How does NASA talk to people on the moon but we lose cellphone service?

Question by pb.porsh: How does NASA talk to people on the moon but we lose cellphone service?
My mom asks this all the time but I have no answer and am now wondering myself. I don’t believe sending men to the moon was a conspiracy like many people, but do want an answer. How come NASA talks to people on the moon, but we lose cell phone service in our own homes or standing right beside each other?

Best answer:

Answer by goo_head_83
You get what you pay for.

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Q&A: So Nasa learns thru Chandra Observatory that the early Universe was DARK and some UNKNOWN event made it LIGHT?

Question by Jeremy W: So Nasa learns thru Chandra Observatory that the early Universe was DARK and some UNKNOWN event made it LIGHT?
After browsing the news I read an article about how Black Holes were abundant in the early Universe. It was an article on CNN which I will link to in the sources. The second page had a quote from a scientist who says and I quote; (page 2 of the article linked below)

“These observations of early black holes also shed light on how
the universe became transparent.

The very early universe was full of atomic hydrogen, a period called
the “dark ages” because it was completely opaque, Schawinski said.
Some mysterious event “re-ionized,” or turned the hydrogen into
charged particles called ions, such that light could travel freely.

The Nature study suggests that a typical black hole could not have
“lit up” the universe in this way. That’s because ultraviolet light
would have been trapped behind gas and dust; only the highest-energy
X-rays could escape, and they do not have this ionizing property.”

Now what is the importance of this? Well I could have saved them a few trillion dollars and a few decades of research. All they had to do is pick up a Bible and read the first 3 verses of Genesis other wise known as the story of Creation.

Darkness was on the face of the Deep. Let there be light and there was Light. Jesus was the Light of the World. He made the blind see. When your blind what are you not seeing? Ask Nasa because they are obviously blind the creation story is founded on truth. Man has been on Earth a fraction of its history yet men thousands of years ago so happened to know what science is just now learning. How did they know this without a Earth Orbiting Xray observatory? Same way they knew the Earth was covered with water, the mountains rose, and man is made of the very Earth itself.

So atheists what is your take on this? Im sure you can point out biblical flaws and errors but keep in mind it was recorded and translated by imperfect man. Nothing is perfect besides God himself thats why Heaven was at war. Even with the perfect creation man sinned. Man had a paradise on Earth but his desire to be like God took it all away. Thats why he made us unaware of right and wrong, because we will spend our lives destroying one another as they did in heaven for what we believe. It was only when man showed shame and hid that he was spared. Its like when you punish a child and they hide and you search for them calling their name. You are worried and are seperated from them and realize they have became aware of their wrong and are afraid. We may have gained knowledge of God from the tree but humility let him know we realized our place.

This may seem pointless to others but I felt inspired to write this. Blindness can be healed when you open your eyes to the light.
Concerning the Flood: The flood story in the bible is similar to the Ballad of Gilgamesh which was a poem from Babylonian times. Cultures worldwide have similar accounts of a Flood in their mythology and religions. One account of an event in history can be wrong but multiple ones need some consideration of being true. A story has a purpose – to tell others something in a way they can understand and gather meaning from it. A story is written to reach an ending. You can mistranslate a few words of a story but the end point usually is maintained. Mankinds downfall is the point, the Earth was in the beginning covered with water but only the light of creation revealed this. Thats the fate of the wicked, being seperated from that light through the darkness.

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Answer by SpartanCanuck
“Picking up the Bible” ≠ actually looking at the universe. If one just picks up the Bible, one learns there was a global flood which never actually happened. Even the aspects that you CAN find parallels to in modern science will not yield detailed, accurate descriptions of the mechanics involved. Good on you, though, if this particular bit of data fits your confirmation biases.

But yes, studying the actual universe is indeed inspiring and can open one’s eyes.

Edit: By the way, if you pick up NASA’s budget, you will see that they never had trillions of dollars.

