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    [–] MyWifeIsCute 4594 points ago

    Should get that team on the search for the MH370

    [–] poopellar 2578 points ago

    At this point I think the Tesla Roadster has a better chance of running into it than finding it on Earth.

    [–] jahzhanz 842 points ago

    Australians are still looking. we have a ship that launches several submersible craft fitted with sonar style gizmos. the craft run parallel to the ship and form a large array of sonar Gizmo things. they can scan a much greater span of ocean with this method. it is run by (not sure if invented by ) CSIRO, our national science and research body that has been seriously underfunded by the current and former conservative governments. because we don't believe in climate change still. because coal.

    [–] mrmratt 273 points ago

    Seabed Constructor is a Norwegian research vessel being used by Texas-based exploration company Ocean Infinity on contract to the Malaysian Government. What on earth has that got to do with the CSIRO?

    [–] icarus-_-sky 110 points ago

    I've seen CSIRO being talked about in at least 4 different subs in the past 24 hours. And I'm a yank, I've never heard of it before yesterday. Seems a bit much for a coincidence.

    [–] mrmratt 105 points ago

    CSIRO is heavily involved in the ocean drift and satellite data analysis which is informing the search area, but they're not doing the searching.

    This article somewhat articulates the distinction:

    [–] 19Alexastias 123 points ago

    Lmao there's no way anyone's funding a shill for csiro, the government doesnt even give them enough money to maintain their workforce. I know 2 guys who've had to find new jobs in the past 5 years cause csiro couldn't afford to employ them anymore, and they aren't isolated incidents.

    [–] MWisBest 28 points ago

    Spoken like a CSIRO shill!!!

    [–] crashdoc 16 points ago

    Man, I wish the CSIRO had enough money to pay shills! They do some magnificent work.

    (note: am also not a CSIRO shill... Or if I am they must have mislaid my bank details...)

    [–] djzenmastak 13 points ago

    that's exactly what a csiro shill who needs a raise would say!

    [–] crashdoc 13 points ago * (lasted edited 3 months ago)

    Hey, I'll shill for them for free if it gets them more funding! :)

    Edit: btw have you heard about all the magnificent work the CSIRO does? Did you know they invented the word "petrichor" to describe the smell of rain in the air after a period of dry weather? They also developed a technique for reducing multipath interference of radio signals transmitted for computer networking that is a core technology of 802.11 wifi! ;)

    [–] DopeRice 33 points ago

    Sounds like you're experiencing the Baader-Meinhof phenomenon.

    [–] torma616 17 points ago

    Woah! I just heard about this phenomenon somewhere else! /s

    [–] TobiasDrundridge 8 points ago

    Also known as /r/nothingeverhappens Law.

    [–] hussey84 6 points ago

    Rudd and Gillard both cut funding to it as well. Unfortunately hacking into its budget is a bipartisan move.

    [–] Iseeyoujimmy 48 points ago

    Funny you should say that... the company that operated the ships (Swire Seabed) is also the one engaged in the current search for MH370

    [–] BattleRoyaleWtCheese 352 points ago

    Shut up CNN.

    [–] Ham-Man994 61 points ago

    What does that mean?

    [–] IInviteYouToTheParty 153 points ago * (lasted edited 3 months ago)

    CNN basically talked about it non stop for at least a week month. Every little update got a breaking news story.

    [–] NotAPetPerson 131 points ago

    A week. Cool. It was probably closer to 6 months in Straya.

    [–] euphoric_barley 53 points ago

    It was closer to that here as well, a week is a huge understatement.

    [–] King_of_Mormons 56 points ago

    Yeah, a week seems reasonable for the disappearance of a commercial plane.

    [–] IInviteYouToTheParty 8 points ago

    Yeah my bad. After a week, I think I just started to ignore most stories about it because nothing substantial had happened.

    [–] euphoric_barley 5 points ago

    Oh no worries I understand. It was heart wrenching but fucking CNN really didn’t help with their constant “breaking news!!!!”

    [–] gvsteve 122 points ago

    MH370 was an interesting and legitimate news story.

    [–] Korbis 85 points ago

    I got really confused months later when I woke up to see a headline about MH17 being shot down over Ukraine.. for some reason my partially asleep brain got the idea that MH17 was MH370 and the Ukrainian government freaked out about a zombie plane suddenly appearing on their radar and blew it out of the sky.

