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?

    Quote Originally Posted by MMC View Post
    Heya Apache.....these guys even mention NASA's plans to build a station on the moon. Which we know is tied with Grants with the Air Force/ Air Space Command.
    I have a few friends who work at CAL-TECH and JPL and they aren't happy campers with Obama in the White House and his total neglect of what they were trying to accomplish.

    In fact last week I was visiting one of them. I mentioned how I have to work with the Burial of Land Management and the U.S. Forest Service with the project I'm involved with right now and they tell me with Obama it's as if nobody is in charge. We see the same thing with the IRS and DHS. My friend gets up looking pissed and say's exactly, nobody is in charge any longer.

    This guy who Obama put in charge of NASA is second rate just like everyone else in the Obama administration. NASA is now in the business of social engineering. Got to reach out to the Muslims is the top priority of NASA.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by aberrant85 View Post
    http://www.nytimes.com/aponline/2013...onshot.html?hp

    We just shot a cool new probe to the moon, but how important is space exploration to the future of America? Is there none? Do we need to get back up there?
    Space Exploration? Meh. Space Dominance? Imperative.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by cpwill View Post
    Space Exploration? Meh. Space Dominance? Imperative.
    Interplanetary S&M?
    So follow me into the desert
    As desperate as you are
    Where the moon is glued to a picture of heaven
    And all the little pigs have God

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

    Quote Originally Posted by aberrant85 View Post
    http://www.nytimes.com/aponline/2013...onshot.html?hp

    We just shot a cool new probe to the moon, but how important is space exploration to the future of America? Is there none? Do we need to get back up there?
    Human ambition to explore the cosmos always peeks my interest, but how do we explore extraterrestrial planets when humans can't even get along here? We still haven't even explored our oceans at least our entire ocean. Our planet's ecosystem is in trouble, and humans still fight over petty things such as religion, money, and land.

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

    it's a lot more important than many other things we spend money on, and i would increase science funding significantly. of course, i'm a scientist, so i suppose that i might be a bit biased.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Surtr View Post
    Assuming we'll even exist 2 billion years from now.
    I'm pretty sure humanity is resillient enough to survive anything that can head our way.

    Scientists have predicted that the first real human interstellar travel can happen in roughly 1000years. This calculation was done considering the GDP growth, adjusted for future growth, and of course the scientific advancements, also adjusted. Though it's an educated guess, I have to say that my hopes and belief is that we'd have a starting interstellar travel (so from our solar system to another, which is 5light years away) a lot sooner. Think about it. 200 years ago, nobody believed humans could fly. 100 years ago, people never thought we'd fly accross the ocean. Now, flight is the safest means of travel.

    So yeah. Who can tell what 100 years from now we'll have. We may have the beginnings of Star Trek (without the vulcans, pesky aliens) or the telltale signs of idiocracy.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by APACHERAT View Post
    You are aware of the Intergalactic Borders Space Patrol ? Illegal aliens usually find themselves in a black hole.
    Aware of it! Ever since we dumped you guys on earth we became it! We would have left you there for good! But we were just checking your ability to sniff out primitive forms of energy (i.e., fossil fuels) hence we had to establish some hidden lift off platforms.

    It was working well in disguise shaped like a Mosques until that pesty Bolden became too suspicious! He informed your Presidents, and you have been trying to become friends with Muslim countries ever since!

    Quote Originally Posted by APACHERAT View Post
    For us it's Manifest Destiny. We are just trying to return from where our ancestors came from thousands of years ago.

    Thousands of years ago the Perseus Confederacy picked the planet Earth to be used as a space penal colony. After checking out South America and what is today the Middle East, it was discovered that these areas were already occupied by Earthlings who still had a foot in the stone age. So the Perseus Confederacy chose what is today Northern Europe to be used as a penal colony.

    After thousands of year the descendent's of the original convicts decided why should we be punished living on this basket case of a planet for the crimes our ancestors committed thousands of years ago ?

    So it's been our "Manifest Destiny" to return too our real home where our ancestors came from, the Perseus Arm of the Milkyway Galaxy.

    http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedi..._Star_Trek.png
    As for your Manifest Destiny: Dream on! You are not there yet to cross the borders! You need to seek out alternative energies. Seek the energy within you! The prayer energy shall not know no bounds as far as cosmos is concerned.

    But we have you on a ghetto instead . We shall not give our secrets unless we squeeze in some good valuables from you first.
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    Re: How Important is Space Exploration as a National Interest?

    Quote Originally Posted by Helix View Post
    it's a lot more important than many other things we spend money on, and i would increase science funding significantly. of course, i'm a scientist, so i suppose that i might be a bit biased.
    And after all that training to be unbiased, objective, and logical!
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    Re: How Important is Space Exploration as a National Interest?

    Quote Originally Posted by aberrant85 View Post
    http://www.nytimes.com/aponline/2013...onshot.html?hp

    We just shot a cool new probe to the moon, but how important is space exploration to the future of America? Is there none? Do we need to get back up there?
    The bottom line? We need a new Frontier!

    Space offers all the same advantages that the Old West used to offer in the growth if the USA.

    1. There are all the resources to be garnered.

    2. There is the value in simple exploration and perhaps discovering new things or even alien intelligence.

    3. It would encourage the development of new technologies and commensurate employment opportunities.

    4. It would offer a route to alleviate growing population pressures.

    5. It would serve as a "safety valve" by allowing people who are simply tired of dealing with issues on earth an opportunity to go try something new elsewhere.

    6. Finally, it would provide an escape route in the event Earth faces a major extinction event.

    There are more advantages than disadvantages, thus providing a net gain to our nation (and the world).
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    Re: How Important is Space Exploration as a National Interest?

    Quote Originally Posted by Helix View Post
    it's a lot more important than many other things we spend money on, and i would increase science funding significantly. of course, i'm a scientist, so i suppose that i might be a bit biased.
    Really so planetary exploration is more important than religion or getting rid of religious pettiness?

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