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    Artemis - To the Moon and Beyond

    Go time!


    Why should we explore the universe? Because it's there.

    Stoked for the scientific discoveries, technology and inspiration that will come from this.
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    ... 'cause this rock is eventually gonna kill us. So might as well start looking.
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    There are other things that will happen along the way, of course. In about 5 billion years, the Sun is due to turn into a red giant. The core of the star will shrink, but its outer layers will expand out to the orbit of Mars, engulfing our planet in the process. If it's even still there.

    One thing is certain: By that time, we won't be around. In fact, humanity only has about 1 billion years left unless we find a way off this rock. That's because the Sun is increasing in brightness by about 10 percent every billion years.

    That doesn't sound like much, but that increase in brightness will end life on Earth. Our oceans will evaporate, and the surface will become too hot for water to form. We'll be about as kaput as you can get.
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    Boy, that would be a lot to put on the motivational poster for the breakroom.
    I still call it The Jake.

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    See, this is why no body cares about climate change.

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    Yeah, I didn't mean to bum you fuckers out, but we're really living in Earth's golden age. If the Caroline Gleichs of the world had a wider perspective of things...
    "timberridge is terminally vapid" -- a fortune cookie in Yueyang

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    As a Boeing employee I'm really hoping for a successful launch tonight. We need some good news.

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    That was impressive. Seeing rockets liftoff never get old!

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    This rocket/spacecraft/launch was our dinner table discussion last night with our 8 y/o son, a perfect age to be totally geeked out about space exploration. He was pumped.
    I still call it The Jake.

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    Really excited about this!

    I don't work for NASA, but I'm contracted with them to work the navigation algorithm system/design for the Orion Artemis programs. I didn't have a ton to do with Artemis 1 -- I'm more focused on Artemis 2 & 3, but it's still very exciting.
    "Alpine rock and steep, deep powder are what I seek, and I will always find solace there." - Bean Bowers

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    If it didn't mean going to Florida I'd love to see a launch in person someday.

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    The most powerful rocket ever looked the part. The SLS absolutely jumped off the pad!

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    I donít believe that weíll find an analogue to this planet through space exploration. Weíll likely never get beyond our own solar system, let alone outside the galaxy, with human space flight.

    Even if we were able to with some sort of giant space vessel or suspended animation, the scale would be too small to propagate our species.


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    Pretty rad!

    Lift off is at 3h 17min into the broadcast:



    Edit - music to watch the post-takeoff: https://open.spotify.com/track/0dxSA...14af793fd54c30

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    Quote Originally Posted by The AD View Post
    If it didn't mean going to Florida I'd love to see a launch in person someday.
    This. I saw a Shuttle launch once. Now I need to see one of these. Except Florida. And specifically that part of Florida.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MagnificentUnicorn View Post
    I don’t believe that we’ll find an analogue to this planet through space exploration. We’ll likely never get beyond our own solar system, let alone outside the galaxy, with human space flight.
    You know darn well the emphasis is on extractive potential from these other moons, planets, etc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The AD View Post
    You know darn well the emphasis is on extractive potential from these other moons, planets, etc.
    Yes, itíll hasten our demise 🤞


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    Quote Originally Posted by MagnificentUnicorn View Post
    Yes, itíll hasten our demise 🤞


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    Especially when they bring back some alien bacteria. I've seen the movies. It doesn't end well for the humans.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hatchgreenchile View Post
    The most powerful rocket ever looked the part. The SLS absolutely jumped off the pad!
    Never seen one clear the tower like that! That hookup off the line is fkn nasty!!!

    Bitch keeps pulling too - 5 min after launch, it was over 2000 miles downrange...NO REPLACEMENT FOR DISPLACEMENT SON

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    Reminds me of Apollo.

    Almost sixty years ago???

    Based on trs80 ? No wait. That didn’t happen until the eighties.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Core Shot View Post
    Reminds me of Apollo.

    Almost sixty years ago???

    Based on trs80 ? No wait. That didn’t happen until the eighties.
    just think of the chemtrails this laid down

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    Quote Originally Posted by highangle View Post
    Never seen one clear the tower like that!
    NO REPLACEMENT FOR DISPLACEMENT SON
    It was like a sprinter coming off a block. So much power!

    This podcast has a great discussion on the risks, opportunities and Why? of going to the moon and beyond:
    https://megaphone.link/VMP7590552013

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    Quote Originally Posted by bennymac View Post
    just think of the chemtrails this laid down
    Right?

    But nothing compared to starfish prime.

    That shit ripped a hole in the fabric.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BmillsSkier View Post
    This rocket/spacecraft/launch was our dinner table discussion last night with our 8 y/o son, a perfect age to be totally geeked out about space exploration. He was pumped.
    I was your sonís age as the Gemini Project was wrapping up and the Apollo Project was starting. Every kid (boys at least) knew the names and stats on every single Astronaut.

    Good to hear your kid is stoked like we were.
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    Imagine the ride this is going to be for astronauts.

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