13:21pm

re: #42 Dr. Matt

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Good thing the gummit is not involved regulating things….

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nines09  Feb 18, 2021 • 1:13:29pm

re: #10 Charles Johnson

It takes light about 12 minutes to get to Earth from Mars, so whatever’s going to happen may have already happened.

Not sure that is correct on light speed. Transmission speed maybe?
It sounded way too long and this is what I found.

Therefore, a light shining from the surface of Mars would take the following amount of time to reach Earth (or vice versa): Closest possible approach: 182 seconds, or 3.03 minutes. Closest recorded approach: 187 seconds, or 3.11 minutes. Farthest approach: 1,342 seconds, or 22.4 minutes. Nov 14, 2017

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Jay C  Feb 18, 2021 • 1:13:38pm

re: #49 Backwoods_Sleuth

he already sent a car…

Will it be waiting for him? Hope he remembered the keys….

(AAA probably doesn’t have a tow contractor on Mars….)

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O say, does that Star Spangled Banner yet wave..  Feb 18, 2021 • 1:14:46pm

re: #52 nines09

Not sure that is correct on light speed. Transmission speed maybe?
It sounded way too long and this is what I found.

Therefore, a light shining from the surface of Mars would take the following amount of time to reach Earth (or vice versa): Closest possible approach: 182 seconds, or 3.03 minutes. Closest recorded approach: 187 seconds, or 3.11 minutes. Farthest approach: 1,342 seconds, or 22.4 minutes. Nov 14, 2017

It depends on Mars’s relative position. From here to the Sun is about 8 light-minutes, so if Mars is on the far side of the Sun from us, it can take quite a while.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 18, 2021 • 1:14:53pm

re: #53 Jay C

Will it be waiting for him? Hope he remembered the keys….

hope he can find it in the orbiting parking lot…

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danarchy  Feb 18, 2021 • 1:15:26pm

re: #44 William Lewis

I disagree. The unmanned missions are important but there comes a time when we need someone on the ground looking at the telemetry and saying. “Huh, that’s odd… “

I agree, unmanned missions are great for setting the stage, but a human being can do in minutes what it could take a rover weeks to accomplish. Also, as exciting as robotic missions can be, there is nothing like a manned mission to inspire whole generations of people into science and exploration.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 18, 2021 • 1:15:53pm

re: #54 O say, does that Star Spangled Banner yet wave..

It depends on Mars’s relative position. From here to the Sun is about 8 light-minutes, so if Mars is on the far side of the Sun from us, it can take quite a while.

the lady on NASA-TV said 11 minutes each way for messages.

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Sherlock Hound  Feb 18, 2021 • 1:16:57pm

re: #56 danarchy

I agree, unmanned missions are great for setting the stage, but a human being can do in minutes what it could take a rover weeks to accomplish. Also, as exciting as robotic missions can be, there is nothing like a manned mission to inspire whole generations of people into science and exploration.

We are made to explore.

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O say, does that Star Spangled Banner yet wave..  Feb 18, 2021 • 1:17:02pm

re: #57 Backwoods_Sleuth

the lady on NASA-TV said 11 minutes each way for messages.

So it sounds as if Mars is about 90 degrees ahead or behind in orbit from us right now, with some quick back of the napkin math.

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GlutenFreeJesus  Feb 18, 2021 • 1:17:14pm

Hope the drone flight goes well!!

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nines09  Feb 18, 2021 • 1:17:22pm

re: #54 O say, does that Star Spangled Banner yet wave..

I may be mistaken. Charles has it in the middle there, so I may be off.
But it would be transmission of signal, right?
WE LANDED ON MARS!

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 18, 2021 • 1:17:24pm

heh

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Feb 18, 2021 • 1:17:37pm

re: #51 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt’n😷Trips

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No Malarkey!  Feb 18, 2021 • 1:17:48pm

re: #56 danarchy

I agree, unmanned missions are great for setting the stage, but a human being can do in minutes what it could take a rover weeks to accomplish. Also, as exciting as robotic missions can be, there is nothing like a manned mission to inspire whole generations of people into science and exploration.

Unless it ends in tragedy. The Moon is one thing, sending people to Mars, months of space travel away from earth, is an order of magnitude more difficult and dangerous.

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Charles Johnson  Feb 18, 2021 • 1:18:02pm

re: #52 nines09

They actually mentioned this earlier in the video.

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danarchy  Feb 18, 2021 • 1:18:06pm

re: #51 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt’n😷Trips

That seems likely, just by the fragment of the email address that is visible, it doesn’t really look legitimate. Possibly a phishing attack trying to get someone to click the link and enter account details.

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TarHellion  Feb 18, 2021 • 1:19:18pm

re: #54 O say, does that Star Spangled Banner yet wave..

The current relative position of Mars puts it 11 minutes, 22 seconds of light speed from us. So not the farthest away but certainly far from the closest.

As for a manned mission to Mars, we are still so very, very, very far away from that. Aside from the logistics of feeding a crew for such a long journey, there would be concerns about the effects of such a long period in zero gravity and the prolonged radiation exposure.

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nines09  Feb 18, 2021 • 1:20:04pm

re: #65 Charles Johnson

They actually mentioned this earlier in the video.

Then I stand corrected. I thought transmission lag.
Was not watching video.

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🌹UOJB!  Feb 18, 2021 • 1:20:47pm

re: #52 nines09

Not sure that is correct on light speed. Transmission speed maybe?
It sounded way too long and this is what I found.

Therefore, a light shining from the surface of Mars would take the following amount of time to reach Earth (or vice versa): Closest possible approach: 182 seconds, or 3.03 minutes. Closest recorded approach: 187 seconds, or 3.11 minutes. Farthest approach: 1,342 seconds, or 22.4 minutes. Nov 14, 2017

Doesn’t the rover first transmit to the orbiter and then the orbiter collects the message and then transmit?

That can explain the extended time reply.

