mission of venera

The Venera (Cyrillic: Венера) series of probes were developed by the USSR between 1961 and 1984 to gather data from Venus. As with some of the USSR's other planetary probes, the later versions were launched in pairs with a second vehicle being launched soon after the first of the pair. Ten probes from the Venera series successfully landed on Venus and transmitted data from the surface, including the two Vega program and Venera-Halley probes. In addition, thirteen Venera probes successfully transmitted data from the atmosphere of Venus. Among the other results, probes of the series became the first man-made devices to enter the atmosphere of another planet (Venera 4 on October 18, 1967), to make a soft landing on another planet (Venera 7 on December 15, 1970), to return images from the planetary surface (Venera 9 on June 8, 1975), and to perform high-resolution radar mapping studies of Venus (Venera 15 on June 2, 1983). So, the entire series could be considered as highly successful. Unfortunately the surface conditions on Venus are extreme, which meant that the probes only survived on the surface for a duration of 23 minutes (initial probes) up to about two hours (final probes). Venera is the Russian name for Venus.

Topic by Waren-Neutron 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


 If you get two bowls of jello and stick them together in one bowl and put them in the freezer will they form together? Is there another method that works?

Question by awesume 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago

Mission Bazaar

Tis the season for the holiday craft bazaar. And no one does it up like SF. W00T!Mission Bazaar the self-proclaimed "Shopping Spectacle" will host tons of artisans exhibiting their creative works, products, fashion and accessories. There will be over 20 hours of live performances on three stages featuring live music, circus and dance acts, performance artists and DJs, including gypsy jazz, bellydance, spoken word, beatbox, choral ensembles, fashion shows, puppetry, flamenco guitar, and much more.And it's totally in a castle!"...full of period detail including cavernous dungeon-like basements, stone staircases, sweeping corridors, and a gigantic drill court spanning almost an acre..."It's the Armory Community Center, and the Mission Bazaar is the first public event to be held there in over 30 years!! So take the chance to come check it out!Saturday, December 6th from 10am-6pm and Sunday, December 7th from 11am-6pm at The Armory Community Center at 14th & Mission in San Francisco, which is right around the corner from my house, so I will totally be there.Scope it! MISSION BAZAAR

Topic by scoochmaroo 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago

Top-Secret Mission

Listen. We need to head into space. And I'm talking far. I've always wanted to leave the planet to see who/what's out there. I have an idea of a spacecraft but I'm not sure about it. I'm also in need of space suit designs. Please help!

Topic by krujh2 10 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago

mission of sputnik 1

Russian technology satellite. One launch, 1957.10.04. Tikhonravov's 1.4 metric ton ISZ satellite was to have been launched by the new R-7 ICBM as the Soviet Union's first satellite, during the International Geophysical Year.    But it was not ready in time, so Korolev hurriedly developed Sputnik 1 as a replacement. It became the first artificial satellite of the earth. Sputnik 1 had 1 watt of power, producing an 0.4 second duration signal on the 7 and 15 m bands. Four antennae were deployed at 35 degree angles. Power was provided by three silver-zinc batteries. Thermo-regulation was by a ventilator. The 580 mm sphere had a mass of 83 kg and was made of highly polished Aluminum AMG6T alloy 2 mm thick. It was built without drawings due to the quick time schedule. Korolev was everywhere, supervising all aspects of its construction. It functioned for 21 days.      AKA: PS-1. Gross mass: 84 kg (185 lb). First date: 1957-10-04. Number: 1 .     the word sputnik is russian word for traveller

Topic by Waren-Neutron 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago

Mission Motors Releases their Mission One Electric Motorcycle

Our officemates here at Instructables HQ, Mission Motors, just released their all electric motorcycle. Check out the press about it here at Treehugger and here at Greentech Media. The bike will have a top speed of 150 MPH, will go 150 miles on a charge, and the first 50 are expect in early 2010.They've been working like maniacs around the office and lab, and it's awesome to see their hard work start to pay off. Think we've got lots of cool stuff going on here? We do! You could work in our lab too!

Topic by ewilhelm 10 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago

Twenty years after Voyager

As discussed in Physics World today, it was twenty years ago (25 Aug 1989) that Voyager 2 completed its Grand Tour of the Solar System and headed off toward interstellar space. The two spacecraft are still active and collecting data as they approach the boundary (the heliopause) between our Solar System and the rest of the Galaxy.27 Aug 2009 minor update: Fixed name of Web site

Topic by kelseymh 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago

Living in a box, living in an expensive box...

