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    re: NASA's rover Curiosity lands on Mars [W:206]

    Quote Originally Posted by Londoner View Post
    Excellent news. Now let's just push a little more money in and get that manned programme back on track - we should be on Mars by now.
    Why?

    Seems to me that there has to be a better reason to invest a few hundred billion dollars on a manned launch beyond...cuz...we...can? If the unmanned mission develops some sort of earth shaking return then there may be a valid reason to do it.

    Ive read that there may be some H3 deposits on the moon that might greatly contribute to resolving our energy concerns. That might be a more logical step. Meanwhile...they can certainly continue to gather and collect data.

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    re: NASA's rover Curiosity lands on Mars [W:206]

    ...but satisfaction brings them back.
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    Supposedly curiosity causes havoc with felines.

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    re: NASA's rover Curiosity lands on Mars [W:206]

    No benefits? Space exploration brings no benefits? Other than satellite technology, solar power, foam mattresses, corldless drills, baby food, medical imaging devices, artificial limbs, modern insulation, artificial hearts, infrared hand-held cameras, pens that work in zero-gravity... never mind the possibility of humanity extending its horizon still further, at a time when our world is full to bursting and running out of resources... but of course, if something offers no immediate benefit, we shouldn't bother, right? With that sort of thinking we would never have developed agriculture.

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    re: NASA's rover Curiosity lands on Mars [W:206]

    Quote Originally Posted by Ikari View Post
    Why would we want to be on Mars? There ain't **** there.
    well, there is a ton of beachfront property, but the climate sucks and the atmosphere is 95% CO2.

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    re: NASA's rover Curiosity lands on Mars [W:206]

    Please don't forget to thank our wonderful manchild in chief, Obama, for cutting NASA.....

    Yes, why does Obama think that NASA is unimportant? He asks the head of NASA to focus on "Islamic Relations", instead of projects like this one. Remember that folks? Yes, Mr. Obama has cut NASA'S budget by over half. He's such a friend to scientific and technological advancement isn't he???

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    re: NASA's rover Curiosity lands on Mars [W:206]

    Quote Originally Posted by jamesrage View Post
    Yeah cause worrying about how much money something cost that is not really any direct benefit to anyone sure is unreasonable,especially when our country is in debt.Maybe the next big waste of money should be building a landing strip on the moon.
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    re: NASA's rover Curiosity lands on Mars [W:206]

    Quote Originally Posted by Londoner View Post
    No benefits? Space exploration brings no benefits? Other than satellite technology, solar power, foam mattresses, corldless drills, baby food, medical imaging devices, artificial limbs, modern insulation, artificial hearts, infrared hand-held cameras, pens that work in zero-gravity... never mind the possibility of humanity extending its horizon still further, at a time when our world is full to bursting and running out of resources... but of course, if something offers no immediate benefit, we shouldn't bother, right? With that sort of thinking we would never have developed agriculture.
    Same Thunderous disconnects with logic. Who ever said space exploration was without benefit?

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    re: NASA's rover Curiosity lands on Mars [W:206]

    Yeah cause worrying about how much money something cost that is not really any direct benefit to anyone sure is unreasonable
    If landing an unmanned rover on the moon is without benefit, then surely manned space exploration is too?

    As for your post, I'm not sure we'll see this 'earth shaking return' until we actually try... just as we didn't see any direct return from developing space travel in the first place...
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    re: NASA's rover Curiosity lands on Mars [W:206]

    Benefits of space exploration? Maybe they'll discover a Jupiter moon that will support human life, and we can send all the Progressives there to start their own little colony. Man, if we did that, I bet unemployment would go down considerably....lol

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    re: NASA's rover Curiosity lands on Mars [W:206]

    Quote Originally Posted by zgoldsmith23 View Post
    The Sun will eventually swell and cause the Earth to evaporate. Life will not longer be possible here. Time to look for other places to live.
    When will that be?Million or perhaps Billions of years from now? Humans could be extinct by then. That doesn't justify a government spending billions of dollars to send **** to Mars ,especially when we are in debt.
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