Does anyone truly believe that NASA's latest robot rover 'Curiosity' landed on M

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  1. somethgblue profile image73
    somethgblueposted 11 years ago

    Does anyone truly believe that NASA's latest robot rover 'Curiosity' landed on Mars?

    If the newest Mars Rover 'Curiosity' truly landed on the surface of Mars how can The Powers That Be prove it? With pictures? Give me a break? Why Mars? We can't even put a base on the Moon or create and maintain a space station of our own and yet with a failing economy and NASA funding supposedly terminated we put another rover on Mars.

    I say prove it, . . . 'cause all digital pictures can be faked. It's propaganda, smoke and mirrors, special affects and a diversion.

    After all the recent NASA failures wouldn't it be easier to get Hollywood FX types to fake it and distract the sheep?

  2. peeples profile image93
    peeplesposted 11 years ago

    I believe it. You mention our failing economy, this rover has been in space almost 10 years. This mission started before the economy colapsed. I also don't think they could keep something like this quiet if it was fake. It distracts from nothing. Anyone with a brain can still see the failures of our country and government.

    1. somethgblue profile image73
      somethgblueposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      Could you supply a link to an article of the launching of this vehicle, an article that proves that it has been in space for ten years?

      Again you word isn't enough, show some proof, give me a link. Prove it has been is space for ten years.

      Baa, Baa

    2. peeples profile image93
      peeplesposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      LOL Why does it matter so much to you? It seems you are the one distracted by it.  Oh and NO again NO link would be proof.

    3. somethgblue profile image73
      somethgblueposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      According to NASA the vehicle was launched Nov. 26, 2011. It will take eight and a half months for Curiosity to make the 345-million-mile journey to Mars.

  3. bankscottage profile image90
    bankscottageposted 11 years ago

    Somethgblue, based on your question and comment I suspect unless you were sitting on the rover on the martian surface, you wouldn't believe that the whole mission is anything more than grand theater.  A NASA report or video or even a US newspaper report would just be conspiracy.
    The rover was actually launched 11/26/2011 (it may have been in development 10 years but it hasn't been in space that long.)
    Here is a link to a video of the launch:
    This video was taken by "Russia Today" or RT ( RT is the first Russian 24/7 English-language news channel which brings the Russian view on global news.  Hard to believe that RT would be in on the Hollywood FX conspiracy, but I guess even that is possible.

    1. somethgblue profile image73
      somethgblueposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      Actually I consider RT a fairly reliable source but thank you for providing a link, however YT is not a reliable source but makes for good entertainment. Let's see who were the two parties involved in the 'space race' in the 60's, the USA & who?

  4. mattforte profile image87
    mattforteposted 11 years ago

    You're an idiot.

    Of course we can't put a base on the moon. That requires resources, lots of them, and a ton of money....for what? A space station that isn't mobile? Why do that when we can partner with the ISS?
    And where did you hear NASA funding terminated? Get with the program and do your research. NASA funding was never terminated. It was cut...and they cut it to force them to be more competitive. The old shuttles were outdated years we are having newer, cheaper, faster shuttles developed by private contractors.

    And to what end? "Hey look, we can control you now that you think we're on Mars but actually aren't"
    Are you afraid of your own shadow as well? Do your research or move out of the country. People like you who could easily prove themselves wrong but choose to live in ignorance disgust me.

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      scottcgruberposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      I agree completely with your first sentence. I also would have accepted "Grade A Moron."

    2. somethgblue profile image73
      somethgblueposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      Dear Matt fart, intelligent people do not require insults to express themselves as six year olds do, but thanx for showing your true colors.

      This question was designed specifically for the conditioned sheep, congratulations Pavlov was correct.

  5. edmob1 profile image60
    edmob1posted 11 years ago

    Yes I believ it. Then I am open minded enough to accept Nasa video images rather than search for conspiracy theories in most of what they have done over the years.

    1. somethgblue profile image73
      somethgblueposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      Speculation requires no searching and since it cannot be proven one way or another, the color images they are 'sending back' might as well be coming from Hollywood.

  6. profile image0
    scottcgruberposted 11 years ago

    Yes, I do believe it. NASA has supplied photographic and video evidence that Curiosity did successfully land on Mars. More evidence will be coming over the next two years as the rover sends back raw data.

    If you are going to insist that the launch and landing was faked, thrden of proof is on you. Prove it.

    1. somethgblue profile image73
      somethgblueposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      This question was just for you Scott as I knew you wouldn't be able to resist, it is much easier to sell a lie when the sheep are so willing to believe and you are all the proof I need.

      Baa, Baa!