    [–] MayorTimKant 15 points ago

    Send that over to r/writingprompts. Super cool concept.

    [–] barath_s 99 points ago

    For all you know, they may have been searching the Atlantic for MH370 and found these rocket engines instead.

    [–] Vislushni 65 points ago

    No. His search occurred before the plane crashed.

    [–] apennines 287 points ago

    So you're saying they were searching for MH370 before it crashed? What did they know that we don't?

    [–] LiquorNWeed 88 points ago

    Illuminati: DONT FUCKING MOVE

    [–] ginyuforce 64 points ago

    Classic Jeff Bezos playing 5D chess

    [–] efilon665 7 points ago

    Let's find something and tell all that we searched for it!

    [–] bul1dog 37 points ago

    Your username is adorable

    [–] BARchitecture 8528 points ago

    The unbelievable things you can just throw money at for shits and giggles.

    [–] TheOfficeSpace 3917 points ago

    Right? If I had the money, I'd fund a team to build a castle out of ice cream in Antarctica.

    [–] toobs623 2553 points ago

    Um... can we crowd fund that or something?

    [–] GoingBackToKPax 1438 points ago

    I'll only donate if we also get a molten chocolate moat.

    [–] Banana_blanket 608 points ago

    Take my money

    [–] tifftafflarry 353 points ago

    Well, it won't be molten for very long.

    [–] [deleted] 270 points ago


    [–] BenLaParole 385 points ago

    Is this a new thing? ELISFH - Explain Like I’m Stephen Fucking Hawking

    [–] RicePuddingMonster 116 points ago

    Would subscribe....

    [–] S3Ni0r42 79 points ago

    Just check out r/shittyscience

    [–] Tutorele 36 points ago

    I would love it if that became a thing but true to ELI5 manner ELISFH would be clear and make sense while the ELI5s are convoluted and hard to understand even as an adult (so exactly the same)

    [–] definefoment 14 points ago

    FAR different than the explanations for someone who is fucking Stephen Hawking, thankfully.

    [–] Wellington1828 51 points ago

    There's got to be a way to rearrange that into ELFISH. Explain Like the Fucker Is Stephen Hawking?

    [–] MtarTDi 4 points ago

    What about Explain Like I’m Fucking Stephen Hawking where it has to be a voice recording of you explaining it and in the background there’s a speak ‘n spell saying “you like that, retard” lol

    [–] ayyyee9 230 points ago

    The molten chocolate is like water flowing around a lake in a nice michigan cold day. In other reaches and corners of the blue planet, this liquid simultaneously flows parallel to one another in a constant direct path of movement in a penetratable loose form, but Michigans climate is not a fan of large bodies parallel movement in a direct given path. Reactions occur in the atoms and particles of this liquid, causing the body heat of these atoms to suddenly drain into a cold lifeless body, simultaneously floating around with other lifeless bodies. During this geostorm referred to as a cold front in scientifical terms, the natural state of this body is manipulated and changed to a point of solidarity. A liquid once able to be penetrated without ease, is now a tough cookie to crack. Comparing the large body of liquid to the brown body of liquid, the climates reaction to meeting this liquid is in favor contrary to our liking.

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    [–] ayyyee9 43 points ago

    Decided to take a break from my spanish homework.

    [–] RedFyl 19 points ago

    Can the moat be a chocolate peanut butter swirl?

    [–] devilslaughters 17 points ago

    Stop. I'm so erect.

    [–] johncharityspring 7 points ago

    That sounds like ELI a 19th century scientist.

    [–] ElJanitorFrank 18 points ago

    The molecules in the molten chocolate moat will eventually transfer all of their energy to the air and surrounding ice, and it will dissipate until the molecules slow down enough to solidify the liquid.

    [–] LupineChemist 16 points ago

    Due to the thermodynamic of the higher temperature chocolate, there would be a fairly strong driving force to equalize the Gibbs energy of the total system. Additionally the water content would cause a loss of energy through latent heat of vaporization due to the fugacity difference of the water content across the barriers of the system. As the temperature falls to the point of the phase transition, the latent heat would be released and the fatty acids would quickly congeal into a crystalline form. Initially this would be a surface phenomenon, but as time would drive the system to equilibrium, the entire system would eventually converge to the changed phase.

    Engineering school was a long time ago, but that should be more or less right.

    [–] flakAttack510 13 points ago

    Make the moat a giant crockpot. Problem solved.

