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canexplain
05-25-2008, 05:04 PM
so we did it, we just landed on mars, i cant seem to find the last date, but it was in "the late 70'" x****


http://www.cnn.com/2008/TECH/space/05/25/mars.lander/index.html

kitt kat
05-25-2008, 05:10 PM
Haven't we done this before?

Space is cool and all...but shouldn't we also fix problem at home before going off to potentially pollute another planet? I understand space research has led to many medical and scientific advancements back on earth...but still.

canexplain
05-25-2008, 05:12 PM
1976

http://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j211/canexplain/mars3.jpg


http://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j211/canexplain/mars2.jpg


http://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j211/canexplain/mars1.jpg



kat you could say the same thing about the arts, screw them and do some other good .... these things make us better ....x******

kitt kat
05-25-2008, 05:16 PM
Ah, but making art isn't costing the government billions and billions of dollars. And I thought we sent the little robot crawler to Mars back in 1998/1999?

jonnypark
05-25-2008, 05:19 PM
Consider it a scientific/technological phalic symbol.

menikmati
05-25-2008, 05:24 PM
uh, we've had other crafts land on mars since the two vikings in the 1970's. There was the Pathfinder in the mid 90's, and another in the early 2000's I think.

kitt kat
05-25-2008, 05:27 PM
^Yeah that's what I thought.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mars_Pathfinder

canexplain
05-25-2008, 05:31 PM
Government has encouraged arts and culture programs nationwide by providing funding and support for everything from ballet companies to broadcasters. Together, the three levels of government spent $7.3 billion on culture in 2003/2004 or $243 for every person in Canada. The federal government accounted for 45% of total spending, the provinces and territories 29% and municipalities 26%.


well this is canada and you figure ours must be 10 times that, so yes billions .....x*** no clue really, the war is a trillion, and no one seems to care

atom heart
05-25-2008, 07:00 PM
Haven't we done this before?

Space is cool and all...but shouldn't we also fix problem at home before going off to potentially pollute another planet? I understand space research has led to many medical and scientific advancements back on earth...but still.

The moon already has several missions' worth of machinery on it.

BobCaygeon
05-25-2008, 07:06 PM
uh, we've had other crafts land on mars since the two vikings in the 1970's. There was the Pathfinder in the mid 90's, and another in the early 2000's I think.

I think this "first since the 70's" is referring to the fact it landed using rockets, instead of beachballing it. That's what they said on Headline News, anyway.

bmack86
05-25-2008, 07:07 PM
uh, we've had other crafts land on mars since the two vikings in the 1970's. There was the Pathfinder in the mid 90's, and another in the early 2000's I think.

This is the first landing using jet breaking since the vikings. The others used balloons to cushion the impact, and all the others since Viking (except this) to attempt to land with jets to slow down the aircraft have led to crash landings, so this is the first one in quite some time.

canexplain
05-25-2008, 08:15 PM
This is the first landing using jet breaking since the vikings. The others used balloons to cushion the impact, and all the others since Viking (except this) to attempt to land with jets to slow down the aircraft have led to crash landings, so this is the first one in quite some time.

thats what i was saying or trying to say, this is pretty cool, we could crash on most any damn planet 8 days a week .. x****

Alchemy
05-25-2008, 09:02 PM
Haven't we done this before?

Space is cool and all...but shouldn't we also fix problem at home before going off to potentially pollute another planet? I understand space research has led to many medical and scientific advancements back on earth...but still.

I bet you won't be saying this when the Soviets activate their moon laser.

Hopeless Semantic
05-25-2008, 09:03 PM
What the world needs now is for the robot to find like, something alien. That would probably be apropos.

Wonder what is really down there in the ice...

TomAz
05-25-2008, 10:28 PM
more ice, probably.


the war is a trillion, and no one seems to care


right, the war has slipped everyone's mind.. it's not an issue or anything. there's no presidential race, but if there were, britney spears would be leading.

Hopeless Semantic
05-25-2008, 10:32 PM
more ice, probably.



right, the war has slipped everyone's mind.. it's not an issue or anything. there's no presidential race, but if there were, britney spears would be leading.

I'm guessing you'd be right. I'd hope, though, they could find the source of how Marvin the Martian seemed to be the only martian. Just kidding.

Somewhere...Britney Spears is writing her innagural speech.

Young blood
05-25-2008, 10:32 PM
WE WON! $4.00 A GALLON!

Hopeless Semantic
05-25-2008, 10:33 PM
Damn...milk is getting expensivve...

kitt kat
05-25-2008, 11:05 PM
I bet you won't be saying this when the Soviets activate their moon laser.

ZZZZAAAP!

Alchemy
05-26-2008, 10:25 AM
Damn...milk is getting expensivve...

Maybe America should go to war against Finland and Sweden to fortify the world's milk supplies.

Vic Viper
05-26-2008, 05:10 PM
KUATOOOO

brando4n82
05-26-2008, 05:14 PM
my thread is cooler

http://www.coachella.com/forum/showthread.php?t=20836

Wheres the beef?
05-26-2008, 06:33 PM
M-A-R-S. Mars bitches!

Wheres the beef?
05-26-2008, 06:36 PM
WE WON! $4.00 A GALLON!

http://patf.net/blogs/media/patf/mission_accomplished.jpg

Hopeless Semantic
05-26-2008, 09:06 PM
Fuck it. Maybe there's a supply of oil on Mars. It could be the only chance we have to finally control the world! Muahahahahahaha.

Alchemy
05-26-2008, 09:09 PM
NASA finds life on Mars.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v343/timamichel/marsanomoly.jpg

A supply of oil on Mars? If we are going to dream, why stop at the ceiling? Imagine they found an ocean of Carl's Jr. burgers underneath the ice? That would be worth colonization.

Hopeless Semantic
05-26-2008, 09:13 PM
In-N-Out Double Doubles and then you're talking. Sign me up!

chairmenmeow47
05-27-2008, 10:05 AM
Haven't we done this before?

Space is cool and all...but shouldn't we also fix problem at home before going off to potentially pollute another planet? I understand space research has led to many medical and scientific advancements back on earth...but still.

*facepalm*

if only there was some way to help solve our planetary problems by researching similar planets in an effort to apply that understanding to our own planet... if only...

and my dad went to high school with pete smith, one of the head guys from this mission. go tucson, arizona!!!

Blinken
05-27-2008, 12:39 PM
Kat you have no idea what you are talking about. Just stop please.

humanoid
05-27-2008, 12:44 PM
imagine all the amazing discoveries we would've missed out on over the entire history of mankind if we had simply given up because there were other problems to worry about

paganman7
05-27-2008, 01:04 PM
go tucson, arizona!!!


Word!

chairmenmeow47
05-27-2008, 01:25 PM
imagine all the amazing discoveries we would've missed out on over the entire history of mankind if we had simply given up because there were other problems to worry about

so very true. and neverMIND the big problem that life on THIS planet is finite...

gotta love astronomy, proving religion wrong one fairy tale at a time...