Four Europeans are in the final stages of selection to be locked into a series of sealed boxes for a year and a half. They are competing for two of the six places in Mars500 - a full-scale simulation of a short-stay Mars mission (a year and a half each way, a month on the surface - don't get me started on how wasteful that is...). The Mars500 facility, which is located on the IBMP site in Moscow, comprises four sealed modules. The total interior volume is about 550 cubic metres. There are no windows. The walls in the living quarters have been covered with a wooden panelling to make them feel slightly less austere. Looking after the participants' needs will be a mission control-room sited just outside the containers. But the experiment's designers are determined to make the training exercise as realistic as possible, so they will introduce a time delay in communications after two months. Because it can take about 20 minutes for a message to travel from Mars to Earth, it will take this amount of time in the simulation also. Message delay The crew and their ground controllers will send text messages to each other and then have to wait for the replies. It means there can be no real-time conversations with friends and family - and, in moments of crisis, it will mean the crew will have to make crucial decisions themselves. I think the biggest test will be the social side - how will six humans, no matter how well-selected, deal with having nobody but each other for years on end, and being in each others' faces twenty-four hours a day? Could we end up looking at the first murder in space? BBC Story ESA article Institute for Biomedical Problems

Topic by Kiteman 9 years ago

little help here!!!

Ok this happened when i was playing metroid zero mission using VBA i used doublehelix but the 1st time i used it it didnt glitch but now it is permanent plz help if you can

Topic by GASSYPOOTS 7 years ago

Makers At The Movies: Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol

Last night i went to the movies and saw Mission Impossible: Ghost protocol, and it was impressive in the amount of cool tech that we are going to see down the line. Apple was displayed the most with the iPhone and iPad. Here are some that impressed me the most: SPOILER ALERT Contact Lenses with Facial Recognition: A large part of this movie relies on contact lenses that are worn that act as cameras, copiers and can do real time facial recognition. (connected of course to your iPhone) This tech already exists and the issue here is scale. I see Augmented Reality contact lenses being a regular thing in the next 5 years, and with cloud computing only getting better, real time analysis of large amounts of data is becoming more and more plausible. Can I Make It? Score: Nah, this is more in the realm of darpa, but i wouldn't mind an iPhone app that i can pull up when people say hi to me and i don't remember who they are. Reversible Dress Coat: There is a scene when going from a Military outfit to a regular tourist, Ethan Hunt (Tom Cruise) with the flip of hist wrist makes the pressed jacket he's wearing into a windbreaker. This was impressive and seems not hard to recreate. Can I Make It? Score: I plan on it, with a dress jacket and a windbreaker, yes i'll post and instructable. Sticky Gloves: These are featured in a climb hundreds of stories up and have a mark of DIY-ness. These gloves are not the most safe, but are pretty friggin cool. I wouldn't mind having a pair. Can I Make It? Score: Maybe, but given they didn't explain the tech, i have no idea what the concept is. If it was magnetic, it would be a bit more realistic, but these stuck to glass. Have you seen a good "maker" movie lately? Did I Miss anything from Mission Impossible that you like? Comment below!

Topic by frenzy 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago

Farewell my community

I just want to take this chance to say goodbye. As most (if not all) of you, probably don't know, I am a mormon of missionary age. I received my call to Billings, Montana and report on the 24th of July, though I don't know how much I'll be on the site between now and then. Thank you to all the awesome people on this site who have put up with and answered the questions I've asked when not thinking (really, go back and read them), and all you awesome people who have commented on my instructables and given feedback. I will be gone for the next two years, so if it seems like I've gone comatose, it's because for all intents and purposes, I have. If you have any questions regarding my instructables, I won't be able to answer them after I report, but other members of the community, and my brother (should he choose to reveal himself) should be able to answer your questions. Till we meet again in two years, I fare thee well.

Topic by A-Nony-Mus 6 years ago  |  last reply 5 years ago

Guerrilla gardeners green their city on secret moonlit missions

CNN discovers the growing Guerrilla Gardening movement, in a nice article by Lara Farrar:Guerrilla gardeners green their city on secret moonlit missionsStory Highlights# Guerrilla gardeners cultivate neglected land without asking for permission# Guerrillas meet for digs in night to make over derelict patches of dirt# Richard Reynolds says he has helped create 28 guerrilla gardens in London# Artist Liz Christy founded first guerrilla group in 1973 in New York CityOf course, here on Instructables, we've known about Guerrilla Gardening for quite a while. Check out the following cool projects:Moss bombsWater bottle sprinkler capHow to plant flowers on your sidewalkMoss GraffitiElectric seed hopper for remote gardeningThere's also the Reap what you Sow & Guerilla Gardening group...

