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Your Old Dog
09-13-2007, 04:32 PM
Google wants to put some bucks in you jeans!

Fat chance of this happening on this budget. I don't think this kind of money would get the equipment built they want to take the pictures!!

http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,296716,00.html

John Stevenson
09-13-2007, 04:37 PM
The launch vehicle and rover are no problem but that crap Fuji camera of mine can't take decent pic's to save it's life so I'll have to pass.

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small.planes
09-13-2007, 04:48 PM
John,
Ive got a decent camera, If you get it to the moon Ill split the prize with you :p

Dave

platypus2020
09-13-2007, 07:39 PM
Sir John,

I think a profit could be made on this venture, following this seven step plan.

1) Get a Rover (Sir John supplied)

2) Bribe the unscrupulous French to say it on one of their space shots from South America.

3) Bribe the cash poor Russian Military to use one or more of their satellites and an up link.

4) Buy first class tickets and accommedations on the south island of New Zealand.

5) Film the whole thing in NZ as a remote and up link to the waiting Russians (certain people believe this was done in 1969 and it could work again)

6) Collect the prize from Google

7) Pocket the profits

Jack

John Stevenson
09-13-2007, 07:47 PM
5) Film the whole thing in NZ as a remote and up link to the waiting Russians (certain people believe this was done in 1969 and it could work again)


Jack

LOL :D.......................

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speedsport
09-13-2007, 07:48 PM
I ain't gonna put my cards on the table until the pot get up to 50 mil

bob ward
09-13-2007, 08:26 PM
The UK TV motoring show Top Gear has already started work on this project.
They came up with idea of using a Robin Reliant - a 3 wheeled fibreglass car produced in Britain from 1973 to 2001 - as a cheap alternative to NASA's space shuttle as a first step towards a moon landing.


http://www.3wheelers.com/robin.html

Part 1:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ckyXtEd0PV0

Part 2:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xk5M6J2zMWQ

platypus2020
09-13-2007, 08:36 PM
It appears Top gear went with the Robin, because of the similar shape to the NASA space shuttle, but I believe the British space program should be based on the apex of British engineering, the Humber Super Snipe.

Jack

kendall
09-13-2007, 09:02 PM
Was just on my way out the door on a quick run to mars, but I guess I could swing by luna on the way back....


What do you bet the first private people to reach the moon will have enviro-nazi's all over them for disturbing the lunar surface?

ken.

John Stevenson
09-14-2007, 03:13 AM
It appears Top gear went with the Robin, because of the similar shape to the NASA space shuttle, but I believe the British space program should be based on the apex of British engineering, the Humber Super Snipe.

Jack

In which case we will neen a Russsian launch vehicle as the snipe is that heavy the US rockets won't get it off the ground.

Mind you if someone can work the maths out it may be possible because as it shed rust and chrome trim the Snipe will get lighter.

Whetehr there will be enough for re-entry is another matter :D

Seriously watch the U Tube vidios of the Robin, especially the second one.

I'm totally over awed at the professionalism if these guys doing this.
It's totally awesome in the actual launch.

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Forrest Addy
09-14-2007, 11:52 AM
Maybe this is a good project for that 55 gallon drum of phlogiston concentrate I've been saving all these years. Then I have that ring of neutronium, and the superconducting Farraday pump. Hmm Could work.