View Poll Results: Where should NASA focus its energies now? (vote for as many as you want)

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  • New manned (and womanned) missions to the moon.

    21 40.38%
  • More scientific probes to Mars.

    19 36.54%
  • Sending astronauts to Mars

    24 46.15%
  • Better satellite systems

    25 48.08%
  • Finding extra terrestrial life

    16 30.77%
  • More space-based telescopes

    22 42.31%
  • Scrap NASA; we have more important things to spend our resources on

    10 19.23%
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    Re: What should NASA do now

    Quote Originally Posted by jamesrage View Post
    I have a dream of visiting another planet, not permanently staying there.
    I'd stay. Don't get me wrong, I love our planet. But its not enough to get me to stay here if there was a chance to explore another planet.
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    Re: What should NASA do now

    Quote Originally Posted by Kal'Stang View Post
    I'd vote on the poll but you can't choose more than one. So will just state do all those choices except scrapping NASA. NASA is one of the VERY FEW government programs that has actually turned a profit and helped mankind in a positive way.
    Actually, the poll's set up to allow you to vote for more than one thing.

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    Re: What should NASA do now

    Quote Originally Posted by Luna Tick View Post
    Actually, the poll's set up to allow you to vote for more than one thing.


    Guess I wasn't reading
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    Re: What should NASA do now

    Quote Originally Posted by jamesrage View Post
    The only way I could see that being successful is if we do what the British did a long time ago with their criminals in the 18th and 19th century. I do not think normal people would want a one way trip to mars.
    Well, I know I ain't normal, but write my ticket and I am gone.

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    Re: What should NASA do now

    Quote Originally Posted by jamesrage View Post
    The only way I could see that being successful is if we do what the British did a long time ago with their criminals in the 18th and 19th century. I do not think normal people would want a one way trip to mars.
    But then, it's pretty cool what prison colonies can achieve, and have lots of people wanting to immigrate after a few years.
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    Re: What should NASA do now

    Quote Originally Posted by Baralis View Post
    I would remove NASA from the Federal budget and make it a donations only enterprise. I feel many other items should be removed and be volunteer spending only. How hard would it to have a few check boxes on your tax forms to voluntary donate taxes into these fields.
    There is no way NASA could get by only on donations. Especially when you factor in all the safety checks they have to do, particularly for manned missions into space.
    Also, we need to legalize recreational drugs and prostitution.

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    Re: What should NASA do now

    Quote Originally Posted by lovetosing4678 View Post
    I could be wrong about this, so double check me, but I think NASA sells things they invite for very cheap for other people to produce. I toured the physics lab at Kennedy Space Center, Florida earlier this year and the scientists there showed us plenty of things they had invented and then their commercial uses. If I remember correctly, he said that they sell licenses to their products relatively cheap. It would be interesting to see how much that is. Maybe they could make more money and be less of a supposed burden on America if they increase the cost or require some sort of commission?
    Actually, because NASA technology is developed by the government with taxpayer money, I believe that any technology they invent is in the public domain. So whenever NASA invents something it is allowed to be further developed by private businesses for commercial consumers.

    This is one reason why we have cordless power tools, among other consumer goods.
    Also, we need to legalize recreational drugs and prostitution.

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    Re: What should NASA do now

    Quote Originally Posted by jamesrage View Post
    The only way I could see that being successful is if we do what the British did a long time ago with their criminals in the 18th and 19th century. I do not think normal people would want a one way trip to mars.
    Actually, I think a lot more people would want to go than you think.

    400 Volunteer for Death Mission To Mars - Technology - The Atlantic Wire
    Also, we need to legalize recreational drugs and prostitution.

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    Re: What should NASA do now

    Quote Originally Posted by Luna Tick View Post
    Now that we've had our last Space Shuttle launch, where should NASA focus its energies?
    Manned probe of Uranus?

    Ok...someone had to say it...

    As I understand it there was some talk of H3 resources on the moon that could eventually be used as a viable and powerful fuel source. I think that might be a valid NASA purpose. Also working on an entry/re-entry space vehicle that didnt require the masive effort that every shuttle launch takes. It would be nice to clean up the space junk floating around from dead satellites. I dont know how we can justify spending billions of taxpayer dollars 'just' to continue to explore space. We have all we can handle dealing with the planet and atmosphere we currently occupy.
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    Re: What should NASA do now

    Quote Originally Posted by spud_meister View Post
    I think NASA should focus upon improving the ISS.

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