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Curiosity Landing Coverage?

Discussion in 'TV Show Talk' started by shendley, Aug 5, 2012.

  1. dpeters11

    dpeters11 Hall Of Fame

    May 30, 2007
    Games have their place. Everyone deserves some downtime on occasion. Sometimes I'll read a book, watch some tv or play a game. I know I wouldn't want to have one shot at a game and never be able to play it again without shelling out another $40. I know it's not reality.

    It actually has been a useful skill for some people. Piloting a ROV uses a lot of gaming skills, though the lag is a bit extreme going back and forth to Mars.
  2. Davenlr

    Davenlr Geek til I die

    Sep 16, 2006
    14 minutes, if I heard correctly.
  3. MysteryMan

    MysteryMan Well-Known Member DBSTalk Club

    May 17, 2010
    Think of it as reincarnation.
  4. djlong

    djlong Hall Of Fame

    Jul 8, 2002
    New Hampshire
    SayWhat?: The "search for ET" stuff IS privately funded. That's SETI (Search for Extra Terrestrial Intelligence) and I've been participating in it for quite a few years.

    And "Disband NASA"? Without getting into the usual list of reasons for keeping it or pointing out how little it costs this country (ok, just one, compare the Going-To-Iraq budget with the Going-Into-Space budget), I'll just ask that you realize that no program has 100% public support. Your useless expenditure is someone else's investment.
  5. RasputinAXP

    RasputinAXP Kwisatz Haderach of Cordcuttery

    Jan 23, 2008
    Disband NASA?

    1. NASA's entire budget is 0.48% of the federal budget.
    2. Actual cost of the Mars mission was $2.5 billion over 8 years, not $100 billion. That's a shade over $300 million a year.
    3. We spend $300 million a day in Afghanistan.

    Let's bring my my friends, cousins and their friends home and "get [our] asses to Mars" as they said in the original Total Recall. We'd have another Mars probe every 8 days.
  6. dpeters11

    dpeters11 Hall Of Fame

    May 30, 2007
    We need to start a bit smaller. A moon base. We should launch to Mars from the moon. Less fuel.

    It's interesting that the cost of the Mars mission is basically the cost to replace one of the bridges in my area. It does need replaced, but interesting that for the same price, you can build something to go across the Ohio River, or go to Mars.

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