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O say, does that Star Spangled Banner yet wave..  Feb 18, 2021 • 1:21:56pm

re: #69 🌹UOJB!

Doesn’t the rover first transmit to the orbiter and then the orbiter collects the message and then transmit?

That can explain the extended time reply.

While that is true, the uplink between the rover and the orbiter is a fairly high-speed connection. The delay is in two things: The aforementioned discussion of speed-of-light travel, plus a little bit due to the low bandwidth of shouting across the interplanetary void at the top of one’s lungs. The bit rate on Mars leaves a little bit to be desired.

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danarchy  Feb 18, 2021 • 1:22:10pm

re: #57 Backwoods_Sleuth

the lady on NASA-TV said 11 minutes each way for messages.

mars is currently about 127 million miles away.

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William Lewis  Feb 18, 2021 • 1:22:16pm

re: #64 No Malarkey!

Unless it ends in tragedy. The Moon is one thing, sending people to Mars, months of space travel away from earth, is an order of magnitude more difficult and dangerous.

If we die, we want people to accept it. We’re in a risky business, and we hope that if anything happens to us it will not delay the program. The conquest of space is worth the risk of life.

Virgil “Gus” Grissom

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BlueSpotinAL  Feb 18, 2021 • 1:22:17pm

Let’s give credit where credit is due:

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No Malarkey!  Feb 18, 2021 • 1:22:17pm

re: #67 TarHellion

The current relative position of Mars puts it 11 minutes, 22 seconds of light speed from us. So not the farthest away but certainly far from the closest.

As for a manned mission to Mars, we are still so very, very, very far away from that. Aside from the logistics of feeding a crew for such a long journey, there would be concerns about the effects of such a long period in zero gravity and the prolonged radiation exposure.

The great thing about robots is that they don’t need air, water, food, sleep, exercise, living space, room temperatures, and minimal radiation protection, and they can’t die horrible deaths.

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stpaulbear  Feb 18, 2021 • 1:22:40pm

re: #60 GlutenFreeJesus

Hope the drone flight goes well!!

I want to see the video of it being attacked by a raptor.

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DesertDenizen  Feb 18, 2021 • 1:22:52pm

re: #64 No Malarkey!

Unless it ends in tragedy. The Moon is one thing, sending people to Mars, months of space travel away from earth, is an order of magnitude more difficult and dangerous.

The Apollo 1, Challenger, and Columbia tragedies didn’t stop us. Space will be dangerous for the foreseeable future, but that shouldn’t deter our exploration.

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O say, does that Star Spangled Banner yet wave..  Feb 18, 2021 • 1:23:10pm

re: #72 William Lewis

Virgil “Gus” Grissom

I spent a few summer weekends at Virgil I. Grissom Air Force Base (now Air Reserve Base), where they would have an air show. Took me a few years to learn his story.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Feb 18, 2021 • 1:23:13pm

re: #73 BlueSpotinAL

Let’s give credit where credit is due:

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Damn, you beat me to it!

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Decatur Deb  Feb 18, 2021 • 1:24:32pm

re: #67 TarHellion

The current relative position of Mars puts it 11 minutes, 22 seconds of light speed from us. So not the farthest away but certainly far from the closest.

As for a manned mission to Mars, we are still so very, very, very far away from that. Aside from the logistics of feeding a crew for such a long journey, there would be concerns about the effects of such a long period in zero gravity and the prolonged radiation exposure.

In the early XVth Cent, a Spanish crewman setting out on a trading voyage to the Philippines had almost 2 chances in 3 of returning.

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Patricia Kayden  Feb 18, 2021 • 1:27:27pm

re: #42 Dr. Matt

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No Malarkey!  Feb 18, 2021 • 1:28:03pm

re: #76 DesertDenizen

The Apollo 1, Challenger, and Columbia tragedies didn’t stop us. Space will be dangerous for the foreseeable future, but that shouldn’t deter our exploration.

And I am all for space exploration. Loved it since I was a kid. But we can explore Mars safely with robots at a fraction of the cost of a single manned mission. It probably doesn’t make sense to send people there until our technology is much more advanced.

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William Lewis  Feb 18, 2021 • 1:28:06pm

re: #67 TarHellion

The current relative position of Mars puts it 11 minutes, 22 seconds of light speed from us. So not the farthest away but certainly far from the closest.

As for a manned mission to Mars, we are still so very, very, very far away from that. Aside from the logistics of feeding a crew for such a long journey, there would be concerns about the effects of such a long period in zero gravity and the prolonged radiation exposure.

This is why I’d like to see a lot more money spent on developing things like VASIMR to hopefully drastically cut the travel time.

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PhillyPretzel  Feb 18, 2021 • 1:28:17pm

re: #80 Patricia Kayden

Yes. That can be very stressful.

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Shiplord Kirel: Fan of USPS, Goodyear, and Oreo  Feb 18, 2021 • 1:29:19pm
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wrenchwench  Feb 18, 2021 • 1:30:16pm

re: #79 Decatur Deb

In the early XVth Cent, a Spanish crewman setting out on a trading voyage to the Philippines had almost 2 chances in 3 of returning.

Volunteer crew?

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DesertDenizen  Feb 18, 2021 • 1:30:40pm

re: #81 No Malarkey!

And I am all for space exploration. Loved it since I was a kid. But we can explore Mars safely with robots at a fraction of the cost of a single manned mission. It probably doesn’t make sense to send people there until our technology is much more advanced.

By that theory we shouldn’t have sent men to the moon in a tiny capsule with less computing power than a modern calculator. But we did, because we could. And because we needed to. I believe that exploration, along with story telling, are needed to make us human.

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nines09  Feb 18, 2021 • 1:31:16pm

I think I just had a senior moment…

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Belafon  Feb 18, 2021 • 1:33:02pm

re: #64 No Malarkey!

Unless it ends in tragedy. The Moon is one thing, sending people to Mars, months of space travel away from earth, is an order of magnitude more difficult and dangerous.

