|Quoting comorin (Reply 1):|
Hopefully it won't bump into any monoliths along the way.
|Quoting GDB (Reply 2):|
In fact, Saturn sequences were shot for 2001 but Kubrick was under time, film length and cost pressures so the use of Jupiter's gravity to slingshot Discovery towards Saturn (yet another very prescient forecast by Arthur C Clarke well before the idea was proposed for unmanned probes), was modified and the Saturn sequences were later used by the same cinematographer for the film Silent Running .
|Quoting comorin (Reply 4):|
I wonder what will happen to the space program as funds get scarce. The thing about voyages of discovery are that you never know what you will find, and we need to keep pushing frontiers.
I think you'll see more collaborative space probes like ExoMars. And much less human space flight. Except for China and likely India.
btw when will Juno start beaming back pictures?
|Quoting connies4ever (Thread starter):|
An interesting factoid about Juno is that it is the 1st probe to go past Mars that is solar powered. All previous deep space missions have been powered by RTGs, primarily using Pu-238.
|Quoting GDB (Reply 2):|
In fact, Saturn sequences were shot for 2001 but Kubrick was under time, film length and cost pressures so the use of Jupiter's gravity to slingshot Discovery towards Saturn (yet another very prescient forecast by Arthur C Clarke well before the idea was proposed for unmanned probes)...
|Quoting Stitch (Reply 6):|
Michael Minovitch developed the theory in 1961, though it was not used in practice until Mariner 10 in 1973. That being said, Clarke's use of it in 1968 for 2001 would be the first fictional use of such a procedure.
|Quoting GDB (Reply 10):|
True, though the main draft of the novel 2001 was done by 1964 I think.
Of course the short story it came from went back much further, though that was confined to the Moon.
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