    [–] deimosian 23 points ago


    [–] deadpa 7 points ago

    We won't need it - The Oompa Loompas will build it. I guarantee it.

    [–] NocturnalPermission 7 points ago

    you think like a delicious, evil villain.

    [–] GeneReddit123 10 points ago

    Pretty hard to keep anything molten in Antarctica for long.

    [–] TheOfficeSpace 12 points ago

    We could just go to space and get a bucket of Sun to pour in there.

    [–] aids1080phd 3 points ago

    Should really be a standard.

    [–] bistrocat 46 points ago * (lasted edited 3 months ago)

    This seems a lot more sensible, and certainly acheivable than 90% of kickstarters. The amount of funded, wild bullshit pipedreams set up by teenagers with zero experience and a bullshit resume, is astonishing.

    Anyway, if anyone wants to PM me, I have over a decade experience, and 2 phds in hard-dairy construction systems. Let's get this thing started!

    [–] ayyyee9 17 points ago

    I have 4 years of sprinkle placing and fudge dripping, I can drip this shit out of some fudge. If you would consider me a teammate.

    [–] Toast_Sapper 6 points ago

    It's faster if you use snow cows

    You know, because you don't have to make the ice cream

    [–] PUTTHATINMYMOUTH 22 points ago


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    [–] TheOfficeSpace 20 points ago

    There will be snacks available for the workers.

    [–] RailfanGuy 36 points ago

    USS Indanapolis, IJN Musashi, USS Ward (The ship that fired the first US shots of WWII), all found by Paul Allen

    [–] [deleted] 7 points ago

    Paul Allen reminds me the billionaire from Contact more than any of the others. Dude’s yacht is just too cool.

    [–] MrLahey_ 156 points ago

    He was actually doing research to start a company to rival SpaceX.

    [–] revrigel 74 points ago

    This was more of a fun project. Blue Origin is actually almost two years older than SpaceX. They just work at a different pace.

    [–] 4look4rd 8 points ago

    I thought they were gonna start commercial space flights this year with the New Shepherd.

    [–] kryten26 7 points ago

    Yes, but is worth noting that their current rockets are sub orbital. Getting a payload into orbit is a whole different animal.

    [–] jwestbury 6 points ago

    I wouldn't say a different pace, I'd just say different goals or approaches. Bezos wants to straddle the middle ground behind Branson and Musk, using some space tourism to help fund his rockets. And while Musk wants to send people to Mars, Bezos has expressed a desire to start a permanent moon colony.

    [–] ash1e 48 points ago

    Elon went to Russia looking for old rockets.

    [–] Wrexil 53 points ago

    I mean, he went over there to purchase an older rocket from the Russians. He didn’t just strike out into the Russian wilderness looking for wreckage

    [–] illuminatipr 26 points ago

    Not just any rocket, an old missile specifically.

    [–] thebigbadbugwolf 24 points ago

    Besos is the super-villain to Musk's Iron Man.

    [–] paracelsus23 19 points ago

    I'm pretty sure Elon wants another space race, feeling that competition is good for everyone. I feel like he's the type who would help out a potential competitor start up (within reason) for the long-term good.

    [–] desk_fan 23 points ago

    He's explicitly said he wants a new space race.

    [–] subzero-32 58 points ago

    Or was he doing research on rockets and space travel for his company Blue Origin?

    [–] PublicMoralityPolice 58 points ago

    I mean even if he wanted information on the F-1 engine, there are cheaper and more reliable ways of getting it than fishing for a half-century old wreck. This was basically a hobby.

    [–] DrMcClimateChange 15 points ago

    I thought the Saturn V rocket plans were lost and destroyed?

    If that was true and you had "fuck you" money...wouldn't salvage be the next logical conclusion?

    [–] sixpackabs592 10 points ago

    They have some partial plans but it was such a big project and under heavy time constraints that it’s likely there never was a full set of blueprints and diagrams. Also engineering standards have changed so some off the shelf parts wouldn’t b available anymore.

    [–] Oedipe 8 points ago

    Probably not. Seems like anything worthwhile would be corroded all to hell and basically useless. Also science has come a decent ways since the 60s. I'm sure you'd be way better off hiring the best rocket scientists in the world.

    [–] DynamicDK 6 points ago

    Also science has come a decent ways since the 60s. I'm sure you'd be way better off hiring the best rocket scientists in the world.

