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cytg111

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So NASA has launched Bruce Willis into outer space on a mission to punch The Rock in the face.

Slightly misleading... anyway, here:

 

Amused

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We now know with absolute confidence that NASA is not storm troopers.
 

Red Squirrel

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Got around to watching the footage, Imagine watching this live when it's the real thing I think we'd all be glued to the screen. :eek: It was really neat to see the surface of it, I never realized it was very "planet like" with individual rocks on it, I always thought it was just a giant rock.

I still don't get how sending something relatively small dead on can actually affect the trajectory as it's like trying to stop a runaway cement truck with a gun shot, but I will assume NASA knows what they're doing. You only need to divert it slightly so guess in the end it would make a difference.
 

IronWing

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In the real deal, the probe would bury a barb deep into the asteroid and then deploy tethered helium balloons to float the asteroid away from earth.
 
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BoomerD

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So...how do we KNOW this actually worked? Are we just supposed to take the word of the people who lied to us and fooled us into believing we had actually landed men on the moon?

(The moon landings actually took place on a big set in Area 51.)
Everyone knows this.


:p
 
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jpiniero

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I don't want to close my eyes
I don't want to fall asleep
Cuz I miss you, baby
And I don't want to miss a thing
 

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