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posted on Nov, 28 2012 @ 02:33 AM
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Just thinking out loud and asking for your ideas and imaginative & techno skills.

If we had another crack at a moon landing today, what would the LEM look like ?

What space suits, communication, rocket science blah, blah blah?

Please contribute.

My guess is the 2012 moon astronauts would all carry an iphone5 ?

Cheers.




posted on Nov, 28 2012 @ 03:01 AM
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Remember seeing the modern day moon buggy on top gear a while back. Can't get the link to work so if you search "top gear moon buggy" in youtube it'll come up.

Still can't get my head round why the moon missions stopped. It's like everything was progressing and going straight forward when it came to humanity's space exploration.....then BANG one of the biggest pathways was block and put on hiatus.

Can read about moon mission conspiracy's all day; it was faked, it was real but made to look fake, something told space agencies to keep away, nazi's are running it etc etc. Not got a clue what to think, personally rocking the idea of it being a alien base used to watch over the earth until the right time comes.



posted on Nov, 28 2012 @ 03:02 AM
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It'd be all white and have an Apple logo on it?
There'd only be one button?



posted on Nov, 28 2012 @ 03:19 AM
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me dumb dumb tick tock man but is it you have to get up to get down or get down to get up?






physics.aps.org...

In the kitchen version of the experiment, the marble creates a crown-shaped splash and crater as it falls into the liquid. The crater deepens to the point at which the walls start to contract. This is due to both the weight of the water outside and possibly surface tension, both of which create pressure gradients that force the collapse. Air inside this collapsing neck must escape upward or downward as the neck approaches pinch-off. It is in this escaping air that Gekle et al. found supersonic velocities—the first jet in this simple experiment (see Video 1).

The shape of the neck plays an interesting role. As the air escapes through the neck, right before the neck closes, it is accelerated to supersonic speeds as it is driven by high pressures from the collapsing cavity below to low pressures in the air above the water’s surface. Engineers have designed a similar process and shape into the convergent-divergent nozzle (or, de Laval nozzle) that is used as the exhaust port in many rocket engines. In our situation, however, the nozzle forms naturally and is quickly changing shape.

At the moment of pinch-off, very large pressures accompany the impact of the water surface on itself. In fact, the pinch-off is a type of near singularity where nearly all observables—velocities, surface curvatures, pressure gradients, etc.—become very large [2]. Consequently, just after the pinch-off, large pressures accelerate the water upward and downward to very high velocities [3, 4]. This drives two spikes of liquid—called rebound jets—up above the water surface and another one downward into the cavity following the marble. These are our second and third jets produced by this experiment. In a low viscosity fluid such as water, the jets often quickly break up into a spray of droplets. Each of these fission events also involves a near singular pinch-off of a fluid neck [2]. In fact, there are cases where the upward spray goes higher than the initial height of the dropped marble [5].


but like they say the devil's in the details.
edit on 28-11-2012 by usernamehere because: sky-net made me do it



posted on Nov, 28 2012 @ 03:21 AM
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Originally posted by DropBeatsNotBombs
Remember seeing the modern day moon buggy on top gear a while back. Can't get the link to work so if you search "top gear moon buggy" in youtube it'll come up.

Still can't get my head round why the moon missions stopped. It's like everything was progressing and going straight forward when it came to humanity's space exploration.....then BANG one of the biggest pathways was block and put on hiatus.

Can read about moon mission conspiracy's all day; it was faked, it was real but made to look fake, something told space agencies to keep away, nazi's are running it etc etc. Not got a clue what to think, personally rocking the idea of it being a alien base used to watch over the earth until the right time comes.



MONEY!

You have the internet and you didn't know?
Well that reality or the one others live about aliens and stuff.,



posted on Nov, 28 2012 @ 03:27 AM
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The Apollo program was stopped to give way to the Shuttle program. You can't have both. If the USA carried on going to the Moon, you wouldn't have the Shuttle, and the International Space Station probably wouldn't exist either (or be much smaller).



posted on Nov, 28 2012 @ 04:23 AM
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Meh, the shuttle program was a step backwards, it was 1940's Nazi technology, they should have kept going forward instead of retro engineering old technology.

Namaste.



posted on Nov, 28 2012 @ 08:16 AM
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There were plans and basic designs for spacecraft that were to be used for the "Constellation Program", which was to get us back to the Moon by 2020 (as a stepping-stone for a Mars trip), but was cancelled due to budget cutbacks.

Constellation Program


The Constellation Program had two launch vehicles -- The Ares I and the Ares V. The Ares I was the "light" launch vehicle, designed to launch the crew capsule. Ares V was the "heavy" launch vehicle, designed to launch the heavier equipment, such as the Constellation Program's lunar module and the Moon rover -- and would possibly be used for potential future missions putting bases on the moon and launching parts for a Mars craft, which would be built in orbit:

Ares I launch vehicle:


Ares I Wikipedia Article



Ares V heavy-lift launch vehicle:


Ares V Wikipedia Article




The proposed crew capsule for the Constellation program, the Orion Spacecraft, actually survived the budget cuts that forced the cancellation of Constellation, and is still in development today as NASA's future crew vehicle that could get us into Orbit, to the moon, and even a little further. NASA hopes to use Orion someday as part of a future Mars mission, but probably only as part of a future Mars cruise vehicle.

Orion looks similar to the Apollo capsule, but is larger and much more sophisticated:

Orion:


Orion Spacecraft Wikipedia Article
NASA's Orion Page




The lunar lander that was to be used by the cancelled Constellation Program was named the "Altair", and looked like a larger version of Apollo's lunar lander. Altair could carry four astronauts to the lunar surface (rather the the two the Apollo lunar lander could carry), and would be a more comfortable base to live in while on the Moon for extended periods (a couple of weeks):

Altair Lunar Lander:


Altair Wikipedia Article




The plans for the lunar rover to be used for the Constellation program were still were still in the early stages of design, but the rover being considered may have had a pressurized cabin where the astronauts did not need to wear space suits, such as this concept, known as the "Space Exploration Vehicle" (SEV):

SEV:



NASA's SEV page
Lunar Rover
Space Exploration Vehicle (and Rover) Wikipedia Article


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