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    Re: Has NASA Outlived it's Usefulness?

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
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    Actually they didn't. That is a false myth as some of the links that I have posted show.
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    Re: Has NASA Outlived it's Usefulness?

    Quote Originally Posted by Skateguy View Post
    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.
    What would you define as "valuable"?
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    Re: Has NASA Outlived it's Usefulness?

    Quote Originally Posted by the makeout hobo View Post
    What would you define as "valuable"?
    Obviously someone has not heard of the Jet Propulsion Lab

    NASA has not outlived its usefulness, if anything we are reaching a critcal point where it and other likeminded organisations are going to become crucial to the continued survival of humans.

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    Re: Has NASA Outlived it's Usefulness?

    I do think we should look into some sort of space colonization as a long term plan. Simply, people are not going to stop having children, and even with the decline in birth rates in industrialized nations, it'll be a long time before population stabilizes.
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    Re: Has NASA Outlived it's Usefulness?

    Quote Originally Posted by the makeout hobo View Post
    I do think we should look into some sort of space colonization as a long term plan. Simply, people are not going to stop having children, and even with the decline in birth rates in industrialized nations, it'll be a long time before population stabilizes.
    Not just that, there is also the mineral wealth one can gain from space colonization - it is theorized that a local asteroid contains more gold than has ever been mined in the history of the planet. Not to mention the dearth of fuel gases from the gas giants, and the unfiltered solar energy from the Sun. Th long term benefits are limitless.

    If one considers the Gaia principle as true then it is our natural imperative as humans to expand across space.

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    Re: Has NASA Outlived it's Usefulness?

    Quote Originally Posted by Warspite View Post
    Not just that, there is also the mineral wealth one can gain from space colonization - it is theorized that a local asteroid contains more gold than has ever been mined in the history of the planet. Not to mention the dearth of fuel gases from the gas giants, and the unfiltered solar energy from the Sun. Th long term benefits are limitless.

    If one considers the Gaia principle as true then it is our natural imperative as humans to expand across space.
    So then, if we had all that gold, how much would gold be worth?? the reason gold is expensive, is because it is rare.---If your plans include using gold for technology, I can see that, but it would turn the worlds gold Market upside down in the process. ---But say we adapt your plan, which is not a bad plan, who would pay for it, when we are more than 13 Trillion dollars in debt now? Our children will have to take on that debt. I would like to leave mine debt free as possible.---Each project is more expensive than the last. and the cost will continue to go up, the farther we reach out into space. And the more expensive and dangerous it becomes. Even to just send robots would break the bank. ---Your dreams are well intended, but this just may not be the right time to try to pay for them. ---and we do have to pay for them.
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    Re: Has NASA Outlived it's Usefulness?

    Quote Originally Posted by Skateguy View Post
    So then, if we had all that gold, how much would gold be worth?? the reason gold is expensive, is because it is rare.---If your plans include using gold for technology, I can see that, but it would turn the worlds gold Market upside down in the process. ---But say we adapt your plan, which is not a bad plan, who would pay for it, when we are more than 13 Trillion dollars in debt now? Our children will have to take on that debt. I would like to leave mine debt free as possible.
    I was talking about the mineral wealth available using the asteroid as an example, market prices are irrelevant.

    Debt is not necessarily a bad thing, especially when the growth and survival of humanity is a factor to be taken into consideration.

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    Re: Has NASA Outlived it's Usefulness?

    Quote Originally Posted by Warspite View Post
    I was talking about the mineral wealth available using the asteroid as an example, market prices are irrelevant.

    Debt is not necessarily a bad thing, especially when the growth and survival of humanity is a factor to be taken into consideration.
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    Re: Has NASA Outlived it's Usefulness?

    Quote Originally Posted by Skateguy View Post
    I hear ya---"Hang on to the Dream" maybe one day, they will come true.
    They won't if we let NASA sit idle with less funding than the nuclear weapons program. I'm amazed they do what they do with their budget.

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    Re: Has NASA Outlived it's Usefulness?

    Quote Originally Posted by Skateguy View Post
    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.
    We may just have a new forum jester here.

    People posting exceedingly long lists of things NASA has provided and you ignoring every single one of them doesn't make you right. Furthermore, you have gone out of your way to ignore every hard question asked to you.

    I'm still waiting for how you think that fuel for fusion reactors isn't "serious work."

    And I see you are a hypocrite due to your refusal to answer my question about giving up everything that was based on a NASA breakthrough.
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