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NASA can land a rover on Mars…
Posted by: apocketfulofwry
Date: February 18, 2021 03:53PM
…but they can't sync audio with video.

WTF, NASA.
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Re: NASA can land a rover on Mars…
Posted by: jdc
Date: February 18, 2021 04:10PM
11 minute delay... ya know its a distance thing =)





Edited 999 time(s). Last edit at 12:08PM by jdc.
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Re: NASA can land a rover on Mars…
Posted by: Sarcany
Date: February 18, 2021 04:30PM
Re: NASA can land a rover on Mars…
Posted by: NewtonMP2100
Date: February 18, 2021 04:37PM
.....land.........of the free.....???



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Re: NASA can land a rover on Mars…
Posted by: sekker
Date: February 18, 2021 08:02PM
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Sarcany
...but they can't land a man on the moon.

The teams running the human flight are totally different than those launching rovers.

The former are all ex-shuttle contractors and have literally no financial incentive to move faster.

The latter have lived on chicken feed.
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Re: NASA can land a rover on Mars…
Posted by: testcase
Date: February 18, 2021 10:22PM
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Sarcany
...but they can't land a man on the moon.



But Alice Cramden has been to the moon multiple times. winking smiley
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Re: NASA can land a rover on Mars…
Posted by: Paul F.
Date: February 19, 2021 01:06AM
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sekker

The teams running the human flight are totally different than those launching rovers.

The former are all ex-shuttle contractors and have literally no financial incentive to move faster.

The latter have lived on chicken feed.

Bingo...
If you look at a cost comparison, one launch of one SLS rocket will cost between one BILLION dollars and 1.2 BILLION dollars. A Single one of it's RS-25 engines costs $40 Million.

SpaceX's internal costs for a Falcon Heavy is about the same as the cost of one RS-25. (Falcon Heavy, with payload fairing, may be as much as $50 Million...).

Think on that a while.



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Re: NASA can land a rover on Mars…
Posted by: numbered
Date: February 19, 2021 11:31AM
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PaulF
A Single one of it's RS-25 engines costs $40 Million.

But PaulF, we already had the SSMEs! [ducks]

Seriously, part of the rationale for the SLS design was the inventory. Which was incredibly stupid.

It probably had more to do with keeping Huntsville busy...
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Re: NASA can land a rover on Mars…
Posted by: sekker
Date: February 19, 2021 01:32PM
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numbered
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PaulF
A Single one of it's RS-25 engines costs $40 Million.

But PaulF, we already had the SSMEs! [ducks]

Seriously, part of the rationale for the SLS design was the inventory. Which was incredibly stupid.

It probably had more to do with keeping Huntsville busy...

Yes, and that key Senator is now retiring.

A new era is coming for NASA for sure.
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