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Old 06-02-2010, 02:16 PM   #1
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Ok so we have 2 maybe 3 missions left for our space shuttles. How come we have not be designing and building a new fleet? I mean are we just going to stop going into space? I head after the last flight we will be sending people and supply's up on Russian rockets.

To me it just looks like we have lost so much drive to be the best at everything. It is like there is no more pride and honor to be able to say look at us we built space shuttle and now we built better ones that and do more cost less......

Does anyone else fear we are losing our edge as a super power?
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Old 06-02-2010, 02:26 PM   #2
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In my opinion, the space program is a waste of a huge amount of money that could be better used elsewhere in our country.
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In my opinion, the space program is a waste of a huge amount of money that could be better used elsewhere in our country.
Exactly.

Obungho needs that money to build his welfare state.
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But the space shuttle emits thousands of tons of green house gasses each time it is launched. We MUST abandon or Empirialistic displays to save the planet! Just bring the astronauts home and leave space to the Aliens. We have been trampling all over the rights of aliens (both ET and illegal) too long.
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Exactly.

Obungho needs that money to build his welfare state.
Oh puh-leeze, you know that's not what I meant!
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But the space shuttle emits thousands of tons of green house gasses each time it is launched. We MUST abandon or Empirialistic displays to save the planet! Just bring the astronauts home and leave space to the Aliens. We have been trampling all over the rights of aliens (both ET and illegal) too long.
Yes, aliens are people too! The ET-type I mean.

My assumption is that there IS life out there and, as long as they leave ME alone, I'll leave them alone.

Unless we're gonna find a huge amount of OIL up there.....abort! But then the oil companies would probably eff that up too.
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I am in favor of the space program. However I think they need to come up with a cheaper, less dangerous type of propulsion system. I wouldn't want to strap my a$$ to a few hundred TONS of rocket fuel and light that sucker off.
NASA's budget is somewhere in the nieghborhood of 15-18 billion a year(I may be way off,probably more). I would like to see that money put into independant research for search for alternative fuels. I say independant because I believe the Gov is in big oils pocket, no incentive there to come up with alternatives.
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Ok so we have 2 maybe 3 missions left for our space shuttles. How come we have not be designing and building a new fleet? I mean are we just going to stop going into space? I head after the last flight we will be sending people and supply's up on Russian rockets.
I think i heard a clip of a BHO speech in which he decided that scrapping the space program will allow for funds to be allocated elsewhere. Basically, he was saying that the space program was a total waste of time and funds.

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To me it just looks like we have lost so much drive to be the best at everything. It is like there is no more pride and honor to be able to say look at us we built space shuttle and now we built better ones that and do more cost less......

Does anyone else fear we are losing our edge as a super power?
Losing? BHO is bending the country over so the blue helmets can just ram it on up.......
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How can anyone think that exploring space is a waste of time and money?

What ever happened to the drive to better ourselves? What happened to the drive to break barriers and push the limits of science and technology? With out pushing limits we would have never made it to space let alone the moon. We wouldn't have safer cars and planes that can fly Mach 3......

If it is all useless like some say then why not stop teaching science in school. No more doctors no more vets to take care of animals who cares it is all a big waste of money.

That is the thinking that got us in the god dam phucked up mess we are in now. stagnant thinking.

With out science we wouldn't have this wonderful internet we have today. I think I am going to be sick. It just disgust me to see thinking like that......
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Sorry you're so disgusted.

To think that the money spent on the space program over the years might have gone a long way toward finding a cure for cancer or some other insidious disease....disgusting.
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