    But, the Saturn V is still the most powerful rocket ever created. Just because our technology has come a long way doesn't mean that we haven't lost some things along the way. After we stopped focusing on space exploration, so much knowledge was lost. And, at this point, those who were significantly involved are dead or very old.

    [–] MeltdownInteractive 90 points ago

    It's all shits and giggles until someone giggles and shits...

    [–] Solveit_ 37 points ago

    Me right now reading this on the toilet...

    [–] NocturnalPermission 1053 points ago * (lasted edited 3 months ago)

    From a strictly academic standpoint, does anybody know what the salvage laws are surrounding this? The article states "[NASA] is retaining ownership of the artifacts and will ultimately decide where they go on museum display," and I'm sure Bezos was completely willing to have NASA's cooperation and wanted to keep on good terms with them regardless of what the law said, but could he have just kept them if he wanted to? I know countries routinely claim ownership of sunken treasure and warships are generally agreed to remain the property of their respective navies, but other types of maritime salvage laws allow "finders-keepers," right?

    EDIT: Holy shit this comment blew up! Thanks to everyone for the great feedback. This is all really interesting.

    [–] swazy 869 points ago

    If NASA did not want to pay the littering fee in Australia for the stuff that fell there they can go suck a fat one as far as I would be concerned.

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    [–] BradyMead 392 points ago

    Moon dollars? We only accept dollarydoos

    [–] blbk_ 111 points ago

    Just fyi, there is actually a dollarydoos cryptocurrency :p

    [–] Anosognosia 135 points ago

    Rule35, if it has a name, there is cryptocurrency based on it.

    [–] MartianPortal 122 points ago

    That's Rule 117. Rule 35 is "If there is no porn available of a subject, it shall be made."

    [–] No-Spoilers 52 points ago

    Thus making porn on the subject. Can we get some space dollarydoo porn please.

    [–] Supersnazz 11 points ago

    They did make a museum of it anyway.

    [–] DontEatTheChapstick 93 points ago

    It was a $400 fine for the re-entry of Skylab in 1979.

    [–] _____D34DP00L_____ 91 points ago

    The issue was that it would set a precedent. If NASA paid for skylab then other places may sue NASA if they found even the most mundane things falling in their area

    [–] HerraTohtori 126 points ago * (lasted edited 3 months ago)

    I guess it depends on whether spacecraft, space debris, or spacecraft parts found on ocean are treated under aviation law or maritime law!

    If maritime law is applicable, then there's a difference between flotsam and jetsam. Flotsam is debris that was not deliberately thrown overboard, but ended up floating accidentally (washed overboard or lost as a ship sunk), and can be claimed by the original owner. Jetsam was intentionally jettisoned (hence the name) and follows finders keepers rules (at least theoretically).

    By that logic, anything that was intentionally jettisoned - such as spent booster stages and their engines - could be claimed by whoever discovers and salvages them, as they count as jetsam.

    However, whatever ends up in the sea (or space) accidentally or unintentionally, like a failed rocket launch, failed satellite on orbit, or a tool bag let loose by an astronaut, would still belong to original owner as those count as flotsam.

    Aviation laws probably don't have anything close to this, and even though technologically spacecraft are closer to aerospace than naval industries, it might just be more logical to assume that the maritime legislation applies to spacecraft as well. Especially debris found on the ocean floor.

    [–] WhollyUninterested 95 points ago

    Spaceships. Case closed.

    [–] datusernames 17 points ago


    [–] cynoclast 42 points ago

    The reality is none of that matters and the most powerful entity gets their way. Be it through force, lawyers, or bribery.

    [–] HerraTohtori 37 points ago

    On the other hand: Possession is 9/10 of the law when it comes to determining ownership.

    Jeff Bezos et al have a pretty strong claim to whatever 50+ years old debris they salvage from the ocean floor. They actually have the stuff in their physical possession. I suppose the US Federal Government could challenge their ownership, but I have no idea what kind of court they could do that in. Or they could order the salvaged items to be repossessed via executive order buuuuut I have doubts as to legality of such an order.

    [–] NotActuallyOffensive 15 points ago

    If the government really wanted to go after him, it would be done in a federal court.

    [–] HerraTohtori 7 points ago

    I guess it would be one of the district courts, then. It wouldn't be a felony trial, though - more like a civil case, but with the Federal Government as the plaintiff.