Edit2: No. Multiple stories backed by geomorphological evidence needs some consideration of being true. Without that evidence, it needs consideration of being profound exaggeration of a far lesser event, mutated with retellings. This is particularly true when the story involves a man taking two of every terrestrial species in the world onto a boat a few thousand years ago (contraindicated by the distributions of species and genetic diversities within species). At that point, whatever grain of truth is buried in there is utterly useless to us folks who are trying to study the actual world. You can talk about wickedness and blindness, but the fact remains that your stories are at best CRUDELY related to the phenomena that we’re trying to study.

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Animation of Dawn’s Visit to Vesta Asteroid 2011 NASA JPL 4min

video for embedding at 06.23.11 “This movie presents a series of animations showing NASA’s Dawn spacecraft traveling to and operating at the giant asteroid Vesta” Mapping Vesta: First Results from Dawn’s Survey Orbit “The geologic objectives of the Dawn Mission are to derive Vesta’s shape, map the surface geology, understand the geological context and contribute to the determination of the asteroids’ origin and evolution. Geomorphology and distribution of surface features will provide evidence for impact cratering, tectonic activity, volcanism, and regolith processes. Spectral measurements of the surface will provide evidence of the compositional characteristics of geological units. Age information, as derived from crater sizefrequency distributions, provides the stratigraphic context for the structural and compositional mapping results, thus revealing the geologic history of Vesta. We present here the first results of the Dawn mission from data collected during the approach to Vesta, and its first discrete orbit phase — the Survey Orbit, which lasts 21 days after the spacecraft had established a circular polar orbit at a radius of ~3000 km with a beta angle of 10°-15°. Mapping Approach The surface of Vesta is basaltic in nature, geologically diverse [eg 2], chemically fractionated, and is the probable parent asteroid of the igneous meteorite suite, the howardites, eucrites and diogenites (HED). Volcanism occurred in the early stages
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NASA Kennedy Obama Connection to 2012 – Richard C. Hoagland Part 10 of 14

Including, finally – Who Really Killed Kennedy…and Why? A presentation by Richard C. Hoagland at the Secrets Conference. On November 8, 2009, the SyFy television network (in association with NBC News) broadcast a major two-hour television Special, following the Hyperdimensional research currently being conducted by Richard C. Hoagland and the Enterprise Mission into “the Physics Behind 2012.” The research is exploring “potential catastrophic events” that Earth might encounter in 2012 … specifically, because of Hyperdimensional Physics; Hoagland was both a key participant, as well as a Consulting Producer, for the “2012” SyFy Special. On November 21 — Special to the Secrets Conference — Hoagland presented “the rest of the 2012 story ….” Extraordinary new information, not broadcast in the show — including, new images from NASA’s just-completed, baffling, “LCROSS unmanned lunar mission” — verifying his startling research discovery of a fundamental link — between NASA … John Kennedy— And “2012!” Leading to the crucial question: what does President Barack Obama know? Hoagland’s startling presentation also includes explicit, first-time, official government documentation — discovered by Hoagland this past summer — revealing exactly “who” ultimately ordered President Kennedy killed … and “why.”

NASA Conspiracies & Secrecy Nick Redfern pt 1

PLAYLIST: British ufologist and author Nick Redfern argued that NASA has hidden from the public, evidence of UFO visitations to the Earth, and astronaut sightings of UFOs in space, as well as been involved in cover-ups such as with the Roswell Incident, and the Face on Mars. “The more you look into it, the more we do find profound and fascinating stories that link NASA with UFOs, alien encounters, conspiracies…and different phenomena,” he reported. One document from 1965 detailed a joint FBI/NASA effort to catch a NASA whistleblower who was leaking UFO information and photographs to NICAP. Around that time, the Gemini 4 spacecraft was said to have a UFO detection system built into it, he added. A former NASA employee, Donna Hare, revealed that NASA actively covered up and altered or airbrushed photographic evidence, said Redfern. Similarly, an employee at Langley Field, Virginia, Karl Wolfe, said there was an effort to cover-up photographic evidence of a large base on the far side of the moon. It was Donna Hare’s story that inspired Gary McKinnon to hack into NASA’s computer system to look for photos, and he reportedly ran across the phrase “non-terrestrial officers,” Redfern noted. NASA has also been interested in alien abductions. They’ve been clandestinely monitoring this scenario with their own think tank, said Redfern, and concluded the abductions are of a rather ominous nature. In general, NASA may be hiding the truth for a variety of reasons
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Here’s the first recap of the seminar Conspiracy for Good was proud to host with Jacque Fresco and Roxanne Meadows from the Venus Project to a small audience of fellow members, students, artists, friends and family. In this episode he talks about our common heritage, science/utopia, energy/resources, scarcity/abundance, government/democracy, nature/environment, education/creativity, love/religion, and more. Thought provoking to say the least…. Have a look. What do you think? Stay tuned for part two. Sign up on

