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

  1. Profile photo of fancylad
    fancylad Male 30-39
    18502 posts
    September 7, 2009 at 6:18 am
    Link: Man`s First Attempt at Flying To Moon - The US Army and NASA lost 12 men before they figured out that whole vacuum in outer space thing.
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    NotjonGreco Male 18-29
    350 posts
    September 7, 2009 at 6:43 am
    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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    murrymalty Female 18-29
    2676 posts
    September 7, 2009 at 6:47 am
    better than walking :D
  4. Profile photo of SuperSmash
    SuperSmash Male 18-29
    3758 posts
    September 7, 2009 at 7:09 am
    USA! USA! USA!
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    Angilion Male 40-49
    12390 posts
    September 7, 2009 at 7:23 am
    "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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    opiebreath Female 18-29
    15782 posts
    September 7, 2009 at 7:27 am
    "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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    nonamewillfi Male 13-17
    1404 posts
    September 7, 2009 at 7:33 am
    wow. funny thing how we havent put that test to good use yet...
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    sinfulsisi Female 13-17
    1892 posts
    September 7, 2009 at 7:36 am
    i would want one of those...
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    danthew Male 18-29
    2122 posts
    September 7, 2009 at 7:38 am
    Isn`t that a gunnery platform?
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    Carlizzle Male 18-29
    21 posts
    September 7, 2009 at 7:59 am
    look at me mommy! im going to the moon!
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    Jonas999 Male 30-39
    78 posts
    September 7, 2009 at 8:01 am
    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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    SilverThread Male 30-39
    3435 posts
    September 7, 2009 at 8:26 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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    eggsnham Male 13-17
    1140 posts
    September 7, 2009 at 9:02 am
    I like the caption this time around, actually made sense.
  14. Profile photo of Wey_Pooh
    Wey_Pooh Male 18-29
    1004 posts
    September 7, 2009 at 9:06 am
    12 men? I wonder how many chimps...
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    keith2 Male 18-29
    2587 posts
    September 7, 2009 at 9:16 am
    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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    himmm Male 70 & Over
    189 posts
    September 7, 2009 at 9:20 am
    Jonas999: You are retarded. :)
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    Angilion Male 40-49
    12390 posts
    September 7, 2009 at 9:35 am
    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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    Aretsuku-kun Male 13-17
    309 posts
    September 7, 2009 at 9:38 am
    This was actually a prototype for a jetpack, the pack part is a little void though...
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    LazyMe484 Male 18-29
    10443 posts
    September 7, 2009 at 9:55 am
    haha! He`s nearly there!
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    ferdyfred Male 40-49
    13602 posts
    September 7, 2009 at 9:57 am
    SilverThread
    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..
    -------------------------------------------------

    `ROCKET MAAAAAANNN!!!``

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    Owanie Male 18-29
    240 posts
    September 7, 2009 at 10:20 am
    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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    Owanie Male 18-29
    240 posts
    September 7, 2009 at 10:22 am
    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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    opiebreath Female 18-29
    15782 posts
    September 7, 2009 at 10:31 am
    "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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    panth753 Female 18-29
    9184 posts
    September 7, 2009 at 10:48 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..
    -------------------------------------------------

    `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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    vitaliy Male 18-29
    1669 posts
    September 7, 2009 at 11:26 am
    "Aaaand here comes the nation war."

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

    :D You`re welcome.

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    polkafromny Female 18-29
    376 posts
    September 7, 2009 at 11:27 am
    Made me giggle.
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    vorpalsword Male 18-29
    1452 posts
    September 7, 2009 at 11:44 am
    btw this is not a shop, it was a real test with a real device
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    Shisi Male 18-29
    779 posts
    September 7, 2009 at 12:08 pm
    Army? That looks like the Airforce symbol to me.

    Damn, America sucks.

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    sixclaws13 Male 18-29
    2314 posts
    September 7, 2009 at 12:20 pm
    Weee!
  30. Profile photo of Owanie
    Owanie Male 18-29
    240 posts
    September 7, 2009 at 12:49 pm
    "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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    Cajun247 Male 18-29
    10722 posts
    September 7, 2009 at 1:56 pm
    What a stupid joke!
  32. Profile photo of Crucible
    Crucible Male 18-29
    1817 posts
    September 7, 2009 at 2:31 pm
    I remember that the Leader used to ride around on one of those things back in the day
  33. Profile photo of TBirdVBall
    TBirdVBall Female 18-29
    519 posts
    September 7, 2009 at 4:25 pm
    I so want to ride that.
  34. Profile photo of ihavenoname
    ihavenoname Male 13-17
    8 posts
    September 7, 2009 at 5:14 pm
    I want one.
    In my yard.
    Now.
  35. Profile photo of SuperSmash
    SuperSmash Male 18-29
    3758 posts
    September 7, 2009 at 6:09 pm
    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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    iluvpink13 Female 18-29
    1414 posts
    September 7, 2009 at 6:10 pm
    omg i want one of those so bad now
  37. Profile photo of nomorecheese
    nomorecheese Male 13-17
    463 posts
    September 7, 2009 at 6:10 pm
    that won`t get more than rwo hundred feet, let alone break the atmosphere
  38. Profile photo of nomorecheese
    nomorecheese Male 13-17
    463 posts
    September 7, 2009 at 6:11 pm
    TWO hundred feet, srry
  39. Profile photo of Erayn
    Erayn Male 18-29
    27 posts
    September 7, 2009 at 6:45 pm
    In my opinion this is the second greatest invention ever, behind this:
  40. Profile photo of Mondo48
    Mondo48 Male 18-29
    138 posts
    September 7, 2009 at 9:04 pm
    i like the helmet.....yea that`ll improve safety by like, 432%!!
  41. Profile photo of Scruffeh
    Scruffeh Male 18-29
    64 posts
    September 8, 2009 at 8:03 am
    Mythbusters did a show about something like this
  42. Profile photo of nomorecheese
    nomorecheese Male 13-17
    463 posts
    September 8, 2009 at 10:33 am
    "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

  43. Profile photo of Owanie
    Owanie Male 18-29
    240 posts
    September 9, 2009 at 12:55 am
    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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    michael24895 Male 13-17
    95 posts
    September 12, 2009 at 1:50 am
    1960`s hover craft, epic fail

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