Topic by Patrik 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago

Drone issue

I've built a quadcopter. I connected the battery and the mission planner. All the colors are flashing on the pixhawk and mission planner keeps saying 'initializing APM'. I've never faced this issue before. Suddenly came up. How do I solve it?

Question by prash319 3 years ago  |  last reply 3 years ago

Short-term vs. Long-term

My tests got me thinking, since I want to go gaming on Garry's Mod so bad, but then my coalition of brainwaves composed of rational thoughts and my conscience told me that I can achieve my short-term goals (gaming) in conjunction with my long-term goals (owning my classmates in the tests then gaming afterwards) if I achieve certain short-term goals (studying) that would require focus, determination, and moral (can't study when you're depressed). The reason why I posted this here in Instructables is because I wanted to know your opinions about short-term and long-term objectives. Like, which is better, short-term or long-term missions? You would get me if you're in my situation, sitting in front of the computer, worrying about the tests, but then you wanna go gaming. Once I get enough data, I can post an I'ble about my conclusion. Here's what to post: -your thoughts about short-term vs. long-term -opinions -thoughts that pop up in your mind all of a sudden What not to post: -spam -questions not pertaining to the topic at hand -advertising your instructables -posts that only flamers and trollers post -talking about how awesome GMod is (that's the abbreviation gamers gave to it) Also: I don't care how long your post is, as long as it's in the to-post list, it's good to go.

Topic by nutsandbolts_64 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


Mission Statement: Nerf United Group's primary goal is to dremel, unscrew, and modify all nerf guns. As Stephen Colbert suggests 'Back off I have a gun'.

Topic by vanpaun 11 years ago

What device was used to communicate people in Mission Impossible 4 movie?

Can anyone help me find out the device used on MI 4, in the scene taken at Burj Khalifa and India? I have seen this in other movies, but can’t figure out what device is this.

Question by robi_ncc 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago

Titanic: Adventure out of time

Titanic: Adventure out of time is the best computer game I have ever played. It was released in 1996 by cyberflix. The main plot begins on the titanic the night the ship hits the icberg. You have a mission with many sub missions, that inclueds finding many items and doing many other things. You mission all boils down to getting 4 items. Depending on what you get and what you dont, you alter the corse of history. The optimum ending stops WW 1 and 2 and the cold war from happening. Its a truley awesome game Anyway, the reason Im posting this forum is I would like to discuss it with other people. If you have this game or have played it, Post a comment and you will be bombarded with questions from me :-)Thanks!Wikipedia link about this game.

Topic by I_am_Canadian 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago

Renewed Interest In Space, Lunar Explorations

Japan's space agency today launched its much-delayed lunar probe in the most ambitious mission to the moon since the US Apollo space flights.The Selenological and Engineering Explorer — or Selene — probe was launched on board an H-2A rocket from Tanegashima, the remote island location of the agency's space centre..............................Japan's mission comes at a time of renewed interest in the moon. China plans to send a probe, the Chang'e 1 to the moon, possibly this month. The Chang'e 1 orbiter will use stereo cameras and x-ray spectrometers to map three-dimensional images of the lunar surface and study its dust. China's official Xinhua news agency has reported that a manned probe could be launched within 15 years. Japan is also considering a manned mission by 2025.Meanwhile, Google has launched a $20m (£9.9m) competition to send a robotic mission to the moon. To claim the prize, a team of researchers will need to send a rover to the moon, make it roam for a minimum of 500 metres and send video, images and data back to Earth, all before December 31 2012.Full article hereRelated Articles:UK astronaut on moonIndia's unmanned probePlan for spaceport in SingaporeEverybody else want to go to space too..

Topic by gyromild 11 years ago  |  last reply 11 years ago

Added video to instructable!

I just added a video to my instructable : https://www.instructables.com/id/Instructables-Robot-Headphones/ Have a look at it and reply to this post what your favorite theme song is! Mine is the Mission Impossible Theme!

