View Poll Results: How Important is Space Exploration as a National Interest?

Voters
70. You may not vote on this poll
  • Very, we should be sending men back to the moon, to Mars, and beyond

    48 68.57%
  • Somewhat, but we should stick to sending probes

    4 5.71%
  • Not very important now, maybe in the future

    11 15.71%
  • Not at all, it's a distraction and a waste of money

    10 14.29%
  • Space is boring.

    0 0%
Multiple Choice Poll.
Page 14 of 17 FirstFirst ... 41213141516 ... LastLast
Results 131 to 140 of 164

Thread: How Important is Space Exploration as a National Interest?

  1. #131
    Banned
    Join Date
    Aug 2013
    Last Seen
    11-16-13 @ 05:22 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Other
    Posts
    2,817

    Re: How Important is Space Exploration as a National Interest?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kal'Stang View Post
    False analogy. And simply wrong. 1: Making shoes is a hell of a lot cheaper than space exploration. 2: Making shoes for poor people will give a company a good image which in turn will increase their sales. So yeah, it is based on capitalism.
    People don't buy $200 sneakers and $400 pumps that look the same as what poor people are getting for cheap. And remember, these kids are too poor to buy any shoes. You can make them and give them away but that isn't capitalism either. The rules, the actual laws in the US, say you can spend money on whatever is designed to increase your profits. It can't just be because you are such a generous guy. That you can do with your own money.

    Dodge v. Ford Motor Company - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

  2. #132
    double secret probation AngryOldGuy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2013
    Location
    Phx,Az
    Last Seen
    03-31-14 @ 10:55 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Very Conservative
    Posts
    2,917

    Re: How Important is Space Exploration as a National Interest?


  3. #133
    Sage

    Join Date
    Mar 2012
    Location
    Republic of Florida
    Last Seen
    Today @ 01:40 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Libertarian
    Posts
    14,007

    Re: How Important is Space Exploration as a National Interest?

    Quote Originally Posted by aberrant85 View Post
    So we should just perpetually live like it's 1789?

    I got a movie called "The Village" you might like.
    Yes, that's exactly what I meant.

  4. #134
    Sage

    Join Date
    Mar 2012
    Location
    Republic of Florida
    Last Seen
    Today @ 01:40 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Libertarian
    Posts
    14,007

    Re: How Important is Space Exploration as a National Interest?

    Quote Originally Posted by Sherman123 View Post
    It's worth every penny and then some---and we spend very few pennies on it as it is. The funding we put into scientific research and space will pay more dividends than the enormous sums we waste at HUD or on Farm Subsidies. With minimal funding we've made huge progress in facilitating the development of an embryonic commercial space program that could vastly increase the quality of our civilization and yield untold billions. We should have accomplished so much more than we have but a combination of Cold War sensibilities, strangulating Congressional oversight, and lack of funding priority set us back decades. Now the high frontier is alive with excitement again and now is not the time to pull back.
    I good with eliminating HUD or Ag or NASA. So long as something goes.

  5. #135
    Sage

    Join Date
    Mar 2012
    Location
    Republic of Florida
    Last Seen
    Today @ 01:40 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Libertarian
    Posts
    14,007

    Re: How Important is Space Exploration as a National Interest?

    Quote Originally Posted by AngryOldGuy View Post
    and it is ONLY pennies! I'm too bored to repost the the pie chart that shows NASA budget is only like .07% of the Federal budget... Heck we could trim 10% off the 4 largest entitlement programs, chuck that into NASA's budget appoint someone to lead it that didn't have 'outreach' as a mission goal and in less than five years be getting daily morning show broadcasts from the colony on Mars

    [IMG]IMG]
    15bn a year is not pennies, or rather its 15,000,000,000,000 pennies.

  6. #136
    Sage

    Join Date
    Mar 2012
    Location
    Republic of Florida
    Last Seen
    Today @ 01:40 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Libertarian
    Posts
    14,007

    Re: How Important is Space Exploration as a National Interest?

    Quote Originally Posted by AngryOldGuy View Post
    Where's the profit in that?
    Mining asteroids for rare metals. Tourism, zero g manufacturing. If its wasn't profitable, Virgin Galactic wouldn't be spending billions on it. Branson didn't get rich wasting money.

  7. #137
    double secret probation AngryOldGuy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2013
    Location
    Phx,Az
    Last Seen
    03-31-14 @ 10:55 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Very Conservative
    Posts
    2,917

    Re: How Important is Space Exploration as a National Interest?

    Quote Originally Posted by jonny5 View Post
    Virgin Galactic wouldn't be spending billions on it.
    Sorry buddie I've already shown that Space-X has yet to show a real profit lofting stuff into orbit,
    I'm too bored to hunt down the validity of your claim that Virgin Galactic is already showing a healthy profit
    with their space Tourism business, please gimme a link I'd like to price a flight to Saturn to get a look at the rings for myself

  8. #138
    double secret probation AngryOldGuy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2013
    Location
    Phx,Az
    Last Seen
    03-31-14 @ 10:55 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Very Conservative
    Posts
    2,917

    Re: How Important is Space Exploration as a National Interest?

    Quote Originally Posted by jonny5 View Post
    15bn
    I know millions billions trillions in no time it all just runs together
    The approximate distance to Proxima Centauri is 24,689,699,219,367 in no time it all gets a tad crazy


  9. #139
    Sage

    Mason66's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Last Seen
    Today @ 01:26 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Undisclosed
    Posts
    19,435

    Re: How Important is Space Exploration as a National Interest?

    Quote Originally Posted by Surtr View Post
    Depends on how much iron is in it. You would also have to locate, travel to, and safely land on something that, on average, is moving at a speed of around 15 miles per second. There's also the issue if debris striking the equipment, vessel, and personnel, if human beings are even present, should such a thing ever become possible. It's an extremely dangerous environment.
    What happens when a space ship filled with heavy iron enters the earths atmosphere again?

  10. #140
    versus the world
    Surtr's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Location
    The greatest planet in the world.
    Last Seen
    06-10-14 @ 03:54 AM
    Gender
    Lean
    Other
    Posts
    7,017

    Re: How Important is Space Exploration as a National Interest?

    Quote Originally Posted by Mason66 View Post
    What happens when a space ship filled with heavy iron enters the earths atmosphere again?
    You're thing of a space shuttle carrying human beings and fragile cargo. Iron ore doesn't suffer injury or pain, and it isn't fragile. We can organize drops where we simply launch unmanned containers into the ocean for pickup by cargo ships.
    I love the NSA. It's like having a secret fan-base you will never see, but they're there, watching everything you write and it makes me feel all warm and fuzzy inside knowing that I may be some person's only form of unconstitutional entertainment one night.

Page 14 of 17 FirstFirst ... 41213141516 ... LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •