APOD: Suiting Up for the Moon (2015 Apr 01)

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APOD: Suiting Up for the Moon (2015 Apr 01)

Post by APOD Robot » Wed Apr 01, 2015 4:09 am

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Explanation: How will cows survive on the Moon? One of the most vexing questions asked about space, scientists have spent decades debating this key issue. Finally, after extensive computer modeling and over a dozen midnight milkings, engineers have designed, built, and now tested the new Lunar Grazing Module (LGM), a multi-purpose celestial bovine containment system. By now, many of you will not be surprised to be wished a Happy April Fool's Day from APOD. To the best of our knowledge, there are no current plans to launch cows into space. For one reason, cows tend to be large animals that don't launch easily or cheaply. As friendly as cows may be, head-to-head comparisons show that robotic rovers are usually more effective as scientific explorers. The featured image is of a thought-provoking work of art named "Mooooonwalk" which really is on display at a popular science museum.

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Re: APOD: Suiting Up for the Moon (2015 Apr 01)

Post by LL3 » Wed Apr 01, 2015 4:11 am

Love it! I wonder if zero-g milk would taste different? =>

Hope everyone has a wonderful April Fools Day!

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Re: APOD: Suiting Up for the Moon (2015 Apr 01)

Post by Beyond » Wed Apr 01, 2015 4:22 am

The 'jazz for cows' was a very mooving experience for the cows.
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Re: APOD: Suiting Up for the Moon (2015 Apr 01)

Post by bystander » Wed Apr 01, 2015 4:25 am

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Re: APOD: Suiting Up for the Moon (2015 Apr 01)

Post by Chris Peterson » Wed Apr 01, 2015 5:07 am

Goats are much more appropriate for space, since they are smaller, give more milk per pound, and are very robust, needing no oxygen and able to forage on nothing but moon rocks. NASA wasted a lot of money on this new boondoggle.
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Re: APOD: Suiting Up for the Moon (2015 Apr 01)

Post by gorade » Wed Apr 01, 2015 5:57 am

Excuse me for bringing it up, but how about all the dung?
Edit: Answere myself. At last they will have some use for all those craters. Didn't think of that.
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Re: APOD: Suiting Up for the Moon (2015 Apr 01)

Post by Markus Schwarz » Wed Apr 01, 2015 7:45 am

APOD Robot wrote:As friendly as cows may be [...]
Believe it or not, but people have been killed by cows (in German). I haven't heard of something like this of goats, giving them another advantage over cows in space.

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Re: APOD: Suiting Up for the Moon (2015 Apr 01)

Post by Boomer12k » Wed Apr 01, 2015 7:59 am

That is not the way it would be done anyway.... You have habitat, not suits.... You do not launch cows, but baby calves, much less mass.... You then have craters that are airlocked habitats....


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Re: APOD: Suiting Up for the Moon (2015 Apr 01)

Post by Guest » Wed Apr 01, 2015 9:56 am

Got me!
I forgot what day it was until about halfway through the text.
Excellent heads up before I go look at the rest of the interwebs.

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Re: APOD: Suiting Up for the Moon (2015 Apr 01)

Post by Nitpicker » Wed Apr 01, 2015 10:05 am

No bull.

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Post by starsurfer » Wed Apr 01, 2015 10:20 am

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Re: APOD: Suiting Up for the Moon (2015 Apr 01)

Post by kellogg » Wed Apr 01, 2015 10:30 am

So, the Cow Jumped Over The Moon?

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Re: APOD: Suiting Up for the Moon (2015 Apr 01)

Post by Indigo_Sunrise » Wed Apr 01, 2015 10:59 am

Scott, actually the cow landed on the moon.


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Re: APOD: Suiting Up for the Moon (2015 Apr 01)

Post by brucefon » Wed Apr 01, 2015 1:08 pm

April Fools!

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Re: APOD: Suiting Up for the Moon (2015 Apr 01)

Post by FloridaMike » Wed Apr 01, 2015 1:43 pm

Chris Peterson wrote:Goats are much more appropriate for space, since they are smaller, give more milk per pound, and are very robust, needing no oxygen and able to forage on nothing but moon rocks. NASA wasted a lot of money on this new boondoggle.

That's ridiculous! If we send goats we'll have to put chicken wire around the landing gear!
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Re: APOD: Suiting Up for the Moon (2015 Apr 01)

Post by Mad Ted » Wed Apr 01, 2015 1:53 pm

We're whalers on the moon. We carry a harpoon. But there ain't no whales so we tell tall tales and sing this whaling tune.

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Re: APOD: Suiting Up for the Moon (2015 Apr 01)

Post by RJN » Wed Apr 01, 2015 1:57 pm

Quiz: Name the famous science museum that currently houses this work of art. - RJN

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Re: APOD: Suiting Up for the Moon (2015 Apr 01)

Post by Ron-Astro Pharmacist » Wed Apr 01, 2015 2:05 pm

And I thought the “facilities” on the ISS looked complicated. Maybe they could design an escape hatch but then we’d have to tell future lunarnaughts not to eat moon pies.
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Re: APOD: Suiting Up for the Moon (2015 Apr 01)

Post by bub4280 » Wed Apr 01, 2015 2:46 pm

The time has come to Cowlinize the Moon.

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There are no cows in space

Post by BobStein-VisiBone » Wed Apr 01, 2015 3:05 pm

There are no cows in space.

At least, there were none until a certain intrepid space-cowboy took a job...
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Firefly episode "Shindig". Oh yea um, spoiler alert.

And then seriously, there are no cows in space:
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Re: APOD: Suiting Up for the Moon (2015 Apr 01)

Post by kellogg » Wed Apr 01, 2015 3:39 pm

Neil Hoofstrong and Buzz Angus landed on the Moon.

Michael Cowlins jumped over the Moon. :)

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Re: APOD: Suiting Up for the Moon (2015 Apr 01)

Post by Curious Jay » Wed Apr 01, 2015 4:22 pm

RJN wrote:Quiz: Name the famous science museum that currently houses this work of art. - RJN
Is it the Moooooseum of Science and Industry in Chicago?

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Re: APOD: Suiting Up for the Moon (2015 Apr 01)

Post by jeffkenton » Wed Apr 01, 2015 4:35 pm

Too bad it won't happen. We could have the herd shot round the world.

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Re: APOD: Suiting Up for the Moon (2015 Apr 01)

Post by mlarsen@towson.edu » Wed Apr 01, 2015 6:22 pm

I thought NASA was going to launch several of these in orbit so they would be the herd shot round the world.

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Re: APOD: Suiting Up for the Moon (2015 Apr 01)

Post by chuckster » Wed Apr 01, 2015 7:24 pm

IMHO, that cow spacesuit is missing a LOT of processing equipment towards the rear end. Probably not shown for security reasons. PLUS - cows don't need no stinkin' NASA, as shown below :


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