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Offline Steven Novella

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SGU 5x5 #25
« on: June 24, 2008, 11:24:30 PM »
Podcast #25    NASA Plans Probe to the Sun.
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Re: SGU 5x5 #25
« Reply #1 on: June 26, 2008, 12:28:43 AM »
I agree with your opinions of going to Mars.  It's too far to reach right now.  I mean I can understand trying to be Kennedy-esque, but a permanent moon base would be cooler than one guy on mars.  Let's start using the space station for the whole refueling idea like it was supposed to.
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Re: SGU 5x5 #25
« Reply #2 on: June 26, 2008, 12:44:19 AM »
Bunch of talk. We barely got the space station funded on its reduced plan. My bet is no moon and certainly no mars for the foreseeable future unless there is a major decrease in cost. It's democracy baby. The public sees no value in science. Stupid. I'm getting a beer.
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Re: SGU 5x5 #25
« Reply #3 on: June 26, 2008, 02:09:24 AM »
Well the Shuttle was originally planned as a necessity to building Space Station Freedom (or whatever the US station was to be called).  They ended up downscaling quite a bit to the point of no space station until the ISS eventually came along.


Somehow it doesn't seem too impressive to hear that within 20 years we will land a man (or woman) on the moon!  (Reminds me of Forbidden Planet, where they state that man lands on the moon by the end of the 21st century)

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Re: SGU 5x5 #25
« Reply #4 on: June 26, 2008, 12:11:21 PM »
They talked about this on the 60-Second Science Scientific American on May 16, 2008.
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Re: SGU 5x5 #25
« Reply #5 on: June 28, 2008, 12:03:32 PM »
To solve their heat shield problem, they should make the mission a night mission.  Maybe that would mess up their readings though.




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