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SLS/Orion mission will launch ...

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Wednesday, November 16th
  27% 13 votes
Saturday, November 19th
0% 0 votes
Friday, November 25th
  2% 1 votes
Sometime in December
  4% 2 votes
Sometime in 2023
  29% 14 votes
Never
  29% 14 votes
Other (please specify in comments)
  8% 4 votes
48 total votes.
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  • Don't complain about lack of options. You've got to pick a few when you do multiple choice. Those are the breaks.
  • Feel free to suggest poll ideas if you're feeling creative. I'd strongly suggest reading the past polls first.
  • This whole thing is wildly inaccurate. Rounding errors, ballot stuffers, dynamic IPs, firewalls. If you're using these numbers to do anything important, you're insane.
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  • (Score: 5, Funny) by DannyB on Monday November 14, @02:58PM (3 children)

    by DannyB (5839) Subscriber Badge on Monday November 14, @02:58PM (#1279664) Journal

    As a taxpayer I truly hope that SLS will blow up on the launch pad taking its launch infrastructure with it. This would be the best possible outcome. Especially if it immediately results in cutting off the pork cost plus contractors. That river of money could go to more efficient, nimble and modern competitors who could so much more with even a portion of that money.

    Some possible failure modes for SLS are that it fails to blow up, or does not blow up spectacularly enough to get cancelled, or does not make good enough videos for social media.

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    I get constant rejection even though the compiler is supposed to accept constants.
    • (Score: 3, Insightful) by Freeman on Tuesday November 15, @02:54PM (2 children)

      by Freeman (732) on Tuesday November 15, @02:54PM (#1279863) Journal

      The only possible "good outcome" of it blowing up on the pad is, if it cuts off the pork train. In the event that it doesn't, it's literally just a wasted mission. Which would be sad.

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      Joshua 1:9 "Be strong and of a good courage; be not afraid, neither be thou dismayed: for the Lord thy God is with thee"
      • (Score: 4, Insightful) by DannyB on Tuesday November 15, @02:59PM (1 child)

        by DannyB (5839) Subscriber Badge on Tuesday November 15, @02:59PM (#1279865) Journal

        Even a successful mission of SLS is almost entirely a gigantic waste of money. The "success" part of an SLS mission does not make up for the 19/20 (95%) waste if another launch system could do the job at 1/20 (5%) the price. ($4+ billion vs, say $200 million)

        So a huge fireball is 20/20 (or 1.0) waste of money vs a successful mission which is 19/20 (0.95) waste of money.

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        I get constant rejection even though the compiler is supposed to accept constants.
        • (Score: 3, Insightful) by Freeman on Tuesday November 15, @04:18PM

          by Freeman (732) on Tuesday November 15, @04:18PM (#1279873) Journal

          Those numbers are painful, but all too accurate. SpaceX was a huge gamble at first, but now they've proven their system works. To be able to take Space Travel and Exploration to the next level, we can't rely on the old way of doing things.

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          Joshua 1:9 "Be strong and of a good courage; be not afraid, neither be thou dismayed: for the Lord thy God is with thee"
  • (Score: 4, Funny) by drussell on Monday November 14, @09:03PM (1 child)

    by drussell (2678) Subscriber Badge on Monday November 14, @09:03PM (#1279748) Journal

    Launching means just getting off the ground, right?

    That says nothing about whether or not it will actually make it to space, nevermind around the moon and back.

    If it goes kaboom 30 seconds after lift-off it technically launched, though.

    • (Score: 2) by JoeMerchant on Wednesday November 16, @03:38PM

      by JoeMerchant (3937) on Wednesday November 16, @03:38PM (#1280036)

      There was some commentary during ascent about passing points where they could demonstrate various components / systems, such as: even if we abort now we can still (possibly) demonstrate the re-entry heat shield with sufficient velocity to equate to a moon-return.

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  • (Score: 2) by takyon on Wednesday November 16, @01:52AM (5 children)

    by takyon (881) <takyonNO@SPAMsoylentnews.org> on Wednesday November 16, @01:52AM (#1279937) Journal

    Voting for Wednesday.

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    • (Score: 3, Insightful) by drussell on Wednesday November 16, @07:41AM

      by drussell (2678) Subscriber Badge on Wednesday November 16, @07:41AM (#1279980) Journal

      Well, would you look at that...

      You and I, plus whoever else the third vote was from were actually right! :)

      And it didn't even blow up on the way to space, either!!

    • (Score: 2) by DannyB on Wednesday November 16, @03:05PM (3 children)

      by DannyB (5839) Subscriber Badge on Wednesday November 16, @03:05PM (#1280027) Journal

      When I saw the news this morning I now know that it is fairly safe for me to vote for Wednesday Nov 16th.

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      I get constant rejection even though the compiler is supposed to accept constants.
      • (Score: 2) by drussell on Wednesday November 16, @04:40PM (2 children)

        by drussell (2678) Subscriber Badge on Wednesday November 16, @04:40PM (#1280051) Journal

        LOL, yeah...

        The 27 actual poll results before the launch were:

        3 - Today* (winner, winner!)
        0 - Saturday, November 19th
        1 - Friday, November 25th
        2 - Sometime in December
        11 - Sometime in 2023
        8 - Never
        2 - Other (please specify in comments)

        * Technically it was yesterday here still when it launched, since it was still well before midnight Pacific time and thus still Tuesday. :)

        • (Score: 2) by Freeman on Thursday November 17, @09:13PM

          by Freeman (732) on Thursday November 17, @09:13PM (#1280248) Journal

          I voted for Sometime in 2023. I had no faith that it would actually launch this Calendar year. What with the inspection after the hurricane and all that, too.

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          Joshua 1:9 "Be strong and of a good courage; be not afraid, neither be thou dismayed: for the Lord thy God is with thee"
        • (Score: 2) by maxwell demon on Sunday November 20, @07:54AM

          by maxwell demon (1608) Subscriber Badge on Sunday November 20, @07:54AM (#1280631) Journal

          Well, now it's 12 votes on the first option. Seems nine people have voted after they knew the answer. :-)
          More interesting is that the total number of votes is now 45. Which means that another 9 people voted for options that were provably false at the time of voting.

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          The Tao of math: The numbers you can count are not the real numbers.
  • (Score: 1) by Runaway1956 on Sunday November 20, @04:11AM

    by Runaway1956 (2926) Subscriber Badge on Sunday November 20, @04:11AM (#1280591) Homepage Journal

    Q: When will SLS land humans on the moon?

    Among the available answers, there must be,

    A: Ask me again when Musk's Mars mission returns.

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    "no more than 8 bullets in a round" - Joe Biden
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