Back To The Moon !

Mike Hewson
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Hey, is anyone else excited by the prospect of humans walking on the Moon again ? :-)

This is correctly labelled as "incredibly ambitious" ( if by 2025 ) but that's what the first series was. Ambition in spades. I remember Neil's quick thinking to avoid the rock field that nearly thwarted that first landing. I remember, with tears running down my face, the tension of the moment when he stepped down onto the surface. I remember that it fired my heart and soul, at the tender age of nine, to thinking all manner of wondrous things. If I'm lucky it could happen again in my lifetime.

Epic !

Cheers, Mike.

I have made this letter longer than usual because I lack the time to make it shorter ...

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I totally agree and also hope

I totally agree and also hope we humans can be on the Moon again asap as I think there is still much to discover before we send people to Mars etc.

Abruraspingi
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We are overdue since we

We are overdue since we should already have boots on the ground in Mars. It's one of those things where too many hindrances happened and whenever a new president comes in they redirect what NASA is to focus on. When NASA is a Monopsony there is no demand for anything else. That's why I'm really happy with this Billionaire Space Race but again they are too reliant on NASA. 

Realistically we should be closer to Titan today but unfortunately we barely know much beyond the moon

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Mars is out of bound at least

Mars is out of bound at least in our lifetime. Moon seem great idea.

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kno1987 wrote: Mars is out

kno1987 wrote:

Mars is out of bound at least in our lifetime. Moon seem great idea. 

I sure hope that's not true!!

Mike Hewson
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It's the dust, either on the

It's the dust, either on the Moon or Mars : tiny little diamond sharp razors. It destroys ( existing ) fabrics in a matter of hours, and so a suit will become worthless for purpose. We sure aint going anywhere on any of the surfaces until that's solved.

Cheers, Mike.

I have made this letter longer than usual because I lack the time to make it shorter ...

... and my other CPU is a Ryzen 5950X :-) Blaise Pascal

Ian&Steve C.
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Mike Hewson wrote: It's the

Mike Hewson wrote:

It's the dust, either on the Moon or Mars : tiny little diamond sharp razors. It destroys ( existing ) fabrics in a matter of hours, and so a suit will become worthless for purpose. We sure aint going anywhere on any of the surfaces until that's solved.

Cheers, Mike.

but we already went to the moon with all these sharp little razors. many times with many EVAs on the same suits. over 50 years ago.

sure it's a problem, but not that big of a road block to full-stop a mission. 

the problem is less so on Mars than the Moon, since there is at least some atmosphere and wind erosion to dull the regolith.

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The more Space stuff we

The more Space stuff we achieve the more excited I get. I am really interested in the helicopter that will go to Titan especially after seeing Ingenuity on Mars. The more research we do on the moon the better in my opinion. Bring on the science 

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Abruraspingi wrote: The more

Abruraspingi wrote:

The more Space stuff we achieve the more excited I get. I am really interested in the helicopter that will go to Titan especially after seeing Ingenuity on Mars. The more research we do on the moon the better in my opinion. Bring on the science 

I wonder if they will put up a signal boosting satellite so the signal doesn't take as long to get here from there?

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