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Old July 20th, 2010, 12:32 PM
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Default NASA wants to put you in space!

Well, a picture of you and/or your name anyway

Kinda geeky but neat, NASA has a program they are calling Fly Your Face in Space and I figure a bunch of sci-fi nuts like Travellers would want to be along for the ride. Full details here:

https://faceinspace.nasa.gov/index.aspx

Just checking out the participation map is kinda fun too
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Sounds like a weird marriage proposal in some chick movie.
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I signed up for it.

I was quite amused by the line in the terms & conditions where you grant NASA "universe-wide" rights to use your photo.
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Yes, it's all a scam so NASA can collect royalties on our pictures from aliens who'll use them for all kinds of tacky souvenir nick-nacks.

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Its really sad that this is the end of meaningful spaceflight, possibly in our lifetimes. And to think when I was a kid, I thought I'd someday be vacationing on Mars.
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Its really sad that this is the end of meaningful spaceflight, possibly in our lifetimes. And to think when I was a kid, I thought I'd someday be vacationing on Mars.
Mars never sounded like all that good a place to vacation on to me. From what I can make out, it has a suspicious resemblance to Mordor.
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Mars never sounded like all that good a place to vacation on to me. From what I can make out, it has a suspicious resemblance to Mordor.
What's the downside of that argument?
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What's the downside of that argument?
Hobbit's dropping in unannounced?

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Its really sad that this is the end of meaningful spaceflight, possibly in our lifetimes. And to think when I was a kid, I thought I'd someday be vacationing on Mars.
I'm still optimistic. Well... that may be a bit too strong a sentiment. Perhaps, not much more pessimistic than I have been for the last 2 or 3 decades? The space program really hasn't been going anywhere. It's wanted to... and that's probably as far as I can go down that line of thought on the boards. I'm hopeful but a little less so every day, and certainly don't see any real progress in this century as things stand now. But all it would take to change that is one person, the right time, and the right place.
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Might want to do a quick google for Bill Whittle and his Afterburner segment on this NASA mission thing. It's political, so cannot be discussed here, but he has some interesting observations on the future of US space flight.
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