Sarcasm not implied. No sarcasm in the title either. 4 I; Illa Yeah, rocket, engine My phone will get there. The computer in the module had less technology than a pocket calculator. True story. Okay sarcasm has
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User avatar #4 - captainoptimist (04/16/2013) [-]
The computer in the module had less technology than a pocket calculator. True story.
User avatar #24 to #4 - whatasickname (04/16/2013) [-]
Yeah, but i can't watch porn on a calculator.
User avatar #21 - fale (04/16/2013) [-]
it says computer less powerful.......
not equipment
#22 to #21 - itsuckedbeinganon (04/16/2013) [-]
It also sort of says that they didn't need more than a computer.
User avatar #25 to #22 - spikethepony (04/16/2013) [-]
Well, except for the fact that the computer was doing all the calculations to keep the rocket upright, except for the fact that the rocket could not do this in real-time, which in turn meant that they had to do all the calculations PRIOR TO LAUNCH, which of course means that any mistake would cost several lives and millions if not billions of dollars worth of equiptment....
Nope, a stronger computer can't help in ANY way....
#32 to #25 - anon (04/16/2013) [-]
It would appear that this man is severely uninformed

In 1969, Apollo 11 did have gyroscope measurement systems that made immediate course corrections when the rocket had different readouts than what they were supposed to be at a specific time.
User avatar #26 to #25 - superpats (04/16/2013) [-]
Apollo 13 ****** up post launch... they turned out fine.
#37 - slumberdonkey (04/16/2013) [-]
You seem to be leaving out the fact that he said computers. Referring to the fact that they used these computers to relay information to the farthest place anyone had ever been before and help with any information that the astronauts would need.
You seem to be leaving out the fact that he said computers. Referring to the fact that they used these computers to relay information to the farthest place anyone had ever been before and help with any information that the astronauts would need.
#39 to #37 - casinoer (04/16/2013) [-]
Yeeeessss! Carl Sagan is my hero!
Yeeeessss! Carl Sagan is my hero!
#10 - bobthestarship (04/16/2013) [-]
Several tons of fuel...

Try 2,500 metric tons

Pic space related
User avatar #42 to #10 - jackjas (04/16/2013) [-]
No no that much, like 2 cubic tons, over there...
#45 - kidsquicker (04/17/2013) [-]
Boom. Just seal it up air tight first.
#49 - helenwheels (04/17/2013) [-]
I think you misinterpreted it.
User avatar #29 - gibroner (04/16/2013) [-]
there's an app for that
User avatar #28 - mrgoodlove (04/16/2013) [-]
Just put your phone on Airplane Mode OP
User avatar #15 - shaddz (04/16/2013) [-]
I think theres an app for that, but it comes from EA so the DLC for the other parts is ridiculous, plus the battery would run out half way
User avatar #43 - Nullifier (04/16/2013) [-]
"several tons"

Couple hundred thousand pounds of fuel.

My physics class has to recreate the Apollo 13 mission, it ******* blows.
User avatar #48 to #43 - KayRed (04/17/2013) [-]
DUDE! I LOVE APOLLO 13. James Lovell is my favorite astronaut. I once saw him speak in my city, he's an awesome dude; he made Tom Hanks throw up.
#40 - sgtmajorkururu (04/16/2013) [-]
Or he means cheat in class with your smart phone to become an astronaut.
+2
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#30 - anon (04/16/2013) [-]
That's not the point.
#2 - yumyumlover (04/16/2013) [-]
PRAISE THE LAWD AND HIS MIRACLES
#3 to #2 - portshadow **User deleted account** (04/16/2013) [-]
It's dangerous to go alone. Take this.
User avatar #33 to #2 - eyemeralds (04/16/2013) [-]
Three Llama Moon?
I want this very badly now.
#52 - nessisary (04/17/2013) [-]
here's another thing:

JFK said we'd go to the moon. it took us 6 years to get there after that with no experience.

Obama said it would take 20, with experience and better technology.


This says less about our economical status, as it's doubtful we'll be in the same position in 20 years, and more about our intelligence level. it's largely due to technology that this happens, as technology has become more of a replacement than an addition to our lifestyles. instead of actively trying to get an answer to something, we use a calculator, spell check, or google to get the answer for us.

Like some proof? America- one of the most technologically advanced countries in the world- is nowhere near the top of the list in intelligence (and the top in confidence, breeding the worst kind of employee ever). America is passing laws to allow foreign students in an engineering program to stay permanently (presumably because Americans can't do it.)

It's not all bad though. as a minority, us smart people will be more capable of getting jobs in the states while all the swagfags do the menial tasks we don't want to do.
User avatar #53 to #52 - robinwilliamson (04/17/2013) [-]
Michio Kaku says in 20 years we'll have nuclear fusion power, Google glasses, intelligent wallpaper, cancer elimination (already have the nanotech to do it), self driving cars even safer than human drivers, and some other cool things he mentions in "The world in 2030"
So I don't think it'll be too miserable
#54 to #53 - nessisary (04/17/2013) [-]
but how much of that will have come from America? I'm not saying the quality of life will be poor. The quality of character in the states however, is a different story.

And a lot of this medical/technological advancement will not really originate in the US.
User avatar #44 - galaxyguy (04/17/2013) [-]
I'm sure there's an app for that.
#17 - stijnverheye (04/16/2013) [-]
i now have a half rocket
#6 - johrai (04/16/2013) [-]
Actually they had no computers for calculations at all :) They used Slide-Rules.
User avatar #36 - ducksarekawaii (04/16/2013) [-]
But guys, what if, just what if
the moon landing was faked?
#51 - usernameerror (04/17/2013) [-]
**usernameerror rolled a random image posted in comment #589830 at Anime & Manga - anime shows, anime games, anime art, manga ** Then why hasn't anyone gone again?
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