A granddaughter was inspired by her grandmother’s death due to bad water on Mars. //

Death generally does the exact opposite of discouraging exolorers.

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No Malarkey!  Feb 18, 2021 • 1:35:29pm

re: #86 DesertDenizen

By that theory we shouldn’t have sent men to the moon in a tiny capsule with less computing power than a modern calculator. But we did, because we could. And because we needed to. I believe that exploration, along with story telling, are needed to make us human.

I respect everyone’s takes, and I think it would be extremely cool to see people on Mars in my lifetime.

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Decatur Deb  Feb 18, 2021 • 1:36:41pm

re: #84 Shiplord Kirel: Fan of USPS, Goodyear, and Oreo

For a while, I wanted to grow up to be Steiglitz.

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DesertDenizen  Feb 18, 2021 • 1:37:41pm

re: #89 No Malarkey!

I respect everyone’s takes, and I think it would be extremely cool to see people on Mars in my lifetime.

A good friend is has applied to the Astronaut Program with that goal explicitly in mind. He’s 31, so I think he’s plenty young enough for it to be a possibility.

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Decatur Deb  Feb 18, 2021 • 1:37:46pm

re: #85 wrenchwench

Volunteer crew?

Poors.

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No Malarkey!  Feb 18, 2021 • 1:37:59pm

re: #84 Shiplord Kirel: Fan of USPS, Goodyear, and Oreo

These photos are gorgeous, and really bring the world of over a century ago to life!

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HypnoToad  Feb 18, 2021 • 1:38:31pm

re: #89 No Malarkey!

I want an unambiguous extraterrestrial signal.

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TarHellion  Feb 18, 2021 • 1:38:32pm

re: #86 DesertDenizen

One day we will have the technological and logistical capabilities for a manned mission. Even at its closest point, Mars would be a 9-month journey to get there. Then you would have to stay there about 16 months to open up the 9-month window again to return. Contrast that with Apollo 11, which took just over 8 days for the roundtrip.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Feb 18, 2021 • 1:38:48pm

re: #81 No Malarkey!

And I am all for space exploration. Loved it since I was a kid. But we can explore Mars safely with robots at a fraction of the cost of a single manned mission. It probably doesn’t make sense to send people there until our technology is much more advanced.

I turn 40 this year. I do hope to see a Mars landing before I die.

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steve_davis  Feb 18, 2021 • 1:39:54pm

re: #58 Sherlock Hound

We are made to explore.

if i were doing it, I’d have an entire collection of pods already there, waiting, and duplicate pods in orbit, ready to come down if something goes wrong with a pod on the ground. then we bring the humans in….none of this shit where everybody gets there and something goes catastrophically wrong. I read a book on antarctic exploration years ago that mentioned the reason Amundsen succeeded and Scott died is because Amundsen took the time to learn that the sled dogs were the way to go, what types of clothing eskimos found success with, so that the expedition could wear that kind of stuff rather than stuff made by some firm in London, etc. So Scott starved to death, and Amundsen made it look almost routine. We need to do the same with Mars.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Feb 18, 2021 • 1:40:07pm

re: #95 TarHellion

One day we will have the technological and logistical capabilities for a manned mission. Even at its closest point, Mars would be a 9-month journey to get there. Then you would have to stay there about 16 months to open up the 9-month window again to return. Contrast that with Apollo 11, which took just over 8 days for the roundtrip.

I think at this point the first manned mission might very likely be a one way trip.

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Egregious Philbin  Feb 18, 2021 • 1:41:19pm

According to John Prine, Linda goes to Mars all the time….

Linda Goes To Mars~John Prine

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Decatur Deb  Feb 18, 2021 • 1:42:28pm

re: #97 steve_davis

You want to see the 2-season National Geographic docudrama Mars.
imdb.com

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EstebanTornado1963  Feb 18, 2021 • 1:42:38pm

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PhillyPretzel  Feb 18, 2021 • 1:43:24pm

re: #101 EstebanTornado1963

lol

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Egregious Philbin  Feb 18, 2021 • 1:43:24pm

I’ve already seen the pics of Bernie on Mars, I’d upload one but I never know how to do it.

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DesertDenizen  Feb 18, 2021 • 1:43:38pm

re: #95 TarHellion

One day we will have the technological and logistical capabilities for a manned mission. Even at its closest point, Mars would be a 9-month journey to get there. Then you would have to stay there about 16 months to open up the 9-month window again to return. Contrast that with Apollo 11, which took just over 8 days for the roundtrip.

I believe we have most of that capability already, if we focused out attention on it the same way we focused on Apollo. We have half a century of technology and experience since we first walked on the moon. We have things that weren’t even dreamed of yet, and better technology in out back pockets than was available to all of NASA. Ionic propulsion may be the only missing piece, but I believe we already have all the pieces if we decide we have the will.

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HypnoToad  Feb 18, 2021 • 1:45:54pm

re: #104 DesertDenizen

Ion propulsion is a thing. The Dawn spacecraft used it to visit Vesta and Ceres, a mission impossible using chemical means. However, I hope you like a s l o w trip!

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 18, 2021 • 1:46:09pm
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darthstar  Feb 18, 2021 • 1:48:20pm

Dear god…she posed in front of her guns for a House hearing?

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt'n😷Trips  Feb 18, 2021 • 1:49:47pm
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retired cynic  Feb 18, 2021 • 1:49:59pm

re: #107 darthstar

Dear god…she posed in front of her guns for a House hearing?

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Pushin’ the Palin-Lite.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt'n😷Trips  Feb 18, 2021 • 1:54:04pm
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sagehen  Feb 18, 2021 • 1:55:01pm

re: #79 Decatur Deb

In the early XVth Cent, a Spanish crewman setting out on a trading voyage to the Philippines had almost 2 chances in 3 of returning.

