[–] FTSIO 0 points 42 points (+42|-0) ago 

Made In America

[–] BlockMe 0 points 17 points (+17|-0) ago 

Now it's "Designed with love in California, Assembled by slave labor in Shenzhen."

[–] stillinit 0 points 6 points (+6|-0) ago 

Don't be evil.

[–] johnny2shoes 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

You ever do buissness when Shenzhen? Fuck Shenzhen.

[–] UkeleleDriveTrain 0 points 31 points (+31|-0) ago 

So awesome. We need more reminders of how awesome humans can be.

[–] lopan 0 points 25 points (+25|-0) ago 

Men doing men stuff, fuck yeah

[–] eatmorealmonds 0 points 11 points (+11|-0) ago 

I'm a woman and I agree. Remember how Obama shut down the space shuttle program in Florida. I don't even live there but the space program was part of my childhood and I was so pissed. That was our first clue about shutting down whitey. I hate to go there but looking back it's as plain as day.

[–] Fromundacheese 1 points 4 points (+5|-1) ago 

Fuck yeah Merca!

[–] ardvarcus 0 points 22 points (+22|-0) ago 

America in the 1950s and 1960s. The ability to dream and then realize the dream. We will never see its like again. The forces of misrule have taken control and intend to destroy everything.

[–] lopan 2 points 17 points (+19|-2) ago 

you mean jews

[–] dontdoxxmefaggots 2 points 8 points (+10|-2) ago 

yeah, he spelled jews wrong

[–] littul_kitton 1 points 8 points (+9|-1) ago 


American technology and science is still great. The New Horizons spacecraft recently flew past Pluto and discovered that it is a world of wonders, with mile wide mountains of water ice floating in a sea of frozen nitrogen. Next visit will be to a mysterious Kuiper belt object. The American-led LIGO gravitational wave observatory has recently verified Einstein's theory of general relativity, proven that gravitational waves travel at the speed of light, and is able to observe a significant fraction of the visible universe.

The real problem with the recent misrule is that scientific and technological progress almost stopped. It's a exponential growth curve, so slowing it down is a Big Deal to our grandchildren.

[–] ArsCortica 0 points 20 points (+20|-0) ago 

About time that old lardass got moving again.

In all seriousness though - the fact that this old piece of hardware still replies - nevermind the titanic distance between it and Earth atop of that - is nothing short of amazing.

[–] prairie 0 points 6 points (+6|-0) ago  (edited ago)

And it's not just that the hardware is still functioning, but that they designed it so that it didn't get into some stuck state where we couldn't communicate with it anymore even though the hardware was undamaged. How long does your cellphone/computer go without needing a reboot?

[–] this_is_my_4th_acct 3 points -3 points (+0|-3) ago 

How many more processes are occurring on your phone vs the satellites thrusters?

[–] RiverWind 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

It is amazing that they managed to sustain 37 years of uptime in outer space.
In Elite: Dangerous, the space computer game, you can fly your spaceship and rendezvous with Voyager.

Way to go, NASA! Those slide rules, eh?!

[–] The_Cat 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

Didn't they need to reset it at some point because a bit got flipped by cosmic radiation?

[–] carlip 0 points 16 points (+16|-0) ago 

"the Aerojet Rocketdyne manufactured thrusters fired perfectly."

Aerojet Rocketdyne is a corporation that was founded in 2013 after the merger of Aerojet and Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne. The real credit should go solely to the Aerojet engineers and fabricators, fuck Pratt and Whitney.

[–] newoldwave 0 points 12 points (+12|-0) ago 

Watch out when Vger returns..

[–] 1Sorry_SOB 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

Brush off that dust. I think it says Voyager.

[–] newoldwave 1 points -1 points (+0|-1) ago 

sorry you didn't get it

[–] derram 0 points 9 points (+9|-0) ago 

https://archive.fo/uINuy :

After 37 years, Voyager 1 has fired up its trajectory thrusters | Ars Technica

'"The Voyager team got more excited each time with each milestone in the thruster test. '

'This week, the scientists and engineers on the Voyager team did something very special. '

'Then, the Earth-bound spacecraft team had to wait another 19 hours and 35 minutes to see if the spacecraft responded. '

'In recent decades, Voyager had been relying on its primary thrusters to keep the spacecraft properly oriented so that it can maintain a communications link with Earth. '

'At present, the Voyager 1 spacecraft is 21 billion kilometers from Earth, or about 141 times the distance between the Earth and Sun. '

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[–] eatmorealmonds 0 points 6 points (+6|-0) ago 

Damn are you kidding me?!? In a proper world this would be all across the MSM, because you know, humans have actual interest in this stuff. If I remember correctly, Voyager 1 was sacrificed to allow Voyager 2 to shoot over to the outer planets.


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