Space, The Final Frontier

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Dominic Owen
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Re: Space, The Final Frontier

Post by Dominic Owen » Tue Aug 07, 2012 1:31 pm

Mike Bull wrote:I think we should instigate a forum sin bin for that, LOL.
One of my friends, who happens to be an amateur astronomer and avid follower of such things, has already vowed to give give me an almighty slap for when I pulled the same stunt on Facebook. :D
I didn't lie though - it's on the surface of Mars and came from another planet so is, by definition, "Extra-terrestrial".
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Re: Space, The Final Frontier

Post by Dominic Owen » Tue Aug 07, 2012 6:05 pm

You've obviously not walked around my local town on a Friday night! lol
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Post by Dominic Owen » Tue Aug 07, 2012 8:34 pm

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Re: Space, The Final Frontier

Post by rob565uk » Wed Aug 08, 2012 12:47 pm

Mike Bull wrote:The chances of anything coming from Mars are a million to one. ;)

.....he said ;)

I was with you, Mike

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Re: Space, The Final Frontier

Post by klingon » Thu Aug 09, 2012 1:41 am

Is it just me or does anyone else think "Johnny five" when you look at that photo of the Curiosity Mars Rover? :)
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Post by Dangermouse » Fri Aug 10, 2012 8:20 pm

It's either Johnny Five or WALL-E.

There was a very poignant XKCD strip about one of the previous generation of Mars rovers.
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Post by Renegadenemo » Fri Aug 10, 2012 9:17 pm

D'you reckon that one day some passing freighter will be detailed to collect these things and fetch them home for a museum?
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Re: Space, The Final Frontier

Post by Stuart Baker » Fri Aug 10, 2012 10:15 pm

Maybe so Bill, but the chances of anyone being able to recreate today's electronic components to repair it in 40 years' time are pretty small...

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Re: Space, The Final Frontier

Post by Dangermouse » Fri Aug 10, 2012 11:08 pm

I think NASA have already asked that anyone else returning to the Moon leave the Apollo landing sites alone!
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Re: Space, The Final Frontier

Post by Moonie » Fri Aug 10, 2012 11:51 pm

Some good ISS sightings coming up over the next couple of weeks.....

http://spaceflight1.nasa.gov/realdata/s ... on=England

Just select you city/town to see sighting opportunities 8-)

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