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    Re: Has NASA Outlived it's Usefulness?

    Outlived, maybe not, outspent, definitely.
    The ROI is really bad....
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    Re: Has NASA Outlived it's Usefulness?

    Quote Originally Posted by UtahBill View Post
    Outlived, maybe not, outspent, definitely.
    The ROI is really bad....
    And how are you measuring ROI? How do you quantify scientific knowledge in dollar terms?
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    Re: Has NASA Outlived it's Usefulness?

    Quote Originally Posted by Skateguy View Post
    Like the World hasn't clutter space with junk already---what goes up-----
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    I think the Whole world has emptied it's ash trays in space, just like we do here on Mother Earth. "just leave it, somebody else will clean it up"---Nothin should go up there, that doesnt have a sound plan for it's safe return. ---we learn slow it seems, and repeat our mistakes, over and over again.
    They do have plans for any satillite that is put up there. One of the major plans is if the satillite is small enough to just let its orbit decay and burn up on re-entry. No piece of the satillite will reach the ground because of it.

    If the satillite is too big then they shoot it to pieces which will burn up on re-entry.

    No one is ever hurt by either of these plans. If you believe that they have then I would challenge you to provide such evidence.
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    Re: Has NASA Outlived it's Usefulness?

    To Skate:

    Putting NASA’s budget in perspective

    Also you apparently did not read one of the links that I provided earilier on in this thread. Since you are apparently "concerned" with the money spent on NASA you should become aware of this....

    Hubbard also pointed out that NASA engineers have worked "hand-in-hand" with businesses and universities to help develop a variety of technologies, including microelectromechanical systems, supercomputers and microcomputers, software and microprocessors.

    Overall, Hubbard added, $7 or $8 in goods and services are produced for every $1 that the government invests in NASA.
    IE NASA more than pays for itself.

    I'll let you figure out which of the links that I provided earlier this tidbit came from.
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    Re: Has NASA Outlived it's Usefulness?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kandahar View Post
    And how are you measuring ROI? How do you quantify scientific knowledge in dollar terms?
    We have known for decades that there are no habitable planets within many, many light years of earth, and that man cannot live in space long enough to get to even the nearest uninhabitable planet. So, why do we still pursue the impossible with so much money? should we bankrupt the nation for useless knowledge?
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    Re: Has NASA Outlived it's Usefulness?

    Quote Originally Posted by UtahBill View Post
    We have known for decades that there are no habitable planets within many, many light years of earth, and that man cannot live in space long enough to get to even the nearest uninhabitable planet. So, why do we still pursue the impossible with so much money? should we bankrupt the nation for useless knowledge?
    The 7 Billion we spend on NASA, is nothing compared to what we spend on much less useful things as a country. With NASA, we get tangible and helpful returns.

    As for it being "useless" that is the same thing people thought before we were able to go to the moon.

    Eventually we will be able to. Of course if we give up now it will never happen.

    It is a good thing people like you did not deter the Wright brothers etc. We would have gotten no place.
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    Re: Has NASA Outlived it's Usefulness?

    Quote Originally Posted by UtahBill View Post
    should we bankrupt the nation for useless knowledge?
    Lol. The Iraq War, inept regulatory agencies, federal bailouts, and the debilitating costs of healthcare have bankrupted the nation. Not NASA.

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    Re: Has NASA Outlived it's Usefulness?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kal'Stang View Post
    They do have plans for any satillite that is put up there. One of the major plans is if the satillite is small enough to just let its orbit decay and burn up on re-entry. No piece of the satillite will reach the ground because of it.

    If the satillite is too big then they shoot it to pieces which will burn up on re-entry.

    No one is ever hurt by either of these plans. If you believe that they have then I would challenge you to provide such evidence.
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    Re: Has NASA Outlived it's Usefulness?

    Quote Originally Posted by UtahBill View Post
    We have known for decades that there are no habitable planets within many, many light years of earth, and that man cannot live in space long enough to get to even the nearest uninhabitable planet. So, why do we still pursue the impossible with so much money? should we bankrupt the nation for useless knowledge?
    No known habitable planets. The only planets that we can detect are the ones that are about the size of Jupiter or larger, and thats only because they're big enough to make a blip in the amount of light shineing our way from the star...we can't see the actual planets themselves.

    And as I've already shown, for every dollar spent on NASA we get a return of 7-8 dollars.

    Also just like Blackdog said...we will get there evetually, but we'll never get there if we stop trying.
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    Re: Has NASA Outlived it's Usefulness?

    Lots of Guys workin for NASA on here it seems---can you get me a swim in that big pool. My Friend John works out there, and he can't get me in.
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