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BlueStateMan On November - 14 - 2009

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Yesterday, NASA expanded on the discovery of water on & below the Lunar Surface…

SOME ask why, when we have problems at home to deal with, we spend money on things like space exploration. This DOES deal with some of them.

Imagine low gravity communities that can help those with spinal injuries, arthritis, paralysis, etc…. Imagine creating a small enclosed devise that could replicate this phenomenon.. water to vapor to water to vapor.. a never ending cycle that could run turbines, generators, AUTOMOBILES.. ALL using WATER as the fuel.

http://www.physorg.com/news172947610.html

“In the Deep Impact data we’re essentially watching water molecules form and then dissipate right in front of our eyes,” said Sunshine, who said her first reaction to the M3 data was skepticism.”

“Deep Impact was not designed to study the Moon, but for a famous 2005 mission in which it successfully knocked a hole in comet Tempel 1 to find out what was inside. Its data on lunar water were obtained as part of calibration opportunities that occurred during June 2009 and December 2007 flybys of the Earth and Moon needed to get adequate gravity boosts to travel on its EPOXI mission to a second comet, Hartley 2, which the spacecraft will encounter in November 2010.”

Just imagine…

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  1. bitohistory says:

    Right now I am watching NASA TV.
    http://www.nasa.gov/multimedia/nasatv/
    Pretty interesting. Takes me back to grade school and Alan Shepard.

  2. Kalima says:

    Yes imagine if it really could help people with the medical problems and the disease you mention above of which I, as I am sure a few people here are one of. Hopefully many other diseases too.

    I joke with my doctor all the time that if he could invent a tiny tap, so that we RA sufferers can aspirate our own knees, he would win the Nobel Peace Prize for medical research. He says he’s trying. :)

    • BlueStateMan says:

      I’m with you Kalima…

      I’ve suffered since childhood.. & my knee injury during TET nailed the lid.

      • Kalima says:

        I’m sorry to hear that Blue and although it might be too late for us, I started early when I was 27, it will help all the others to come who suffer without a cure for years.

        Cheers!

  3. Mogamboguru says:

    I would appreciate if humanity would NOT attemt to settle on the Monn, Mars and beyond -- for wherever we have set foot to stay before up until this day, we have managed to spoil and destroy a formerly unharmed, beautiful environment…

    • whatsthatsound says:

      I tend to think more like you, Mogs. At HP I was called “anti-humanist” for writing similarly on the Buzz Lightyear post (okay, he’s not reeeallly Buzz Lightyear) post that refers to the moon -- The Moon! -as, yes, “real estate”.

      I would like BSM’s vision to be a reality, but I think we must also heed Don Henley’s caution that if you call a place paradise, you can kiss it goodbye.

      • AdLib says:

        In this corporate/government hybrid America we have, I am less confident that any venture to colonize the moon would be devoid of corporate involvement.

        And how corporations would drool at the prospect of owning exclusive rights of various kinds…to the moon.

        And how would other countries like China and Russia respond?

        The only way to do this successfully would be as a global alliance, even then, they could just carve up ownership.

        Human beings can be their own worst enemies sometimes.

    • BlueStateMan says:

      Perhaps this can be the impetus to evolve.

  4. AdLib says:

    Very cool!

    That is the thing about the advance of science, the whole moon program in the 60’s -- 70’s for example, the net results are advancements that are exported in many other ways into society that advances it and the lives of others.

    With that in mind, I guess it’s not long before Pepsi and Coke open up bottling plants there and promote a new line of Lunar bottled water they can charge $20 for, “Luna Water, It’s outta this world!”

    One small step for man, one giant marketing opportunity for corporation kind.

  5. KQuark says:

    You know I love this stuff, thanks BSM. We should never stop our research and exploration in space, obviously in bad economic times we can’t give NASA a blank check either.

  6. javaz says:

    Thank you for the link and article, BSM!


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