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A Silicon Valley startup has announced that it is flight testing new NASA-funded robot moon lander technology aboard a rented airship with the aid of an iPhone app intended to exploit social networking. Unsurprisingly perhaps, the company's CTO is a search engine executive. Using an iPhone app to social-network the airship …

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Just what the fanbois would want. More location-based fun and games.

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It all sounded so reasonable... and then they lost all credibility with the iPhone app drivel.

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What's with the rampant bold-ing on the first paragraph?

It looks bloody stupid!

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the rocket may be on its's way

I don't think the current Falcon 9 has the grunt to get a big enough lander to lunar orbit but it's successor the Falcon 9 Heavy should be.

Now if they are willing to take the gamble and be on board for the first launch they would probably save themselves *quite* a bit of cash. Elon Musk has said they have no primary payload at the moment...............

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"This picture was taken with an iPhone also."

You don't say. Blurry, rotten depth-of field, lopsided (presumably due to some "what you see is not quite what you get" effect), colour balance all over the shop and a pointilliste effect throughout.

I thought that the current crop of iPhone cams were *supposed* to be capable of taking an acceptable picture? That makes a 35mm placcy-lensed disposable look like a bloody Hasselblad.

Just sometimes these shiny-toy-obsessed dweeb shops should admit the limitations of shiny-toy tech and use the right tool for the job.

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