Like, those exoplanets in the Trappist-1 system that have been discovered are ~39 light years away, right? Doesn’t sound that far away? Well, if you were to travel in NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft at over 32,000mph, it would still take you…800,000 years to get there!
Unpack your suitcases, folks. You’re not going anywhere anytime soon.
Jack Fischer and I returning to the airlock after the
successful removal and replacement of one of the key external computers which
had failed. What an amazing effort was required by the ground team to
come up with a solution, and complete the spacewalk in less than 3 days after
I think NASA’s problem-solving approach is an exceptional
one. No one on our team ever says the problem is insolvable, instead we
attack the problem with all our resources and come up with a solution or a work
around. I think NASA’s motto should be “Making Hard Things Look Easy”,
because so few people will ever know the effort required to make huge problems
Funny thing in the nasa au:
Kirk forgets how gravity works once he is back on earth and when Spock asks him to give him an object, Jim just throw it at him thinking he was still in zero gravity, so it just hit Spock really hard right in the face and now Jim won’t go back to the NASA in fear to face him again
They're all Earthlike! They might have liquid water and life!
But they're probably all spread out all over.
Nope! Seven Earthlike planets, all orbiting the same star.
Okay, sure, but that star's probably halfway across the universe.
Only 40 light years! We could send and receive communications in a human lifetime!
Wow, that is kind of cool. Let's start communicating! Let's send a probe! Hell, I'll volunteer to get on the generation ship if it means leaving this nightmare hellscape.
We'll start figuring out the message.
This almost sounds too good to be true! By the way, what star did you say they orbit?
The improbably large set of Earthlike planets orbiting a single star at such a distance that they might all be capable of harboring life, close enough to Earth that we could maybe send messages or visit, orbits a star named "Trappist-1."
That's right! I'm gonna start beaming out the message.
*sneaks into nasa where they have been sending radio messages to possible alien life*
*quickly types out message to the 7 habitibal planets we just found that reads; Hello, if this is the Vulcans, please do not make formal first contact if u get here while the evil orange peel is in office, he may start the mirrorverse… But pls take me with u if you do visit…*
*sets it on loop so that hopefully they will pick it up before they arrive*
*Is removed by Nasa who go to erase the message but instead adds: Pls tell us how to make warp drive so we can escape too*