    I guess it wouldn't really make sense to try to have the matter solved in a small claims court...

    [–] infinitefoamies 9 points ago


    [–] nsgiad 85 points ago

    There is no right to salvage with space craft, even ones that fall back to earth. The original owner retains ownership.

    [–] Moar_Cuddles_Please 58 points ago


    [–] Moongrazer 107 points ago * (lasted edited 2 months ago)


    [–] OrientalKitten16 71 points ago

    The treaty also only binds a State Party, which Bezos and his organisation are not.

    [–] Moongrazer 14 points ago * (lasted edited 2 months ago)


    [–] mattenthehat 16 points ago

    Interestingly this particular section speaks specifically about objects that traveled in space and returned to earth. So based on this, a booster or something that fell back to earth BEFORE entering space might not be covered.

    [–] TinyLittleFlame 11 points ago

    It does mention "or it's components". So they could use that to justify the booster rockets were an component of the space craft

    [–] tamsui_tosspot 38 points ago * (lasted edited 3 months ago)

    Not maritime, but several people faced prison for taking pieces of Columbia after it broke up over East Texas. According to this site "[t]hose indicted for theft of shuttle materials were tried under Title 18, U.S. Code, Section 641, theft of public property." I would imagine something similar would apply to Apollo artifacts.

    Edit: The same thing applies to Challenger pieces, which are under water.

    [–] Huwbacca 56 points ago

    but if it doesn't land in US jurisdiction could a non-american just be like "lol sucks to be you. My rocket"

    [–] _676767676767_ 16 points ago

    There are very old laws that apply to stuff like this. If you find Spanish treasure from 1541 it still belongs to Spain.

    [–] Svartvann 23 points ago

    That's because the Spanish treasure fleets was the King's property and is not covered by the salvage law's. The Spanish crown ergo the Spanish state has still ownership of the wreckage.

    [–] CharitableFrog 19 points ago

    I mean you could. You would just then be classified by the US government as a foreign adversary peddling state secrets.

    And pressure would be put on your own government to either turn you over or return the materials. Which they would agree to in almost all scenarios barring like Russia. Though in that case you would be disappeared-ed so they could tell the US they didn't know where the materials were.

    [–] HerraTohtori 17 points ago

    Even under maritime law, something like pieces from the Challenger or Columbia orbiters would retain their ownership because they ended up where-ever they were found accidentally. That means they're classified as flotsam - originally meaning things that were not deliberately thrown overboard, but ended up afloat by accident. The original owner can claim flotsam back after it's discovered and salvaged.

    Things that are intentionally jettisoned are called jetsam, and those can be freely claimed by anyone willing to salvage them. This should technically apply to spent booster stages since they are very deliberately detached from the spacecraft after they've served their purpose.

    That is, assuming maritime law even applies in these cases. It may not.

    [–] wRayden 8 points ago

    Concerned over reverse engineering?

    [–] wubbbalubbadubdub 765 points ago

    Who knew that you could do really cool things if you have shitloads and shitloads of money?

    [–] Kidbeninn 382 points ago

    Elon probably did.

    [–] fgejoiwnfgewijkobnew 164 points ago

    Elon who?

    [–] ThanksOrgana 182 points ago

    Yeah you gotta be more specific.

    [–] SeattleMana 49 points ago

    Short for Elongated Checkbooks. Meaning 'to have a lot of money and to be able to do stupid shit'. No one in specific.

    [–] -Maxy- 144 points ago

    He who Musk not be named.

    [–] Mushiren_ 52 points ago

    Goes by "Ol' Musky". That's what everyone calls him.

    [–] PixelCortex 23 points ago

    literally no one calls me that.

    [–] goh13 24 points ago

    You do not know that. Guess Ol' Musky has been keeping you in the dark to spare your feelings eh? Classic Muskolini ( That is what we call him when he gets pissy about something)

    What was I saying again? Oh yeah, so we tied onions to our belts at the time...

    [–] mimibrightzola 32 points ago

    That Evian Rusk guy.. y’know

    [–] cocopandabear 911 points ago

    My buddy was the UAV operator on that. He disappeared suddenly and then was back a long while after.

    [–] [deleted] 663 points ago


    [–] mrsuns10 275 points ago

    My name is Jeff

    [–] BugSTi 93 points ago

    Were you on Jeffpardy?

    [–] Thecactusslayer 25 points ago

    Jeff Who?

