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    Re: Neil Armstrong, other astronauts call Obama's NASA plans 'devastating'

    Quote Originally Posted by Moon View Post
    I guess it depends on the definition of vital. I don't think the words "fiscal responsibility" have any meaning in our nation's capital.
    Has it ever? I'm not going to get upset over a step in the right direction, even is we've already taken ten steps back.
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    Re: Neil Armstrong, other astronauts call Obama's NASA plans 'devastating'

    Quote Originally Posted by Kelzie View Post
    Has it ever? I'm not going to get upset over a step in the right direction, even is we've already taken ten steps back.
    We disagree on which direction this specific step is.
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    Re: Neil Armstrong, other astronauts call Obama's NASA plans 'devastating'

    Quote Originally Posted by Moon View Post
    I'll give you a hint. It's pretty much accepted that the human race began in Africa.

    I don't live in Africa. Do you? We've survived this long by moving, and being willing to move, to areas that are more advantageous to our continued survival. The next step in that process is pretty obvious.
    Well, I'll give you a hint back at ya... Space isn't more advantageous to our continued survival. It's downright inhospitable in fact...

    And, the movement of humans from Africa was only necessary for population growth, not species survival. It was, no doubt, brought about because of warfare over territory. Sorry, but transporting millions of people light years away on spaceships, to hopefully uninhabited and hospitable planets as yet unknown, just ain't practical...

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    Re: Neil Armstrong, other astronauts call Obama's NASA plans 'devastating'

    Quote Originally Posted by Moon View Post
    We disagree on which direction this specific step is.
    Do we? You think space exploration is a vital expenditure on the government's part?
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    Re: Neil Armstrong, other astronauts call Obama's NASA plans 'devastating'

    Quote Originally Posted by Kelzie View Post
    Wait...how did we lose technology?
    They destroyed all of the research that went into the Saturn rocket, including most of the blueprints and all of the construction jigs. We couldn't build another one unless we started pretty much from scratch….. Kinda like the SR-71 Black bird.
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    Re: Neil Armstrong, other astronauts call Obama's NASA plans 'devastating'

    Quote Originally Posted by MyOwnDrum View Post
    Well, I'll give you a hint back at ya... Space isn't more advantageous to our continued survival. It's downright inhospitable in fact...

    And, the movement of humans from Africa was only necessary for population growth, not species survival. It was, no doubt, brought about because of warfare over territory. Sorry, but transporting millions of people light years away on spaceships, to hopefully uninhabited and hospitable planets as yet unknown, just ain't practical...
    So shortsighted. The Atlantic Ocean was "downright inhospitable" until the technology was developed to overcome it. Now it's routine.

    When a species grows to the point that it can no longer feed itself, moving to a better area IS a matter of species survival.
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    Re: Neil Armstrong, other astronauts call Obama's NASA plans 'devastating'

    Quote Originally Posted by Crunch View Post
    They destroyed all of the research that went into the Saturn rocket, including most of the blueprints and all of the construction jigs. We couldn't build another one unless we started pretty much from scratch….. Kinda like the SR-71 Black bird.
    Why on earth would they do that?
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    Re: Neil Armstrong, other astronauts call Obama's NASA plans 'devastating'

    Quote Originally Posted by Kelzie View Post
    Do we? You think space exploration is a vital expenditure on the government's part?
    Yes, I do.
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    Re: Neil Armstrong, other astronauts call Obama's NASA plans 'devastating'

    Quote Originally Posted by Kelzie View Post
    Why on earth would they do that?
    Saturn rocket?..... it was competing with the Shuttle.

    SR-71?...... because we are stupid. That was the fastest aircraft ever built. Coast to coast in 1 hour.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SR-71_Blackbird
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    Re: Neil Armstrong, other astronauts call Obama's NASA plans 'devastating'

    Quote Originally Posted by Crunch View Post
    Saturn rocket?..... it was competing with the Shuttle.

    SR-71?...... because we are stupid. That was the fastest aircraft ever built. Coast to coast in 1 hour.
    I obviously know very little about what goes on at NASA, but let me get this straight. They destroyed the technology that allowed us to land on the moon because it was competing with a different shuttle?
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