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    Re: Has NASA Outlived it's Usefulness?

    I'm all for exploration---but think we have so much here that has not been developed yet, as do others.

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    Re: Has NASA Outlived it's Usefulness?

    I donít care if you believe in evolution, or Darwinís theory, itís in mankindís genes to wonder whatís across yonder ocean, over the next mountain, desert, or glacier. We pretty well have that covered on this planet, google earth anyone? Thanks Uncle Sam. Weather satellites, again uncleís research I believe is mostly responsible. So whatís next? It has to be space, and until we find a less expensive source of fuel about the only way that can be done is with government help.

    Not saying that it should be the only way and definitely not saying that we should lock out the private sector, indeed, there should be some incentive for private sector development, which I believe there is. my 2c
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    Re: Has NASA Outlived it's Usefulness?

    Quote Originally Posted by donc View Post
    I donít care if you believe in evolution, or Darwinís theory, itís in mankindís genes to wonder whatís across yonder ocean, over the next mountain, desert, or glacier. We pretty well have that covered on this planet, google earth anyone? Thanks Uncle Sam. Weather satellites, again uncleís research I believe is mostly responsible. So whatís next? It has to be space, and until we find a less expensive source of fuel about the only way that can be done is with government help.

    Not saying that it should be the only way and definitely not saying that we should lock out the private sector, indeed, there should be some incentive for private sector development, which I believe there is. my 2c
    Well Sir, I sure respect your views on things. ---I guess my leanings are more on the Private sector for everything. They always have more incentive to get things done on time and on budget. Since is is their money on the line. The gubment makes them $200 hammers we all read about. Just to big, and to wasteful to be considered efficient. Gubment has to many committees. Einstein worked alone.
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    Re: Has NASA Outlived it's Usefulness?

    Quote Originally Posted by Skateguy View Post
    NASA in it's inception was a good Idea, and I fully supported them. but times have changed. we have found out what we needed to know about space.---It costs a lot to operate there, and other than some future mining operations, does not offer enough to justify the expense of operating there. ---with new technologies it may one day, but not today. When NASA came to be, we had a stronger more stable economy. Today we have to keep a closer eye on spending, and direct our limited funds into projects that will give a more immediate return for the dollar. Just wise budgeting in my opinion.
    You mean that we have found out what you wanted to know. Which apparently isn't that much? We haven't even begun to fully explore our own solar system. Heck we're still finding things out about Earth that we didn't know 20 years ago. Do you seriously think that just a few probes sending back some pictures and a couple of landings on the moon is enough to decide the fate of a program that has and continues to give so much to our technological and knowledge advancement?

    While I certainly agree that we need to fix a lot of things here on Earth the amount of funding that NASA gets wouldn't do anything towards fixing those things. Because comparatively speaking the funding that NASA gets is literally a drop in a 20 gallon drum.
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    Re: Has NASA Outlived it's Usefulness?

    they say to just give a Guy enough rope, and he will do himself in.
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    Re: Has NASA Outlived it's Usefulness?

    Quote Originally Posted by Skateguy View Post
    they say to just give a Guy enough rope, and he will do himself in.
    How does that apply here?
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    Re: Has NASA Outlived it's Usefulness?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kal'Stang View Post
    How does that apply here?
    It doesn't. When critical thinking has failed.... try folk wisdom

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    Re: Has NASA Outlived it's Usefulness?

    Quote Originally Posted by Tashah View Post
    It doesn't. When critical thinking has failed.... try folk wisdom
    Gotcha.
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    Re: Has NASA Outlived it's Usefulness?

    Retire the old School bus with wings. this is the Future of space travel--

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    Re: Has NASA Outlived it's Usefulness?

    Quote Originally Posted by Skateguy View Post
    Retire the old School bus with wings. this is the Future of space travel--

    YouTube- Virgin Galactic promotional trailer starring Richard Branson
    Almost looks like ole Chris doesnít he?
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