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Old 06-02-2010, 04:43 PM   #11
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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.
I agree space has been a bust. Only worthwhile things to come out of it what they had to come up with for space.
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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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You know Nasa has helped advance many technologies that are used in every day life and even in medical science. Specifically the MRI was created based on Nasa's technology to take digital images in space.

I would say they have done a lot to help cure cancer.
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Do you really think they are going to cure cancer? That is the biggest joke I have ever heard. Big pharm is doing all the research and funding it as well. It is not in the profit margins to cure it but to make is go away..... Cure it and no one has it. don't cure it and you got a permanent cash cow.....

going into space isn't merely strapin your ass to an Acme rocket and lighting the fuse.
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Do you really think they are going to cure cancer? That is the biggest joke I have ever heard. Big pharm is doing all the research and funding it as well. It is not in the profit margins to cure it but to make is go away..... Cure it and no one has it. don't cure it and you got a permanent cash cow.....

going into space isn't merely strapin your ass to an Acme rocket and lighting the fuse.
I think they will, eventually.
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Read the post. I said "a long way toward finding."
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How can you guys disparage the value of Tang?



Seriously, though, we need to know what is out there. Maybe they could save some money by using more Hubble-type & Mars Rover-type exploration rather than fitting skids on the shuttle for a lunar landing.
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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?
The Space Race is what proved our superiority with the development of the ICBM. I see space as a race to greatness. This is ultimately an attempt to homogenize us and make us no better than anyone else, although we clearly are.
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How about using that money to further strengthen our country as a military superpower? I'm all about the superpower thing, don't get me wrong.
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Without the space race we wouldn't have all these nifty toys that oh yeah just snuffed another al-Quida leader.

We wouldn't have Satellite TV, or 3/4 of the communications we have today. Oh and you would have GPS for all you non-map reading losers out there.

A lot of our military super power strength comes from SPACE. Remember without NASA GPS wouldn't be what it is today. GPS was also developed for the MILITARY it was Clinton who made it available to civilians.
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What the hell is this "map" thing you keep talking about?
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