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NASA mission quotes DNA
« on: November 24, 2009, 05:25:11 PM »
I thought this was a nice touch.  The NASA LCROSS mission that crashed into the moon (in order to see if water could be detected in the impact ejecta) sent a twitter feed as it approached the moon.

“And what's this thing coming toward me very fast? So big and flat and round,
4:34 AM Oct 9th from web

it needs a big wide sounding name like 'Ow', 'Ownge', 'Round', 'Ground'!”
4:34 AM Oct 9th from web

“That's it! Ground! Ha! I wonder if it'll be friends with me?”
4:34 AM Oct 9th from web

Check it out:  http://twitter.com/LCROSS_NASA
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Re: NASA mission quotes DNA
« Reply #1 on: November 30, 2009, 05:12:31 AM »
Heheheh. :D
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Re: NASA mission quotes DNA
« Reply #2 on: May 25, 2010, 03:20:32 PM »
Oh, holy cow! That's a hoot!  ;D
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Re: NASA mission quotes DNA
« Reply #3 on: June 08, 2010, 10:43:14 PM »
That just made my day... ;D

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Re: NASA mission quotes DNA
« Reply #4 on: June 09, 2010, 11:42:35 PM »
I have wondered if any intelligent alien beings happened to be monitoring the LCROSS mission and just what they thought about that last message.
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Re: NASA mission quotes DNA
« Reply #5 on: June 10, 2010, 03:58:02 AM »
ROFL  :D
I cannot imagine!
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Re: NASA mission quotes DNA
« Reply #6 on: June 10, 2010, 02:45:39 PM »
I don't think they would be vary willing to talk to who ever sent it.
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Re: NASA mission quotes DNA
« Reply #7 on: June 10, 2010, 11:12:45 PM »
Hey, Towel! It says you have 42 posts.  :D
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Re: NASA mission quotes DNA
« Reply #8 on: June 13, 2010, 04:55:43 PM »
it dose IT DOSE YEAH HOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


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Re: NASA mission quotes DNA
« Reply #9 on: June 13, 2010, 04:58:13 PM »
Well, now it's 43. Good things are so fleeting.  :-*
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Re: NASA mission quotes DNA
« Reply #10 on: June 15, 2010, 09:57:28 AM »
I would hope so.
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Re: NASA mission quotes DNA
« Reply #11 on: August 06, 2012, 06:17:58 AM »
I was wondering if the new Mars Curiosity Rover landing would have any Hitchhiker's reference (without the crashing into the planet bit), and sure enough...

Curiosity Rover?@MarsCuriosity
Cruise stage separation complete. So long & thanks for all the navigation. 17 minutes to Mars! #MSL
11:14 PM - 5 Aug 12via web · Details

Obviously not at as funny or as fitting as the LCROSS one, but still good to see.
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