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    Re: Has NASA Outlived it's Usefulness?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kandahar View Post
    Who are these new private enterprises that are going to pay for a probe to explore Titan's atmosphere? The names of these companies, please. I'll wait.



    This is completely irrelevant, as NASA does far more than moon missions.
    Nobody with a good head for business, would go probing anything that did not offer some reasonable chance for financial gain---Unless they had somebody to fund all those "fun projects' for their amusement. --we have serious work to do here. Having our heads in the air, or in the sand, won't further that agenda. this is the real world, not Star Trek.
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    Re: Has NASA Outlived it's Usefulness?

    Quote Originally Posted by Skateguy View Post
    Nobody with a good head for business, would go probing anything that did not offer some reasonable chance for financial gain
    ...which is exactly why we need NASA to conduct most of the research.
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    Re: Has NASA Outlived it's Usefulness?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kandahar View Post
    ...which is exactly why we need NASA to conduct most of the research.
    since they have done such a stellar job so far?? No thanks. they had a good run, on our dime. Now it is time for them to accept their medals, and step aside for the New Breed of space Travelers. --I have reserved a seat. this isn't 1969 anymore. things change.--NASA doesn't
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    Re: Has NASA Outlived it's Usefulness?

    Quote Originally Posted by Skateguy View Post
    Name three things that were a direct result of NASA, that could not have been made with out a space program.
    You want a counter-factual with evidence from a parallel universe?

    Excuse me while I laugh at you some more.

    Not much requires Zero Gs. to produce. --So the answer is to make what we need, and pass on doing the rest of the wasteful stuff.---How much Carbon Fiber does the shuttle use again, I forget.---only rich people speak of 17 billion dollars as "mere" --just another sign of a spoiled populace, that can't pay their bills now.---and your repeated reference to people laughing at me, has no relevance to the topic at all, just shows poor manners.
    Interesting coming from the user who has gone out of his way to ignore rebuttal after rebuttal after rebuttal only to post the same refuted garbage over and over again.

    I'm getting rude because you are refusing to even acknowledge posts that refute your's.

    And $17 billion is a drop in the bucket compared to the total budget and debt of the United States.
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    Re: Has NASA Outlived it's Usefulness?

    Quote Originally Posted by Skateguy View Post
    Nobody with a good head for business, would go probing anything that did not offer some reasonable chance for financial gain
    Then why the hell do you think we should get rid of NASA?

    Only a fool denies the tangible benefits NASA has provided. Yet you argue that we should get rid of NASA despite its long history of tangible benefits and let private sector funding which will as you yourself state, NOT fund exploration and research take over.

    It as if you don't want to expand research and commercial applications of new discoveries.

    I take you want to get rid of the NIH despite its history of churning out drug after drug?

    Unless they had somebody to fund all those "fun projects' for their amusement. --we have serious work to do here. Having our heads in the air, or in the sand, won't further that agenda. this is the real world, not Star Trek.
    Serious work? Apparently providing fuel for fusion reactors isn't "serious work."

    I didn't see your answer to my previous question. Would you stop using everything that incorporates something NASA discovered?
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    Re: Has NASA Outlived it's Usefulness?

    Quote Originally Posted by obvious Child View Post
    Interesting coming from the user who has gone out of his way to ignore rebuttal after rebuttal after rebuttal only to post the same refuted garbage over and over again.
    I know he's purposely ignoring my posts. Because I didn't believe him that he had an astronaut friend. And told him so. Even explained to him why I didn't believe him. He threw a hissy fit and told me he wasn't going to respond to my posts anymore.
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    Re: Has NASA Outlived it's Usefulness?

    Quote Originally Posted by idk View Post
    How valuable is NASA? They gave us Tempur-pedic mattresses. Case closed.
    They gave us Tang.
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    Re: Has NASA Outlived it's Usefulness?

    Quote Originally Posted by obvious Child View Post
    You want a counter-factual with evidence from a parallel universe?

    Excuse me while I laugh at you some more.



    Interesting coming from the user who has gone out of his way to ignore rebuttal after rebuttal after rebuttal only to post the same refuted garbage over and over again.

    I'm getting rude because you are refusing to even acknowledge posts that refute your's.

    And $17 billion is a drop in the bucket compared to the total budget and debt of the United States.
    People stomping their feet, and saying I'm wrong, does not make for a rebuttal.---did you name three things, no--you just attack me, because you have nothin.
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    Re: Has NASA Outlived it's Usefulness?

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    They gave us Tang.
    Tang was invented in 1957, I do believe.
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    Re: Has NASA Outlived it's Usefulness?

    Come on Folks, I got one hand tied behind my back---show me how valuable NASA has been in the last 20 years, and how 42 billion Dollars is just a drop in the bucket.
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