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danarchy  Feb 18, 2021 • 1:55:27pm

re: #104 DesertDenizen

I believe we have most of that capability already, if we focused out attention on it the same way we focused on Apollo. We have half a century of technology and experience since we first walked on the moon. We have things that weren’t even dreamed of yet, and better technology in out back pockets than was available to all of NASA. Ionic propulsion may be the only missing piece, but I believe we already have all the pieces if we decide we have the will.

That is the thing about it, if you keep saying when we have the technology then we can talk about it, you’ll never get the tech. You need to make it a goal and then develop the tech needed to make it happen. ION drives already exist but they accelerate so slowly they may not be the right fit for a Mars mission, more outer solar system. NTP engines on the other hand could be built now and could drastically cut mars travel time if the proper resources were devoted.

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Eric The Fruit Bat  Feb 18, 2021 • 1:57:38pm

re: #102 PhillyPretzel

There were two other pix floating around that time: One of a McDonald’s and one of a WalMart.

And that base shot was 20+ years ago.

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darthstar  Feb 18, 2021 • 1:58:03pm
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Charles Johnson  Feb 18, 2021 • 1:58:23pm
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Romantic Heretic  Feb 18, 2021 • 2:02:57pm

re: #40 Belafon

Maybe, someday, Texas will join this modern country with its fancy technology.

Not as long as those with power there prefer to keep the people they are responsible for in the 19th Century.

And a majority of the people in Texas are willing to be kept there.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Feb 18, 2021 • 2:04:04pm

re: #115 Charles Johnson

“Oh, fuck….REALLY?!?!”

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Romantic Heretic  Feb 18, 2021 • 2:04:52pm

re: #41 No Malarkey!

Just goes to show that, IMHO, we should focus on unmanned missions to Mars. Manned missions are dangerous, extremely expensive, and pointless for now.

Until there is something like the Epstein Drive from The Expanse available I agree.

Or even a low but constant thrust engine.

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steve_davis  Feb 18, 2021 • 2:05:41pm

re: #100 Decatur Deb

You want to see the 2-season National Geographic docudrama Mars.
imdb.com

done! I enjoyed it.

120
darthstar  Feb 18, 2021 • 2:06:59pm
121
Decatur Deb  Feb 18, 2021 • 2:07:53pm

re: #119 steve_davis

done! I enjoyed it.

Made me like Elon Musk a little bit, for a little while.

122
William Lewis  Feb 18, 2021 • 2:07:54pm

re: #90 Decatur Deb

For a while, I wanted to grow up to be Steiglitz.

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He was a great and is almost as big an influence on me as Adams and Weston. I love that image you posted. Here’s another.

123
darthstar  Feb 18, 2021 • 2:09:12pm
124
darthstar  Feb 18, 2021 • 2:11:23pm
125
No Malarkey!  Feb 18, 2021 • 2:12:27pm
126
O say, does that Star Spangled Banner yet wave..  Feb 18, 2021 • 2:13:24pm

re: #125 No Malarkey!

CANCEL CULTURE!

127
Eclectic Cyborg  Feb 18, 2021 • 2:14:24pm

re: #125 No Malarkey!

Great! Does that mean Beto can get his seat?

128
Decatur Deb  Feb 18, 2021 • 2:15:10pm

re: #127 Eclectic Cyborg

Great! Does that mean Beto can get his seat?

Four years remaining.

129
steve_davis  Feb 18, 2021 • 2:15:44pm

re: #111 sagehen

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I’m gonna guess that 25 bucks a week was a shit ton of money at the time, and frankly, I would have found that an attractive gig at 18, as lots of teenagers would, which is one of the main reasons we draft kids to fight wars traditionally, because we reach an age where we no longer want to be heroic, just alive.

130
🌹UOJB!  Feb 18, 2021 • 2:16:30pm

David Jolly is roasting Rafael on MSNBC.

131
No Malarkey!  Feb 18, 2021 • 2:16:31pm

re: #127 Eclectic Cyborg

Great! Does that mean Beto can get his seat?

With no incumbent in 2024, Beto would have a good shot at picking that seat up.

132
PhillyPretzel  Feb 18, 2021 • 2:18:41pm

re: #125 No Malarkey!

When I see it then I will believe it.

133
steve_davis  Feb 18, 2021 • 2:19:24pm

re: #122 William Lewis

He was a great and is almost as big an influence on me as Adams and Weston. I love that image you posted. Here’s another.

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Adams is my personal favorite. The out-of-this-world nature photographs, shot large format while hiking around the wilderness, or set up on a platform on the top of his station wagon. Then, what disciples state was hours upon hours of development for each plate, achieving divine perfection, throwing out hundreds of rejects.

134
darthstar  Feb 18, 2021 • 2:19:33pm

re: #127 Eclectic Cyborg

Great! Does that mean Beto can get his seat?

Beto’s going to unseat Abbott.

135
Jay C  Feb 18, 2021 • 2:20:02pm

re: #128 Decatur Deb

Four years remaining.

Which gives the asshole about 3+ years to think about changing his mind, and maybe deciding to run again to save the country from the EEEEVIL!!! scourge of competent government…..

136
Romantic Heretic  Feb 18, 2021 • 2:21:42pm

re: #76 DesertDenizen

The Apollo 1, Challenger, and Columbia tragedies didn’t stop us. Space will be dangerous for the foreseeable future, but that shouldn’t deter our exploration.

Remember Ferdinand Magellan?

Left Spain with 5 ships and 270 men. One ship made it home and 19 survivors.

Didn’t stop other explorers.

I’m thinking that this interest in exploring is exaggerated in European cultures. Probably has something to do with the intense competition during the Renaissance. Every city-state and nation was trying to one up on the others.

China tried once, to my knowledge. But internal politics killed that.

137
🌹UOJB!  Feb 18, 2021 • 2:21:44pm

Maybe we’ll get lucky and Merrick Garland’s DOJ will indict Rafael and Hee Hawley.

138
Eclectic Cyborg  Feb 18, 2021 • 2:21:46pm

re: #134 darthstar

Beto’s going to unseat Abbott.

