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    500 million for a dead rocket program

    NASA's Ares rocket dead, but Congress lets you pay $500 million more for it

    WASHINGTON — Thanks to congressional inaction, NASA must continue to fund its defunct Ares I rocket program until March — a requirement that will cost the agency nearly $500 million at a time when NASA is struggling with the expensive task of replacing the space shuttle.
    Another $500 billion, about $500 per taxpayer, down the drain due gross incompetence.
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    Re: 500 million for a dead rocket program

    You should recheck your math.
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    Re: 500 million for a dead rocket program

    Quote Originally Posted by Deuce View Post
    You should recheck your math.
    Calculated based on Chinese. After all, they are the ones actually funding the USA.

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    Re: 500 million for a dead rocket program

    Quote Originally Posted by Deuce View Post
    You should recheck your math.
    Yes, I know. I got the figures from a blog, and you know how they can exaggerate. The real figures are $500 million, which amounts to only about $5 per taxpayer. Still, half a billion here, three quarters there, pretty soon, you're talking about real money.
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    Re: 500 million for a dead rocket program

    Quote Originally Posted by Dittohead not! View Post
    NASA's Ares rocket dead, but Congress lets you pay $500 million more for it



    Another $500 billion, about $500 per taxpayer, down the drain due gross incompetence.

    What's stupid is we have a government that rather than tell them to spend the money elsewhere they are going to continue building it just because they are getting funds that were supposed to be stopped.
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    Re: 500 million for a dead rocket program

    Is this the same congress that wanted to jack up taxes, because of deficit spending?


    Just curious.
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    Re: 500 million for a dead rocket program

    Is this another Republican congressman's snafu?
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    Re: 500 million for a dead rocket program

    Quote Originally Posted by Manc Skipper View Post
    Is this another Republican congressman's snafu?
    Why don't you go check it out?
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    Re: 500 million for a dead rocket program

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    Why don't you go check it out?
    I did, that's what made the question rhetorical.
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