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TheBigAristotle
Feb 8, 2007

I'm tired of hearing about money, money, money, money, money.
I just want to play the game, drink Pepsi, wear Reebok.


Grimey Drawer

Oh, it's airing on ten networks, I'll just use Time Warner's streaming site

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Supreme Allah
Oct 6, 2004

I choose to expose myself

Nap Ghost

I do wish Obama would give NASA more money.

Winkie01
Nov 28, 2004


Acquilae posted:

Freep meltdown in 3..2..

Lol Freep watching anything about science.

Josh Lyman
May 24, 2009




This isn't up against much so if the ratings suck, well... you should have no more faith in humanity.

Josh Lyman
May 24, 2009




Supreme Allah posted:

I do wish Obama would give NASA more money.
Budget is set by Congress

Mister Kingdom
Dec 14, 2005

And the tears that fall
On the city wall
Will fade away
With the rays of morning light

Brannon Braga? Nooooooooooooooooooo................

Josh Lyman
May 24, 2009




Hahahaha Brannon Braga is an EP? Oh lordy.

edit: ^

Sash!
Mar 16, 2001



Voyager was pointing the wrong way relative to its motion, series is a disaster.

As someone that literally works on NASA budgetary stuff and knows how the hot dogs are made, NASA doesn't need more money, really. It needs to have a better idea how to use what it's got.

Mister Kingdom
Dec 14, 2005

And the tears that fall
On the city wall
Will fade away
With the rays of morning light

I do like the upgraded Boba Fett spaceship.

Supreme Allah
Oct 6, 2004

I choose to expose myself

Nap Ghost

Josh Lyman posted:

Budget is set by Congress

Thanks, Josh Lyman.

TotalHell
Feb 21, 2005

Roman Reigns fights CM Punk in fantasy warld. Lotsa violins, so littl kids cant red it.



I didn't realize Tyson had a future-tech spaceship.

mikemil828
May 15, 2008

A man with something to say


AwkwardKnob posted:

Yes, it's TV, but the original aired on PBS with no commercial interruption. Plenty of shows have done something similar, and I would have preferred it that way. What's weird about that? I am probably different than a lot of TVIV goons in that I literally loathe commercials and don't even watch live TV or have cable. Stuff like Netflix, Amazon Prime, or just good old fashioned piracy enable me to experience all the shows and documentaries I like to watch with no commercials. Frankly, I don't understand how the rest of you tolerate it otherwise haha

To be honest, it would be rather much to expect 220 channels across the planet to show this without commercial interruption.

Mustache Ride
Sep 11, 2001



Pillbug

A Dyson sphere? Is this Science fact or Science Fiction, I'm confused

Shimrra Jamaane
Aug 9, 2007

THE CENTRIST DEFENDER HAS LOGGED ON


Hehe, like humanity is really gonna last for another 250million years...hehe

Sash!
Mar 16, 2001



Mister Kingdom posted:

I do like the upgraded Boba Fett spaceship.

Its a shinier version of Padme's ship from the Phantom Menace. Or maybe Darth Maul's.

You are a nerd
Apr 9, 2003

See?

Sash! posted:

Voyager was pointing the wrong way relative to its motion, series is a disaster.

As someone that literally works on NASA budgetary stuff and knows how the hot dogs are made, NASA doesn't need more money, really. It needs to have a better idea how to use what it's got.

It might not need more money to fund its current missions, but I think what they're implying is that with a bigger budget they could take on even more projects.

E: Even Neil couldn't get them to accurately depict the asteroid belt. Biggest pet peeve in public understanding of the solar system. I give up.

Shimrra Jamaane
Aug 9, 2007

THE CENTRIST DEFENDER HAS LOGGED ON


NASA deserves all the money they could possibly ever dream of and more. If the Apollo program wasn't suddenly shut down after the early 70s and we continued on with the NASA roadmap we'd have been on Mars by the mid 80s.

Josh Lyman
May 24, 2009




#cosmos isn't trending on Twitter but #LongIslandMedium is

surf rock
Aug 12, 2007



Josh Lyman posted:

This isn't up against much so if the ratings suck, well... you should have no more faith in humanity.

Uhhh, it's up against The Walking Dead (insane rating juggernaut), Downton Abbey (sizable and loyal audience) and True Detective (early critical/cult hit). It could be worse, but that's a reasonably challenging set of competitors.

Sash!
Mar 16, 2001



You are a nerd posted:

It might not need more money to fund its current missions, but I think what they're implying is that with a bigger budget they could take on even more projects.

