Are Russia and China going to kick America off the moon?


Locutus
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Russian newspaper Izvestia has recently acquired a draft program written by the Russian Academy of Sciences, the Roscosmos federal space agency, and Moscow State University to achieve this colonization in a three step program beginning with mapping the Moon with robots in the next few years.

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It’s been over forty years since American astronauts walked on the lunar surface. Our space budget has been steadily eroded over the decades, with NASA’s priorities being redirected especially egregiously by the current administration.

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In 2010, Barack so famously told [NASA head Charles] Bolden that NASA’s highest priority should be, “to find a way to reach out to the Muslim world and engage much more with dominantly Muslim nations to help them feel good about their historic contribution to science … and math and engineering.”

With priorities like these, it’s no wonder that NASA pays Russia hundreds of millions of dollars a year–and the United States of America does not have a vehicle for launching humans into space. It’s an embarrassment, and this administration should be held accountable.

Blazing Cat Fur: Are Russia and China going to kick America off the moon?
 
BaalsTears
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Meiguo isn't going back to the Moon. Only Zhongguo will go to the Moon.
 
Kreskin
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On my worry list this would be about number 78,982,455.
 
Spade
Free Thinker
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America is on the moon?
 
B00Mer
Republican
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Quote: Originally Posted by SpadeView Post

America is on the moon?

 
shadowshiv
Free Thinker
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In 2010, Barack so famously told [NASA head Charles] Bolden that NASA’s highest priority should be, “to find a way to reach out to the Muslim world and engage much more with dominantly Muslim nations to help them feel good about their historic contribution to science … and math and engineering.”

What the hell does that have to do with what NASA was about? NASA was, and should, be about space exploration and not about making the Muslim nations feel good about themselves.
 
Spade
Free Thinker
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Quote: Originally Posted by B00MerView Post

Jesus, that photo is almost 45 years old. Americans are still there?
 
SLM
No Party Affiliation
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Quote: Originally Posted by SpadeView Post

Jesus, that photo is almost 45 years old. Americans are still there?

They must be lonely.
 
shadowshiv
Free Thinker
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Quote: Originally Posted by SpadeView Post

Jesus, that photo is almost 45 years old. Americans are still there?

If you zoom in really close...closer, Spade...c'mon, CLOSER!!!, you can see the skeleton in the suit. They forgot about the poor fellow and he perished up there.
 
SLM
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Quote: Originally Posted by shadowshivView Post

If you zoom in really close...closer, Spade...c'mon, CLOSER!!!, you can see the skeleton in the suit. They forgot about the poor fellow and he perished up there.

What about the dude holding the camera?

Always a bridesmaid, never a bride.
 
shadowshiv
Free Thinker
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Quote: Originally Posted by SLMView Post

What about the dude holding the camera?

Always a bridesmaid, never a bride.

It's a cardboard cutout. They didn't want him to feel too alone.
 
Spade
Free Thinker
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Quote: Originally Posted by SLMView Post

What about the dude holding the camera?

Always a bridesmaid, never a bride.

Maybe Shadow is right, after 45 years at least one of them died of boredom.
 
SLM
No Party Affiliation
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Quote: Originally Posted by shadowshivView Post

It's a cardboard cutout. They didn't want him to feel too alone.

That's even sadder!

Quote: Originally Posted by SpadeView Post

Maybe Shadow is right, after 45 years at least one of them died of boredom.

True, they probably don't get HBO up there eh?
 
Spade
Free Thinker
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It is too far away for cable.
 
shadowshiv
Free Thinker
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Quote: Originally Posted by SLMView Post

That's even sadder!



True, they probably don't get HBO up there eh?

It would make for quite the horror movie!

No, but he had a lot of the same Reader's Digests that can be found in one's local Doctor's/Dentist's office.
 
SLM
No Party Affiliation
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Quote: Originally Posted by shadowshivView Post

It would make for quite the horror movie!

It's like a Twilight Zone episode.