Dawn Journey Above Vesta Asteroid 2011 NASA JPL 2min 720HD

video for embedding at JPL story: PASADENA, Calif. – A new video from NASA’s Dawn spacecraft takes us on a flyover journey above the surface of the giant asteroid Vesta. The data obtained by Dawn’s framing camera, used to produce the visualizations, will help scientists determine the processes that formed Vesta’s striking features. It will also help Dawn mission fans all over the world visualize this mysterious world, which is the second most massive object in the main asteroid belt… You’ll notice in the video that Vesta is not entirely lit up. There is no light in the high northern latitudes because, like Earth, Vesta has seasons. Currently it is northern winter on Vesta, and the northern polar region is in perpetual darkness. When we view Vesta’s rotation from above the south pole, half is in darkness simply because half of Vesta is in daylight and half is in the darkness of night . Another distinct feature seen in the video is a massive circular structure in the south pole region. Scientists were particularly eager to see this area close-up, since NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope first detected it years ago. The circular structure, or depression, is several hundreds of miles, or kilometers, wide, with cliffs that are also several miles high. One impressive mountain in the center of the depression rises approximately 9 miles (15 kilometers) above the base of this depression, making it one of the highest elevations on all known
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1981 – Educational – NASA at Work – The Electric Propulsion Rocket

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**Although the UARS satellite tracking website is down, you can still see when it is set to pass over YOUR location, just enter the zipcode and voila.. —————————- It was brought to my attention that the live magnetosphere site is also not giving live updates, it is froze whereas it usually plays a live animation with current data. Hopefully that becomes resolved as well, hmm. The live-tracker for the UARS (hopefully it comes back online): NASA text updates on UARS trajectory: Planetary Defense list of Mitigation Techniques: Search youtube for “ion beam shepherd” —–
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Mars Curiosity Rover, Mars Science Lab: “Getting to Mars: Transporting a Mars Rover” 2011 NASA JPL

More at: The Challenges of Getting to Mars: Transporting a Mars Rover 11.16.11 A look at getting the Curiosity rover from its birthplace at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California, to the launch pad at Kennedy Space Center in Florida. Spacecraft Cruise vehicle dimensions (cruise stage and aeroshell with rover and descent stage inside): Diameter: 14 feet, 9 inches (4.5 meters); height: 9 feet, 8 inches (3 meters) Rover name: Curiosity Rover dimensions: Length: 9 feet, 10 inches (3.0 meters) (not counting arm); width: 9 feet, 1 inch (2.8 meters); height at top of mast: 7 feet (2.1 meters); arm length: 7 feet (2.1 meters); wheel diameter: 20 inches (0.5 meter) Mass: 8463 pounds (3893 kilograms) total at launch, consisting of 1982-pound (899-kilogram) rover; 5293-pound (2401-kilogram) entry, descent and landing system (aeroshell plus fueled descent stage); and 1188-pound (539-kilogram) fueled cruise stage Power for rover: Multi-mission radioisotope thermoelectric generator and lithium-ion batteries Science payload: 165 pounds (75 kilograms) in 10 instruments: Alpha Particle X-ray Spectrometer, Chemistry and Camera, Chemistry and Mineralogy, Dynamic Albedo of Neutrons, Mars Descent Imager, Mars Hand Lens Imager, Mast Camera, Radiation Assessment Detector, Rover Environmental Monitoring Station, and Sample Analysis at Mars Launch Vehicle Type: Atlas V 541 Height with payload: 191 feet (58 meters) Mass, fully fueled, with
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Spacecraft NASA Is Orbiting Massive Asteroid.mp4

