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Old 19th August 2019, 08:00 PM   #41
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Originally Posted by Spektator View Post
What's a proble?
A probe with a typo.
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Old 19th August 2019, 08:59 PM   #42
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Originally Posted by Spektator View Post
What's a proble?
A problem capable of mitigation ... or at least having a reduced likelihood?!?
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Old 19th August 2019, 09:01 PM   #43
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Flight controllers didn't ask the astronauts if they did or didn't use the bags, just that they should be left behind in either state. There doesn't appear to be a record of how many were used. 90+ seems almost impossible. I put the over/under at 4.5.
I would have thought they would have asked the guys to dump their dump on the moon. After all, weight issues would mean the more soft rocks they left behind, the more hard rocks they could take back!
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Old 20th August 2019, 12:33 AM   #44
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Originally Posted by Giordano View Post
At first I was outraged that anyone would intentionally include earth organisms with the idea of introducing them, even in a hibernating state, to the moon. But then I remembered all those bags of frozen astronaut poop....
Seriously?! They left that behind?
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Old 20th August 2019, 12:37 AM   #45
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Originally Posted by Spektator View Post
What's a proble?
When I interviewed the designer of a Mars I asked if I could touch it - he said know. Don't know if fear of contamination had anything to do with it. Skin oils? I don't know.
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Old 20th August 2019, 05:24 AM   #46
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Originally Posted by Minoosh View Post
When I interviewed the designer of a Mars I asked if I could touch it - he said know. Don't know if fear of contamination had anything to do with it. Skin oils? I don't know.
Sometimes people just say no when you ask to touch it. It's considered polite to move on without questioning further.
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Old 20th August 2019, 05:37 AM   #47
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Are we still talking about the same kind of probe?!
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Old 20th August 2019, 03:37 PM   #48
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Originally Posted by BadBoy View Post
I would have thought they would have asked the guys to dump their dump on the moon. After all, weight issues would mean the more soft rocks they left behind, the more hard rocks they could take back!
You're correct that they asked them to discard all the waste management stuff onto the moon prior to liftoff. What they didn't do was ask how many were used. So we know there are "poop bags" on the moon, we just don't know if there are "bags of poop" on the moon.

From https://www.hq.nasa.gov/office/pao/H...-HSI208994.pdf

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Jettisoned to Lunar Surface Prior to L/O
2 ICG
2 Hammocks
Sleep Restraint
Waste Receptacle
Helmet/EVA Int. Stow.
ETB
2 LCGAdapters
1 LM ECSLiOH cartridge and Cannister
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Old 21st August 2019, 08:19 AM   #49
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They're doomed to be inactive and are guaranteed eventual oblivion by slow attrition from cosmic rays. Ain't never gonna be no water up there, guv, not no way. Nor warmth nor air.

Don't even mention incoming materials that will impact the dear little critters, sooner or later.
If they’re not in full shade, the UV and solar x-rays will be equally damaging. While they may be in some suspended state, the monthly swings in temperature will cause chemical reactions, especially during the ~two weeks of hot. Revival will soon be impossible.
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Old 21st August 2019, 08:59 AM   #50
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We should throw all our poop at the moon -- water crisis solved. Plus when the aliens visit and ask what we did to our moon we can say, "Poopymoon!" Everyone will laugh and the aliens will follow us around like puppy dogs and fork over all their high technology and, if we're lucky, leave a few of us standing after wiping out the bulk of civilization with their death rays.
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Old 21st August 2019, 04:53 PM   #51
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I propose NASA begin a manned mission to rescue the Tartigrades from the moon ASAP.
No! We must land supplies for them, so as to establish the first off-world colony!
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Old 21st August 2019, 05:20 PM   #52
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Those adorably plump little buggers don't have a hope in hell of surviving on the moon.

RIP, little dudes. RIP.

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Old 21st August 2019, 06:48 PM   #53
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Originally Posted by Spektator View Post
What's a proble?
s/he meant covfefe...
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Old 21st August 2019, 07:13 PM   #54
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Originally Posted by Seismosaurus View Post
No! We must land supplies for them, so as to establish the first off-world colony!
Fine, but what's their 'expiry date'?!?
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Old 21st August 2019, 07:19 PM   #55
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Those adorably plump little buggers don't have a hope in hell of surviving on the moon.

RIP, little dudes. RIP.

Remarkably similar to Floyd's flying pig over Battersea Power Station don't you think?!?



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