Oh, that would be amazing.

139
gwangung  Feb 18, 2021 • 2:22:11pm

re: #135 Jay C

Which gives the asshole about 3+ years to think about changing his mind, and maybe deciding to run again to save the country from the EEEEVIL!!! scourge of competent government…..

Bingo.

140
aatharuv  Feb 18, 2021 • 2:22:47pm

re: #138 Eclectic Cyborg

Oh, that would be amazing.

You think he’s not going to run for President again?

141
Shiplord Kirel: Fan of USPS, Goodyear, and Oreo  Feb 18, 2021 • 2:23:27pm

I think Texas might see a massively upscaled version of the “Brownback effect,” businesses fleeing the state because of the collapse of vital services. The winter storm will soon pass, but it is obvious that deeply embedded political structures are the problem and those won’t go away any time soon. Who cares if there is no state income tax if your employees might suddenly face a $2000 gas bill or your multi-billion dollar tech facility might be left without power for a week? If this can happen, what else might happen?
One would think that this might get the attention of even the most obtuse of the soul-dead libertarians who run this gerrymandered third world shithole, given that they worship business and profess to put it above every other consideration. Immoral and depraved as those values are, though, the reality is even worse. It is not business and money in general they worship, it is the specific business interest of their partners and contributors.
The departure of Cruz, Abbott, and Paxton, either to prison or retirement, would be a good start.

142
retired cynic  Feb 18, 2021 • 2:24:23pm

re: #134 darthstar

Beto’s going to unseat Abbott.

Isn’t the governor in TX a rather weak office?

143
Shiplord Kirel: Fan of USPS, Goodyear, and Oreo  Feb 18, 2021 • 2:29:23pm
144
O say, does that Star Spangled Banner yet wave..  Feb 18, 2021 • 2:29:58pm
145
PhillyPretzel  Feb 18, 2021 • 2:31:36pm

re: #143 Shiplord Kirel: Fan of USPS, Goodyear, and Oreo

Again Harry Turtledove is on the mark.

146
Romantic Heretic  Feb 18, 2021 • 2:31:40pm

re: #94 HypnoToad

I want an unambiguous extraterrestrial signal.

Unless it’s something like this.

Dalek Attack Ringtone

147
FFL (GOP Delenda Est)  Feb 18, 2021 • 2:34:58pm

re: #125 No Malarkey!

I’ll believe it when 2025 rolls around and Ted is still saying that.

148
Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Feb 18, 2021 • 2:36:49pm

re: #147 FFL (GOP Delenda Est)

I’ll believe it when 2025 rolls around and Ted is still saying that.

Yup. Lyin’ Ted is a liar.

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nines09  Feb 18, 2021 • 2:38:11pm

Profiles In Courage Republican Version.

150
FFL (GOP Delenda Est)  Feb 18, 2021 • 2:38:37pm

re: #142 retired cynic

Isn’t the governor in TX a rather weak office?

From what I’ve heard, yes. Chairman of the Texas Railroad Commission is considered the most powerful office in the state (according to my brother.)

151
FFL (GOP Delenda Est)  Feb 18, 2021 • 2:39:18pm

re: #144 O say, does that Star Spangled Banner yet wave..

We have been trying to reach you about extending your vehicle warranty!

152
O say, does that Star Spangled Banner yet wave..  Feb 18, 2021 • 2:41:05pm

re: #151 FFL (GOP Delenda Est)

We have been trying to reach you about extending your vehicle warranty!

No thanks. After Curiosity, I don’t think they make a warranty long enough.

153
Jay C  Feb 18, 2021 • 2:47:03pm

re: #142 retired cynic

Isn’t the governor in TX a rather weak office?

And you just KNOW that the minute a Democrat gets in there, the GOP-dominated Lege will go into full-bore “coup” mode to make sure it gets even weaker.

If Beto O’Rourke gets elected Governor, he’ll probably find himself needing special Legislative authorization to cut the ribbon opening a shopping mall…..

154
KingKenrod  Feb 18, 2021 • 2:47:10pm

re: #142 retired cynic

Isn’t the governor in TX a rather weak office?

It is pretty weak, designed to be mostly a figure-head (chief of state, not head of state). The only strong power the gov has is the veto. Real power is held by the head of various executive departments (which are elected, not appointed) and the House leader.

155
GlutenFreeJesus  Feb 18, 2021 • 2:48:01pm

re: #125 No Malarkey!

Trump’s VP choice.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 18, 2021 • 2:48:52pm

re: #142 retired cynic

Isn’t the governor in TX a rather weak office?

at least one texas governor went to the White House

157
Belafon  Feb 18, 2021 • 2:50:50pm

re: #136 Romantic Heretic

Remember Ferdinand Magellan?

Left Spain with 5 ships and 270 men. One ship made it home and 19 survivors.

Didn’t stop other explorers.

I’m thinking that this interest in exploring is exaggerated in European cultures. Probably has something to do with the intense competition during the Renaissance. Every city-state and nation was trying to one up on the others.

China tried once, to my knowledge. But internal politics killed that.

I’m pretty sure man wasn’t formed on the Hawaiin islands.

158
aatharuv  Feb 18, 2021 • 2:51:35pm

re: #125 No Malarkey!

So I haven’t seen any other sources for the claim he’s not rerunning for reelection. Anyone have any other source?

159
Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 18, 2021 • 2:53:37pm
160
Belafon  Feb 18, 2021 • 2:53:53pm

As my wife said, he’s probably gearing up to run for president as the next Trump. Which he won’t be able to pull off either.

161
PhillyPretzel  Feb 18, 2021 • 2:53:57pm

re: #158 aatharuv

I have not seen anything on that at WaPo.

162
Eclectic Cyborg  Feb 18, 2021 • 2:54:05pm

re: #136 Romantic Heretic

Remember Ferdinand Magellan?

Left Spain with 5 ships and 270 men. One ship made it home and 19 survivors.

