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PostPosted: Tue Dec 17, 2013 7:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Ouch!

That's heartless! :wink:
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 17, 2013 8:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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lol

Not much of an insult.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 17, 2013 9:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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BTW: The Russians were also the first to build a space station. After building a trash can called Skylab, the Yanks decided they need help from Europe. But because of their Nazi attitude, the Chinese had to stay out. Now the Chinese build their own space station. Again: :roll:

:lol:

Yes, the Russians did build a space station of sorts, although their first one doesn't count since everybody who went there died, and their second one doesn't count because nobody ever reached it before it crashed. The third one only had one of three crews reach it successfully and only managed to stay a matter of days (and that was secretly military mission only). This was followed by Skylab -- a successful and long-term scientific mission lasting six years.

Meanwhile, the Europeans shortened their work weeks, took long lunches and went on the dole, while the U.S. shouldered the burden of their defense and technology R&D. And still, nobody but an American has ever been anywhere but the Earth, and the Spaniards can't even correctly make their one little token part to go along for the ride with us to Mars. If it weren't so tragic because you're supposed to be our allies, it might be humorous.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 17, 2013 10:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Saljut 1 was a great success and it was the first manned space station. Just because the crew decided to die after they left the space station means nothing. In any case it deserves the "Mission accomplished!" award.

Compared to the Russian space station programme, the US American space station was only manned for 2.7% of the time (just 171 days). LOL at "a successful and long-term scientific mission lasting six years".

In the meantime, Europeans worked on projects like Arianespace, the first and most successful commercial space endeavour and the greatest enterprise since the colonisation of the third and fourth world (Africa and the Americas).
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 17, 2013 11:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mission Accomplished my ass. :lol:

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In the meantime, Europeans worked on projects like Arianespace, the first and most successful commercial space endeavour and the greatest enterprise since the colonisation of the third and fourth world (Africa and the Americas).

Pffft. :lol:

How many Spaniards have even been in space? One? And probably just tagging along with the Russians. We have tourists who do that.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 18, 2013 12:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The one Spaniard that went to space returned with both hands swollen and bruised. The doctors were perplexed until the descendant of mass murderers explained: "Every time I reached for something, the cosmonauts would slap my hand and scream, 'Nyet! You must touch nothink!'"
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 18, 2013 6:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 27, 2014 3:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The space bunny quit hopping.

Sorry, wildhorse. Your heroes didn't do so well. This was announced on Opportunity's 10 year anniversary on the surface of Mars.

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This is a momentous achievement, though, because it proves that we can launch an object to the moon, land it safely and have it operate successfully, even if for a shorter than expected time period. Who knows what humanity may be able to accomplish, given that we can do this! We might put a man on the moon! Rovers on Mars! We might even launch a probe out passed the heliopause!



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PostPosted: Mon Jan 27, 2014 4:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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This is a momentous achievement, though, because it proves that we can launch an object to the moon, land it safely and have it operate successfully, even if for a shorter than expected time period. Who knows what humanity may be able to accomplish, given that we can do this! We might put a man on the moon! Rovers on Mars! We might even launch a probe out passed the heliopause!
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 27, 2014 9:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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The space bunny quit hopping.

Sorry, wildhorse. Your heroes didn't do so well. This was announced on Opportunity's 10 year anniversary on the surface of Mars.

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Too bad. But the mission was a success and the untimely end is not a big deal.
Somehow I doubt that they would just drive a vehicle for ten years over the dust. The Chinese will continue with new missions, faster than your government can increase its debt-ceiling.

The greatest extraterrestrial vehicle so far was Lunochod 2.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 27, 2014 9:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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The Chinese will continue to duplicate decades old missions


Fixed that for you.

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the untimely end is not a big deal.


Yeah, I'm sure they got everything accomplished in a third of the time they planned on. :lol:
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 28, 2014 12:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Asian efficiency at its best.
:lol:

I predict the Chinese will launch a Mars mission, and by the time it reaches Mars, China will have collapsed and there will be nobody there capable of monitoring it, kind of like the Russians trying to figure out how to work the old Soviet subs, or the early Greeks trying to figure out who the 'giants' were who must have built the citadel of Mycenae out of impossibly large stones.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 28, 2014 2:55 pm    Post subject: Re: ESA says the space bunny has landed Reply with quote

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Some happy engineers in ESOC's Estrack control centre
Congratulations to China! :D

Few details about ESA's contribution to the mission



FAIL!

Must have been those people with brown between their legs and ears. :lol: :lol: :lol:
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 28, 2014 4:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

We actually put a little fault into the bunny's design. That is how we control the Chinese. :P
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 28, 2014 7:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nobody expects the Space Conquistador Suicide Squad!
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 13, 2014 8:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This is one tough little bunny. It's awake!
(Oh, and this is the best article I could find for you guys.)
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 13, 2014 8:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 13, 2014 8:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

BoneKracker wrote:
wildhorse wrote:
BTW: The Russians were also the first to build a space station. After building a trash can called Skylab, the Yanks decided they need help from Europe. But because of their Nazi attitude, the Chinese had to stay out. Now the Chinese build their own space station. Again: :roll:

:lol:

Yes, the Russians did build a space station of sorts, although their first one doesn't count since everybody who went there died, and their second one doesn't count because nobody ever reached it before it crashed. The third one only had one of three crews reach it successfully and only managed to stay a matter of days (and that was secretly military mission only). This was followed by Skylab -- a successful and long-term scientific mission lasting six years.

Meanwhile, the Europeans shortened their work weeks, took long lunches and went on the dole, while the U.S. shouldered the burden of their defense and technology R&D. And still, nobody but an American has ever been anywhere but the Earth, and the Spaniards can't even correctly make their one little token part to go along for the ride with us to Mars. If it weren't so tragic because you're supposed to be our allies, it might be humorous.


'technology R&D'?

oh, you mean industrial espionage. Yeah, the USA are leading in that category.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 13, 2014 10:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

energyman, you are way behind the curve. The Chinese overtook the US about a decade ago.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 13, 2014 10:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

BoneKracker thinks you folks are still a decade ahead of China. :lol:
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 14, 2014 1:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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BoneKracker thinks you folks are still a decade ahead of China. :lol:

In aerospace technology, we are decades ahead (note the 's') of China, and centuries ahead of Spain.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 14, 2014 3:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

BoneKracker wrote:
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BoneKracker thinks you folks are still a decade ahead of China. :lol:

In aerospace technology, we are decades ahead (note the 's') of China, and centuries ahead of Spain.

Don't be so hard on Spain.

They will have a regular cultural and scientific awakening when the Muzzies take over again. :lol:
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What they'll have is another "Inquisition", Taliban-style. At least maybe the Taliban would put a stop to the ridiculous bull-fighting in pink pants.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 14, 2014 6:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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In aerospace technology, we are decades ahead (note the 's') of China, and centuries ahead of Spain.
No, you are not. You folks have just been stealing our European technologies for decades.
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