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racecar

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Also within the last week, China's far side of the moon lander lifted off for return to Earth with soil samples in cargo and a flag left on the surface.
Fake news from china ?
 

LoneSage

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Yeah it's been big news here. In the past three weeks my video feed has been full of videos saying America faked the moon landing.

NASA Chief Bill Nelson has made some astute comments regarding China, in that the new space race against them is important simply because of how they behave on Earth with regard to territory. Indeed he is right because "The moon belongs to China" is a phrase I keep seeing pop up with zero sarcasm.

Go Team America. Let's get our boys back on the moon in 2026.
 

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SpaceX did a Starship test flight today that involved a controlled descent of both the main booster stage and the main Starship vehicle back into the water (no planned recovery of either component on this flight).

They had live video through reentry which I think is unique but maybe I'm wrong. In any case, the main booster stage (which doesn't go through reentry) seemed to go pretty well, one of 23 engines didn't light during ascent, but descent was under control. The part to watch though is the vehicle descent, there was a cool light show, lots of bits started to burn up on their descent control flap in camera view, camera signal went in and out and then the lens/cover cracked. But it seemed to make it down to the water and initiated its flip and landing burn so that was pretty good drama.

I know SpaceX broadcasts aren't everyone's thing, lots of fanboyish cheering, but just mute it and watch.

 

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Bill Anders, crew member of Apollo 8 and photographer of the Earthrise photo died yesterday at age 90.

Probably not the cause of death you were expecting for a 90 year old. Instead, it's reminiscent of the Nick Swardson joke about grandpa flipping his Vette.

He crashed his plane.

He crashed his plane doing a loop.

And there's video. Wild stuff.


1280px-NASA-Apollo8-Dec24-Earthrise.jpg
 

theMot

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Bill Anders, crew member of Apollo 8 and photographer of the Earthrise photo died yesterday at age 90.

Probably not the cause of death you were expecting for a 90 year old. Instead, it's reminiscent of the Nick Swardson joke about grandpa flipping his Vette.

He crashed his plane.

He crashed his plane doing a loop.

And there's video. Wild stuff.


1280px-NASA-Apollo8-Dec24-Earthrise.jpg

Let a 90 year old loose in an aircraft doing loop de loops. What could possibly go wrong?
 

Stinky-Dinkins

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Great way to die at 90, I'd argue it went right
That's the dumbest fucking thing I've ever heard. Dying in a plane crash isn't any better at 90 than 50.

"Well he got killed by a Tiger."

Well how old was he?

"94."

Goddamn, great way to go out.
 

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Probably because he wasn't so mental back then. The paranoid delusions are relatively new.

No shit, the guy thought I was trying to sabotage his career (he's unemployed) because I was screenshotting stupid things he'd say in chat. :keke:
 

Stinky-Dinkins

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Probably because he wasn't so mental back then. The paranoid delusions are relatively new.

No shit, the guy thought I was trying to sabotage his career (he's unemployed) because I was screenshotting stupid things he'd say in chat. :keke:
Love the guy haha. Very odd.
 

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Duplass is a self-important embarrassing faggot, super pretentious, but I do enjoy the movie. Pretty good.
 
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