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      scottcgruberposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      Provide one piece of evidence that the Mars Science Laboratory is fake. If this is a multinational conspiracy involving hundreds if not thousands of people, someone must have left a clue somewhere. Find it, or admit that you are a liar.

    3. somethgblue profile image73
      somethgblueposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      Scott, the question was asked for you and all the other conditioned pseudo scientific wannabes to prove a point. I don't expect you to realize that you got played anymore than Pavlovs' Dog's were aware they were being experimented on just to react.

  7. Slarty O'Brian profile image82
    Slarty O'Brianposted 11 years ago

    You don't have to believe it. It is true or it isn't whether you believe it or not.

    The probability is on the side of it being true. But you never know for sure unless you are part of the project, or can get direct evidence one way or another. That's true with anything that we hear about, including conspiracy theories.about whether it happened at all or not.

    I accept that it is likely true that you landed another rover on Mars because I can't see any real reason your government and hundreds maybe thousands of people at NASA would lie about it.

    That is not the only reason, of course. One thing to consider is whether what is being proposed as an event is reasonable in this time frame. We certainly, by all accounts, have the technology to do it. But perhaps thousands of independent engineers are lying about that? Probably not.

    As far as I know you have some of your facts wrong in your argument. Others have pointed some of them out.

    Now, would it be a good idea to build on the moon? Sure it would. The lower gravity would be a great place to build and launch much larger craft. Possibly allow us to mine asteroids to get the resources. It would be a whole new industry that could employ tens of thousands. There are all kinds of reasons we should build on the moon and on Mars. 

    So it is really not important to me if it is true or not since I have invested no belief  in the idea one way or the other, only opinion based on probability.. And thus I am more than willing to change my opinion if you or someone else can provide real evidence that says the entire space program is a lie.

    Good luck with that.

    1. somethgblue profile image73
      somethgblueposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      Slarty I haven't read any of your ramblings for at least six months but thanks for sharing I'm sure someone will read it baa, baa.

  8. Insane Mundane profile image58
    Insane Mundaneposted 11 years ago

    I wouldn't care either way, as I think it is a wasted trip nonetheless, and it is especially one gargantuan waste of money to spend, while looking for traces of past microbial life or rocks that might look good for my aquarium; blah!
    Unless there is a big cover-up and lots of misinformation, it seems that their steps ain't in order.  Why is the moon so neglected?  Hell, we got enough to newly discover deep within our oceans and tropical rain forests, for example.  I enjoy deep space exploration and reading about the scientific data from time to time, but it just seems that we waste too much money on things out of our reach, when if this was a computer game involving simulation, we would build from the Earth out.  Hence forth, we should be working more on sustaining life just outside our planet, like more space station research, our moon, etc.

    1. somethgblue profile image73
      somethgblueposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      Good answer Insane, this question was specifically designed to show that pseudo scientist wannabes are allowed to insult, use hate language and personal attacks to instigate and inflame while suffering NO repercussions from so-called HP MODERATORS!

  9. somethgblue profile image73
    somethgblueposted 11 years ago

    "The first impression that you get is how Earth-like this seems looking at that landscape," chief scientist John Grotzinger of the California Institute of Technology said Wednesday.

    The ancient Martian crater where the Curiosity rover landed looks strikingly similar to the Mojave Desert in California with its looming mountains and hanging haze, scientists say.

    Isn't the Mojave Desert right around the corner from Hollywood and the JPL? Coincidence, I think not!

  10. sparkster profile image85
    sparksterposted 11 years ago

    I've been trying to find out how fast Curiosity is supposed to have traveled through space.  I commented on a hub a few days ago, written by mejohnson, that judging by the statement made in his hub about how long it took to get there that Curiosity must have been traveling at an average speed of over 58,000MPH!

    According to NASA hypersonic aircraft can travel at speeds of up to about 13,000MPH.  NASA have mentioned that they use nuclear thermal propulsion once they are far away enough from Earth and that they are studying plasma-based propulsion:

    I don't whether Curiosity really landed on Mars or not but I actually have a feeling that Curiosity has been on Mars a lot longer than we've been led to believe.

    I also just took a look at the artist impression of the rover on Mars and they have put clouds in the sky which suggests Mars must have an atmosphere.  WTF is that about??

    1. sparkster profile image85
      sparksterposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      I also believe there is already a base on the moon.

    2. somethgblue profile image73
      somethgblueposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      Yeah I'm going to write another Moon article as there is a lot more new information on the Moon that needs looking into. I asked this question not because I don't believe it is on Mars but to prove a point and win a bet . . . which I did.


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