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On 10/31/2019 at 2:07 PM, Lhalo said:

You know what hasn't happened recently? NASA launching any people into space after their shit burned up on reentry 16 years ago. Meanwhile SpaceX is progressing leaps and bounds over them and will most likely send humans to the space station next year.

Sounds important and necessary for society.

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1 minute ago, Taylor said:

Sounds important and necessary for society.

If the government is going to waste money I'd prefer them to do it with private companies over government administrations. It's the least they could do.

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There is almost zero reason to put human beings in space for exploration purposes. They knew that back in 1960 but had to humanize the space race with heros because the Russians had already beat them to it. It was simply for funding and public support, nothing the Mercury to Appolo astronauts did was of importance that they couldn't do with machinery or test animals. The first space walk simply a gimmic. 

So, roll the clocks forward and we are still endangering lives for something the rovers have already accomplished on Mars. Yay Space-X, they have yet to actually kill a crew, yet. It will happen. NASA knew eventually it would happen but kept rolling dice until it did. Then rolled the dice two more times unsucessfuly. 

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BTW I saw them the other day and they are clearly visible to the naked eye as long as the dreaded marine layer doesn’t make an appearance. It doesn’t hurt to use a pair of binoculars for viewing though. 

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30 minutes ago, Lhalo said:

Starlink 3 is set to launch on the 22nd with another cluster of 60 satellites.

man, that's a lot of spying on us.

at this pace, we're each going to have our own family satellite pretty soon.

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6 minutes ago, Tank said:

man, that's a lot of spying on us.

at this pace, we're each going to have our own family satellite pretty soon.

It's the price we pay to ditch Spectrum and Charter.

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