bionic wrote:That's fing horrible!!
Do you think his/her mind still works?
Has been stuck there like that for..God knows how long?
Or is it mercilessly , shut off?
If it is still on..and working..there needs to be a mission, of unnoficial mercy...officially, curiosity..to go get it!!
I do not think it is still working. It will have likely been up there for a long time. As you can see the object in the pictures is just a head. For it to still be functioning it would need a power source. With out one it would simply shut down. Similar to a lamp when you turn the light switch off.
Mercy also is not an issue since it's not alive. Even if it has advanced programming to
think (calculate) and act like it can feel and have emotions it's still just programming. It has no conscience or soul.
The conspiracy theorist in me says we already have it. So we wouldn't need to go back. There have been space missions since so it's possible. Also if we are in contact with ETs they could help us retrieve it. Either by hitching a ride or they get it for us. If a secret mission was somehow launched with just Humans then if they retrieved it and it turned out to be a head of something then it would never be announced and taken to an Above Top Secret facility such as Area 51 or wherever.
But whatever it is probably is still up there.
We also don't know if it's even a robot. It could be the skull of a once living being. Many sources say aliens look like us. Even the Bible says we were made in God's image. Some say that comes down to a misunderstanding and that we were altered by aliens to look like them.
bionic wrote:But..no more space shuttles?
Cuts in the space program will come back to haunt us some day.
Maybe even sooner than we think. We should have a fully functional moon base with permanent staff. It's been
39 years since Apollo 17 and any Humans on the moon. I consider this a failure. Establishing a Lunar Base is in my thinking more important than doing outer planet research with probes and stuff. What if a global disaster occured? It's possible there'd be no one left. A Lunar habitat could solve that.
A base would also help the other projects. We could more easily launch probes from the lunar surface. A telescope would be much more effective without the Earth's atmosphere. The moon at least has some gravity so people wouldn't need to excerise as much, just some.