50th Anniversary of the First Manned Space Flight

Ioannes

Oh man, I shot Marvin in the face.
Yays! :D
Here's a thread to commemorate it.

It's a shame that not many people care. I bet most of them who notice will know from Google's anniversary logo.

And yea, there's some shady things around the Soviet space program, like the possibility that Gagarin wasn't their first attempt. But still :)
 

Wiseman_2

Missy wants blood!
Space: the final frontier... it will be a long time before the human race again reaches the kind of rate of scientific advancement we had at the height of the cold war and the space race. Incredible to think that in less than 50 years we went from the very first manned flight with the Wright Brother's plane to launching a man into outer space. Since then we've put man on the moon and built a goddamn freaking spacestation.
 

Jedimindtrixxx

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it will be a long time before the human race again reaches the kind of rate of scientific advancement we had at the height of the cold war and the space race.
Thats because there is no motivation, and with no motivation nothing ever gets done. Competition is probably the num. 1 motivator in most people. Without it we become content with what we have and dont really care for moving forward. hopefully with china coming forward as a massive superpower, we can get a cold war style thing going again (without the military threats and nuke threats and whatnot) that will result in more scientific booms.
 

Ioannes

Oh man, I shot Marvin in the face.
I think the case is that space exploration is getting commercialized now. And meh, that's not as interesting as Team Communism vs Team Capitalism. :thdown:

And judging from how incredibly expensive reaching Mars is, I don't think there will be any big leaps in the nearby future.
 

sqrage

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Space: the final frontier... it will be a long time before the human race again reaches the kind of rate of scientific advancement we had at the height of the cold war and the space race.
You know we can control roaches and birds with mountable helmets as if they were RC cars right? You know we can make mechanical animals that are controlled by organic brains right?

I don't see how people think technological advances have halted. I thought the same too, but watch this: http://www.thehelper.net/forums/sho...t-Wolpe-It-s-time-to-question-bio-engineering
 

Wiseman_2

Missy wants blood!
You know we can control roaches and birds with mountable helmets as if they were RC cars right? You know we can make mechanical animals that are controlled by organic brains right?
Yeah, I know. But... y'know... I'm not really sure what I'm trying to say here, my brain is completely fried. I'll get back to you on that.
 

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