Didn’t stop other explorers.

I’m thinking that this interest in exploring is exaggerated in European cultures. Probably has something to do with the intense competition during the Renaissance. Every city-state and nation was trying to one up on the others.

China tried once, to my knowledge. But internal politics killed that.

The European Roman Catholic Church also played a large role in the rise of European exploration as many of the journeys were seen as essentially missions trips to not only discover new land but convert any of the locals who may be present.

163
Barefoot Grin  Feb 18, 2021 • 2:55:05pm

re: #162 Eclectic Cyborg

The European Roman Catholic Church also played a large role in the rise of European exploration as many of the journeys were seen as essentially missions trips to not only discover new land but convert any of the locals who may be present.

I think the order is variable, but something like “God, gold, and guns.”

164
Eclectic Cyborg  Feb 18, 2021 • 2:55:54pm

Ted Cruz will never resign. None of these asshole Republicans will ever resign.

165
Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 18, 2021 • 2:55:56pm

thread

166
Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 18, 2021 • 2:58:54pm
167
HypnoToad  Feb 18, 2021 • 3:04:16pm

Another touchdown almost fifty-two years ago. I took this last December 20th.

Apollo 11 landing site at center of image. Field of view = 6 arc minutes ( 1/5 lunar diameter) 1/150 sec. exp. at a focal length of 10 meters.
Zoomed in on the center of the previous image. The sharpness varies across the image due to seeing effects. Smallest details visible are close to one kilometer (0.5 arc sec) the resolution limit for my 11” telescope.
168
Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 18, 2021 • 3:08:04pm

...

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 18, 2021 • 3:10:37pm
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O say, does that Star Spangled Banner yet wave..  Feb 18, 2021 • 3:11:05pm

re: #167 HypnoToad

Another touchdown almost fifty-two years ago. I took this last December 20th.

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I made the comment to a cow-orker during the pre-entry mission presentation, when they were describing the radar- and visually-guided landing automation, “I guess we’ll find out if a computer is smarter than Neil Armstrong.” Smarter, maybe not… but it did the job just fine.

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nines09  Feb 18, 2021 • 3:16:42pm
172
Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 18, 2021 • 3:17:08pm
173
Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 18, 2021 • 3:18:53pm
174
Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 18, 2021 • 3:20:07pm
175
Targetpractice  Feb 18, 2021 • 3:23:57pm

re: #72 William Lewis

Virgil “Gus” Grissom

Ad astra per aspera.

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steve_davis  Feb 18, 2021 • 3:24:35pm

oh my god. the amount of work trying to convince my cat the litter box is clean. she has to watch me throw out the previous poop. then I must pour in some additional litter so that she feels like I’m keeping up my end of things. it’s like getting her to eat all the food in the bowl. I have to take a fork and stir the same food around so she thinks I just did something important with it, and then she’ll consent. (or else she has to be really hungry).

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William Lewis  Feb 18, 2021 • 3:24:46pm

re: #170 O say, does that Star Spangled Banner yet wave..

I made the comment to a cow-orker during the pre-entry mission presentation, when they were describing the radar- and visually-guided landing automation, “I guess we’ll find out if a computer is smarter than Neil Armstrong.” Smarter, maybe not… but it did the job just fine.

Actually, NASA, realizing what a resource they had had his mind taped and turned into an AI in their Cray 4 supercomputer at NASA’s Ames Research Center and he’s been in a little black box on every probe since. That’s the real reason we’re at 100% on landing the rovers…

Of course he can’t help when someone else confuses Imperial and metric!

/////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////// :)

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Ace Rothstein  Feb 18, 2021 • 3:24:53pm

re: #174 Backwoods_Sleuth

And some of you guys thought I was wrong when I said a lot of them were in on it.

179
O say, does that Star Spangled Banner yet wave..  Feb 18, 2021 • 3:25:18pm

re: #177 William Lewis

OUCH. Too soon, man.

180
O say, does that Star Spangled Banner yet wave..  Feb 18, 2021 • 3:26:08pm

re: #178 Ace Rothstein

And some of you guys thought I was wrong when I said a lot of them were in on it.

I did, and I’ll eat my words. You were right. And that just sucks.

181
(((Archangel1)))  Feb 18, 2021 • 3:27:10pm
182
nines09  Feb 18, 2021 • 3:27:29pm

re: #178 Ace Rothstein

And some of you guys thought I was wrong when I said a lot of them were in on it.

I’ve had bad cop happen to me far too many times to think there are no bad cops.

183
William Lewis  Feb 18, 2021 • 3:27:39pm

re: #179 O say, does that Star Spangled Banner yet wave..

OUCH. Too soon, man.

Oh, I think they could do it non-destructivly around 1995…

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William Lewis  Feb 18, 2021 • 3:28:48pm

re: #174 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Still more to come when they dig under these ones…

185
Targetpractice  Feb 18, 2021 • 3:29:21pm

So playing catch-up, I see I was right on both points: Ted tried to use his family as a shield and he tried to claim that he was just escorting them down there before returning back home.

Now I see if I can pull off the hat trick by hearing the same wingnuts who defended him this morning insist tonight that there’s no point getting upset because “He’s back, it’s over, there’s nothing to get upset over!”

186
Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Feb 18, 2021 • 3:30:48pm

Intelligent Design apologist keeps pushing bad ideas in service to spreading their fundamentalism:

187
First As Tragedy, Then As Farce  Feb 18, 2021 • 3:31:19pm

re: #185 Targetpractice

I can’t help but think there are a lot of Texas state officials who are extremely glad that Ted Cruz is getting a lot of attention while they are being mostly ignored.

188
Dangerman  Feb 18, 2021 • 3:35:41pm

what did i miss?

was it this?

