NASA screws up again, reaches apogee of uselessness

First, a brief history of the space program: As readers of this blog will know well, the Apollo 1 astronauts, like Benazir Bhutto, Heath Ledger, Michael Jackson, and most recently Ted Kennedy, are dead. NASA said it wanted to send them to the moon, but instead they died. Next, NASA tried to kill the Apollo 13 astronauts, who have been immortalized in several conspiratorial Tom Hanks movies. More recently, NASA blew up the Challenger, and for a twofer blew up Columbia.

So it should come as no surprise that NASA recently embarked on an abstruse failed mission to blow up the moon. As explained by Discover Magazine, none of the objectives were achieved. We just incinerated billions of dollars on the surface of an uninhabitable planet (by any relevant standard the moon is a planet).  Stephen Hawking has read too many J.R.R. Martin novels; we will never colonize the moon. It was ridiculous anyway for “scientists” to think we could find water in outer space. Outer space is a vacuum, and water is a thing.

As Cicero says to his inamorata, Artemis, “a vacuo abhorret aqua, equo ne credite.”

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7 thoughts on “NASA screws up again, reaches apogee of uselessness

  1. Ah yes very entertaining, from a perspective of a mad scientist i see NASA has done more destruction in the name of science than i have 😦
    p.s. see my blog of a mad scientist

  2. “Outer space is a vacuum, and water is a thing.”

    Outer space is not a vacuum. Outer space is, by definition, space that is outside (of the Earth). And that space contains things such as stars, planets, asteroids and moons. And the surface of moons or planets might contain water (which, in case of the Moon or Mars, is very likely).

  3. it’s jsut all too easy to see where your prejudices lie:

    “As explained by Discover Magazine” gets 2 hyperlinks within 5 words. And

    “As Cicero says to his inamorata, Artemis, “a vacuo abhorret aqua, equo ne credite.”

    which includes non-English terms is 14 words longs and not a single, sober hyperlink to be found within a hare’s breadth!

    This is oesoterocism or osostrocism at its worst!

  4. Dear Max,

    I apologize for using a somewhat simplistic gloss. Certainly empty vacuum space is wrapped around objects such as planets and stars, and on those objects, there might be water. In fact, I have reason to think there is water on every planet, as water is the foundation of life.

    But I was just pointing out that we by definition can’t find water in space, as you’ll surely agree.

    Thanks for helping me clear this up!

    NS

  5. arrived on this page by randomly entering search strings into google while bored … anywhoo:

    “a vacuo abhorret aqua, equo ne credite.”
    is translated as
    “A vacuum abhors water, don’t trust the horse”

    A combination from 2 modified separate statements
    1) “natura abhorret a vacuo” (nature abhors a vacuum) a statement by Descartes
    2) “Equo ne credite, Teucri. Quidquid id est, timeo Danaos et dona ferentes” (Do not trust the horse, Trojans! Whatever it is, I fear the Greeks, even bringing gifts.”) This is the origin of the modern adage “Beware of Greeks bearing gifts) the words uttered by the Trojan priest Laocoön during the famous Trojan/Greek war

    Poe’s law anyone?
    Could prove to be a fun site to browse through 🙂

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