That's the problem though. If you want NASA to blow the doors off engineer and science again, NASA has to have one super-goal to accomplish. In the 60s, almost the entire agency was devoted to getting to the Moon. If I remember right, exactly two flights (two Mariners) were not lunar missions.

FuhrerHat
Feb 26, 2004
THE INTERNET PAID ME TO FUCK A HIGH SCHOOL MIDGET


This is a bad way to educate the uneducated.

Vertical Lime
Dec 11, 2004



Josh Lyman posted:

#cosmos isn't trending on Twitter but #LongIslandMedium is

give it 5 minutes

Aphrodite
Jun 27, 2006



It's nice that they found a way to re-use the Illusive Man office set from Mass Effect 3. Wouldn't want that to go to waste on a backlot somewhere.

Sash!
Mar 16, 2001



Shimrra Jamaane posted:

NASA deserves all the money they could possibly ever dream of and more. If the Apollo program wasn't suddenly shut down after the early 70s and we continued on with the NASA roadmap we'd have been on Mars by the mid 80s.

Not even close. We'd have killed a few crews and that would have been that. We couldn't have kept a crew alive for more than a few weeks at that point.

Mister Kingdom
Dec 14, 2005

And the tears that fall
On the city wall
Will fade away
With the rays of morning light

Do you know the odds of successfully navigating the Kuiper Belt?

Postal Parcel
Aug 2, 2013


Ahh, poor Pluto.
Demoted by the anti-Plutonian media

Ofaloaf
Feb 15, 2013



I wish they were using music that took more cues from old Cosmos rather than Hollywood orchestra, but eh.

Sash!
Mar 16, 2001



Voyager was pointing the right way that time. Everything's back on track!

Good Soldier Svejk
Jul 5, 2010



Nap Ghost

Space blues are pretty rad

Vertical Lime
Dec 11, 2004



Postal Parcel posted:

Ahh, poor Pluto.
Demoted by the anti-Plutonian media

i never thought i would use this emote

Acquilae
May 15, 2013



Postal Parcel posted:

Ahh, poor Pluto.
Demoted by the anti-Plutonian media
It's sad how the de-planeting of Pluto was the last thing that caused a big reaction of astronomy by the general public

Shimrra Jamaane
Aug 9, 2007

THE CENTRIST DEFENDER HAS LOGGED ON


Sash! posted:

Not even close. We'd have killed a few crews and that would have been that. We couldn't have kept a crew alive for more than a few weeks at that point.

We'll we'd sure as poo poo have moon bases!

Old James
Nov 20, 2003

Wait a sec. I don't know an Old James!



Mister Kingdom posted:

Do you know the odds of successfully navigating the Kuiper Belt?

Approximately 3,720 : 1.

Edit: vvv This guy knows what's up.

surf rock
Aug 12, 2007



Mister Kingdom posted:

Do you know the odds of successfully navigating the Kuiper Belt?

Never tell me the odds!

Fake edit: I'm actually curious, what are the odds?

Videodrome
Apr 5, 2003

All hail the new flesh!

Needs more Vangelis, and fewer commercials.

You are a nerd
Apr 9, 2003

See?

Sash! posted:

That's the problem though. If you want NASA to blow the doors off engineer and science again, NASA has to have one super-goal to accomplish. In the 60s, almost the entire agency was devoted to getting to the Moon. If I remember right, exactly two flights (two Mariners) were not lunar missions.

Who says they have to blow any doors off? There are an untold multitude of smaller projects like bigger and better space telescopes, potential Earth impactor monitoring, and space-based satellite monitoring of any number of things that they'll never get around to with present budgeting.

Caddie
Feb 11, 2008


I always knew that when Neil Degrasse Tyson was taking a break from guesting on the Daily Show that he was orbiting Earth in a cloaked penis shaped spaceship.

Macrame_God
Sep 1, 2005

The stairs lead down in both directions.



Did anyone else's FOX feed switch to the USA network for like one minute at the start, or is COX just a lovely cable provider?

Elder Postsman
Aug 30, 2000


i used hot bot to search for "teens"



surf rock posted:

Never tell me the odds!

Fake edit: I'm actually curious, what are the odds?

Probably extremely good, here's a lot of space between objects out there.

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Apr 23, 2012

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Shimrra Jamaane posted:

Hehe, like humanity is really gonna last for another 250million years...hehe
My oceanography teacher put it best, "All that humanity is going to leave behind is a 2 inch layer of plastic in the stratigraphic record"

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