Topic by vishalapr 7 years ago

Urban Pranksters

Urban Prankster is a website edited by Charlie Todd of Improv everywhere fame, and it chronicles all the pranks and shenanigans going on in different cities around the world.Unless you are a stiffly stifferson, you should really enjoy this blog, and, if you are lucky, you can find things going on in your area to take part in.I have done a few Improv Everywhere missions (slow mo home depot, mp3 experiment search for Steve, no shirts Abercrombie & Fitch, and the Best Buy mission (for which I am the youtube video thumbnail)), and can say from first hand experience that these public pranks are a lot of fun and a great way to meet interesting people.Urban Prankster

Topic by Tetranitrate 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago

How to make a Space Helmet? Answered

I am wondering how to make a space....ish helmet (like the ones on the apollo missions) that can be used for a carnival float/walking party... I would like any idears you have. Thanks Oscar

Question by oscarthompson 9 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago

Drone problem

Built a plus quadcopter. faced a 100 issues. solved all of them. suddenly i am getting another issue. yellow light is flashing and mission planner says 'need 3d fix'. i just want to fly on stabilize mode. dont need gps for now. need help. thanks.

Question by prash319 3 years ago  |  last reply 3 years ago

NASA Plans To Visit The Sun

The name of the mission is Solar Probe+ (pronounced "Solar Probe plus"). It's a heat-resistant spacecraft designed to plunge deep into the sun's atmosphere where it can sample solar wind and magnetism first hand. Launch could happen as early as - (continued here)

Topic by bumpus 10 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago

NASA's Shuttle Atlantis Rolls into Place

From the NASA homepage:"Space shuttle Atlantis' rollout to Launch Pad 39A at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida has been rescheduled to begin at 4 a.m. EDT on Tuesday, March 31 [today], as preparations for the STS-125 mission move forward. Atlantis is targeted to lift off May 12 to service NASA's Hubble Space Telescope....During Atlantis' 11-day mission, the crew of seven astronauts will make the final shuttle flight to Hubble. During five spacewalks, they will install two new instruments, repair two inactive ones and replace components. The result will be six working, complementary science instruments with capabilities beyond what is now available, and an extended operational lifespan for the telescope through at least 2014."Link

Topic by drinkmorecoffee 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago

Hello all SOE Operatives

Your mission should you choose to accept it is to design and publish new instructables about conceilment, explosives, gadgets, tricks and any other things we may need!!!!! THIS MESSAGE WILL EXPLODE IN 10 SECONDS!!!!10......9.....8....7...6...5...4...3...2...1...........BANG!!!!!

Topic by Loosewire; SOE Operative 12 years ago  |  last reply 11 years ago

What to do when the starboard plasma conduit is ruptured...

Picked up from the PhysicsWorld blogTo commemorate the first lunar landing's 40th anniversary, Haynes has released an operations and "repair" manual for the Apollo 11 mission. This would go great on my bookshelf next to my first-edition Starfleet Technical Manual.

Topic by kelseymh 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago

College Application Items ? Answered

I'm a Junior, and I've being thinking (like I should be) about my college apps. I've got good grades; but I know that's not everything to the admissions office. I haven't done much around school for extracurricular, but I'm not sure what I can count for that. I'm really into my church youth program, and I have been for about five years now. We've done a lot as a group; we've gone on mission trips to places like Chattanooga and Baltimore; put on fundraiser productions (plays, dinner theaters, et cetera), taken in foreign exchange students, and general service to the area. The mission trips were more service-based than worship-based. Can I count any of this as "extracurricular" on my apps? Or does it all need to be via the school I go to?

Question by The Dark Lord 5 years ago  |  last reply 5 years ago

What to do with old bicycle rims?

OK, here they canibalize bicycles. Usually all that they throw out are old frames and rims. So your mission, chould you decide to accept it is to find something more interesting to do with a discarded bike rim than making a crab net out of it. (ps. spokes and freewheels are included with most rims)

Topic by scafool 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago

Wouldn't it be nice: MacPlus PDA!

Main Idea: Building a super-efficient-crystal-sharp-monochromatic-PDA based on the Coldfire / Dragonball CPU, using System 6 from Apple's older software page and a utility such as CopyRoms to obtain the ROM from a Macintosh Plus. This way there are no copyright problems, am I right? An impossible Mission?

Topic by Lord Extra 10 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago

Need to know about drone PID in detail Answered

I would like to know more about PID. The math behind it, the calculations, the parameters, everything in detail. We know we can change the PID values on Mission Planner by observing the flight. That is what a customer does. But from a developer point of view I would like to know everything about drone PID.

Question by prash319 3 years ago  |  last reply 3 years ago

I am writing the story for a game. Can anyone help with the game making itself?

I've written a pretty long story that I am no where near done with and I need a game for it. I have the main characters, sort of how it ends, what kind of game, what the map will look like, some missions, and more.

Question by Durant810 2 years ago  |  last reply 2 years ago

How can you suspend a china cabinet hutch above a buffet?

