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User avatar #1 - leonhardt (07/05/2014) [+] (8 replies)
>Project Longshot

Real fucking optimistic, aren't they?
#60 - biscuitsunited (07/06/2014) [+] (14 replies)
If I can manage to make a colony with basic tech and a 60% survival rate, NASA can.
#12 - anonymous (07/05/2014) [+] (13 replies)
Also, the asteroid belt has a shitload of resources
#57 - duudegladiator (07/06/2014) [+] (4 replies)
I will join any effort to go to space..
I will join any effort to go to space..
User avatar #2 - konradkurze (07/05/2014) [+] (32 replies)
yeah but the problem with colonizing other planets is modern governments would just exploit the shit out of whatever worlds humans get to so pretty much just causing the same fucking problems we have on earth....

User avatar #11 - corso (07/05/2014) [+] (2 replies)
I'm not sure where you heard it from, but we didn't have the technology to travel 4 lightyears forty years ago.
User avatar #52 - snakephallus (07/06/2014) [+] (2 replies)
Yo, I've always been for space exploration. UNSC all the way.
#13 - nytor (07/05/2014) [+] (3 replies)
It would take the Helios 2 solar probe, the absolute fastest thing we've ever made, around 18,600 years to reach Alpha Centauri(unless I'm a dumbass and fucked up the calculations). Please, enlighten me as to how we had the technology to reach Alpha Centauri 40 years ago.
In case someone doubts my calculations- Alpha Centauri is 4.367 light years away, or 4.13*10^16 meters. Helios 2 travels at 70,200 m/s(check Wikipedia). 4.13*10^16 / 70,200 m/s = ~58831908831.9 s, that converted into years should be 18,600 years. Even if we had cryogenic freezing that could keep a human alive that long(hint: we don't), an Alpha Centauri colony would be effectively useless to us. It's just too far away. A ship with a hell of a lot more delta-v could maybe go faster than Helios 2, but I'm pretty sure our current rocket technology is woefully inadequate to make it 4.367 light years in any reasonable amount of time.
User avatar #34 - eating (07/05/2014) [+] (2 replies)
i think space travel is only thing where like 95% of FJ population can agree thats its improtant and it should be funded better. space travel and porn.

fj knows their priorities
#84 - anonymous (07/06/2014) [+] (4 replies)
I like your stand on the issue but your argument is weak
#102 to #84 - angelusprimus (07/06/2014) [-]
"We need backup for human civilization in case of mass extinction event" is a weak argument?
Seriously?
What's a good argument? There might be brown people on Mars who we can bomb and steal their oil?
#161 - champaigne (07/06/2014) [+] (10 replies)
Speaking as a member of the United States Armed forces..... None of you have any idea how much of your tax paying dollars we waste on stupid shit every single day. Seriously... You would loose your fricking minds and rape your parents, dead or alive, if you knew what I have seen with my own eyes about the US budget and how the military spends it. We could feed every child in Africa for the rest of their lives with the money we waste, that's WASTE, on stupid shit. Meaning with just the money we spend on fuck all because we're lazy and it's not our money it's the tax payers hahahaha trololololo. In one year we could feed every child in Africa for the rest of their lives, and not even detract from our military in any noticeable way what so ever.    
   
Tl;dr Thanks for the fat, bloated, runaway military budget that I live off of... But really, you should probably spend it on something useful like some of the stuff invented by NASA. I.e. computers, cell phones, alternative energy sources, a map of the entire surface of the planet, pretty much anything to do with a satellite... I could go on and on
Speaking as a member of the United States Armed forces..... None of you have any idea how much of your tax paying dollars we waste on stupid shit every single day. Seriously... You would loose your fricking minds and rape your parents, dead or alive, if you knew what I have seen with my own eyes about the US budget and how the military spends it. We could feed every child in Africa for the rest of their lives with the money we waste, that's WASTE, on stupid shit. Meaning with just the money we spend on fuck all because we're lazy and it's not our money it's the tax payers hahahaha trololololo. In one year we could feed every child in Africa for the rest of their lives, and not even detract from our military in any noticeable way what so ever.

Tl;dr Thanks for the fat, bloated, runaway military budget that I live off of... But really, you should probably spend it on something useful like some of the stuff invented by NASA. I.e. computers, cell phones, alternative energy sources, a map of the entire surface of the planet, pretty much anything to do with a satellite... I could go on and on
#265 - finalfaptasy (07/06/2014) [-]
We just need to go to Mars and find the Prothean archives and everything will go great from there.
#149 - Digitalphear (07/06/2014) [-]
mfw reading the comments
mfw reading the comments
User avatar #16 - bitchplzzz (07/05/2014) [+] (3 replies)
Well shit, OP why dont you go straight to the whitehouse with this? You're a genius
User avatar #19 to #16 - GeneralLeeInsane (07/05/2014) [-]
Because they have more important things to spend that money on.
Like Michelle Obama's garden.
User avatar #3 - theblacksheep (07/05/2014) [+] (13 replies)
I'll worry about space when the US gets universal healthcare and near-free university.

10 - 20 years at best
User avatar #32 to #3 - leonhardt (07/05/2014) [-]
"I'll worry about space when the government spends more money to give me things for free"

k
#156 - entername (07/06/2014) [+] (2 replies)
i think space exploration is the most important thing to spend money on
.. i recently heard on a science show that the chances we will ever leave our solar system are very slim.... think about that, our brilliant species might not ever achieve true greatness.. we are stuck to these 9 planets when their are trillions of solar systems out their to explore
... and the depressing part is the great majority of people spend their time worrying about what to tweet or post on Facebook, while i think about the beauty and incomprehensible universe... their are so many people on this planet that are a waste of an intelligent human
User avatar #47 - neokun (07/06/2014) [+] (1 reply)
What we need is for NASA to become a trend, they should make one of those adverts that end up on twitter n facebook n shit n hipsters get all gasmic over the new fandom for a couple of weeks that will probably spring up some cash.
User avatar #59 to #47 - biscuitsunited (07/06/2014) [-]
NASA has standards.
#209 - amazinggamer (07/06/2014) [-]
Mandatory
#300 - xerardo (07/06/2014) [-]
Im just waiting for Curiosity to find the prothean ruins in mars and discover element zero so we can fight the reapers and shit.
Im just waiting for Curiosity to find the prothean ruins in mars and discover element zero so we can fight the reapers and shit.
User avatar #62 - Karibookiller (07/06/2014) [+] (3 replies)
I always try to tell people about this shit and they look at me like I'm a fucking dumbass. I don't understand why it's not obvious to people that possibly the only way to solve earth's problems and to ensure the survival of humanity is to expand beyond the confines of our planet in permanent colonies. We can do it, and it pisses me off when people say we can't or we shouldn't. Thank you for this post.
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