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    Re: Has NASA Outlived it's Usefulness?

    Quote Originally Posted by Skateguy View Post
    I have no problem with Mans need to explore. I explore my self. but I don't expect tax payers to fund my ventures. Any one who as ever flown across our fine Nation, can see we have no shortage of land mass. we just have everybody living in the same place,and that is why it seems crowded. It would be cheaper, and more efficient to colonize the Sahara, or Antarctica, than the Moon.
    What part of "NASA is primarily a research organization, not the colonization arm of the US government" was unclear?
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    Re: Has NASA Outlived it's Usefulness?

    Quote Originally Posted by Skateguy View Post
    But since we are trillions if Debt,
    NASA's annual budget is chump change compared to our national debt.

    Quote Originally Posted by Skateguy
    does it seem to you that we can afford it, if big corporations can't.
    Big corporations can't afford it because there is no profit to be gained in, say, determining the chemical composition of Titan's atmosphere. That's exactly why the government should do it.

    Quote Originally Posted by Skateguy
    We are not hard pressed for Moon rocks in today's market. we could however use cheaper fuel. Put money into that.
    Since NASA doesn't exist to buy and sell moon rocks, this argument makes no sense.
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    Re: Has NASA Outlived it's Usefulness?

    Quote Originally Posted by Skateguy View Post
    We are not hard pressed for Moon rocks in today's market. we could however use cheaper fuel. Put money into that.
    Aerodynamics Research Revolutionizes Truck Design

    http://www.sti.nasa.gov/tto/Spinoff2008/t_3.html

    The technologies are an aerodynamic vehicle design for trucks and recreational vehicles that cuts drag by more than 50 percent and increases highway fuel economy by more than 20 percent...

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    The designs reduce wind resistance and aerodynamic drag, improving fuel efficiency for trucks, trailers, recreational vehicles, and many other large vehicles. Aerodynamic improvements from this research – which can be seen on highways across the country – can result in fuel savings of as much as 6,800 gallons per year for a single truck.
    http://www.nasa.gov/offices/ipp/news...06_09_hof.html
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    Re: Has NASA Outlived it's Usefulness?

    Quote Originally Posted by Skateguy View Post
    But since we are trillions if Debt, does it seem to you that we can afford it, if big corporations can't. I say put NASA in moth balls, till the Nation gets back on her feet. ---there are lots of other Programs being funded by Tax payer dollars, that should also be put on hold. ---We are not hard pressed for Moon rocks in today's market. we could however use cheaper fuel. Put money into that.
    We are not in debt because of less than 1% of our budget.
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    Re: Has NASA Outlived it's Usefulness?

    Quote Originally Posted by stalin_was_a_nice_being View Post
    yeah but there has been several technology that was created by the private market not for NASA that NASA uses. If you are trying to say why should we continue funding for NASA it should be for the good of all mankind(sorry women you really don't have a place in this world). Besides the US is hiding great tech from being used. For all we can guess is that the US already has a spacecraft capable of replacing the atlantis already but the government doesn't want the rest of the world to know so they keep it secret. And for what?
    Of course technology has been created by the private market that NASA uses. I would never deny that. But that doesn't mean that we should scrap NASA.
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    Re: Has NASA Outlived it's Usefulness?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kandahar View Post
    NASA's annual budget is chump change compared to our national debt.



    Big corporations can't afford it because there is no profit to be gained in, say, determining the chemical composition of Titan's atmosphere. That's exactly why the government should do it.



    Since NASA doesn't exist to buy and sell moon rocks, this argument makes no sense.
    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.
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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.
    whats wrong with you?!! You don't find space exciting?

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    Re: Has NASA Outlived it's Usefulness?

    Quote Originally Posted by stalin_was_a_nice_being View Post
    whats wrong with you?!! You don't find space exciting?
    As a Kid I did. but now we know it is just space, with some rocks and gasses out there. Now if it were like avatar, I'd sell my shop to go. they do call it "Space" for a reason----that's all it is.
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    Re: Has NASA Outlived it's Usefulness?

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    We are not in debt because of less than 1% of our budget.
    Waste is waste--unless your rich. the rich think in terms like this %, or that % is acceptable loss. ---Why?? Cause it's not their money being spent, it's Ours.
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    Re: Has NASA Outlived it's Usefulness?

    Quote Originally Posted by Skateguy View Post
    Waste is waste--unless your rich. the rich think in terms like this %, or that % is acceptable loss. ---Why?? Cause it's not their money being spent, it's Ours.
    But NASA is not a waste of money.
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