What is the best way to convert one of these http://www.dutchcrafters.com/Amish-Craftsman-Mission-China-Hutch/p/3956  kinds of things with a hutch stacked on top of a buffet to one of these http://www.rockler.com/CustomerGalleryDetail.cfm?Project=403 that are raised up, so we can use the buffet surface?

Question by sharpfangfaerie 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago

new idea for a knex gun video game

I have an idea for a knex video game. basically, you have several missions at various locations and they get progressively harder. ideas for missions (easiest to hardest) -instructables HQ -golden gate bridge (the areas where mechanics go) -Beijing, china -monte carlo casino -Empire State Building -Sears tower weapons -the Dunkis TDS (default weapon at the start of level)-10 shots -Dsman's sidearm-10 shots -I_am_canadian's heavy cannon (non-movable turret)-3 shots -my Longbow SR-L crossbow-5 shots -SR-v1-5 shots -DD-27-5 shots -oodalump's machine gun-25 shots -Storm 223-15 shots -a grenade of some sort enemies have 3 hit points each except for elite commandos, who have 10. the bosses have a health meter and a shield that must be defeated first

Topic by DJ Radio 10 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago

COD 5 Nazi Zombie Cheats/Glitchs for PC

Here I will show you the cheats in Nazi-Zombies. These cheats will not work in multi-playerAt the main menu go to options, then game options. Enable the console.You can either (if you've already beaten the game) go to mission select and click zombies. Or, If you haven't then go to the main menu and type, "Devmap nazi_zombie_prototype". Now your in the Nazi zombie mission.Cheats: ( you must type them in the console)God mode= GodInf ammo = sf_use_ignoreammo 1all the guns ever (and some not in the game)= giveallspectate mod= ufoany # gravity= g_gravity #Insane speed= g_speed 900 (or any number)And much, much more...I hope this video will help!

Topic by happybirthday 10 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago

Can you help me to create a batch or some other file to find the answers of a word scramble?

On one of the programming missions on http://www.hackthissite.org/ I have to create a file to solve a word scramble, the only language I know that I could use is batch. If you can help me write this file or recomend another file type to do this job, please do!

Question by wizerd 745 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago

Rocketry Challenge

I don'e know if anybody's seen it yet, but oscarthompson has had a grand idea: a water rocket challenge to mark the 40th Anniversary of Apollo 11.He has started a group for people who want to work together to put together a scale version of a mission to Mars - three-stage launcher, controlled landing, the works.He has put together a rough plan here.Go. See. Partake.

Topic by Kiteman 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago

Call of Duty 4 by yourself

My alltime favourite game is cod 4 and i only have live on the weekends i use to play the campain but i beat most of the missions on vet i want some kind of game or games to do with one or two controlers with one person on multiplayer CALL OF DUTY 4 IS AN AWESOME GAME il also take some foundry ideas for halo 3

Topic by djtomczak678 10 years ago

A Photoshop contest!

Hey, world! I have a challenge for you.  Your mission... should  you choose to accept it... Is to photoshop that picture of the eye down there better than anyone else! Yop. AND IF YOU WIN! You won't get anything. Sorry. This is just for fun! :D  The deadline is TBD (to be determined), so go and manipulate!! Post your entries in the comments. **EDIT: Because an anonymous person *cough* ^kiteman^ ,your photoshop must resemble an eye. ***EDIT No. 2: The deadline in January 31!

Topic by watermelonhead 9 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


Trigger happy gamers have organized, broken through the digital/analog divide, and have begun to play "real" games!Contestants in the StreetWars tournament dart through New York's alleyways with water guns in their hands. They're on a three week long, 24/7 assassination mission where the winner gets $500, the title of top squirter in town, and if all goes to plan, stays dry.Shadowy World of Squirt-Gun AssassinsThe New York Times

Topic by noahw 10 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago

Communication Agency project : Looking for and Arduino Dev in Paris

Hello Guys, We have a really cool project with our agency in Paris and we are looking for an Arduino Dev for a small mission (freelance). If you could be interested, please contact me to exchange more precisely about the project and discuss possibilities. @ : rhetzel@sidlee.com. French mother tongue/fluent or English.   If you are in Paris, we can meet each other. See U, Romain

Topic by raumin.hetzel 4 years ago

The Moon - What do we really know and what is possible?

