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

    I'll support ending the space program if people can admit the following things weren't worth the investment:

    A water filtration system providing safe, affordable drinking water throughout the world is the result of work done by Marshall Space Flight Center engineers who are creating the Regenerative Environmental Control and Life Support System, a complex system of devices intended to sustain the astronauts living on the International Space Station. The devices, available through Water Security Corporation Inc., of Sparks, Nevada, make use of the available resources by turning wastewater from respiration, sweat, and urine into drinkable water.

    A Mars Exploration Rover prototype robot and an autonomous stair-climbing robot created at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory have been further developed into commercial tactical reconnaissance robots that are being used in Afghanistan and Iraq to help U.S. troops clear caves and bunkers, search buildings, cross live antipersonnel mine fields, and deal with the dangers posed by improvised explosive devices. Several systems have been damaged or completely destroyed in seeking out improvised explosive devices in Iraq, but have been credited with saving lives in doing so. The commercial offspring, known as the PackBot Tactical Mobile Robot, is manufactured by iRobot Inc., of Burlington, Massachusetts.

    Military and civil technology, Batman!? That's right, Robin...military and civil technology.

    I wonder if Americans even look to the stars anymore. Boring slouches...

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

    Quote Originally Posted by UtahBill View Post
    so, you won't......
    Haha!!! Yes, ignore the bulk of my argument and pretend you've made a brilliant point.

    This absurd standard of "you must support all spending cuts if you've ever advocated any spending cuts" is certainly ridiculous.

    If you think it's "necessary" to have bloated SS entitlements, woefully inefficient Medicare, and other such nonsense, then you damn-well better think NASA's space exploration programs are "necessary". They are a pillar of the information age.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by 1984 View Post
    Until I see actual proof that "climate change" will "wreak devestation" on anything, let alone agriculture, I will maintain the utter absurdity of Obama's agenda.

    Climate change research!? Hilarious...
    Florida tomatoes.

    Fortunately policy is not contingent on your notions of absurdity.
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    Re: Neil Armstrong, other astronauts call Obama's NASA plans 'devastating'

    While we're having NASA do climate-change research, perhaps we should ask the Department of Agriculture to do a study on urban sprawl.


    NASA needs to be doing space travel. That's what it is for.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Morality Games View Post
    Florida tomatoes.

    Fortunately policy is not contingent on your notions of absurdity.
    Am I supposed to know what the hell you're talking about!?

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Goshin View Post
    While we're having NASA do climate-change research, perhaps we should ask the Department of Agriculture to do a study on urban sprawl.


    NASA needs to be doing space travel. That's what it is for.
    which federal organization would you have instead perform the satellite based telemetry to monitor climate change?
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    Re: Neil Armstrong, other astronauts call Obama's NASA plans 'devastating'

    Quote Originally Posted by 1984 View Post
    Am I supposed to know what the hell you're talking about!?
    Florida tomato shortage pushes up prices at fast food chains - Mar. 11, 2010

    Due to unusually cold winter weather, 60% to 70% of Florida's tomato crop was destroyed, said Terence McElroy, a spokesman at the Florida Department of Agriculture. And because the sunshine state produces about 75% of U.S. tomatoes, prices across the country have spiked.
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    Re: Neil Armstrong, other astronauts call Obama's NASA plans 'devastating'

    Quote Originally Posted by 1984 View Post
    I'd like to know when our resident Obama-lovers are going to address the fact that NASA's budget hasn't even decreased, which would make their concerns about the budget perplexing, since it does nothing to address that fact.

    Obama is increasing NASA's funding. He's just transferring the funding from space exploration to climate change. I suppose you liberals think research on climate change is more important than space exploration? C'mon! Tell me what you think, you damned rascals!
    Where does it say that? And please dont give me a link to some quacky partisan sight.
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    Re: Neil Armstrong, other astronauts call Obama's NASA plans 'devastating'

    If I recall the whole point of going to the moon in the first place was a space race to beat the USSR in putting the first man on the moon. That was over 40 years ago and with less technology than what is in a cell phone. Today the US partners with Russia in space.

    So I'm more inclined to agree with Buzz Aldrin on this and think NASA should be looking more at Mars with robot technology and to let the private sector compete in the space technology to help bring down costs. Let it be one giant leap for private enterprise.....

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