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underpants

(183,260 posts)
Thu Feb 22, 2024, 07:08 PM Feb 2024

🌖 ***MOON LANDING Thread ***

First chance is at 6:24 Eastern. They have until 8:24 or it’s done.

Former Senator and NASA Administrator Bill Nelson was just on CNN explaining the problem. The landing isn’t with radar, it’s with lights and the lights aren’t working. They have a backup.


Oh and William Shatner will be on to comment.

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🌖 ***MOON LANDING Thread *** (Original Post) underpants Feb 2024 OP
Recommended. H2O Man Feb 2024 #1
Here's LIVE stream from NBC's channel on Youtube blogslug Feb 2024 #2
Thanks. Looks like CNN is using the same feed. underpants Feb 2024 #7
Watch LIVE here PuraVidaDreamin Feb 2024 #3
CNN - they are going for it underpants Feb 2024 #5
I've got it on now, the NASA YouTube channel. NT mahatmakanejeeves Feb 2024 #4
Watching on CNN Emile Feb 2024 #6
NASA YouTube Channel Live Link Kennah Feb 2024 #8
attempting to locate communications... PuraVidaDreamin Feb 2024 #9
Awaitng return of an image Kennah Feb 2024 #10
5:23 PM Central is estimated touch down Kennah Feb 2024 #11
Sounds like they have located a signal but PuraVidaDreamin Feb 2024 #12
Should NOT have used Win 11 Kennah Feb 2024 #13
Hahaha PuraVidaDreamin Feb 2024 #14
It's a YES! underpants Feb 2024 #15
Shouldn't have used AT&T relayerbob Feb 2024 #34
"Equipment is on the surface and transmitting." Well that's a little vague. An airplane black box is on the ground too. SoFlaBro Feb 2024 #16
They did it! Eugene Feb 2024 #17
👍👍👍👍👍 underpants Feb 2024 #19
Odysseus has a new home Kennah Feb 2024 #18
This makes me so happy! Drum Feb 2024 #20
Still exciting! IcyPeas Feb 2024 #21
I was apparently in the room where the TV was on underpants Feb 2024 #22
Will the moon be landing anywhere near me? I don't have many extra pillows. Hermit-The-Prog Feb 2024 #23
I watched it on TV underpants Feb 2024 #24
Thanks for your OP -- I was working on a water heater and forgot the time. Hermit-The-Prog Feb 2024 #35
Kick orangecrush Feb 2024 #25
More good news pfitz59 Feb 2024 #26
We had a party with my friends at the newspaper to watch the first moon landing. This brings it back Walleye Feb 2024 #27
This shits hard, really really hard Cheezoholic Feb 2024 #28
Let's hope we can terraform it fast before we make this planet unlivable. Think. Again. Feb 2024 #29
Looks like a successful landing? CaptainTruth Feb 2024 #30
After 50 years of advancements in technology, Mr.Bill Feb 2024 #31
Launched by SpaceX. Yes, I hate Elmo, but Elmo isnt SpaceX. CaptainTruth Feb 2024 #32
A lot of the SpaceX engineers learned their craft working on NASA's space shuttle program. LastDemocratInSC Feb 2024 #33

PuraVidaDreamin

(4,114 posts)
14. Hahaha
Thu Feb 22, 2024, 07:39 PM
Feb 2024

They have given themselves a round of applause.
"We have confirmed our equipment is on the surface of the Moon" Flight director Craine

SoFlaBro

(2,125 posts)
16. "Equipment is on the surface and transmitting." Well that's a little vague. An airplane black box is on the ground too.
Thu Feb 22, 2024, 07:39 PM
Feb 2024

Cheezoholic

(2,080 posts)
28. This shits hard, really really hard
Thu Feb 22, 2024, 08:56 PM
Feb 2024

It's 1000% harder when you start throwing big brained apes inside these things. I don't think most understand how really really hard this shit is.

Hoping for success

CaptainTruth

(6,638 posts)
30. Looks like a successful landing?
Thu Feb 22, 2024, 09:21 PM
Feb 2024

Intuitive Machines makes first U.S. moon landing in 51 years
While it reached the surface and was communicating with the ground, the exact condition of the lander was unknown.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/technology/2024/02/22/moon-landing-intuitive-machines-odysseus-nasa-live/

Mr.Bill

(24,438 posts)
31. After 50 years of advancements in technology,
Thu Feb 22, 2024, 09:46 PM
Feb 2024

I wouldn't be surprised if we learned more from this than we did from manned landings. We've learned a lot about Mars without sending people there.

CaptainTruth

(6,638 posts)
32. Launched by SpaceX. Yes, I hate Elmo, but Elmo isnt SpaceX.
Thu Feb 22, 2024, 09:55 PM
Feb 2024

Elmo couldn't design a rocket engine to save his life. Nor could he design the electronics or write the telemetry code required to return a booster stage from the edge of space & land it gently upright.

Hate Elmo for what he is, a right-wing nutjob, as I do, but please don't hate all the brilliant engineers & technicians who make SpaceX a successful company (blowing away Boeing & the ULA).

Just MHO...

LastDemocratInSC

(3,661 posts)
33. A lot of the SpaceX engineers learned their craft working on NASA's space shuttle program.
Thu Feb 22, 2024, 10:02 PM
Feb 2024

Musk is standing on the shoulders of giants.

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