NASA has now gone rogue on Twitter

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  1. samcraig macrumors P6

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    Following in the footsteps of National Parks

    https://twitter.com/RogueNASA

    Whether it's representatives from NASA or not, you have to love the pushback...
     
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    I heard the EPA are backing up all of the data regarding Climate Change on private servers since evidently the EPA website isn't allowed to display them anymore. Interesting times...
     
  4. samcraig thread starter macrumors P6

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    There's an EPA rogue account, but they state it's not them - they are just retweeting others and also open to receiving info from EPA employees who want to stay anonymous
     
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  6. samcraig thread starter macrumors P6

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    You're confusing the EPA with Trump. Not a common mistake... but one nonetheless
     
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    Brilliant.

    And yes, I am now following them.

    Sigh.

    What a characteristically uninformed response.

    No. Scientific agencies don't "make up" stuff, and it attacks their core sense of scientific integrity to think that they should be advised "to make stuff up".

    Shame on you.

    Very interesting.

    Fascinating.

    Indeed.

    An understandable source of confusion, after all, if rather uncommon, as you so rightly point out.
     
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    SpaceX does more in a day than NASA does in a year.

    Of course, "Rogue NASA" does nothing but tweet about climate change. They are not even concerned that Obama destroyed the United States manned space program, lol.
     
  9. LIVEFRMNYC macrumors 603

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    SpaceX is a joke.
     
  10. yaxomoxay macrumors 68000

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    Not really.
    The day SpaceX reaches the Moon or Mars, or Phobos or Pluto, or the day that one of its vehicles gets out of the Solar System while still sending data then they can talk.
    Don't get me wrong, I love this private race to space, and I have a few friends and former colleagues working for SpaceX, but don't over exaggerate its merits.
     
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    And they have the massive benefit of NASA's research, data and prior experience. And despite mind boggling leaps in computer technology and navigation (launched by NASA), they are still far behind NASA's amazing timeline.
     
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    SpaceX wouldn't be anything without NASA. Of course its easier to stand on the shoulders of giants. Elon Musk has said as much himself.
     
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    Where do you get this stuff from?
     
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    Facebook, probably.

    Or maybe from one of those e-mails that my mom is always sending me!
     
  16. MacNut macrumors Core

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    You do know that we still have a manned space program don't you? Wait don't answer, it appears you don't.
     
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    Which is why we need the Russians to bring our astronauts to the ISS.
     
  18. MacNut macrumors Core

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    You do know we are building a whole new spacecraft that can reach the ISS and beyond.
     
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    So the check's in the mail, eh? I thought the Russians were the big bogey man these days? Seems y'all are quite comfortable relying on them for our space travel.
     
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    I'd have limited faith in someone who thinks the planet is at risk.
    The planet is fine. Worst case scenario we might be screwed.
     
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  22. samcraig thread starter macrumors P6

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    When you say we - I assume you mean all life on the planet. Plants, animals and people. I think it's fair to refer to that as the planet being at risk. Semantically, you are correct. But then again, there's always a stray comet out there ;)
     
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    Don't be overly optimistic: last month a comet directed toward us checked a little bit better what was happening on this planet and decided to change its route...
     
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    Resist we much!

     
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    I mostly just mean humans. I wouldn't say there is much chance of us destroying all life and I'm not sure it is meaningfully worse than destroying just humans.
     

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