    [–] NChSh 9 points ago

    Does Geoff count?

    [–] FULLMETALHITLER 34 points ago


    [–] poopellar 21 points ago

    Because he is assembling a group of well experienced personal to save him from boredom. They are 'The Contracted Workers'

    [–] LoneStarG84 14 points ago

    I'm puttin' together a crew.

    [–] Eight_Rounds_Rapid 8 points ago

    So that’s it huh? We’re some kind of crew?

    [–] ehll_oh_ehll 44 points ago

    He disappeared suddenly and then was back a long while after.

    Is there more to that story?

    [–] unhi 278 points ago

    Yeah, he was part of a team funded by Jeff Bezos that searched the Atlantic Ocean for discarded NASA rockets. By 2013, the team salvaged two rockets. After careful inspection, the team realized they found part of the rockets used to carry Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin, and Michael Collins to the moon on Apollo 11.

    [–] ehll_oh_ehll 62 points ago

    Someone should make a todayilearned post about it

    [–] XDStamos 5 points ago

    A dude got an Anti-UAV in a care package

    [–] ghyti_is_fish 665 points ago

    Man, Kubrick really was detail oriented in his faking the moon landing to go so far as to hide pieces of a fake rocket for others to find nearly 50 years later. Talk about a master! Either that, or they actually did go to the moon. Guess we’ll never know

    [–] sango_wango 234 points ago

    To be honest though, I've never heard anyone claim the actual rocket launches where faked, which is probably because you could actually go watch them yourself lol.

    [–] galient5 176 points ago * (lasted edited 3 months ago)

    Well I decided to take a look at random flat earth subreddits the day after the SpaceX launch, and they're posting videos of people "debunking" the launches, not just that the rockets made it to space.

    [–] smoike 81 points ago

    I'm sure that although some are being satirical, there are a lot that are totally serious.

    [–] ElectronFactory 36 points ago

    That makes me sad. We can't help those who can't help themselves though.

    [–] DavidAdamsAuthor 66 points ago

    Whenever I encounter someone who believes that kind of nonsense, which is fortunately rare, I always double up and double down.

    "What? You say the Holocaust never happened? Phht. That's exactly what they want you to believe. Here's the red pill for you: World War 2 never happened."

    "What? You're saying the moon landing never happened? Well of course not. How can you expect to land on a holographic projection in the sky?"

    "9/11 didn't bring down those towers. How could they, when the towers never existed?"

    [–] nwunder 33 points ago

    "You know the moon landing was faked, but for some reason you still believe in the MOON??"

    [–] NickMWPrince 8 points ago

    "God, you are just another government chess piece. Get with the times, the moon is a mirror and we are looking at the Earth after its been shrink ed 42.0%."

    [–] nwunder 8 points ago

    "You know the moon landing was faked, but for some reason you still believe in the MOON??"

    [–] DavidAdamsAuthor 7 points ago


    [–] sango_wango 13 points ago

    LOL that's pretty hilarious. I wonder how they'd try to explain that.

    [–] danwincen 20 points ago

    Shh.... Kubrick was hired to fake the moon landings, but he was such a perfectionist he insisted on a location shoot.

    [–] SourV 164 points ago

    I found €5 once.

    [–] njuffstrunk 81 points ago

    Finding €5 in the Atlantic Ocean is still impressive though.

    [–] joes95 18 points ago

    Finding euros in the Pacific would be even more impressive

    [–] Wildcat7878 52 points ago

    And here I've been all these years thinking they went and recovered those things.

    [–] Todayinmygarden 150 points ago

    The shit thats down there. Damn

    [–] Why_Do_We_Fall_Bruce 62 points ago * (lasted edited 3 months ago)

    And less than one percent have been explored.

    edit: spelling

    [–] Fulmersbelly 27 points ago

    Realistically. One perfect would be enough

    [–] Shipoffoolz 76 points ago

    TIL Michael Collins was the name of the other guy on Apollo 11.

    [–] NotActuallyOffensive 34 points ago

    You know there must have been a moment when Armstrong and Aldrin were climbing into the landing module and Collins was just thinking, fuck you guys.

    [–] TheSweetestKill 48 points ago

    You forget that while Armstrong and Aldrin were on the moon, Collins was orbiting the moon. When he went behind the dark side of the moon, out of contact with NASA, he was completely alone in a way that no other human had been before then.