Or that scene from I Am Legend where he's talking to the mannequin in the video store.

Quote:

No, but he had a lot of the same Reader's Digests that can be found in one's local Doctor's/Dentist's office.

Uh oh.

The digest can do funny things to you after a while. Laughter is the Best Medicine suddenly becomes a bitter pill to swallow.
 
Spade
Free Thinker
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Quote: Originally Posted by shadowshivView Post

It would make for quite the horror movie!

No, but he had a lot of the same Reader's Digests that can be found in one's local Doctor's/Dentist's office.

Life's like that.
 
SLM
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Quote: Originally Posted by SpadeView Post

Life's like that.

Oh the funny things that kids say.
 
Locutus
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That would be the ultimate troll...and put it on PPV...have a dude go up to the flag pole and just a few mm away from it ( a la "he's touching me", "no I'm not" )...run a few commercials as we wait in anticipation ( just like 'Chopped' )...then 'poot'...buddy thwaps it and it ever so slowly falls to the surface...astrodude unfurls a coolface/problem? flag, the country flag and maybe that of their sponsor...ratings would be second only to the Queen's funeral for viewership I'll bet.

at least that's what I'D do.
 
SLM
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Quote: Originally Posted by LocutusView Post

That would be the ultimate troll...and put it on PPV...have a dude go up to the flag pole and just a few mm away from it ( a la "he's touching me", "no I'm not" )...run a few commercials as we wait in anticipation ( just like 'Chopped' )...then 'poot'...buddy thwaps it and it ever so slowly falls to the surface...astrodude unfurls a coolface/problem? flag, the country flag and maybe that of their sponsor...ratings would be second only to the Queen's funeral for viewership I'll bet.

at least that's what I'D do.

Just off the top of your head, right? No planning involved?

Lol.
 
Spade
Free Thinker
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I was thinking of reading Loc's post, but I think I'll wait till the condensed version comes out.
 
Locutus
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Quote: Originally Posted by SLMView Post

Just off the top of your head, right? No planning involved?

Lol.

It's easy to smuggle a flag. Ever see those Canadian athletes bringing into stadiums ones about 5 hectares in size? Just wad it up and stuff it down your trousers. People would talk about that sh!t for centuries.

Nobody takes me seriously though. Might be my lazy eye.
 
Spade
Free Thinker
#23
It's not your eye.
 
petros
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Lazy eye? I went into this thinking it drifted for other reasons.
 
Locutus
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Quote: Originally Posted by SpadeView Post

It's not your eye.

*sniffle* you know, I try to brush as often as I can.
 
shadowshiv
Free Thinker
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Quote: Originally Posted by SLMView Post

It's like a Twilight Zone episode.

Or that scene from I Am Legend where he's talking to the mannequin in the video store.

Uh oh.

The digest can do funny things to you after a while. Laughter is the Best Medicine suddenly becomes a bitter pill to swallow.

Laughter is the Best Medicine and the "true life story" were pretty much the only parts I read in them. Lots of fluff in them.
 
SLM
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Quote: Originally Posted by shadowshivView Post

Laughter is the Best Medicine and the "true life story" were pretty much the only parts I read in them. Lots of fluff in them.

My grandfather had bought a year's subscription for me a few times. Because he liked to read them so therefore that meant I did too. I kinda felt obligated, lol.
 
shadowshiv
Free Thinker
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Quote: Originally Posted by SLMView Post

My grandfather had bought a year's subscription for me a few times. Because he liked to read them so therefore that meant I did too. I kinda felt obligated, lol.

They make for a good backup to toilet paper if you ever find yourself without any whilst out on a hike and a Reader's Digest or two stuffed in your pack.
 
SLM
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Quote: Originally Posted by shadowshivView Post

They make for a good backup to toilet paper if you ever find yourself without any whilst out on a hike and a Reader's Digest or two stuffed in your pack.


I don't hike without my Charmin. Lol
 
Tecumsehsbones
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All the American Flags On the Moon Are Now White
 
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