Man`s First Attempt at Flying To Moon [Pic]

Submitted by: fancylad 7 years ago in

The US Army and NASA lost 12 men before they figured out that whole vacuum in outer space thing.
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Male 95
1960`s hover craft, epic fail
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Male 240
People, it`s a Vertical Take Off and Landing craft, plus you ought to notice the cage the driver is in. It`s impossible for the craft to hover head-down to the ground.
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Male 463
"i like the helmet.....yea that`ll improve safety by like, 432%!!"

if that`s the case, then he`ll be just as safe as being surrounded by dozens of armed guards preventing you from seeing past yur nose

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Male 64
Mythbusters did a show about something like this
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Male 138
i like the helmet.....yea that`ll improve safety by like, 432%!!
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Male 27
In my opinion this is the second greatest invention ever, behind this:
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Male 463
TWO hundred feet, srry
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Male 463
that won`t get more than rwo hundred feet, let alone break the atmosphere
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Female 1,413
omg i want one of those so bad now
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Male 3,756
Dude, Lil` Super, I don`t like you. I may play catch with you someday, but it will be a one-way game of catch between me, you, and a bus.
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Male 8
I want one.
In my yard.
Now.
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Female 519
I so want to ride that.
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Male 1,815
I remember that the Leader used to ride around on one of those things back in the day
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Male 10,855
What a stupid joke!
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Male 240
"Aaaand here comes the nation war.

Thank you."

Nah, there won`t. Just wanted to indicate how amazing it is that technology had bounds further than we tought in a time earlier than we thought (or at least I thought). Regardless the nation, many of these ideas never came to fruition as they were last acts and efforts to win a desperate war, be it WW2 or the Cold War. Not to mention that these ideas were always initially designated to military purposes. Who knows what the Chinese or Japanese are up to?

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Male 2,313
Weee!
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Male 779
Army? That looks like the Airforce symbol to me.

Damn, America sucks.

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Male 1,452
btw this is not a shop, it was a real test with a real device
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Female 376
Made me giggle.
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Male 1,666
"Aaaand here comes the nation war."

OMG!!!! RUSSIA PWNZZZZZZZZ!!!!11 LOL

:D You`re welcome.

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Female 9,475
"And i think it`s gonna be a long long time
Till touch down brings me round again to find
I`m not the man they think i am at home
Oh no no no I`m a rocket man
Rocket man burning out his fuse up here alone..
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`ROCKET MAAAAAANNN!!!""

thank you, now I`m going to have Elton John songs stuck in my head all day now... DX

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Female 15,763
"Oh yeah, for those who are saying "yeay America for its technological standard", the Russians were capable of organic revival during the 1940`s and invented the Tesla Howitzer during the 60`s."

Aaaand here comes the nation war.

Thank you.

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Male 240
Oh yeah, for those who are saying "yeay America for its technological standard", the Russians were capable of organic revival during the 1940`s and invented the Tesla Howitzer during the 60`s.
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Male 240
This is a Hummingbird platform, a personal VTOL craft similar to the WASP established since the 50`s onward. Saucer-like aircraft have been developed utilizing contemporary technology. Their main problem was that they used a superfluous amount of energy. Mobility was one of its greatest traits, though. It was very manoeuvrable and had an airtime of approximately 20-40 minutes if I remember correctly. I know that WASPs were disbanded in the 70`s because they had to make way for other programs that were directed more towards a modern system of warfare. After all, these would be rather expensive for being so lightly armoured and not to mention only on-eman vehicles.
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Male 13,624
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Male, 30-39, Western US
1243 Posts Monday, September 07, 2009 8:26:34 AM

And i think it`s gonna be a long long time
Till touch down brings me round again to find
I`m not the man they think i am at home
Oh no no no I`m a rocket man
Rocket man burning out his fuse up here alone..
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`ROCKET MAAAAAANNN!!!``

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Male 10,440
haha! He`s nearly there!
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Male 308
This was actually a prototype for a jetpack, the pack part is a little void though...
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Male 12,365
Jonas999:

Look at these things:

i) Flight time for personal jetpacks.
ii) How dangerous they are to use.
iii) How many people have successfully flown one untethered.

Then you`ll realise that they have nothing to do with the consumer market and cannot do so without an extremely radical new propulsion system.

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Male 189
Jonas999: You are retarded. :)
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Male 2,592
if we took a long ass vacuum cleaner hose, and suspended one end of it in space, how strong would the suction be down at the earth end?
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Male 1,003
12 men? I wonder how many chimps...
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Male 1,140
I like the caption this time around, actually made sense.
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Male 3,431

And i think it`s gonna be a long long time
Till touch down brings me round again to find
I`m not the man they think i am at home
Oh no no no I`m a rocket man
Rocket man burning out his fuse up here alone..
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Male 78
Yeah, we`ll never see anything like that on the open market for normal people....no anything like this http://www.wired.com/images_blogs/photos...
or this
http://images.google.com/imgres?imgurl=h...
or even this
http://inventorspot.com/files/images/gen...
I mean hell, lets all skip the train and get our cover wagons
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Male 21
look at me mommy! im going to the moon!
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Male 2,121
Isn`t that a gunnery platform?
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Female 1,890
i would want one of those...
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Male 1,403
wow. funny thing how we havent put that test to good use yet...
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Female 15,763
"You won`t ever see anything like this in the consumer market unless someone invents an antigravity engine."

That`s cheap, portable, and comes in fun colors.

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Male 12,365
"That`s actually pretty cool. It`s crazy that this type of tech is so old, but in the consumer market, nothing really came of it...yet."

It was almost useless and very dangerous. The problems are inherent and only Hawker Siddeley managed to make a properly working aircraft (which was still still very hard to fly). You won`t ever see anything like this in the consumer market unless someone invents an antigravity engine.

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Male 3,756
USA! USA! USA!
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Female 2,672
better than walking :D
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Male 349
That`s actually pretty cool. It`s crazy that this type of tech is so old, but in the consumer market, nothing really came of it...yet.
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Male 20,169
Link: Man`s First Attempt at Flying To Moon [Pic] [Rate Link] - The US Army and NASA lost 12 men before they figured out that whole vacuum in outer space thing.
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