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OfflineMadtowntripper
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NASA Spacecraft flattened in desert...
    #3108300 - 09/08/04 03:47 PM (12 years, 9 months ago)

So NASA was expecting that solar probe to come back today, right?

The one that had orbited the sun for the last 3 years collecting tiny pieces of the solar wind? Then today it was supposed to float down on a parachute and be captured by some stunt pilots in a helicopter?

Kind of hard for them to catch it when the parachute doesnt deploy. Yes, it splatted very hard into the desert today. Bummer...Thats alot of time/effort/money down the tubes, and will probably give even more voice to those who say to shut down NASA, the only hope we have have of getting off this hellish rock...

Anyway, heres the full story....

http://www.cnn.com/2004/TECH/space/09/08/genesis.entry.cnn/index.html


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Re: NASA Spacecraft flattened in desert... [Re: Madtowntripper]
    #3108320 - 09/08/04 03:51 PM (12 years, 9 months ago)

that fucking sucks.

is there any chance of recovering any of the data that was collected? did the probe itself even store data, or was it just a transmitter?


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Re: NASA Spacecraft flattened in desert... [Re: DoctorJ]
    #3108391 - 09/08/04 04:08 PM (12 years, 9 months ago)

It was a collection/storage device mang. Picked up shot-off atoms from the sun.

I bet the pilots woulda had a fighting chance to catch it if the damn chute had deployed.
Hollywood woulda finally done something useful for humanity.


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Re: NASA Spacecraft flattened in desert... [Re: Randolph_Carter]
    #3108470 - 09/08/04 04:33 PM (12 years, 9 months ago)

slashdot has a discussion on the subject which is rather enlightening with it's details.


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Re: NASA Spacecraft flattened in desert... [Re: Madtowntripper]
    #3108698 - 09/08/04 05:25 PM (12 years, 9 months ago)

Yeah, the capsule itself had a couple of thin disks in it made out of different materials. Ruby, Diamond, etc. NASA says the refrigerator sized capsule hit the desert at 100 mph, which seems pretty slow, but certainly enough to destroy the thing.


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He who learns must suffer. And even in our sleep pain that cannot forget falls drop by drop upon the heart, and in our own despair, against our will, comes wisdom to us by the awful grace of God.  - Aeschylus


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Re: NASA Spacecraft flattened in desert... [Re: Madtowntripper]
    #3109778 - 09/08/04 08:54 PM (12 years, 9 months ago)

according to reuters, it says the capsure hit the ground at 193 miles per hour 6 minutes after entering the earth's atmosphere.


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Re: NASA Spacecraft flattened in desert... [Re: debianlinux]
    #3110583 - 09/08/04 11:39 PM (12 years, 9 months ago)

Links would be kind....but seeing as that's the second time you've mentioned the site, i'lll have to check it out. :thumbup:


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Re: NASA Spacecraft flattened in desert... [Re: Randolph_Carter]
    #3112513 - 09/09/04 08:50 AM (12 years, 9 months ago)

linking to slashdot invariably leads to a window with an advertisement and You_Suck told me he'd beat me with a rubber hose the next time i did that.

it's generally a good idea to link to the articles but it was the discussion that i found so enlightening


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Re: NASA Spacecraft flattened in desert... [Re: debianlinux]
    #3115784 - 09/09/04 10:33 PM (12 years, 9 months ago)

They should just design the damn things to fall from the sky and hit the earth. Save a lot of money and time and maybe we will get some results.


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Re: NASA Spacecraft flattened in desert... [Re: Madtowntripper]
    #3117025 - 09/10/04 02:56 AM (12 years, 9 months ago)

I think the Spanish government is responsible for the crash, and I think that gives Penisdent George Bush grounds for war! We are invading you fucking Mexicans! John Ferry likes tranny porn, we know because it was found on a personal computer of his!

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Re: NASA Spacecraft flattened in desert... [Re: Madtowntripper]
    #3118522 - 09/10/04 02:43 PM (12 years, 9 months ago)

i just saw on the news today that this hit out in the salt flats and actualy received minimal damage. so i dunno about "flattened"

no word on the data tho...

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Re: NASA Spacecraft flattened in desert... [Re: angryjslice]
    #3118540 - 09/10/04 02:47 PM (12 years, 9 months ago)

but the reason they were using helicopter to catch the capsule was they didn't want to wafers that held the collected the particles to break when it landed. So if they were afraid of it breaking even with parachutes, must be some very delicate stuff.


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Re: NASA Spacecraft flattened in desert... [Re: daussaulit]
    #3118553 - 09/10/04 02:48 PM (12 years, 9 months ago)

> must be some very delicate stuff

From the pictures I have seen, the wafers are so thin you can see through them. Another large concern is contamination of the space dust with desert dust.



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Re: NASA Spacecraft flattened in desert... [Re: Seuss]
    #3118630 - 09/10/04 03:11 PM (12 years, 9 months ago)

haha, i can just see that guy pretending to drop that and then fudging the feignt and actually dropping it. whatsit like a $2mil+ sheet of various rare metals like ruby and tantalum?


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Re: NASA Spacecraft flattened in desert... [Re: debianlinux]
    #3124492 - 09/12/04 02:07 AM (12 years, 9 months ago)

i dont think the ruby/diamond in there is natural, prolly synthetic, so would that still clasiffy them as rare?


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Re: NASA Spacecraft flattened in desert... [Re: FirstAvailable]
    #3126170 - 09/12/04 04:23 PM (12 years, 9 months ago)

eh, possibly not "rare" persay but certainly still exorbitant in price

as for "rare". well, how many folks do you know carrying around synthetic ruby discs?

maybe the word your thinking of is "precious"?

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Re: NASA Spacecraft flattened in desert... [Re: debianlinux]
    #3126479 - 09/12/04 06:28 PM (12 years, 9 months ago)

My synthetic ruby discs are next to my photon tractor beam.


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Re: NASA Spacecraft flattened in desert... [Re: monoamine]
    #3130007 - 09/13/04 04:17 PM (12 years, 9 months ago)



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