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    Re: Has NASA Outlived it's Usefulness?

    Quote Originally Posted by Skateguy View Post
    It there is no profit to be gained, then why do tax payers have to fund it??? Charity? -- Sounds to me, like we are supporting somebodies expensive Hobby. Maybe they could make due with an ant farm, or find some other way to pay for it.---there is nothin in space that we need. we had it all here, and screwed it up.
    There are lots of long term applications, for one. Zero gravity and the mineral wealth of the solar system have lots of long-term potential. Very long-term, but still.
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    Re: Has NASA Outlived it's Usefulness?

    Quote Originally Posted by the makeout hobo View Post
    There are lots of long term applications, for one. Zero gravity and the mineral wealth of the solar system have lots of long-term potential. Very long-term, but still.
    I agree, and once we get back on our financial feet, it would be a good idea to do some mining operations. but we are broke to the bone now, and owe everybody that will float us credit. we act like teenagers at the Mall, with Moms credit card. ---"I want it now, I'll worry about how to pay for it later. Well, it is later". Some don't seem to know how to Priorities, and tighten up our belts. Spend spend spend---It's only a few billion, no big deal. Spoiled Brats, is what we have become.
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    Re: Has NASA Outlived it's Usefulness?

    Quote Originally Posted by Skateguy View Post
    I'm sorry, we haven't met--are you like real smart or am I missing something here. Is your opinion more valid than the next guys??? Should everyone see things your way? And when you say we, do you carry a frog in your pocket?
    It is not a matter of being smart. It is a matter of being able to support you argument. You stated that it is a waste of money. This has been proven to be untrue as it has created revenue for many companies for decades. You have to understand that NASA is not some homogenous entity that created the space program by itself. It had the input of many other smaller companies and countries around the world. I know some of the the software Canada Space Arm is made by a company in Toronto. Some of the parts for the Mars rover are made by Texas IT. NASA not only provides jobs for some of the brightest minds working for the government but also some of the brightest in the private sector.

    I mean there are SO many programs you could have picked by the government which I guarantee a large percentage of Americans would see as a waste. But NASA? I mean serious. The nerdy kids? The kids who are responsible for some of the hardware in the very computer you're using? That is just mean. Not sure why you have such a hard on for NASA but it is probably the last program most people would actually vote against. As much as I hate empty rhetorical talk NASA exists because of the will of the people.
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    Re: Has NASA Outlived it's Usefulness?

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    It is not a matter of being smart. It is a matter of being able to support you argument. You stated that it is a waste of money. This has been proven to be untrue as it has created revenue for many companies for decades. You have to understand that NASA is not some homogenous entity that created the space program by itself. It had the input of many other smaller companies and countries around the world. I know some of the the software Canada Space Arm is made by a company in Toronto. Some of the parts for the Mars rover are made by Texas IT. NASA not only provides jobs for some of the brightest minds working for the government but also some of the brightest in the private sector.

    I mean there are SO many programs you could have picked by the government which I guarantee a large percentage of Americans would see as a waste. But NASA? I mean serious. The nerdy kids? The kids who are responsible for some of the hardware in the very computer you're using? That is just mean. Not sure why you have such a hard on for NASA but it is probably the last program most people would actually vote against. As much as I hate empty rhetorical talk NASA exists because of the will of the people.
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    Re: Has NASA Outlived it's Usefulness?

    Quote Originally Posted by Skateguy View Post
    My opinions are just that, my opinions. You of course, are welcome to yours. I'm not trying to sell you a Buick.
    In other words...

    You got nothing.
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    Re: Has NASA Outlived it's Usefulness?

    Quote Originally Posted by Blackdog View Post
    In other words...

    You got nothing.
    Not for you--find your own way. No skin off my nose.---but this guy has a clue.

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    Re: Has NASA Outlived it's Usefulness?

    You seem to think space flight is the only valuable aspect of NASA. That's simply false.

    Nike alone has made enough off of NASA's developments to justify it's existence.
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    Re: Has NASA Outlived it's Usefulness?

    More privately funded operations, that don't include a Old School bus, that can't even fly on it's own----get with the times people. this 2009.

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    Re: Has NASA Outlived it's Usefulness?

    Quote Originally Posted by Tucker Case View Post
    You seem to think space flight is the only valuable aspect of NASA. That's simply false.

    Nike alone has made enough off of NASA's developments to justify it's existence.
    So let Nike Pay for it---not tax payer money---how hard is that?? Do tax payers have to support every idea that is not profitable???
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    Re: Has NASA Outlived it's Usefulness?

    NASA has outlived its usefulness. I'm not debating whether it was always useless, it had its time, but now it needs to be discarded.

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