If we look up then seeing the moon is the most normal thing to us there is in the sky.But did you ever wonder how it actually got there? ;)Theories are out there by the lot, including those from real scientists.One of the most common is that it all started by catching the thing and that all was perfect at the time.Over time the orbit then stabilized.Other theories include that formed when our planet formed..What they all lack is what is common and true for all other moond out there: These rotate.According to science an object the size of our moon would need to rotate to maintain a stable orbit.No one told this to our moon, so it just stays in a stable orbit anyway.The only other accepted theory, that funny enough never mentioned OUR moon, is that the center of mass must be facing the orbiting planet.Now theories can run and wild if you let schientifically people loose on a subject.Official NASA data obtained by monitoring equippment on the moon supports the theory of the center of gravity.You see, sesmometers recorded "moon quakes" but also the impact of burnt rocket stages - the later were dropped on purpose.At first everyone agreed the equippment must be faulty but going through it again and again confirmed all works fine.So what got them so exited that was never officially made public?You see, every thing with suffient mass will create a sesmic shock on impact.On earth we can located the source of an earthquake or even explosion quite accurately.Same happened on the moon only with one difference to earth.Every impact caused a ringing effect.Like a bell, the soundwaves and shockwaves traveled through the moon for very long times.An early explanation was that the moon is made from really hard rock or that it might even have a metal core.This was rendered useless once the actual mass was calculated and it turned out the moon would rip us apart while spinning around us.The term "hollow moon" was born.Another interesting thing happens when you try to track down what equippment was left on the moon during which specific mission.Everything up there must have been installed at some stage.For some things though it seems there is no record when or where exactly something was left up there.Then there is the thing with the interviews...If you check the fuzz about the first moon landing then back then you couldn't help yourself but got exited as well.None of the three astronauts however appeared to be at least a little bit exited about going where no man has gone before.Somehow like visiting Iceland for the first time only to realise someone was there before you already.But it was the moon, not some easy to reach island...And while up there we did not see any exitement either, like fully staged and planned ahead.Like a not so 100% school rehersal.Claims that it was a fake and actually filmed in some studio have been verified to be false - they really were up there.After they came back two went silent and refused any interviews about the moon.All three though never spoke about anything we did not see on "live TV"...All the missing segments, the drop outs, the silence during communications...The money...Apart from the Pentagon making a disappearing act of 6Billion US, the already planned and staged moon missions were cancelled with no valid reason at all.One mission already ready to go to the launch pad, crew fully trained and briefed.Two more ready for final assembly.Official reason back then was "We have been there, it is time to explore new things."Almost the same statement was made by Obama a few weeks after he claimed "We will go up there again!".If you take away the costs for the abandoned missions then the money blown up to the moon has a huge difference to what can be tracked back.The lost sum equals out to about 8 more moon missions plus tons of state of the art equippment (back at the time it was state of the art).If you add what the Pentagon lost we are close to 15 more missions.The now...A few years back a lot of previously declared top secret documents have been released to the public.What was a good idea however turned out to be a bit too much.Quite a few documents were included that provide missing links to "incidents, missions, money spent"...Within these piles were documents indicating that space missions of the same extend as the much later moon missions were made.Same rockets, similar crafts, same requirements for water, food and oxygen, some though with just payloads of oxygen and water.Mind you though the documents speak from proposed options and not planned missions.And none of them had any exploration within it, just deliveries if you don't mind the comparison.Those documents about the ringing of the moon and how this would impact on the things we assumed to know about the moon were in there as well.What is really interesting though is what came back from the moon.None of it actually indicate that there is suffient ressources up there to justify mining.Funny enough exactly is planned on a military style.Seems fair enough considering the military can provide the best people for such a hard job.Some normal miner might have no problems getting under ground every day but knowing he is on the moon and might never make it back is another.With all the probing done that we know of you would assume the planned mining operations would be in an area rich in minerals, metals or at least something to generate fuel or oxygen.But no, it is planned to happen "on the dark side" and in an area that appearently was never explored in other ways then taking a few blurry pics while flying around the moon.However, both Russia and China claim to have been very close to this area long before details about the mining became public.And that brings us back to the past and what astromauts stated or to be precise refused to confirm or deny.In some videos we can see movements in the background.In several adio stream we hear the comments to what happens in the videos.If there is light moving around then it does not matter that is blue.You just wonder what it is and where it might have come from.Imagine the surprise if then in other videos you hear things like that the lights are back or that steam comes out of the moon like a gysir.There were official explanations for the first sightings made by the normal people when watching those videos on the NASA websites.Soon after the videos disappeared from the servers.Copies were made by the curious and quite a few videos were identified later to have contained "sightings" as well.Some even show what appears to flying machines with great manouverbilities.And if you take the high point of the happenings then it is also the same time when it was decided that we actually have no real interest in the moon.Astromauts later denied to have ever made any comments like that they are being followed or "escorted" by another craft.And the same Astromauts many years later still refuse to deny or confirm that what we could see and hear during their mission videos actually happened.Don't get me wrong but if the deny it then it just means we all saw some refections or such things.If the confirm it then we know something was out there with them.Doing neither usually means what we saw is ture enough to deny any knowledge about more details.Why then the sudden interest?Trump wants to get up there, military mining, private companies not to forget China.If there is nothing at all up there then why would they all spent money that could provide a much better living for those with low incomes?Even if it would be just for new schools and hospitals the money would be better spent if we trust the official claims about what is up there.The not so official claims....We already know NASA does not want to come with an official explanation why the moon sounds and reacts as if