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Re: NASA Announces Results of Epic Space-Time Experiment
« Reply #15 on: May 17, 2011, 04:04:43 pm »
That wasn't what happened at all.

At first they thought they had a dead battery but the real cause was the mission commander had the fob in his left pressure suit pocket but the RoPass (Rocket Pass) ECU was on the right side of the cockpit. After tinkering around a while, including beating the nosecone with a rock, they discovered the error and moved the fob. It was human error.... yet again.

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I wonder is some of the shuttle launch delays were due to KIPASS failure and they didn't have a rock. ;D
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Re: NASA Announces Results of Epic Space-Time Experiment
« Reply #16 on: May 17, 2011, 04:39:10 pm »
There you go! It's a little more difficult to change the batteries in NASA's KIPASS fob though. Lot's of training involved.




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Re: NASA Announces Results of Epic Space-Time Experiment
« Reply #17 on: May 17, 2011, 05:09:37 pm »
I think it was a touch more than that..
Probably had some TPMS battery issues, also.
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Re: NASA Announces Results of Epic Space-Time Experiment
« Reply #18 on: May 17, 2011, 06:41:27 pm »
Actually, it IS.

Most of the advances in science and ultimately products we use every day, begin with pure research of this type. Will it have some eventual payoff for you? Perhaps not, but it builds on a body of other research that does move our understanding of the world --- and how to manipulate it to our advantage, and perhaps ultimately keep mankind in existence --- another few steps ahead.

Those of you who bitch about this probably had ancestors complaining about that new-fangled thing called fire that the scientists (wizards or medicine men) of the time were trying to perfect so you could have cooked food and warmth.

This is how society advances. This is what civilization requires.

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Re: NASA Announces Results of Epic Space-Time Experiment
« Reply #19 on: May 17, 2011, 08:27:19 pm »
And all this time I thought the space-time vortex revolved around Me.

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Re: NASA Announces Results of Epic Space-Time Experiment
« Reply #20 on: May 17, 2011, 09:10:14 pm »
Kidney Punch.... 5 Point Penalty....

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Re: NASA Announces Results of Epic Space-Time Experiment
« Reply #21 on: May 17, 2011, 10:01:10 pm »
So, if I'm understanding this correctly, scientists have, after years of extensive study, have figured out that

THIS PLANET SUCKS!  ::)

Again, couldn't resist.  Me and my bad puns!

Seriously, though, it's always good to see further evidence of a theory being on the right track.  I find it pleasantly interesting that a patent clerk's insights into mathematics have time and again met the rigorous scrutiny of his peers over these many years.  Truly great men of science are a rare breed indeed!

These days, science seems to have become a lot more trivial than in the old days... Now that various tools are now a part of our everyday lives (computers, cell phones, etc), people just don't pay as much attention.

Plus, most of the great barriers have been overcome (Flight, faster than sound, spaceflight, etc.).  Faster than light is one of the few left, I think.  Plus perhaps visiting a nearby solar system, which won't likely happen in my lifetime unless I hitch a ride at Area 51 or something...

Mars is simply a matter of time in my book.  It'd be a bigger deal if it currently had life on it.  As it is, I look it as simply a bigger, grander moonshot.  We'll live there IF WE HAVE TO, but otherwise just visit occasionally.

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Re: NASA Announces Results of Epic Space-Time Experiment
« Reply #22 on: May 18, 2011, 08:02:26 am »
It should be noted that the theories of relativity are among the most scrutinized and "proven" theories ever put forth.  This experiment with all if it's expense is like adding one more digit to Pi.

