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

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

    hah Your Star imagine how much we will have evolved by then?
    current humans will seem like heck I can't even imagine it

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Unitedwestand13 View Post
    how much iron can be potentially be mined out of an asteroid?
    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.
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    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.
    if the develop special interstellar mining platforms, then iron mining could become a major industry again.

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

    so we have run out of iron? I didn't get the memo

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Unitedwestand13 View Post
    if the develop special interstellar mining platforms, then iron mining could become a major industry again.
    A mining platform would be too risky and expensive. With drone software technology, it would be safer and less costly to fire a projectile into the asteroid that is able to extract the ore, and return a capsule containing the ore to a predetermined location.
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    Re: How Important is Space Exploration as a National Interest?

    drag the thing into earth orbit and mine it there and when we were done chuck it into the sun

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

    Quote Originally Posted by AngryOldGuy View Post
    drag the thing into earth orbit and mine there
    That would be incredibly dangerous and stupid.
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    Re: How Important is Space Exploration as a National Interest?

    How realistic is a space program in the age of sequestration?

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

    Quote Originally Posted by APACHERAT View Post
    I believe it's extremely important.

    But our President, Barack Obama doesn't. In fact Obama already announced what the main mission of NASA will be from now on. Reaching out to the Muslims world.


    NASA Chief: Move Out Of The Way Startrek, Next Frontier Better Relations With Muslim World

    NASA Administrator Charles Bolden said in a recent interview that his "foremost" mission as the head of America's space exploration agency is to improve relations with the Muslim world.

    Though international diplomacy would seem well outside NASA's orbit, Bolden said in an interview with Al Jazeera that strengthening those ties was among the top tasks President Obama assigned him. He said better interaction with the Muslim world would ultimately advance space travel.

    Read more: NASA Chief: Next Frontier Better Relations With Muslim World | Fox News
    Since when did you realize our Muslim secret?! Obviously Bolden and Obama are no longer falling for our camouflage!

    We have been traveling everywhere whilst you were not watching! This is why NASA and Obama want our friendly relationship! It is all about space flight achieved with less cost effective means such as what we use.

    We have the means and they were right in front of your noses all this time! I cannot believe you felt for it! Here is one sample of the rockets that have been flying to various planets ever since 16th century:

    How Important is Space Exploration as a National Interest?-rocket-mosque-jpg

    It runs on prayer energy. This in fact is the only clementine image taken since.

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