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Old 10-05-2009, 01:53 AM   #31 (permalink)
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I did read once about a theorized plan to make a space lift that would bring you out of the earth's atmosphere. The trick would be to have an orbital station that remains to a fixed position on the planet surface. Then you could potentially lift things up without spending too much energy. One reason why it's a good idea is that it would make it simpler, cheaper and easier to send things into space. It takes a lot of energy to get stuff out there when starting from the ground and starting out there instead would at least eliminate some of those problems.
Wow, that is really interesting... would be great to read about. All this stuff sounds amazing in theory but to be honest it sounds so far-fetched! Although I must admit that I have very little knowledge when it comes to science and have a hard time understand how these things would work. Interesting, though.
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Old 10-05-2009, 02:03 AM   #32 (permalink)
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Some of the articles put out by NASA scientists are rough, hypothesized solutions to problems we can't really fix or do at the moment. For example putting giant orbiting mirrors around Mars and concentrate the sun on it's poles to warm it up and release carbondioxide into it's thin atmosphere. They sometimes say something like "we estimate this technology to be available in year 2XXX" so there's much thinking ahead.
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Old 10-05-2009, 10:09 PM   #33 (permalink)
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I did read once about a theorized plan to make a space lift that would bring you out of the earth's atmosphere. The trick would be to have an orbital station that remains to a fixed position on the planet surface. Then you could potentially lift things up without spending too much energy. One reason why it's a good idea is that it would make it simpler, cheaper and easier to send things into space. It takes a lot of energy to get stuff out there when starting from the ground and starting out there instead would at least eliminate some of those problems.
the issue of course being that unless the elevator is somehow able to allow matter to pass through it, the debris surrounding the Earth would likely destroy any "elevator" relatively quickly.
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Old 10-05-2009, 10:48 PM   #34 (permalink)
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"Just to see if there's water on it" is an extreme trivialization of the importance of such a discovery. If you ask me, american tax payers money have funded far worse things than this and I'm guessing compared to the money that have gone into the military, this is a drop in the ocean.
That isn't an excuse to disregard prioritization of fund allocation.
In this scenario, we're talking about bombing the moon... but obviously the spending plan as a whole needs an overhaul to accommodate the current situation.
I just happened to cite this particular moon mission because it's what the thread is about.
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Old 10-06-2009, 01:54 AM   #35 (permalink)
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the issue of course being that unless the elevator is somehow able to allow matter to pass through it, the debris surrounding the Earth would likely destroy any "elevator" relatively quickly.
This is the issue? I'm sure we could come up with quite a lot of practical problems regarding this space-elevator if we wanted, but I'm gonna leave the thinking to the people working with the project.

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That isn't an excuse to disregard prioritization of fund allocation.
In this scenario, we're talking about bombing the moon... but obviously the spending plan as a whole needs an overhaul to accommodate the current situation.
I just happened to cite this particular moon mission because it's what the thread is about.
Okay, I understand. I think money to science is important but I also do understand that doing science is a kind of luxury in a nation because it's money spent on something that usually doesn't directly benefit the people.
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hahahahah... stumbled across this

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Old 10-07-2009, 01:45 AM   #37 (permalink)
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^ lol at all the serious comments on there...
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not to mention the **** like this
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Their bombing teh moon tomorrow morning. be sure to tune into Fox/CNN at 7:30 ET.

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NASA put the end0of0the-world on motion when they crashed that rocket into the moon a few days aga. The impact of the rocket nudged the moon enough to tilt it and change the normal rotation. Therefore the tides here on earth are out of allignment and the poles will shift, causing earthquakes and tsunamis. Thus the earth will end, not with a scream but with a whimper.
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