ABC News – PASADENA, Calif. July 19, 2011 (AP) NASA’s Dawn spacecraft was captured into orbit around the massive asteroid Vesta after a 1.7 billion-mile journey and is preparing to begin a study of a surface that may date to the earliest era of the solar system, the space agency said Monday. The entry into orbit occurred while the spacecraft’s antenna was pointed away from Earth, so mission controllers had to wait for Dawn to re-establish contact to confirm its success. The capture was estimated to have occurred at 10 pm PDT Friday, when Dawn was 9900 miles from Vesta and 117 million miles from Earth in the main asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter, according to a statement from NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory. “We are beginning the study of arguably the oldest extant primordial surface in the solar system,” the mission’s principal investigator, Christopher Russell from the University of California, Los Angeles, said in the statement. View Full Size Tech Bytes (07.19.11) Watch Video Traffic Dance Video Goes Viral on YouTube Watch Video Women ‘Sext’ More Than Men: Watch Video NASA said that after the orbital capture, Dawn sent an initial close-up image taken for navigation purposes. Before the Dawn mission, images of Vesta were obtained by ground- and space-based telescopes but did not show much surface detail. Vesta, 330 miles in diameter, is the second-most massive object in the asteroid belt and is believed to be the source

Suppose NASA scientists find an asteroid that may collide with the Earth in 2029?

Question by cosmo: Suppose NASA scientists find an asteroid that may collide with the Earth in 2029?
It’s a pretty big one, 10 miles across, big enough to cause mass extinctions but not to wipe out all life on Earth. NASA scientists believe it has a 90% chance of hitting the Earth. This calculation is confirmed by scientists from all over the world, but some think the chance is a little higher, and some think the chance is a little lower. One professor from MIT thinks the chance of it hitting the Earth is only 5%. A number of high-school physics teachers say that there’s no chance at all—it’s not going to hit the Earth at all. Some religious leaders say there’s no need to worry—God will protect us.

Al Gore puts forward a proposal to deflect the trajectory of the asteroid. The plan will cost 4 Trillion dollars, to set up a base on the asteroid with an ion rocket to nudge it out of its current orbit. The plan will be paid for by a special tax on people all over the world.

Do you:

a) Deny that there is a potential problem.
b) Denounce the whole project as a hoax and conspiracy to deprive us of our freedoms.
c) Ask for additional studies to confirm if there is a problem.
d) Get with the program, and do your part to possibly save the Earth.

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Answer by God can kiss by butt :P
I’d do C. We should confirm it, and try something less pricey. Maybe we can just nuke the asteroid, we have plenty of those.

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NASA Now Minute: Nanotechnology and Space

In this NASA now program, Dr. Mike Oye describes the scale of nanotechnology, how properties of matter change and how nanowires could be used in future space exploration. NASA Now Minutes are excerpts from a weekly current events program available for classroom use at the NASA Explorer Schools Virtual Campus.
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On what STS mission is NASA planning to send VASIMR to the ISS?

Question by EgoEggMan: On what STS mission is NASA planning to send VASIMR to the ISS?

Best answer:

Answer by Edward Sharp
It was announced that the Ad Astra Rocket Company had entered into an agreement to test the engine on the International Space Station, in or before 2013.

No STS mission has been assigned, but STS 135 looks like a good bet if ground testing stays on schedule.

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How William Shatner Changed the World – Dr. Marc D. Rayman, Chief Propulsion Engineer, NASA, JPL

Dr. Marc Rayman discusses how StarTrek inspired him to create in real life what he saw on the show. HOW WILLIAM SHATNER CHANGED THE World reveals how scientists who were inspired by Star Trek as children are surpassing the science fiction vision of the future foreshadowed in the program. The two-hour High Definition special explores how much of the sci-fi of Star Trek now permeates everyday life and advanced science. Hosted and narrated by William Captain Kirk Shatner and based on his book Im Working On That.