Human Space Exploration

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The purpose of this thread is to discuss manned missions to space, including those from NASA, Russia, and private companies such as SpaceX, Boeing, etc.

http://www.collectspace.com/news/news-092122a-soyuz-ms22-crew-swap-launch.html

Yesterday, Roscosmos, the Russian space agency, launched mission MS-22, the latest in their regular series of manned Soyuz missions to the International Space Station. On board were two Russian cosmonauts, Sergey Prokopyev and Dmitry Petelin, along with American astronaut Frank Rubio. Rubio was on board the Soyuz mission as part of a new Russian-American space exchange program, which will have an American astronaut on Russian spacecraft and a Russian cosmonaut on American spacecraft built by private company SpaceX. SpaceX's next manned mission to the International Space Station is scheduled to launch on October 3 with NASA astronauts Nicole Mann and Josh Cassada, Russian cosmonaut Anna Kikina, and Japanese astronaut Koichi Wakata.

With all the bitterness from the Russia-Ukraine war and the extreme hostility towards all things Russian from the controlled "mainstream" media, it's nice to see positivity and cooperation between Russia and the U.S. Frank Rubio stated,

"I think this crew swap really represents the ongoing effort of the tremendous teams on both sides and amazing people that made this happen. I think it's important when we're at moments of possible attention elsewhere that human spaceflight and exploration — something that both agencies are incredibly passionate about — remains a form of diplomacy and partnership where we can find common ground and keep achieving things together."

Inspiring words, right up there with, "We came in peace for all mankind."

It's also interesting to note that while the Russian government and private American company SpaceX are both successfully launching humans into space, NASA has failed to send any humans into space on its own government spacecraft since 2011, when the Space Shuttle program ended. Since then, they've been hitching rides with the Russians and SpaceX. Vladimir Putin and Elon Musk can do what Joe Biden cannot.

NASA's Artemis program, which is supposed to send humans into space and eventually to the moon, has been plagued by delays. The unmanned Artemis 1 test mission, which was originally supposed to launch in 2016, has been delayed for six years and counting. Launch attempts on August 29 and September 3 of this year were scrubbed due to flaws and leaks on the rocket boosters. The next attempt is scheduled for September 27.

Completely coincidentally and having no relation to its delays and failures, the Artemis program is fully diversity-obsessed and woke. Of its first 18 selected astronauts, only 3 are White men. NASA has gone from "We came in peace for all mankind" to "We come in the name of social justice war and cancel culture for only the chosen fake-oppressed groups." What a sad decline.

Just some interesting observations on space exploration on the right and wrong paths.
 

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I’m a big fan of the “space” program. However I wholeheartedly endorse the private sector taking over the burden on this. Not only shouldn’t the taxpayers pay for what is essentially a non essential service, but the current state of our government couldn’t tell the difference between a black hole and a hole in ground. Imagine how badly they would botch a space program with affirmative action instead of merit.

Let the Russians and Chinese do it since they don’t play the same silly games that our clown show of a government does.
 
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I’m a big fan of the “space” program. However I wholeheartedly endorse the private sector taking over the burden on this. Not only shouldn’t the taxpayers pay for what is essentially a non essential service, but the current state of our government couldn’t tell the difference between a black hole and a hole in ground. Imagine how badly they would botch a space program with affirmative action instead of merit.

Let the Russians and Chinese do it since they don’t play the same silly games that our clown show of a government does.
That's too true. Affirmative action is the touch of death to anything. It's being more concerned with bureaucratic red tape procedure than the actual work itself, which I see a lot of beyond just affirmative action these days. Some drone in some cubicle somewhere is much more concerned with procedures than what was actually done.
 
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Might want to read Paul Kersey’s book “whitey in the moon”. It does a good job going through the joys of vibrancy in the space program.

I never questioned the moon landings before but now I’m more doubtful. Given the state of technology then it seems pretty unlikely in my view but I also don’t know if it’s knowable one way or other.

