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THE SNAKE IS A LIE
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hah, good one
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He stole my bit, I was SO gonna post that too!

Grah, you win again blurt!
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rjprice wrote: Image


Holy crap, it's real! Awesome! :D
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Sean wrote:Holy crap, it's real! Awesome! :D


Yeah, the pic was a link. :shrug:

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Yeah, simple maths are fun with pie charts and a "space > olympics" axe to grind. Still, $2.5billion ain't exactly pocket change.
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Nini wrote: Yeah, simple maths are fun with pie charts and a "space > olympics" axe to grind. Still, $2.5billion ain't exactly pocket change.


What are you, a republican american? :squint:
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Well, they can't allocate a whole quarter of their budget to SPACE AND SCIENCE FOR SCIENCE yknow.
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Nini wrote: Well, they can't allocate a whole quarter of their budget to SPACE AND SCIENCE FOR SCIENCE yknow.


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You always gotta play the Neil DeGrasse Tyson card... it's super powerful so of course you would. Remember, he wants glory for the American people, not us. Then I do kinda think of it as "if America is happy, some will be happy but if America is unhappy then everyone is unhappy".
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I disagree. NDT is only interested in the advancement of science for the glory of ALL mankind.
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Stupid glory of all mankind. Maybe they should give NASA that quarter of their budget solely to advance science and space exploration.
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I've said it before, the future of space is private.

SpaceX is winning. 2nd place: Virgin Galactic.
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Yeah but private space exploration just leads to the Tyrell Corporation and Firefly. fiddlesticks FIREFLY.

And fiddlesticks BSG too.
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Sean wrote: Image


That's no joke. There are (gruesome) pictures of what happens when you don't heed this warning. Let's just say it's no way to get ahead of the game...
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ukimalefu wrote: I've said it before, the future of space is private.

SpaceX is winning. 2nd place: Virgin Galactic.


It's no replacement for a proper international program, but I guess it'll do.

It'll get Americans back into space quick and dirty ... honestly, though, do you see SpaceX pushing out to the moon, the asteroids, who knows where else? The only reason they're going with private companies is because they finally understand that they've lost the ability to manage a proper space program. Which is sad.
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Kirk wrote: Here's a picture of Curiosity in descent as taken from the orbiting relay satellite. The bigger blob to the upper left is the parachute.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-19150849

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Oh, but there is more:

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The bottom inset shows Curiosity's ejected heat shield still in the Martian air.

Yeah, I know that this is a "video" but here is one made up from the series of images taken by the bottom camera which helped to guide Curiosity to its landing. The first image is of the heatshield just after ejection.
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DEyncourt wrote:
Kirk wrote: Here's a picture of Curiosity in descent as taken from the orbiting relay satellite. The bigger blob to the upper left is the parachute.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-19150849

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Oh, but there is more:

That's pretty Iconic

I shopped the white square out and made a desktop out of a larger image I found:
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ukimalefu wrote:
Nini wrote: Well, they can't allocate a whole quarter of their budget to SPACE AND SCIENCE FOR SCIENCE yknow.


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Holy human waste. It does look like him.
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That show had a kick ass theme song.
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agedgruel wrote: That show had a kick ass theme song.



I just went to Google and wrote
"Who played bass on"

and google auto completed "the Barney Miller Theme".

Pretty cool.

Answer: Jim Hughart
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How embarrassing.
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Looks like 195kg.
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Nice desktop FoJ. Thanks
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radarman wrote:
That's no joke. There are (gruesome) pictures of what happens when you don't heed this warning. Let's just say it's no way to get ahead of the game...


I am sure. I just thought it was a coolass warning placard, which is why i took the photo. But, yeah, i can imagine what'd happen if you failed to heed that warning.
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rjprice wrote:
Sean wrote:Holy crap, it's real! Awesome! :D


Yeah, the pic was a link. :shrug:

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Very impressive.
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One hand for the ship and one for yourself
That pic gives it meaning
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Séamas wrote:
agedgruel wrote: That show had a kick ass theme song.



I just went to Google and wrote
"Who played bass on"

and google auto completed "the Barney Miller Theme".

Pretty cool.

Answer: Jim Hughart


I saw him play at a jazz gig once in St. Paul. Got to talk to him, too. Nice dude. He's also on Tom Waits' "Small Change" album.
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rjprice wrote: Image

It is the Russians who love taking that sorta shot right? Yknow, "I'm very high but look at the awesum view"?
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