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originally posted by: cooperton
My apologies for distracting the thread... I was buzzing from the holiday weekend and figured I'd set off a virtual firecracker
a reply to: chr0naut
The distinction the NASA engineer made in the video was that sending humans past low earth orbit is the difficulty. Satellites without fragile biological life is apparently much easier.
because Orion is designed to do more than the Apollo CM. As the guy in the video says, the radiation of the Van Allen belts can affect Orion's more sensitive electronics if they weren't shielded.
Yeah that was the counterargument I came across.
I go back and forth believing and disbelieving the moon landings the more I read both sides. I think I'm just gonna plead the 5th until one of these contemporary missions proves its possible or impossible.
originally posted by: chr0naut
What element, when raised to 6,000 degrees, does not become luminous? The process is adequately described by Einstein's paper on the photoelectric effect.
Then, why don't we see this plasma shining as bright as the sun?