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

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    That is not accurate. They assist is some areas of building a car, but not even most of the building. Almost all the assembly work is done by people, and some of the fabrication.
    A fully robotic plant for assembling other robots could be feasible on the moon.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by reefedjib View Post
    Solar panels came from the space program.
    That's right, and any leaps in technology there would likely come from NASA. Buying more current solar panels on govt money is not advancing the science.
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    Re: Neil Armstrong, other astronauts call Obama's NASA plans 'devastating'

    Going to the moon in the 60's was merely the destination, the trip along the way was where we benefitted.
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    Re: Neil Armstrong, other astronauts call Obama's NASA plans 'devastating'

    Quote Originally Posted by reefedjib View Post
    I thought deficit spending was suppose to help us recover from a recession.
    That is at least the theory. Some argue otherwise, but I think most agree it is a tool to use for that. A couple caveats to that: Not all deficit spending(actually just spending) is equal, and you have to measure the benefit to the cost. I don't think NASA would measure highly in that type of measurement. Also, at some point, the harm caused by the spending outweighs the good it does I believe(no clue as to where that point is to be honest though), which is why when the economy is good, it is important to balance the budget. Then, when times are bad, you can deficit spend without worrying about it hurting the country long term.

    Think of it like this, in grossly oversimplified and probably not 100 % accurate terms. If you put money away every week from your paycheck and keep your credit cards paid off and bills paid on time, then when you lose your job, it hurts, but you got some cushion. You can tap your savings for awhile, you got room on your credit cards, you can be late on some payments without the a big deal. However, if you live paycheck to paycheck, don't put money away, keep your cards maxed, tend to be late on payments...now when you lose your income, you are screwed.
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    Re: Neil Armstrong, other astronauts call Obama's NASA plans 'devastating'

    Quote Originally Posted by winston53660 View Post
    A fully robotic plant for assembling other robots could be feasible on the moon.

    Robots making robots.....be afraid very afraid
    Nah, I have read Asimov. Robots no scare me.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by MyOwnDrum View Post
    What is accomplished by going to the moon? We should take that money and invest in solar power research, and other fuel alternatives.
    I agree with this too. I'm just not sure what exploring space is really going to do to help us. Sure, it's cool, but I consider it an "extracurricular", if you will. We don't NEED to. It's not a pressing concern that will help our economy.


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

    i missed the part where the astronauts explained exactly what it is we were expected to accomplish by proceeding with project constellation
    anyone care to identify what the actual objective was?
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    Re: Neil Armstrong, other astronauts call Obama's NASA plans 'devastating'

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    Looks like the big gun has taken aim at Obama. Obama is a moron.
    Ah, to be able to simplify issues to the point that thought is uneccesary....

    I believe I'll wait for Obama's Canaveral speech to weigh in on this, except to say that Bush's half-assed plan for NASA derailed real progress, which now has to be made up somehow. A seamless progression of manned orbital vehicles should have been anticipated and budgeted in the early 2000's, instead we have the shuttle retiring with nothing to follow it.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    Not all deficit spending(actually just spending) is equal, and you have to measure the benefit to the cost. I don't think NASA would measure highly in that type of measurement.
    I take issue with this. The scientists, administrators, astronauts etc all earn good salaries and pay back into the economy. The fabricators and equipment manufacturers likewise. These are good jobs that NASA spending is supporting. We don't want all of our deficit spending to support road crews and McDonald's do we?

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

    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?

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