Ted Cruz Asked Houston Cops to Escort Him to Cancun Flight as They Dealt With Storm Crisis

that’s TO -Cancun, NOT after arriving back

this i think was already posted:

Cruz suggested in a statement that he was only accompanying his daughters to Cancun “to be a good dad” before he returned, NBC News reports he booked his return ticket from to Texas at 6 a.m. today.

maybe it was this

“As the Manhattan district attorney’s office steps up the criminal investigation of Donald Trump, it has reached outside its ranks to enlist a prominent former federal prosecutor to help scrutinize financial dealings at the former president’s company,” the New York Times reports.

or possibly, what a president does

The White House is throwing its support behind a global push to distribute coronavirus vaccines equitably, pledging $4 billion dollars to a multilateral effort the Trump administration spurned,” the Washington Post reports.

makes this kinda small potatoes:

South Dakota Attorney General Jason Ravnsborg (R) will face misdemeanor charges for his role in a crash that killed a man more than five months ago, the Sioux Falls Argus Leader reports.

Ravnsborg faces the following three counts: operating a vehicle while using a mobile or electronic device, a lane driving violation for driving outside of his lane and careless driving.

189
Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Feb 18, 2021 • 3:35:59pm

We ought to remember that Trump was just the symptom.

The biggest driver of crazy-in-America is the dominance of Fundamentalists here and there.

Sure, here on the left coast we’ve pretty much decided to work to leave such things behind, but because the US is under an archaic system of government those locations which are still wanting to live in the 18th century have outsized influence in our country.

And at the center of the back-to-the-past movement is to “put God back in the schools”. Between that and treating women as property, those are their goals.

190
Shiplord Kirel: Fan of USPS, Goodyear, and Oreo  Feb 18, 2021 • 3:38:49pm

re: #174 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Though vastly out-numbered and weakened by traitors, the loyal officers of the Capitol Police STILL kicked terrorist ass and literally took names.
Has anyone compared this to Thermopylae yet?

On a different note, GRU managers are probably wondering if they bet on the wrong horse after seeing the actual fighting capability of their terrorist-militia proxies.

191
nines09  Feb 18, 2021 • 3:39:31pm

Ted will need stitches…..

192
Targetpractice  Feb 18, 2021 • 3:47:17pm

re: #191 nines09

Ted will need stitches…..

[Embedded content]

Daughters of “man of the common people” have friends who can afford to pay more per night than a minimum wage worker in Texas makes in a week.

193
EPR-radar  Feb 18, 2021 • 3:49:32pm

re: #186 Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus

Intelligent Design apologist keeps pushing bad ideas in service to spreading their fundamentalism:

One of my pet theories is that 21st century Republicans learned much of their love of blatant lying and willful stupidity from the creationist cranks they invited to their festering ‘big tent’ late in the 20th century.

194
No Malarkey!  Feb 18, 2021 • 3:52:32pm

re: #147 FFL (GOP Delenda Est)

I’ll believe it when 2025 rolls around and Ted is still saying that.

Ted is running for President in 2024.

195
EPR-radar  Feb 18, 2021 • 3:53:35pm

re: #190 Shiplord Kirel: Fan of USPS, Goodyear, and Oreo

On a different note, GRU managers are probably wondering if they bet on the wrong horse after seeing the actual fighting capability of their terrorist-militia proxies.

Destabilizing the US by fostering Republican treason basically costs Russia nothing. So I can’t see any reason why they would be second guessing themselves just because Jan 6 was a (deadly) clown show.

That said, I’m sure Russia is stirring up bottom feeders all across the US political spectrum. It just looks like selective agitprop of right wingers because US bottom feeders are predominantly wingnuts.

196
EPR-radar  Feb 18, 2021 • 3:54:52pm

re: #194 No Malarkey!

Ted is running for President in 2024.

Indeed. But Trump beat Ted in 2016 like a rented mule. So I have to believe that the most Trumpist of the 2024 deplorables will do the same thing.

197
FFL (GOP Delenda Est)  Feb 18, 2021 • 3:55:33pm

re: #176 steve_davis

oh my god. the amount of work trying to convince my cat the litter box is clean. she has to watch me throw out the previous poop. then I must pour in some additional litter so that she feels like I’m keeping up my end of things. it’s like getting her to eat all the food in the bowl. I have to take a fork and stir the same food around so she thinks I just did something important with it, and then she’ll consent. (or else she has to be really hungry).

Staff efficiency test. She is making sure you carry out labor, however trivial, in exchange for allowing you to live there and serve her needs.

198
No Malarkey!  Feb 18, 2021 • 4:01:19pm

re: #195 EPR-radar

Destabilizing the US by fostering Republican treason basically costs Russia nothing. So I can’t see any reason why they would be second guessing themselves just because Jan 6 was a (deadly) clown show.

That said, I’m sure Russia is stirring up bottom feeders all across the US political spectrum. It just looks like selective agitprop of right wingers because US bottom feeders are predominantly wingnuts.

Wouldn’t be surprised if they have Greenwald on the payroll.

199
No Malarkey!  Feb 18, 2021 • 4:03:22pm

re: #196 EPR-radar

Indeed. But Trump beat Ted in 2016 like a rented mule. So I have to believe that the most Trumpist of the 2024 deplorables will do the same thing.

As would Trump, but that’s why Cruz isn’t running for re-election to the Senate.

200
nines09  Feb 18, 2021 • 4:07:19pm

re: #176 steve_davis

oh my god. the amount of work trying to convince my cat the litter box is clean. she has to watch me throw out the previous poop. then I must pour in some additional litter so that she feels like I’m keeping up my end of things. it’s like getting her to eat all the food in the bowl. I have to take a fork and stir the same food around so she thinks I just did something important with it, and then she’ll consent. (or else she has to be really hungry).

If you never were a parent, you are one now.

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Targetpractice  Feb 18, 2021 • 4:09:11pm

re: #200 nines09

If you never were a parent, you are one now.

As I’ve heard the saying go, dogs prepare you for having children, cats prepare you for having teenagers.

202
PrairieQueen  Feb 18, 2021 • 4:09:20pm

While Texas is frozen, Wyoming gets down to important work: Vagina Management, Sex Stuff.