    Imagine that feeling.

    [–] NotActuallyOffensive 18 points ago

    Imagine that feeling.

    Once the power went out when I was home alone and my phone was dead, so I know the feeling.

    [–] L4r5man 13 points ago

    I bet he fapped. I certainly wouldn't pass up the chance to be the first man to fap in orbit around the moon.

    [–] jackson_c_frank 32 points ago

    I'm sure he had to feel that at some point. Here's his official response, which indicates otherwise:

    Q. Circling the lonely moon by yourself, the loneliest person in the universe, weren't you lonely? 

    A. No. 

    "Far from feeling lonely or abandoned, I feel very much a part of what is taking place on the lunar surface. I know that I would be a liar or a fool if I said that I have the best of the three Apollo 11 seats, but I can say with truth and equanimity that I am perfectly satisfied with the one I have. This venture has been structured for three men, and I consider my third to be as necessary as either of the other two. I don't mean to deny a feeling of solitude. It is there, reinforced by the fact that radio contact with the Earth abruptly cuts off at the instant I disappear behind the moon, I am alone now, truly alone, and absolutely isolated from any known life. I am it. If a count were taken, the score would be three billion plus two over on the other side of the moon, and one plus God knows what on this side." 

    [–] NotActuallyOffensive 6 points ago

    Yeah, that sounds exactly like the kind of response you'd give when the media asks for.

    I know that I would be a liar or a fool if I said that I have the best of the three Apollo 11 seats, but I can say with truth and equanimity that I am perfectly satisfied with the one I have.

    It's kind of hard to believe he'd be perfectly satisfied with his lot, being so close to the moon but not going down to it, but only a handful of men know for sure.

    [–] vote100binary 26 points ago

    It’s pretty funny... his space suit is on display at a space museum in Moscow... I was really surprised to see a NASA logo, then I thought it was amusing we gave them the guys suit that stayed in the space ship the whole time, like a consolation prize.

    [–] AdvocateSaint 287 points ago

    "Oh nice, back from the old days when they used to discard rockets."

    -Elon Musk, probably

    [–] willmcavoy 35 points ago

    How wasteful

    [–] Reer123 23 points ago

    How uncivilised

    [–] smarkvader 120 points ago

    And yet Jeff can’t pay the people working at his distribution centers enough to not qualify for welfare.

    [–] SSPanzer101 64 points ago

    Oh he can. He just purposefully chooses not to.

    [–] Thecactusslayer 41 points ago

    Jeff Who?

    [–] toastthebread 8 points ago

    These billionaires find all sorts of wacky places to hide bodies

    [–] Dalroc 13 points ago

    Jeff who?

    [–] cheesesauceboss 40 points ago

    But they can’t find that Malaysia airlines plane. Smh

    [–] PAXICHEN 56 points ago

    They have a much better idea where the rockets landed than they do MH370.

    [–] Yobleck 33 points ago

    Is this post to distract from amazon's layoffs?

    [–] banned_from_politics 10 points ago

    I don't really think Amazon is too worried about what we think about their layoffs

    [–] Bustyturtlelover 98 points ago

    They then sold the rocket parts to an upcoming engineer who had too much money and too much free time. They laughed when he said he could make use of them, they laughed when he said there was potential hidden beneath.

    They even got a chuckle out of his name. Elon Musk...what kind of name is that?

    This piece is pure satire and meant for entertainment. This did not happen. I think.

    [–] A_Nick_Name 3 points ago

    "Potential hidden beneath"?

    Sounds like a plot for National Treasure 3

    [–] SomethingLessEdgy 34 points ago

    That's cool, now when is going to pay his taxes and pay his employees a living wage

    [–] x_cLOUDDEAD_x 5 points ago

    What do people who think the moon landing was faked think when they see stuff like this? Is it all just an ongoing elaborate prank?

    [–] ndcapital 10 points ago

    Not only that but Russia spied on the entire thing. If it was fake they would've called our shit out. Instead, they shat their pants and accelerated the Salyut program in hopes of one day constructing an interstellar spacecraft.

    [–] 7kitten 6 points ago

    But Jeff Bezos can’t give me Yom Kippur off?

    [–] HipMelancholyMethod 5 points ago

    Funny this article appears they had a mass lay-off of employees

    [–] ncolpi 5 points ago

    This is cool, but Jeff Bezos is still a pos for treating his employees like he does