Russia, US shoot for the moon with joint lunar station project

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Russia, US shoot for the moon with joint lunar station project

Post by Abdul Alhazred » Thu Sep 28, 2017 1:07 pm

Russia, US shoot for the moon with joint lunar station project
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Synopsis: Just what the headline says + it's a necessary precursor to an eventual Mars mission.

Analysis: I'm not optimistic about the eventual Mars mission, but this is worth doing for its own sake.

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Re: Russia, US shoot for the moon with joint lunar station project

Post by Rob Lister » Thu Sep 28, 2017 1:38 pm

Abdul Alhazred wrote: Analysis: I'm not optimistic about the eventual Mars mission, but this is worth doing for its own sake.
Why?

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Re: Russia, US shoot for the moon with joint lunar station project

Post by Abdul Alhazred » Thu Sep 28, 2017 1:40 pm

Because there should be a permanent human presence on the moon.
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Post by Rob Lister » Thu Sep 28, 2017 2:04 pm

Abdul Alhazred wrote:Because there should be a permanent human presence on the moon.
Why?

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Post by Abdul Alhazred » Thu Sep 28, 2017 2:05 pm

Because we are the Master Species.
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Post by Rob Lister » Thu Sep 28, 2017 2:54 pm

I thought that was cockroaches.

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Post by Abdul Alhazred » Thu Sep 28, 2017 3:00 pm

I see where your loyalties are, pal. :HoppingMad2:
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Re: Russia, US shoot for the moon with joint lunar station project

Post by ed » Thu Sep 28, 2017 3:00 pm

Abdul Alhazred wrote:Because there should be a permanent human presence on the moon.
There isn't?
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Re: Russia, US shoot for the moon with joint lunar station project

Post by Abdul Alhazred » Thu Sep 28, 2017 3:01 pm

Wait a minute.

Doesn't this mean Trump is cooperating with the RUSSIANS :o
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Post by Rob Lister » Thu Sep 28, 2017 3:13 pm

I'll give you this: it would be a hell of a lot cooler than the ISS. I don't see why we need the Russians though. Japan would be a better fit. They're small and don't take up that much room.

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Re: Russia, US shoot for the moon with joint lunar station project

Post by Mentat » Thu Sep 28, 2017 4:55 pm

Seems pretty risky. What if another Crimea happens in the middle of it? It would surrender a lot of political leverage to the Russians if we needed them to keep the station functioning.
It's "pea-can", man.

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Post by Abdul Alhazred » Thu Sep 28, 2017 4:58 pm

How about we stop trying to be world cop and concentrate on just pushing around our nearest neighbors?
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Re: Russia, US shoot for the moon with joint lunar station project

Post by gnome » Thu Sep 28, 2017 5:10 pm

Mentat wrote:Seems pretty risky. What if another Crimea happens in the middle of it? It would surrender a lot of political leverage to the Russians if we needed them to keep the station functioning.
Or, the interdependency would make both sides more reluctant to press a conflict...
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Re: Russia, US shoot for the moon with joint lunar station project

Post by ed » Thu Sep 28, 2017 5:14 pm

Rob Lister wrote:I'll give you this: it would be a hell of a lot cooler than the ISS. I don't see why we need the Russians though. Japan would be a better fit. They're small and don't take up that much room.
Anax could smuggle some in in his luggage.
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Re: Russia, US shoot for the moon with joint lunar station project

Post by Mentat » Thu Sep 28, 2017 5:19 pm

gnome wrote:
Mentat wrote:Seems pretty risky. What if another Crimea happens in the middle of it? It would surrender a lot of political leverage to the Russians if we needed them to keep the station functioning.
Or, the interdependency would make both sides more reluctant to press a conflict...
If we had the same goals, which is not an assumption we can make.
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Re: Russia, US shoot for the moon with joint lunar station project

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