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Nasa man expects first prototype of a spaceship that will take us between worlds ‘within a few years’

He's been smoking too much pot.

1 posted on 10/29/2010 8:16:01 PM PDT by LibWhacker
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To: LibWhacker

One of my favorite Sci-Fy authors: Allen Steele, wrote a series of books titled, “Coyote.” It’s about colonizing a new planet and he does a great job with the books.


2 posted on 10/29/2010 8:22:42 PM PDT by devane617 (November!)
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To: LibWhacker
He's been smoking too much pot.

No kidding! It has been 40 years since the moon landing and we have Muzzies trying to blow us up on a daily basis.

3 posted on 10/29/2010 8:23:19 PM PDT by Inyo-Mono (Had God not driven man from the Garden of Eden the Sierra Club surely would have.)
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To: LibWhacker
What a joke. We can't even transport ourselves to our own low orbiting space station and there are still millions of Muslims that NASA has not increased the self-esteem of.

Spaceship? Riiight.

6 posted on 10/29/2010 8:29:40 PM PDT by Prokopton
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To: LibWhacker

I’m all for it. We gotta get off this rock somehow, some day.


7 posted on 10/29/2010 8:32:09 PM PDT by Ramius (Personally, I give us... one chance in three. More tea?)
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To: KevinDavis

“The Stars are the Styx” by Theodore Sturgeon ping.

“aims to send humans on a one-way trip to newly discovered planets across the galaxy”

Thanks LibWhacker.


8 posted on 10/29/2010 8:36:28 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (The 2nd Amendment follows right behind the 1st because some people are hard of hearing.)
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To: LibWhacker

Waaay too much time on this government goober’s hands. Just one minor critique - is it wise, is it even prudent, to risk appearing elsewhere where our “colonists’ would possibly be viewed as would savages in a log canoe, waving stone hatchets, and advancing on the Newport News Naval base wearing war paint?

Just wonderin’.


10 posted on 10/29/2010 8:54:07 PM PDT by GladesGuru (In a society predicated upon freedom, it is essential to examine principles,)
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To: LibWhacker

The closest star to Earth is Proxima Centauri, which is 4.23 light-years away.

This means that at half the speed of light, it is 8.1 years away.

Voyager I travels at 1/18,000th the speed of light. At this rate, a journey to Proxima Centauri would take it 72,000 years.


15 posted on 10/29/2010 9:12:07 PM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy
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To: LibWhacker
Headline?

NASA: "The human space programme is now really aimed at settling other worlds."
Obama NASA Project To Send Americans To Settle In Muslim Countries
"Outreach is the way to peace," says White House. "We have much to learn."

16 posted on 10/29/2010 9:20:35 PM PDT by WilliamofCarmichael (If modern America's Man on Horseback is out there, Get on the damn horse already!)
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To: LibWhacker

I heard Glenn Beck talking about this. It seems that Obama
plans to send “disgruntled citizens” to FEMA camps sprinkled among the stars. In the White House, they refer to these poor folks as Twinklers.


17 posted on 10/29/2010 9:24:24 PM PDT by Walts Ice Pick
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Frowning takes 68 muscles.
Smiling takes 6.
Pulling this trigger takes 2.
I'm lazy.

18 posted on 10/29/2010 9:35:05 PM PDT by The Comedian (Let's see who can punch the softest. You go first.)
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To: LibWhacker

Well hey, I’ll just pop on a shuttle flight to the moon and look at their scale mock up while I’m on vacation...

Oh, wait. They still haven’t managed to get next door much less anywhere in the neighborhood. And, despite what the leeches at the universities state when sucking the blood out of taxpayers, they have to make the venture profitable or it WILL FAIL.


19 posted on 10/29/2010 9:38:18 PM PDT by IrishCatholic (No local Communist or Socialist Party Chapter? Join the Democrats, it's the same thing!)
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To: LibWhacker

what would really be funny if they ever did build such a thing.... half way into the trip a new ship would probably catch up with the original one that hadn’t even arrived yet :P


21 posted on 10/29/2010 9:53:35 PM PDT by TexasFreeper2009 (Obama = Epic Fail)
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100 years?? How many years to send this administration into the sun?


24 posted on 10/30/2010 12:16:47 AM PDT by Hardraade (I want gigaton warheads now!!)
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Worden suggests a solution with some root in science fact: using genetic engineering to adapt earth plants and animals - even humans - to live on Mars.


25 posted on 10/30/2010 4:49:51 AM PDT by Paradox (Democrats new Motto: Vini, Vidi, Lewinski!)
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To: LibWhacker

From low earth orbit taxi service to galaxy exploration? Yeah...sure.


26 posted on 10/30/2010 4:53:24 AM PDT by ZX12R (IMPEACH OBAMA NOW!)
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To: LibWhacker
By 2030 there will be colonies on the moons of Mars, Phobos or Deimos.

In 1970, this was supposed to happen by 2000.

With the damage this regime has done in just the last 2 years, we'd be lucky to make it back to the moon by 2100.


Frowning takes 68 muscles.
Smiling takes 6.
Pulling this trigger takes 2.
I'm lazy.

31 posted on 10/30/2010 9:30:06 AM PDT by The Comedian (Let's see who can punch the softest. You go first.)
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Where do I sign up???




33 posted on 11/03/2010 6:26:55 PM PDT by KevinDavis (President Obama: The Crybaby in Chief...)
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To: LibWhacker

Crew me up, up and away.

34 posted on 11/03/2010 6:32:27 PM PDT by Young Werther ("Quae cum ita sunt" Since these things are so!)
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To: LibWhacker

NASA’s way of telling us we are never getting off this rock if NASA has anything to do with it. Next thing you know they will be trying to sell us a bridge in the Oort Cloud.


35 posted on 11/03/2010 6:43:44 PM PDT by LiberConservative
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Where are you going to get to in the galaxy in a hundred years? If you had a spaceship that travels at todays known technological speeds you are going to need to hollow out an astroid, have a reproducing community of travelers with all the accompanying life forms that make life for humans possible, the ability to manufacture fuel from gases and dust collected on the way, and a good set of thrusters to speed you up and eventually speed you down to complete your journey. This group should make it somewhere in about 15 generations if they are lucky. Hopefully they will be able to stay in contact with Earth for much of the time to accelerate technological advances with their ship.


36 posted on 11/03/2010 6:47:57 PM PDT by Sawdring
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