it would be hollow.Same for any video, audio or picture evidence indication there is sturctures on the moon or activities.Here is some of things that other people of great knowledge and with nice degrees under the belt say could, might or even is true about the moon.1. We have no evidence that the moon was always there, only what we have in record throughout history.Some claim the moon would be an artificially created structure.Indications of techonlogically highly advanced civilisations before us are there.And mining out a tiny planet and placing it in earths orbit is not far fetched if you consider higher technology levels than what we currently (officially) have.2. The satellite claim.Like the Death Star our moon could be an artifical satellite placed there for a purpose.What speaks for that theory is the impact craters on the moon.If it was never spinning or better rotating around all axis then a lot them would have been impossible.A crater always shows to some extend the direction of the impact.And on the moon they all apear to be direct and straight hits only.And even at some proper angle that against physics did not create a corresponding crater: Our plant would have been in the way.Officially it is claimed though that there would not be much of a directional crater because of the missing atmosphere and all debris settling evenly.Debris however does not explain the deformation from an impact at an angle.The satellite claim would also explain the missing depth in the craters.By the size of the bigger ones the crater should be much deeper and as said show some direction.If however the rocky surface landed there over time or is just the remaining natural hull then the craters could no go deeper.No advanced civilisation would design a stationary satellite that get a hole as soon as some big space rock hits it...3. Undocumented missions.If claims are true then we have been up there a lot more times than what our history lessons tell us.Tiny probes to analyse things, send data and so on are a thing not the the USA did.If you explain the reason for collecting seismic data by wanting to document an impact of an astroid then it is a joke.Sure it would be possible but what could we learn from the data?Nothing unless you consider that in some unoffial missions drilling was attempted on the moon.Sample collection to evaluate what is in the ground of use for future missions.Some documents now claim that all these attempts ended prematurely.Drills failed or broke, drill heads failed to go deeper and upon inspection were totally worn out.And all seemed to have happend at around the same depth.Although there is no atmosphere on the moon - if you stand on it you would be able to feel vibrations of the surface.Something astronauts would have felt during the drilling.And you can feel the difference between a vibration ending by stoping the drill and one that keeps going for a long time after...The dark side is visible in quite a few school books.Looks like the front with the brightness corrected just with different craters.Ever bothered to scan these pictures in and use some software to find matches to craters on the front of the moon ? ;)Anyways, those images show us the moon as near perfect sphere.What they don't show is how the images were actually made.They certainly did not use massive search lights from orbit to provide light for cameras.Means other sources were used, like IR, Radar, Microwaves and so on.Like we found the ruins of old civilisations by using satellites that can "see" through the forest and soil.And with that it would certainly be impossible to create such a nice and detailed image like we get from the front side.If some is edited, then why not all of it...And if all those missions we don't really know about also landed on the dark side it would explain a lot of things.All sightings seem to have disappeared to the dark side.And all leaked informations about previous missions before our first landing idicate the interest in the dark side was actually huge.They all ended though with one mission report claiming to have spotted lights on the dark side.Moving and stationary and when trying to get a better look by adjusting the orbit for the next round those lights were all gone.But audio recording indicate that from that moment on the astronauts were no longer alone and followed until turning back to earth.Several attempts seem to have been made to land near sightings on the dark side.Those where the astronauts returned home the never were the same again.Documents claim long treatment in mental facilites or suicide.The official missions appearntly started with the backstory of exploring.Some now claim it was attempt for a peaceful presence that still was not tolerated.4. Stories from involved companies.Even if NASA builds a craft themself they still need the corresponding supplies.And for a lot of things they are made outside by independent companies and contractors.Trying to track down early space mission again seems to confirm all claims about previous missions.The amount of materials provided would otherwise mean NASA actually crashed the majority of things right after take off without anyone noticing.5. Launches...So far all claims about previous moon missions or just secret ones were denied.I call this "plausible deniability".In all statements it is refered to the official launch sites.Things like being in public view and so on.What is not that commonly known is that there were a lot of capable launch sites available.After all big rockets have been tested in secrecy since we had the first.The claimed landing of the chinese started a big conundrum.At first the US claimed it never happened because there was no rocket that went up.Images prived by the chinese however clearly indicated the opposite.Not much later it was noticed that a few launches might have been misinterpreted as missle tests....What does that really mean?Quite simple: The surveillance is not perfect if the other side insists that it happened.The plausible deniablity is gone.If the US was "forced" to confrim they actually noticed the launches then it also means the chinese claims about the US doing the same could be true as well.And wasn't it a very important thing during the cold war to know when, where and why the other side launched anything?The silent agreement not to go up there again was broken many times...And although most if not all of these mission ended in orbit only it makes you wonder.What would be big deal even if all claims and conspiracies would be true?A hollow moon would defy what we know about how the universe works.With that it would also contradict some of solid laws of physics.So we need(ed) proof.Assuming we had that for a long time already then it leaves the big question of why it is hollow.Natural or artificial.Nothing natural would make sense so we investigate further.And if people still claim that they can use their little equippment to every now and then hear transmissions from the moon...Sure some things up there transmit data all the time but they do so on common frequencies and not in a range that is and never was used for long distance communications.The interest in the mon came back with our modern technology.We have watches with more computer power than what was used for the old moon missions.Materials and manufacturing methods that provide much safe crafts and space suits with a fraction of the weight of old designs.And we have new means of taking more or less limited energy up with us...We are prepared so to say.No matter what really is up there, no matter if it natural or artificial, just the fact that the moon is hollow changes our views on a lot of things....What do you think would be the best explanation for the data showing the moon rings like a bell?