Anyway if this topic interests you I think that book will as well, and it’s a quick read
 

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The purpose of this thread is to discuss manned missions to space, including those from NASA, Russia, and private companies such as SpaceX, Boeing, etc.

http://www.collectspace.com/news/news-092122a-soyuz-ms22-crew-swap-launch.html

Yesterday, Roscosmos, the Russian space agency, launched mission MS-22, the latest in their regular series of manned Soyuz missions to the International Space Station. On board were two Russian cosmonauts, Sergey Prokopyev and Dmitry Petelin, along with American astronaut Frank Rubio. Rubio was on board the Soyuz mission as part of a new Russian-American space exchange program, which will have an American astronaut on Russian spacecraft and a Russian cosmonaut on American spacecraft built by private company SpaceX. SpaceX's next manned mission to the International Space Station is scheduled to launch on October 3 with NASA astronauts Nicole Mann and Josh Cassada, Russian cosmonaut Anna Kikina, and Japanese astronaut Koichi Wakata.

With all the bitterness from the Russia-Ukraine war and the extreme hostility towards all things Russian from the controlled "mainstream" media, it's nice to see positivity and cooperation between Russia and the U.S. Frank Rubio stated,



Inspiring words, right up there with, "We came in peace for all mankind."

It's also interesting to note that while the Russian government and private American company SpaceX are both successfully launching humans into space, NASA has failed to send any humans into space on its own government spacecraft since 2011, when the Space Shuttle program ended. Since then, they've been hitching rides with the Russians and SpaceX. Vladimir Putin and Elon Musk can do what Joe Biden cannot.

NASA's Artemis program, which is supposed to send humans into space and eventually to the moon, has been plagued by delays. The unmanned Artemis 1 test mission, which was originally supposed to launch in 2016, has been delayed for six years and counting. Launch attempts on August 29 and September 3 of this year were scrubbed due to flaws and leaks on the rocket boosters. The next attempt is scheduled for September 27.

Completely coincidentally and having no relation to its delays and failures, the Artemis program is fully diversity-obsessed and woke. Of its first 18 selected astronauts, only 3 are White men. NASA has gone from "We came in peace for all mankind" to "We come in the name of social justice war and cancel culture for only the chosen fake-oppressed groups." What a sad decline.

Just some interesting observations on space exploration on the right and wrong paths.
Good thread and initial post!

It’s nice to see goodwill and collaboration between Russia and (White) Americans. I’ve said this a million times before and I’ll say it again, that Russians are our brothers and should be natural allies to a White, Christian America. Of course, the (((regimes))) who run this country are hostile foreigners who hate both of our peoples.

Also, it’s no surprise that diversity NASA can’t even launch a rocket. Any successful mission past or future will be a “White thing”. And when man does finally get to the moon (sorry I don’t think it happened in the 1960s), it’ll be a monumental achievement made capable by White intellect and ingenuity.
 
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What do Russia, China, and SpaceX all have in common? They all hire the best people for the job, without regard to diversity quotas, affirmative action, or special interest crybaby groups. Only NASA is burdened with the ball and chain of wokeness.

The Chinese space program's astronauts are all Chinese (as they should be). The Russian space program's cosmonauts are all White (again, as they should be). Neither country feels the need to burden itself with tokens from the Magical Race. Nor do they feel the need for mandatory 50/50 gender diversity (Anna Kikina is Russia's only currently active female cosmonaut). A stunt like a homosexual astronaut displaying a rainbow flag in space (something that NASA would love to do, if they can actually get into space again) would be thought of by Russia and China as what it is, a complete joke. (SpaceX does not have astronauts of its own; they are builders of space launch systems and shuttlecraft). For NASA to have only 3 of 18 astronauts in its Artemis program to be White men is a huge slap in the face to all the White men in history who were giants and pioneers in space exploration, from Wernher von Braun to Neil Armstrong and everyone in between.

In the latest news, Hurricane Ian has delayed the launch dates of both the SpaceX Crew-5 mission and the Artemis 1 mission. The private SpaceX launch has been delayed by one day, from October 3 to October 4. NASA's Artemis 1 launch has been delayed for two months, from a planned launch date of today (September 27) to "sometime in November."
 
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