NASA Shows U.S. Capable Of Amazing Feats Even As Texas Struggles With Basics | Rachel Maddow | MSNBC 1

NASA Shows U.S. Capable Of Amazing Feats Even As Texas Struggles With Basics | Rachel Maddow | MSNBC


Rachel Maddow celebrates the amazing achievement by NASA to land a car-sized rover on Mars, and remarks on the irony that at he same time, Texas is having trouble keeping the lights on and the water flowing in the face of a cold snap. Aired on 02/19/2021.
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NASA Shows U.S. Capable Of Amazing Feats Even As Texas Struggles With Basics | Rachel Maddow | MSNBC


  1. Frost: “Man, I’m telling you, I got a bad feeling about this drop.”

    Crowe: “You always say that Frost. You always say, “I got a bad feeling about this drop.”

    “We’re in the pipe, 5 X 5.”

    1. “What do you mean “They” cut the power? How could they cut the power man they’re animals!” (GQP animals) Great Saga, Aliens 2 my favorite!!!

  2. I watched the last 30 minutes of the landing and was thrilled to see that it was geared to our children. Even the youngest grade school child could watch, understand, and be captivated by the wonders of science. I might have preferred a more geeky tech heavy presentation, but I recognize that the most important thing that NASA can do is recruit new scientists for our future. Kudos

    1. It was an amazing show, absolute professionalism amid a sea of tension. Then, after Perseverance touched down, it was Super Bowl Sunday! The Q&A after the landing, with the pre-recorded kid’s questions, was GOLD.

    1. The only true intellectual elite in this country. Without science they would still be here speculating about the roundness of the earth..wait

    2. wasn’t there a bunch of statistics that said mortality of pregnant women was higher than most third world countries? wasn’t too long ago

  3. I’ll say it more specifically: We can land 3 robots on Mars in a row without failure – but we cant overcome the idiocy that keeps on electing GQP crooks who break the country over and over and over again.

    1. @DeckerdSmeckerd Do you mean, cast gypsy spells upon them and their descendants? Hmm. OK, I’ll sacrifice a couple of Trump cultists along with the midnight incantations and we’ll see if there’s any improvement.

  4. We can go to Mar but Texas, energy state, can’t provide heat, water and other basic support for life on earth. Houston, Texas has a problem.

  5. Landing that rover is only half the trick.
    The plan to get samples back to earth is to send another rover to pick it up with a return vessel.

  6. One small step for man… at least some of us are making progress because we should be light years ahead of where we are today

  7. The Perseverance rover was successful because the government paid for and government supervised every step, whereas the Texas power grid and utilities are a private, unregulated, unsupervised, for profit business. Don’t tell me that we need smaller government any more, when the government gets the job done and the for profit utility business fails to get the job done when it snows a little bit.

  8. They’ll discover that life existed on Mars but the Martians used all their efforts to look for life elsewhere and let their planet die. Moral of the story, fix Earth first.

    1. I forget who it was, but a comedian joked about how he was convinced humans were aliens to Earth because of how hard we try to artificially create environments that are comfortable to us. Your comment made me laugh at the ironic hypothetical of scientists discovering that early humans originated from Mars and were the ones that left it in that state.

  9. I remember the moon landings; if we are lucky and not the dark-agers take over, future generations will walk on Mars. Wish I had another 50 years in me but I will always remember sitting in front of the B&W TV, watching Neil Armstrong taking that one small step.

  10. _”U.S. Capable Of Amazing Feats”_
    You had doubts?
    I suggest not doing that, we have a whole lot of “I Told You So” left over for doubters.

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