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    Default Re: How NASA Fights to Keep Dying Spacecraft Alive



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    The rate we're going, we'll probably destroy both ourselves and Earth's biosphere long before the Voyager spacecraft have reached anywhere of interest. And you're right, perhaps the space probes will make a better epitaph for us than anything else we've achieved. I've said it before and doubtless will again: if there's any other intelligent life out there, it's probably thrown up a 50 light year quarantine zone around us and left us to either grow the hell up, or blow ourselves out of existence. We're now into the third millennium, and we're still behaving like sociopathic delinquent adolescents armed with high-tech weaponry. We have enough sense to make the most sophisticated weapons imaginable, and not enough sense to never use them. And some of us actually have the gall to believe we're the pinnacle of creation. It's a sick joke.
    Time for Carl Sagan to offer his thoughts -

    The Earth is the only world known so far to harbor life. There is nowhere else, at least in the near future, to which our species could migrate. Visit, yes. Settle, not yet. Like it or not, for the moment the Earth is where we make our stand.
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    Default Re: How NASA Fights to Keep Dying Spacecraft Alive

    The best thing about Carl Sagan quotes is that my mind always reads the quote in his voice. The worst thing about Carl Sagan quotes is that my mind always reads the quote in his voice.
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    Quote Originally Posted by starlogborg View Post
    The best thing about Carl Sagan quotes is that my mind always reads the quote in his voice. The worst thing about Carl Sagan quotes is that my mind always reads the quote in his voice.
    Aint that the truth
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    Default Re: How NASA Fights to Keep Dying Spacecraft Alive

    Speaking of Carl Sagan, I was thinking of exactly this earlier on in the discussion today on this thread. Must be fate.

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    Default Re: How NASA Fights to Keep Dying Spacecraft Alive

    To put it in perspective, the US military dropped seventy tons of explosives for every square mile of Vietnam. Five hundred pounds of explosives for every man, woman and child in the entire country.

    All that talk about 'liberation' twenty, thirty years ago, all the plotting, all the bodies, produced this, this impoverished, broken-down country led by a gang of cruel and paternalistic, half-educated theorists.
    [Former Vietcong general Pham Xuan An, speaking of Vietnam]

    Yet another testament to man's inhumanity to his fellow man. And now we think we're just going to head off to another planet and colonise that one and start over. I don't think so.
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    Default Re: How NASA Fights to Keep Dying Spacecraft Alive

    In the far flung future we will probably get a visit from someone looking for the originators only to find we ceased to exist an eon ago, this sounds like a plot for a book as well.
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