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Vice President Pence Will Talk Moon Return in NASA Speech Thursday
Space.com ^ | August 22, 2018 10:51am ET | Meghan Bartels, Senior Writer |

Posted on 08/22/2018 12:59:55 PM PDT by BenLurkin

The event will focus on "the future of human space exploration and the agency’s plans to return to the moon as a forerunner to future human missions to Mars," according to a NASA statement.

The vice president's scheduled comments come amid a flurry of activity regarding human spaceflight. Last week, Lockheed Martin revealed work on its version of a prototype for a human deep-space habitation unit, and the Orion spacecraft that will carry those space travelers got its heat shield.

Earlier this month, JSC saw the announcement of commercial crew astronaut assignments to test flights and maiden International Space Station missions due to take place next year.

These developments and Pence's remarks this week all reflect Space Policy Directive 1, Trump's order that NASA focus on sending humans to the moon as a forerunner to eventual Mars missions

(Excerpt) Read more at space.com ...


TOPICS: Science
KEYWORDS: moon; nasa
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1 posted on 08/22/2018 12:59:56 PM PDT by BenLurkin
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To: BenLurkin

Been there, done that.


2 posted on 08/22/2018 1:00:23 PM PDT by dfwgator (Endut! Hoch Hech!)
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To: rktman

Ping.


3 posted on 08/22/2018 1:03:24 PM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: BenLurkin

I’m guessing the evil freaks are already writing Buzz Aldrin’s disparaging “review” of the upcoming speech.


4 posted on 08/22/2018 1:05:42 PM PDT by treetopsandroofs
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To: KC_Lion

Ping.


5 posted on 08/22/2018 1:08:19 PM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: BenLurkin

6 posted on 08/22/2018 1:08:31 PM PDT by Yo-Yo (Is the /sarc tag really necessary?)
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To: BenLurkin

I think that we’re far better off letting private industry (read: “SpaceX”) get us into space. Let NASA buy the space from them, as they are far ahead of everyone in developing reliable heavy-lift rockets that can be reused (which is the ONLY way to make it even close to economically feasible). Does the government build aircraft anymore? Nope, it contracts out the work to private industry. We ought to follow that example.


7 posted on 08/22/2018 1:09:16 PM PDT by Ancesthntr ("The right to buy weapons is the right to be free." A. E. van Vogt)
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To: BenLurkin

Waste of hundreds of billions of dollars being planned.


8 posted on 08/22/2018 1:10:15 PM PDT by iowamark
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To: Yo-Yo

One of my all-time favorite panel cartoons. Too bad that most of the under 40 (or even under 50) crowd won’t have a clue.


9 posted on 08/22/2018 1:10:27 PM PDT by Ancesthntr ("The right to buy weapons is the right to be free." A. E. van Vogt)
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To: Yo-Yo

FYI, I once saw another panel cartoon when the shuttle first flew. It had the shuttle pulled up to a garbage can, with the commander of the ship saying, “Ah, Houston, we found Jimmy Hoffa, over.”


10 posted on 08/22/2018 1:11:53 PM PDT by Ancesthntr ("The right to buy weapons is the right to be free." A. E. van Vogt)
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To: BenLurkin

There’s a current satellite mission mapping potential landing sites on the dark side of the moon.


11 posted on 08/22/2018 1:12:17 PM PDT by cyclotic ( We’re the first ones taxed, the last ones considered and the first ones punished)
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To: Ancesthntr
Does the government build aircraft anymore?

When did the government ever build aircraft?

Who built (builds) the Atlas rockets?

Who built the Titan rockets?

Who built the Saturn rockets?

Who built (builds) the Delta rockets?

12 posted on 08/22/2018 1:16:46 PM PDT by NorthMountain (... the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed)
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To: BenLurkin

The earth does not move (rotate.)

A gyroscope spun up on the surface of the earth will maintain its position (all angles in relationship to its fixed gimbal mount) indefinitely. If the earth were rotating, the gyroscope would move out of position by about 15 degrees per hour.

You can verify this in any commercial aircraft that has a gyroscope based navigation system. Sit in the cockpit, fire up the gyroscope, and observe it for one hour. Its axis of rotation will not change its angle.

The earth does not move (rotate.)


13 posted on 08/22/2018 1:32:18 PM PDT by TruthInThoughtWordAndDeed (Yahuah Yahusha)
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To: TruthInThoughtWordAndDeed

What about things like day and night?


14 posted on 08/22/2018 2:09:48 PM PDT by edh
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To: Ancesthntr

uh...it contracted all the previous NASA work too...from Mercury to Apollo to the shuttle!


15 posted on 08/22/2018 2:11:35 PM PDT by Reily
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To: Reily

For example:

The Mercury space capsule was produced by McDonnell Aircraft, and carried supplies of water, food and oxygen for about one day in a pressurized cabin.

The Apollo Command Service Module CSM was developed and built for NASA by North American Aviation starting in November 1961

The Apollo Lunar Excuson Module Lunar Excursion Module (LEM), was the lander portion of the Apollo spacecraft built for the US Apollo program by Grumman Aircraft to carry a crew of two from lunar orbit to the surface and back.

the Saturn V was designed under the direction of Wernher von Braun and Arthur Rudolph at the Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama, with Boeing, North American Aviation, Douglas Aircraft Company, and IBM as the lead contractors.

The Space Shuttle Program was Commissioned by NASA and built by the joint effoerts of United Space Alliance, Thiokol/ Alliant Techsystems, Lockheed Martin, and Boeing Rockwell.


16 posted on 08/22/2018 2:18:55 PM PDT by Reily
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To: TruthInThoughtWordAndDeed
Your statements are factually wrong. You clearly haven't studied physics nor have you experimented with real world hardware like gyroscopes (which certainly do take into account Earth rotation.)


17 posted on 08/22/2018 2:22:16 PM PDT by Magnum44 (My comprehensive terrorism plan: Hunt them down and kill them)
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To: TruthInThoughtWordAndDeed

An old argument against the earth rotating is this. If the earth really did rotate, a person who jumps straight up would land somewhere behind where he jumped up from. But since he lands at the same spot, the earth must not rotate.

That argument fails because it doesn’t take into account the fact that the jumper has rotational inertia. He is, in a sense, rotating right along with the earth. Thus he lands at the same spot.

I don’t know much about gyroscopes. Wouldn’t the same argument apply?


18 posted on 08/22/2018 2:29:56 PM PDT by Leaning Right (I have already previewed or do not wish to preview this composition.)
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To: Leaning Right
There are a million arguments and proofs the Earth spins, both on axis and about the sun. Corollas effect seen when you shoot long range or even just flush your toilet. Sunrise, sunset times based on latitude and time of year, Galileo's pendulum, the real measurements of inertial gyros used in ship and aircraft navigation, etc, etc. But you cant waste time 'splainin' this to flat Earthers.

;)

19 posted on 08/22/2018 2:49:05 PM PDT by Magnum44 (My comprehensive terrorism plan: Hunt them down and kill them)
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To: Leaning Right

No. You are arguing a completely different point (a “straw man” in debating terms). In other words, you are answering a question that was not asked. While your analysis may be true for the jumping man (I believe that it is), it does not apply to the gyroscope observation.

Gyroscopes do not jump. They are stationary. Not the same thing at all.

You would do well to invest some time learning about gyroscopic “rigidity in space.” YouTube is an excellent source of lessons with visuals.

Blessings to you and your loved ones,

Daniel :-)


20 posted on 08/22/2018 2:51:29 PM PDT by TruthInThoughtWordAndDeed (Yahuah Yahusha)
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