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    Re: Has NASA Outlived it's Usefulness?

    Quote Originally Posted by idk View Post
    You mean, you and the other supporter?
    Quantity, does not make up for Quality---when yer right, yer right. It often takes folks a while to catch up. but I got a pretty fair track record so far.
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    Re: Has NASA Outlived it's Usefulness?

    Quote Originally Posted by Skateguy View Post
    Quantity, does not make up for Quality---when yer right, yer right. It often takes folks a while to catch up. but I got a pretty fair track record so far.
    ...Yeah no. It's because of **** like that - that nobody takes Ron Paul seriously. I mean you'd have to be a congressman who is completely f'n stupid to say that NASA is not worth the money spent on it. Trillions of dollars have been made and are still made by the market off the technology that comes from NASA. Millions of lives are saved because of government funded NASA technology that has been used in medical technology. I'd rather the government give up the post office before it gives up NASA.

    I mean NASA has had a hand in some form or another when it comes to cancer diagnosis, mattress technology, weather prediction, cameras, computing and even ocean navigation. If you REALLY sit down and explore just how much money the free market makes off **** that NASA invented and how many people benefit from the thousands of engineers who work for the U.S. government. The benefits of NASA simply outweigh those of any social program or taking a gamble on the all powerful market to develop the same ideas. Now I know Ron Paul opposes NASA because he thinks it's a violation of the 636th amendment. But **** him. It's a good violation of the constitution when it is beneficial to the U.S. government in the way NASA has been for nearly 50 years.

    Why should NASA be sold or shrunk down? If anything the last 30 years have proven that NASA is just as capable of producing even more results with smaller budgets. So yeah. **** Ron Paul. There are a lot of things I dislike the guy for and this is just one more to add to the list.
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    Re: Has NASA Outlived it's Usefulness?

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    ...Yeah no. It's because of **** like that - that nobody takes Ron Paul seriously. I mean you'd have to be a congressman who is completely f'n stupid to say that NASA is not worth the money spent on it. Trillions of dollars have been made and are still made by the market off the technology that comes from NASA. Millions of lives are saved because of government funded NASA technology that has been used in medical technology. I'd rather the government give up the post office before it gives up NASA.

    I mean NASA has had a hand in some form or another when it comes to cancer diagnosis, mattress technology, weather prediction, cameras, computing and even ocean navigation. If you REALLY sit down and explore just how much money the free market makes off **** that NASA invented and how many people benefit from the thousands of engineers who work for the U.S. government. The benefits of NASA simply outweigh those of any social program or taking a gamble on the all powerful market to develop the same ideas. Now I know Ron Paul opposes NASA because he thinks it's a violation of the 636th amendment. But **** him. It's a good violation of the constitution when it is beneficial to the U.S. government in the way NASA has been for nearly 50 years.

    Why should NASA be sold or shrunk down? If anything the last 30 years have proven that NASA is just as capable of producing even more results with smaller budgets. So yeah. **** Ron Paul. There are a lot of things I dislike the guy for and this is just one more to add to the list.
    Cool dude--you pay for it
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    Re: Has NASA Outlived it's Usefulness?

    Quote Originally Posted by Skateguy View Post
    Cool dude--you pay for it
    We already do. I have no problem with my tax dollars going to NASA. I wish it had an even bigger budget. The sky is truly the limit in this case.

    NASA is probably one of the few useful things to come out of the government. Don't get me wrong they can and are wasteful, but nothing like some other arms of the government. I think Hauty pretty much covered the "private sector" gains from NASA.

    I am into Astrophotography etc. So their is no way I could ever be convinced it is a waste.

    It is (with the deep oceans) one of the last great frontiers, and we need to be looking at it and exploring it.
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    Re: Has NASA Outlived it's Usefulness?

    A lot of the robotics that Canada invented for space research, like the CanadArm, has lead to industry robotics for automated manufacture. Not to mention raw computing power.

    Even though I think human social development is not at the right stage for full on space exploration, our long term survival will depend on being able to get off of this planet and spread ourselves into space. NASA has been an excellent start to that process and we are benefitting in the process. Same with any other space agency in the Western world.

    Canada wouldn't be the leader in robotics if we didn't have the Canadian Space Agency.

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    Re: Has NASA Outlived it's Usefulness?

    Quote Originally Posted by Skateguy View Post
    Cool dude--you pay for it
    So you would have no problem not using a single applied material advancement that was derived from the space program?
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    Re: Has NASA Outlived it's Usefulness?

    Quote Originally Posted by obvious Child View Post
    So you would have no problem not using a single applied material advancement that was derived from the space program?
    SMACK 'EM WITH THE LIST OBVIOUS! Cause I know you're already tak-tak-takking away putting it together.

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    Re: Has NASA Outlived it's Usefulness?

    Quote Originally Posted by Skateguy View Post
    With the recent batch of new Privately funded Space Explorers, is it time for NASA to be put into moth balls, so all that Tax Payer money can be spent on more productive projects, than spending 79 million dollars to hit the Moon with a rocket.
    Do you realize how much technology in the private sector exists because of government contracts, which start out focusing on bettering the military? Everything from the computer chip to everyday house hold cleaning chemicals came from government sponsered military contracts. NASA is no different.
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    Re: Has NASA Outlived it's Usefulness?

    Quote Originally Posted by MSgt View Post
    Do you realize how much technology in the private sector exists because of government contracts, which start out focusing on bettering the military? Everything from the computer chip to house hold cleaning chemicals came from government sponsered military contracts. NASA is no different.
    And the Internet.

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    Re: Has NASA Outlived it's Usefulness?

    Quote Originally Posted by EpicDude86 View Post
    SMACK 'EM WITH THE LIST OBVIOUS! Cause I know you're already tak-tak-takking away putting it together.
    Life sucks without NASA. No direct TV! No memory foam! No Howard Stern on satellite radio! Nothing that involves a satellite to make a long list short.

    NASA spinoffs, space benefits, space history, NASA space spinoffs, NASA technology products

    When NASA finally gets that Scramjet working Skateguy is going to have to sit on the old style plane which takes 11 hours to cross the Pacific while the rest of us breeze past him in less than 1 hour.

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