203
Barefoot Grin  Feb 18, 2021 • 4:09:54pm

re: #194 No Malarkey!

Ted is running for President in 2024.

He has no sense of shame. If he’s saying he won’t run for his senate seat, might as well interpret that as throwing his hat in the ring for President, 2024.

204
nines09  Feb 18, 2021 • 4:10:57pm

re: #201 Targetpractice

As I’ve heard the saying go, dogs prepare you for having children, cats prepare you for having teenagers.

Our Cooper is referred to as, “My little boy.”
And the son of a gun is.

205
The Pie Overlord!  Feb 18, 2021 • 4:12:02pm
206
No Malarkey!  Feb 18, 2021 • 4:12:50pm
207
nines09  Feb 18, 2021 • 4:14:07pm

Gots to go.
Nite all.
PS.
Rush is still dead.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Feb 18, 2021 • 4:16:08pm

hi

I just got home after my hand surgery.

My Covid test came back negative the day before, but I’m really not a fan of shoving a bottle brush up my nostrils for a lobotomy.

When I woke up post-op, my wife told me that I would be pleased to learn that Rush Limbaugh died while I was in surgery. Perhaps I should do that more often.

The same evening we went out to dinner, where a covidiot anitmasker in the men’s roon threatened to “destroy me” because I was wearing a mask. Ignoring him only made him angrier, and after a tense couple of minutes he allowed me to leave the restroom.

It’s amazing how fearful a six-foot+ 300 pound guy is afraid of a 120 pound guy in a mask. With my right hand wrapped up from surgery only a few hours before and still recovering from the aftereffects of anesthaesia and Fentanyl, I would have been at a real disadvantage defending myself (probably punch to the nuts and run like hell).

I’m just going to read for a few minutes and not type (too difficult), then hit the rack.

TL;DR, I lived and I’m home.

209
plansbandc  Feb 18, 2021 • 4:19:52pm

re: #194 No Malarkey!

Absolutely.

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Ace Rothstein  Feb 18, 2021 • 4:24:07pm

This entire Cruz episode will be forgotten by noon tomorrow, that’s how fucking stupid people are in my state. Republican politics is such a hustle, I actually admire it (in a very cynical way, of course).

211
Sherlock Hound  Feb 18, 2021 • 5:10:29pm

re: #198 No Malarkey!

Wouldn’t be surprised if they have Greenwald on the payroll.

Tara Reade IS on their payroll, working for RT.

212
stpaulbear  Feb 18, 2021 • 5:58:41pm

re: #171 nines09

This guy is having fun too with a lot less grace.

Dog Slides Across Slippery Wooden Deck and Falls off Through the Handrail - 1176889

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austin_blue  Feb 18, 2021 • 7:26:11pm

re: #142 retired cynic

Isn’t the governor in TX a rather weak office?

Yes, the Guv appoints unelected members of Boards and Commissions, some quite important.

He has the power of the veto which will kill a bill for two years (which is how often little towns across the State send their idiots to Austin).

And he has the bully pulpit, which is no mean thing, here.

The power lies in the Light Guv, who controls and sets the Legislative agenda.


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Lord Huron - Not Dead Yet (Live on Jimmy Kimmel Live!) “Not Dead Yet” (Live on Jimmy Kimmel Live!) Stream/Download “Not Dead Yet” here: lordhuron.lnk.to Tickets, season passes, and merch for Alive From Whispering Pines Livestream Series available at lordhuron.com​ Connect with Lord Huron:lordhuron.com​facebook.comtwitter.com instagram.com Lyrics: All messed up, with ...
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I Wrote a Book, Check It Out and Pre-Order It!I recently completed my first novel entitled, "Blind Spot." You can find the link here. Take a look and if you like what you see, go ahead and pre-order it. inkshares.com
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Pino Palladino + Blake Mills + Sam Gendel - Djurkel (Live) Pre-order the new album “Notes With Attachments” available March 12: pinoblake.lnk.to Shop merch: blakemills.lnk.to Follow Pino:Instagram: pinopalladino.lnk.toFacebook: pinopalladino.lnk.toTwitter: pinopalladino.lnk.toSpotify: pinopalladino.lnk.to Tidal: pinopalladino.lnk.to Amazon: pinopalladino.lnk.to Pandora: pinopalladino.lnk.to YouTube Music: pinopalladino.lnk.to Follow Blake:Instagram: blakemills.lnk.toTwitter: blakemills.lnk.toSpotify: blakemills.lnk.toApple Music: blakemills.lnk.toAmazon: blakemills.lnk.toSoundcloud: blakemills.lnk.toPandora: blakemills.lnk.toYouTube ...
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Molly Tuttle, Sierra Hull, Sarah Jarosz -Salt CreekMolly Tuttle, Sierra Hull and Sarah Jarosz playing "Salt Creek" during the Music City Bandwidth's virtual show from The East Room in Nashville on October 15, 2020
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Black Pumas - I’m Ready (Live on the Late Late Show With James Corden) "I'm Ready" is available on the GRAMMY-nominated Deluxe Edition of the Black Pumas debut album. The Deluxe Edition includes 11 bonus tracks (3 brand new songs, 4 covers, and 4 live recordings) and is available now in 2xLP, 2xCD ...
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Tomorrow - Jimmy Wahlsteen, Vincent VegaProvided to YouTube by Epidemic Sound Tomorrow · Jimmy Wahlsteen · Vincent Vega Epidemic Presents: Crates (M. Bison Edition) ℗ Epidemic Sound Released on: 2020-03-13 Producer: Kasper LindgrenComposer: Jimmy Wahlsteen Auto-generated by YouTube.
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#Thegreatpoolpondconversion - 210221The waterfall bilge pump died three weeks ago.We're trying something new.Saturday we test installed two tiny aquarium pumps to get the waterfall going again.These pumps are very small but are designed to run all the time. Bilge pumps aren't. Though ...
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