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  • I'm an American and I consider NASA a priority

    38 63.33%
  • I'm an American and I don't consider space programs a priority

    12 20.00%
  • I'm an American and I want more international coop (NASA + ESA + other)

    20 33.33%
  • I'm an European and I consider ESA a priority

    2 3.33%
  • I'm an European and I want more international coop

    2 3.33%
  • I'm an European and I don't care about space programs

    0 0%
  • I'm Russian and I want more for Roscosmos

    1 1.67%
  • I'm Russian and I want more cooperation

    1 1.67%
  • I'm Russian and I don't care about space programs

    0 0%
  • I'm (other) and herp derp, I leave comment

    4 6.67%
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    re: Space programs and their support among the population [W:91]

    Quote Originally Posted by MarineTpartier View Post
    What in the world does that have to do with the fact that the US Space Program is worthless? Or was that just your pitiful attempt at baiting me? Bait fail
    It's absolutely not worthless. NASA actually has a positive revenue stream from the patents that are invented during the space process. The issue is people like you over the past 30 years have stopped giving a ****, so they don't have the kind of funding they need to do the really big stuff. Too many people see space as just empty, and are too worried about what's going on here. Even if you take out the revenue NASA takes in, it's a fraction of a percent of the US budget.

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    re: Space programs and their support among the population [W:91]

    Quote Originally Posted by MarineTpartier View Post
    What in the world does that have to do with the fact that the US Space Program is worthless? Or was that just your pitiful attempt at baiting me? Bait fail
    What an idiotic statement and coming from a supposed marine.

    Even my grandmother knows of GPS and satellite imagery etc.

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    re: Space programs and their support among the population [W:91]

    Quote Originally Posted by MarineTpartier View Post
    What in the world does that have to do with the fact that the US Space Program is worthless? Or was that just your pitiful attempt at baiting me? Bait fail
    The US Space Program is not worthless, to say that is so shortsighted, and wrong it just sends shivers down my spine. I'm sure you don't think GPS is worthless, or the other literally thousands of practical applications based off of the knowledge that we have learned through our space program.

    And if we aren't exploring, pushing the boundaries of what is possible, then we will stagnate as a species.
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    re: Space programs and their support among the population [W:91]

    I am a human being and KNOW that space exploration is important.
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    re: Space programs and their support among the population [W:91]

    Quote Originally Posted by MarineTpartier View Post
    What in the world does that have to do with the fact that the US Space Program is worthless? Or was that just your pitiful attempt at baiting me? Bait fail
    The program is not worthless.. . it is just in a transition from government to private. Relax.
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    re: Space programs and their support among the population [W:91]

    I'm noticing a trend in the results.

    1. A lot of americans who want space programs don't want more cooperation with other space agencies. This is quite disheartening since the ESA has worked with NASA on several programs, including the world famous, Hubble telescope. And much more. Would some americans who voted for that option express a point as to why would you be isolationists in this regard?

    2. very few people from Europe or Russia or other places commenting and voting here .

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    re: Space programs and their support among the population [W:91]

    Quote Originally Posted by Bodhisattva View Post
    The program is not worthless.. . it is just in a transition from government to private. Relax.
    We can leave the stuff like going into near Earth orbit, and similar stuff like that to the private sector, but we need to have the government work on experimental stuff, and stuff that has value that doesn't correlate to direct profit, because the private sector isn't going to spend millions of dollars on something that won't net them a profit, even though the knowledge might be valuable to us as a species.
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    re: Space programs and their support among the population [W:91]

    Quote Originally Posted by Rainman05 View Post
    I'm noticing a trend in the results.

    1. A lot of americans who want space programs don't want more cooperation with other space agencies. This is quite disheartening since the ESA has worked with NASA on several programs, including the world famous, Hubble telescope. And much more. Would some americans who voted for that option express a point as to why would you be isolationists in this regard?

    2. very few people from Europe or Russia or other places commenting and voting here .
    We made the Hubble... **** the ****ing EU.
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    re: Space programs and their support among the population [W:91]

    Quote Originally Posted by Your Star View Post
    We can leave the stuff like going into near Earth orbit, and similar stuff like that to the private sector, but we need to have the government work on experimental stuff, and stuff that has value that doesn't correlate to direct profit, because the private sector isn't going to spend millions of dollars on something that won't net them a profit, even though the knowledge might be valuable to us as a species.
    Last I time I went to Mars it was a private venture...
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    re: Space programs and their support among the population [W:91]

    Quote Originally Posted by Bodhisattva View Post
    We made the Hubble... **** the ****ing EU.
    Yes, the hubble was made and launched by NASA. But like many other space programs, the ESA and various other European agencies played a part in developing it and these agencies worked together for a common goal.

    European Space Agency - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    Hubble Space Telescope - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    Space Telescope European Coordinating Facility - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    I will leave you to read everything if you want to know more, but here is something nice to read, easy for you to understand. This is not made-up stuff, this is reality. ESA and NASA worked together on several projects.

    20th anniversary
    The Hubble Telescope celebrated its 20th anniversary in space on April 22, 2010. To commemorate the occasion, NASA, ESA, and Space Telescope Institute (STScI) released an image from the Carina Nebula.[117]

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