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

    Quote Originally Posted by reefedjib View Post
    Build a base on the moon. It will help us stage access to earth orbit and to exploration of the solar system beyond the moon.

    If you want to increase funding to the Department of the Interior, you should have thought that through before passing another entitlement.
    I believe all of our satellites are fairly close to the earth, while the moon is a bit further out. How will a base on the moon help us to have access to earth orbit?
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    Re: Neil Armstrong, other astronauts call Obama's NASA plans 'devastating'

    Quote Originally Posted by reefedjib View Post
    See what happens with unbounded entitlements? Their share of the federal budget grows and grows and puts pressure on the cancellation of other programs. This is only going to get worse. NASA's budget is not outrageous and the benefits of establishing a moon base are significant. But because we are in a budget crunch we have cut it.

    Entitlements make up 60% of our budget people. It is insane. Thanks a hell of a lot, FDR.
    what benefits are significant?

    Originally Posted by johnny_rebson:

    These are the same liberals who forgot how Iraq attacked us on 9/11.


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

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    That's right, I didn't want the Obamacare plan so I assumed we could use that money for this. I hope none of you are using any technology that came from the moon program.
    silly rabbit......this would be where private industry comes in, wouldn't it? if there's a market, someone will build it.

    Originally Posted by johnny_rebson:

    These are the same liberals who forgot how Iraq attacked us on 9/11.


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

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    That's right, I didn't want the Obamacare plan so I assumed we could use that money for this. I hope none of you are using any technology that came from the moon program.
    just tang.

    Originally Posted by johnny_rebson:

    These are the same liberals who forgot how Iraq attacked us on 9/11.


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

    Quote Originally Posted by reefedjib View Post
    All of you doubting the benefits of the space program have no idea the variety of advances and products produced by the space program, do you?
    That list was created by the NASA public relations department....
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    Re: Neil Armstrong, other astronauts call Obama's NASA plans 'devastating'

    Quote Originally Posted by UtahBill View Post
    I believe all of our satellites are fairly close to the earth, while the moon is a bit further out. How will a base on the moon help us to have access to earth orbit?
    We can have a permanently manned base on the moon, without the severity of zero-G, that would only need 1/4 (or less - 1/6, not sure) of the lift capability to get to earth orbit.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by liblady View Post
    what benefits are significant?
    heavy lift, manned flight, long-term habitation of space and the moon, research platform for industries on the moon, way station to mars and earth orbit maintenance...

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

    Quote Originally Posted by MyOwnDrum View Post
    To me, going to the moon, at this point in time, is akin to taking a round the world trip on your credit card right before you declare bankruptcy.
    I have seen that up close, a relative spending a lot of money knowing full well that soon he would be filing bankruptcy.
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    Re: Neil Armstrong, other astronauts call Obama's NASA plans 'devastating'

    Quote Originally Posted by reefedjib View Post
    What would you have them do? They are especially trained for the space program.
    Only a very few, like astronauts....
    The rest have knowledge and skills that could be used to help solve our energy problems....
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    Re: Neil Armstrong, other astronauts call Obama's NASA plans 'devastating'

    Quote Originally Posted by reefedjib View Post
    We can have a permanently manned base on the moon, without the severity of zero-G, that would only need 1/4 (or less - 1/6, not sure) of the lift capability to get to earth orbit.
    So you would drive your car from San Diego to Chicago to stage mateials and fuel for a trip to Los Angeles?
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