Topic by Downunder35m 7 weeks ago  |  last reply 20 days ago

Dead flip video. How can I retrieve film from a flip camera which won't charge and appears to be dead?

I have a flip camera which won't charge.  Have tried resetting it and then recharging it a number of times but no luck.  I now need to find out how I can retrieve precious film footage from the camera.  Is this MISSION IMPOSSIBLE???????  The flip help desk can't help but do you know something they don't?

Question by karis532003 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago

Shooting Games For Kids

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Topic by sonyaiagord 7 years ago

Outernet Edit-a-thon

Hi all, I just wanted to share this event from the outernet project (outernet.is), which is building a free satellite library for all of humanity. In partnership with creative commons, they are looking for free or open licensed content in every language, or people to translate existing resources. These resources, continuously curated, will be down-streamed via satellite to the whole world. Also, do you think this idea is more/less/differently practical than internet.org's mission? http://editathon.outernet.is/

Topic by Half-Life 3 years ago

How Bright is a 112 Lm/W LED? Answered

Hello, I am on a mission to find a very very bright led preferably in red. I have seen lots of bulbs with ranging prices but don't understand how bright they are. One led I have seen is the Luxeon Rebel LXM5-PD01 which comes in red and is 112 Lm/W, I understand that it means 112 lumens per watt but how bright actually is that? And what would be its power consumption? Thanks

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Best way to cut corrugated plastic?

On the day after the elections, I collected a bunch of corrugated plastic political signs that were going to be recycled. My plan is to turn them into a small geodesic dome, similar Nasa’s Hi-Seas dome for my daughter to conduct scientific missions in the backyard.Is the easiest way to cut these signs into the necessary triangles with a razor and a straight edge? Can I use a circular saw or skill saw to cut them faster or cut multiples at once?

Question by Erfunden 6 months ago

timed detonator

Ok, I LOVE airsoft, as many do. I wanted to make a time bomb detonator for different missions, where we could set the time and your squad would have to get there and disarm it. All it would do if we didn't make it in time is set off a smoke bomb. That way everyone would know the game was over. but I do not know where to get a battery powered alarm clock. (the dollar store doesn't sell them) does anyone know where to get one?

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Topic by TheNotoriousHoppington 4 years ago

Making a City Out of Jell-O

Liz Hickok likes to recreate cities out of Jell-O and has been doing it for four years now. She's fascinated by the colors that are possible as well as the fact that it degrades in interesting ways. Watch this video to see how she goes about planning a recreation of the Mission District (woo-hoo!) in San Francisco with Jell-O. This reminds me that I need to get on with my own Jell-O project. I'll definitely be rewatching this video for help in the near future.via Wooster Collective

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