NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander lands on Mars May 25

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  1. cosmictraveler Be kind to yourself always. Valued Senior Member

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    Phoenix Mars Mission Landing Celebration
    Sunday, May 25, 2008 from 3:00 - 8:00 p.m.
    http://phoenix.lpl.arizona.edu/



    Intense Testing Paved Phoenix Road to Mars
    05.09.08 -- When NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander descends to the surface of the Red Planet on May 25, few will be watching as closely as the men and women who have spent years planning, analyzing and conducting tests to prepare for the dramatic and nerve-wracking event known as EDL - Entry, Descent and Landing

    http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/phoenix/main/index.html
     
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  3. Cazzo Registered Senior Member

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    That'd suck if it landed 50 feet from something interesting that it couldn't analyze. :bawl:
    I think they should have made this lander mobile.
     
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  5. draqon Banned Banned

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    wow...this is very exciting news, I hope it all goes well
     
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  7. draqon Banned Banned

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    hey when I go to that site that cosmictraveler posted it says that I am "You are cordially invited:" ...am I that special? or do other see it 2?
     
  8. cosmictraveler Be kind to yourself always. Valued Senior Member

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    Anyone can go there and watch along with those that also are there. It is an open invitation to anyone that lives around the area I'd think but as is stated, you are invited as well wherever you may come from.

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  9. cosmictraveler Be kind to yourself always. Valued Senior Member

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    Phoenix on Course for May 25 Mars Landing
    05.22.09 -- With three days and 3 million miles left to fly before arriving at Mars, NASA's Phoenix spacecraft is on track for its destination in the Martian arctic.
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    Today on the Phoenix Blog: Science Team Preps for Landing
    05.22.09 -- As Phoenix approaches its final destination, the science team in Tucson, Arizona, is discussing how to divide up the digging area once the spacecraft is safely on Mars.
    Go to blog, post your comments

    Phoenix Mission Briefings
    May 22, 2:30 p.m. (11:30 a.m. Pacific)
    May 24, 3:00 p.m. (12:00 p.m. Pacific)
    May 25, 3:00 p.m. (12:00 p.m. Pacific)
     
  10. ElectricFetus Sanity going, going, gone Valued Senior Member

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    Other people watch "the game" I watch rocket launches and space probe landings, is there something wrong with that?

    I got the wide screen set to NASA TV and I got my little beer hat all readily for this one on Sunday, GOOOOOOO PHOENIX !!! But I haven't change the Beer in it since the last shuttle launch.
     
  11. draqon Banned Banned

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    wow ElectricFetus, if you weren't a lesbian I would marry you
     
  12. ElectricFetus Sanity going, going, gone Valued Senior Member

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    I was thinking you would say something about how since I don't support human spaceflight I should not support rocket launches and unmanned space flight, but instead you managed to surprise me with your ignorance.
     
  13. draqon Banned Banned

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    oh yeah...you don't support humans spaceflight, that's not cool.
     
  14. ElectricFetus Sanity going, going, gone Valued Senior Member

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    We been over this: leave space to humanities successor (a successor that aren't limited by food, water, air, mortality and animal desires), keep the talking monkeys on this mud ball. Space should be the realm of the post-humans.
     
  15. draqon Banned Banned

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    what post-humans?! Are you back to that energy ball thing again? Humans need to expand to stars before it is too late.
     
  16. ElectricFetus Sanity going, going, gone Valued Senior Member

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    Too late for what? In 100 years or more humans will be obsolete, any humans in space will simply be in the way.
     
  17. cosmictraveler Be kind to yourself always. Valued Senior Member

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    Just a reminder that radiation as well as cosmic particles destroy DNA as well as other cells in the human body. There's no solution to prevent some of these radioactive particles from getting through to the humans on board a spaceship of any type made with todays materials. So until humans can eliminate these deadly types of particles , humans shouldn't go into a long space voyage whatsoever. There is no shielding made that can prevent all particles from hitting the space craft and causing catastrophic damages to the entire human biological system.
     
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    We need to have many humans in space, so that those who possess the genes for faster DNA regeneration will live and will give birth to children who have those genes. We need to start this evolution of human adaptation to space as fast as we can so that the bones of those who have the most calcium absorption will be passed on and those who do not will die.
     
  20. cosmictraveler Be kind to yourself always. Valued Senior Member

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    "Plastic is an appealing alternative: Compared to aluminum, polyethylene is 50% better at shielding solar flares and 15% better for cosmic rays."

    Which means it can't stop all of the rays at all, only helps a little bit, so what do you want me to say? It still won't protect the humans very much.
     
  21. draqon Banned Banned

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    fine...what about plasma shielding? having ionized gas around the spaceship rotated and be used to absorb any other radiation.

    read: http://www.space.com/businesstechnology/technology/cold_plasma_000724.html
     
  22. ElectricFetus Sanity going, going, gone Valued Senior Member

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    Or we could just upload humans into robotic bodies. I guarantee you we will do that before we "breed" people for space flight.
     
  23. draqon Banned Banned

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    And than what? Humans do not want to have a body made of metallic junk, plus this so called "uploading" is nowhere to be 100% efficient at transferring all of the personality of a human. And we all rather have flesh than metal. Like if I hugged you, you might squeek* being displeased and all...but if your were made a metal and I would plug my electrical cord to your electrical cord...well that just lacks the emotional curiosity that made our existence so worthwile.
     

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