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Re: NASA Announces Results of Epic Space-Time Experiment
« Reply #23 on: May 18, 2011, 09:49:54 am »
I would venture to say that most, if not all of us have one or more GPS units in our households. If not for the research into clock timing to fractions of fractions of a second, these normal, mundane miracles of modern science would never exist. The truth is that you can never know what development or invention may follow on the heels of such science without first doing the science. I would rather see my tax dollars going to this than any number of other programs now funded by the public purse. Who knows, is teleportation, anti gravity power, or spacetime travel going to grow from studies like these? It's more than just proving Einstien's theories, it's developing the technology to do so and moving forward in the process.
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Re: NASA Announces Results of Epic Space-Time Experiment
« Reply #24 on: May 18, 2011, 01:10:29 pm »
So, if I'm understanding this correctly, scientists have, after years of extensive study, have figured out that

THIS PLANET SUCKS!  ::)

Again, couldn't resist.  Me and my bad puns!

Seriously, though, it's always good to see further evidence of a theory being on the right track.  I find it pleasantly interesting that a patent clerk's insights into mathematics have time and again met the rigorous scrutiny of his peers over these many years.  Truly great men of science are a rare breed indeed!

These days, science seems to have become a lot more trivial than in the old days... Now that various tools are now a part of our everyday lives (computers, cell phones, etc), people just don't pay as much attention.

Plus, most of the great barriers have been overcome (Flight, faster than sound, spaceflight, etc.).  Faster than light is one of the few left, I think.  Plus perhaps visiting a nearby solar system, which won't likely happen in my lifetime unless I hitch a ride at Area 51 or something...

Mars is simply a matter of time in my book.  It'd be a bigger deal if it currently had life on it.  As it is, I look it as simply a bigger, grander moonshot.  We'll live there IF WE HAVE TO, but otherwise just visit occasionally.

You need a vigorously active manned space program to advance on a plan for a Mars voyage, one in which we do not have. Being that it has basically been deconstructed, I have little hope that it will be revived in the forseeable future.

Sad indeed.

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Re: NASA Announces Results of Epic Space-Time Experiment
« Reply #25 on: May 18, 2011, 02:17:05 pm »
That photo kinda' looks like that astronaut on the right is going to attack the astronaut on the left with his fobs!

In space no one can hear you scream.

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There you go! It's a little more difficult to change the batteries in NASA's KIPASS fob though. Lot's of training involved.


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Re: NASA Announces Results of Epic Space-Time Experiment
« Reply #26 on: May 18, 2011, 08:34:56 pm »
You need a vigorously active manned space program to advance on a plan for a Mars voyage, one in which we do not have. Being that it has basically been deconstructed, I have little hope that it will be revived in the forseeable future.

Sad indeed.

Dan

With the Space Shuttle program is ending, I read somewhere that we are going to use Russian Soyuz to transport our astronaughts to the ISS.   Anyone else think this is a bad idea?
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Re: NASA Announces Results of Epic Space-Time Experiment
« Reply #27 on: May 19, 2011, 07:26:07 am »
I think putting humans in space at this point i time is a bad idea.  Going to the moon and all was cool, but the return on our investment is extremely small now.  We can put up dozens if not a hundred of robotic missions for the price of a single manned mission.  Seems to me we keep up our human presence in space for bragging rights only.  NASA has become a government works program.  "Keep another engineer/scientist employed," should be their slogan.

Now that the Russians have a monopoly on putting people in space their fee has increased substantially.   This only makes things worse. 

Look, I get how cool it is.  It awes me every time I see something about the Apollo missions.  Being extremely cool doesn't make it worth while, however.   Those that brag on the technology developed by the space program have far too little faith in the ingenuity of private enterprise. 

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Re: NASA Announces Results of Epic Space-Time Experiment
« Reply #28 on: May 19, 2011, 01:16:51 pm »
Einstein was right again. There is a space-time vortex around Earth, and its shape precisely matches the predictions of Einstein's theory of gravity.

A theory published in 1916 for cryin' out loud. Unbelievable.

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Re: NASA Announces Results of Epic Space-Time Experiment
« Reply #29 on: May 19, 2011, 01:26:33 pm »
Can you imgine if Einstein was alive today and in his prime?
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