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Thursday, August 22, 2019

India's second lunar exploration mission has entered the Moon's orbit, nearly a month after blasting off, officials have said. Chandrayaan-2 began its orbit of the Moon at 09:02 local time (04:32 GMT) on Tuesday. India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi hailed the mission as "an important step in the landmark journey". K Sivan, head of Isro, said he was confident Chandrayaan-2 would land on the Moon as planned on September 7.

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"Mr Sivan said Chandrayaan-2's successful entry into the Moon's orbit was a make-or-break moment for the mission."

Cool! Though, this line from the story was kind of an understatement:
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"Mr Sivan said Chandrayaan-2's successful entry into the Moon's orbit was a make-or-break moment for the mission."

You think? I mean, it is a lunar orbital probe, right?

But again, it's great to see other nations get involved in space exploration.

#1 | Posted by goatman at 2019-08-20 08:39 AM | Reply

it's great to see other nations get involved in space exploration.

Actually, it's great to see hand-me-down old American equipment get an Indian paint job and get a chance to finally go into space.

#2 | Posted by J_Tremain at 2019-08-20 08:51 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

I would have sent a probe to another galaxy but you need to excuse me as right now I am busy absorbing nuclear radiation into my body.

Remind me of this conversation when I become the Hulk.

#3 | Posted by J_Tremain at 2019-08-20 08:53 AM | Reply

Pakistan's Experimental Space Shuttle and Science Lab - www.pbsos.com

#4 | Posted by SheepleSchism at 2019-08-20 09:10 AM | Reply | Funny: 2

"Pakistan's Experimental Space Shuttle and Science Lab "

LOL

#5 | Posted by Alexandrite at 2019-08-20 09:22 AM | Reply

What's the point? Don't they have more important things to spend money on, like toilets to solve their public defecation problem?

#6 | Posted by nullifidian at 2019-08-20 10:18 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

Ha ha... so funny... ha ha...

Bastards...

#7 | Posted by J_Tremain at 2019-08-20 10:18 AM | Reply

Don't they have more important things to spend money on, like toilets to solve their public defecation problem?

Exactly what someone on a military forum said... "Lala-Jee (respected hindu brahmin) found a new open air toilet... the moon!"

#8 | Posted by J_Tremain at 2019-08-20 10:22 AM | Reply

First months of the Pakistani astronaut training program involves getting the astronaut used to indoor plumbing.

#9 | Posted by visitor_ at 2019-08-20 11:52 AM | Reply

Ummm... Pakistan invented indoor plumbing. LOL

#10 | Posted by J_Tremain at 2019-08-20 12:55 PM | Reply

The outhouse is a very American thing, Hick.

#11 | Posted by J_Tremain at 2019-08-20 12:56 PM | Reply

India is so much better than Pakistan.
Everyone knows it, too.

That being said, Indians are pretty gross, just not as gross as Pakistanis.

#12 | Posted by 101Chairborne at 2019-08-20 01:01 PM | Reply | Funny: 2

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San Fran, or India?

#13 | Posted by 101Chairborne at 2019-08-20 01:02 PM | Reply

Outhouses are hick?

12% of Pakistan craps outdoors!

#14 | Posted by Tor at 2019-08-20 01:13 PM | Reply

-- San Fran, or India?

California's Biggest Cities Confront a Defecation Crisis'
Lawmakers ban plastic straws as a far worse kind of waste covers the streets of San Francisco and L.A.
www.wsj.com

#15 | Posted by nullifidian at 2019-08-20 01:14 PM | Reply

India is so much better than Pakistan.
Everyone knows it, too.

Yep.

So

Much

Better.

youtu.be

Yes... PLEASE go to the moon and repeat. LOL

#16 | Posted by J_Tremain at 2019-08-20 09:38 PM | Reply

Outhouses are hick?

In your case... Canadian... you'll happily take a dump in your canoe.

12% of Pakistan craps outdoors!

In another thread, you said 10%. In another, you'll say million%. LOL

Reality is, in Pakistan, maybe in some gawd forsaken rural village, someone takes a dump in the woods.... like you would do in Canada when you are being chased by a moose and can't find shelter fast enough.

In India, on the other hand, they do it in the cities, in the middle of the street, in broad daylight.

#17 | Posted by J_Tremain at 2019-08-20 09:43 PM | Reply

700 million Indians do not have access to a toilet.

A country with such a massive problem has no business doing these space stunts. And it is a stunt. No ground breaking scientific discovery will take place on their missions.

This is just so Modi can brag about it and win the next elections.

#18 | Posted by J_Tremain at 2019-08-20 09:46 PM | Reply

In India, on the other hand, they do it in the cities, in the middle of the street, in broad daylight.

Must have learned that from China.

#19 | Posted by REDIAL at 2019-08-20 09:54 PM | Reply

Must have learned that from China.

Listen... ALL of Asia was once the filthiest place on earth. It is no accident that most of the flu and other pandemics started from around South China, South East Asia area.

However now almost all of Asia has ended taking a dump on the street. Except for India.

In China and Pakistan, they started making bio-gas out of poo. That was a great motivation for having a toilet and connecting it to a biogas system. Free fuel/energy. Hence, suddenly toilets everywhere.

In India, on the other hand, they don't seem to get it. Too dumb I guess.

youtu.be

youtu.be

#20 | Posted by J_Tremain at 2019-08-21 01:59 AM | Reply

When does the 7-11 moon base open?

#21 | Posted by lee_the_agent at 2019-08-21 12:02 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

Are they opening a casino there?

You know we've broken every treaty with the indians. The US govt will lay claim to the light side and relocate the indians to the dark side.

#22 | Posted by Petrous at 2019-08-21 03:06 PM | Reply

Are they opening a casino there?

Indians... not Injuns. LOL

#23 | Posted by J_Tremain at 2019-08-22 01:50 AM | Reply

Entering lunar orbit nearly a month after blasting off?
Where the hell they been?
It's not that far away.

#24 | Posted by Docman at 2019-08-22 01:56 PM | Reply

24: Must've made a wrong turn at Albuquerque.

#25 | Posted by Daniel at 2019-08-22 02:06 PM | Reply

Entering lunar orbit nearly a month after blasting off?
Where the hell they been?
It's not that far away.

#24 | POSTED BY DOCMAN AT 2019-08-22 01:56 PM

They missed their insertion window and had to wait 1 lunar month for the moon to get back to position

SCIENCE!!

#26 | Posted by hatter5183 at 2019-08-22 03:06 PM | Reply

Entering lunar orbit nearly a month after blasting off?

Pedaling that far is hard work.

#27 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2019-08-22 03:11 PM | Reply

Pedaling that far is hard work.

#27 | Posted by Rightocenter

To wit: Indian Tech Support

#28 | Posted by AMERICANUNITY at 2019-08-22 05:09 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

Pakistan's Experimental Space Shuttle and Science Lab - www.pbsos.com

#4 | POSTED BY SHEEPLESCHISM AT 2019-08-20 09:10 AM | FLAG: | FUNNY: 1

Disclaimer:

The blue juice will not dissolve a hair wig.

#29 | Posted by lfthndthrds at 2019-08-22 07:42 PM | Reply

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