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    US has successfully landed on Mars seven times.

    Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by GingerCoffee, Feb 17, 2015.

    While we have had some failures, no other country has had a successful landing and we've had seven.

    I do believe someone should point this out to the horrid men trying to show off their superiority by beheading innocent people.

    Just a thought I had watching CSPAN's Book TV right now on the book, Mars Up Close, Inside the Curiosity Mission.

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    Would they care? Just a thought. I think no.
     
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    Why would who care? The idiots who believe power comes from decapitating defenseless people?

    No, of course not. But it's not what they believe. It's what reality actually is that matters, not what ignorant people believe.

    It's only a matter of time for these things to sort themselves out. Sadly serious damage is done along the way. But reality is on the side of sanity.
     
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    In terms of landing people on the red planet, has the US really done that? In terms of successfully landing robots and such on the red planet ... while it isn't a 'country' in that sense, the European Union has landed a few Explorer Rovers.
     
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    I said nothing about people.

    On Mars? That's not what the author of Mars Up Close: Inside the Curiosity Mission says.

    I think you need to check your facts. Russia tried 9 times, all failed.
    http://www.space.com/16496-mars-landing-missions-timeline.html
     
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    I think NASA actually located the Beagle 2. It landed but there was something wrong with its solar panels or communications equipment, I think, so as far as Earth was concerned it was basically DOA.
     
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    Russia isn't part of the European Union.
     
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    Well at least they kept trying ._.
     
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    Also, landed. Working or intact was failed to be mentioned. :p
     
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    @Lemex, just admit you were wrong. Happens to the best of us from time to time.
    The EU tried once but it was unsuccessful.
    @Steerpike, that is correct. The solar panels appear to not have unfolded.
     
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    I can admit I was wrong, I was. I also needed to point out the reference to Russia was weird, it isn't in the EU. Sorry I didn't admit I was mistaken straight away - for some reason I just didn't think to do that, sorry.
     
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    You notice that and then you hear the argument that the US is losing it's superpower status lol. We're still the only nation to have successfully sent people to the Moon. We have won both World Wars with only half a million casualties compared to Russia's 23 million. We've lead the Allies with superior military leadership and the world as an overall power. This information is great but it doesn't surprise me. We might be combating China for world's largest economy, but we have a better government and more rights. So to me, we're still number #1 when it comes to the overall picture. But there are also many other countries that are just as great, just not in military and overall trade power :D. But to be fair, we're 42nd in Press Freedom and 17th in Education. So we are not perfect. We got to fix those big time. I think it would be cool if there was another superpower kind of like the US but take out the Drone bombing and terrible foreign policy.(We're almost the worst in the world on that). Some suggest India will be a superpower by 2050, but i highly doubt that.
     
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    I was just posting the totals from the link I cited. I'm not sure why that's a problem. But oh well.
     
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    Re press freedom, I'm particularly disgusted with Obama's attacks on reporters and anyone who leaks anything. And we must be behind on science education in general given how many people deny climate change and evolution.

    But the point of the OP was only to point out the contrast to the dark-aged fanatics who think they are winning some war at the moment when what they are doing for the most part is killing unarmed non-combatants.
     
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    The present admin has been really bad on transparency. I suspect Warren would be better, though you can never know for sure.

    Also, let's not forget that John Carter, also an American, got to Mars before the delivery systems for these landers were even conceived.
     
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    Haha nice one :D
     
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    Careful what you wish for. A single super power generally correlates with relatively peaceful periods throughout history.
     
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    It doesn't look likely anyway. China's economy is slowing down.
     
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    Yeah, but John Carter had the advantage of not actually existing. It helps.
     
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    Yeah, it does make me wonder where and when it will happen. Now the US is largely energy self-sufficient, falling oil prices are bringing the likes of Russia to their knees and the bubble has burst (or perhaps deflated) in countries like China and Brazil; you do wonder who the next superpower will be.
     
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    Fuk yeah m8
     
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    It's not where this thread is going, it's where this thread was at all the time.
     
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    Haha, man, what is your profile picture. :rofl: I fucking love it.
     
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    Thanks to Photoshop the more liberal minded journalists allow for historic accuracy to become a bit more... ambiguous.
     
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    Except that the US did not win both World Wars, the Allies won the wars. In WWI the USA did not declare war on Germany until April 6, 1917 and troops did not reach the Western Front until summer 1918, about 6 months before the war ended.

    Comparing the US death toll to Russia's is misleading when no shot was fired in anger on US soil during WWII. Hawaii did not become a US state until 1959.
     
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