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    Re: Has NASA Outlived it's Usefulness?

    Quote Originally Posted by Skateguy View Post
    All those things could have been made anyhow if needed, with out having to spend billions going into Space to do it.
    You don't know that. Nothing is 100% and hind site is 20/20.

    So unless you have a magic crystal ball that lets you see what could have been, you have no real way of knowing.

    So far the space programs have made life and technology better. To speculate on what could have been shows nothing but a lack of argument on your part.
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    Re: Has NASA Outlived it's Usefulness?

    Quote Originally Posted by Blackdog View Post
    You don't know that. Nothing is 100% and hind site is 20/20.

    So unless you have a magic crystal ball that lets you see what could have been, you have no real way of knowing.

    So far the space programs have made life and technology better. To speculate on what could have been shows nothing but a lack of argument on your part.
    You good sir, have no idea what I know---but don't let facts get in the way of a good story.
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    Re: Has NASA Outlived it's Usefulness?

    Quote Originally Posted by Skateguy View Post
    It's this simple, "If Space Exploration were in fact Profitable, then every Major Manufacture on the Planet would be investing in it".
    http://www.space-settlement-institut...ary/TheLaw.pdf
    http://www.stephenfleming.net/files/...nMarsSmall.pdf

    I guess you are in an off handed way correct as they are looking at it to be profitable in the near future.

    Quote Originally Posted by Skateguy View Post
    The fact that is so expensive, and produces zero profit, is why gubment are into it.
    Orly?

    "Cowing on space expenditures relative to other costs: “Right now, all of America’s human space flight programs cost around $7 billion a year. That’s pennies per person per day. In 2006, according to the USDA, Americans spent more than $154 billion on alcohol. We spend around $10 billion a month in Iraq. And so on.”

    "Vernikos on the R.O.I. of space travel: “Economic, scientific and technological returns of space exploration have far exceeded the investment. … Royalties on NASA patents and licenses currently go directly to the U.S. Treasury, not back to NASA.” - Is Space Exploration Worth the Cost? A Freakonomics Quorum - Freakonomics Blog - NYTimes.com

    Quote Originally Posted by Skateguy View Post
    ---Lots of tax payer money to pass around. cause they know we all just want to grow up to be Buzz light year---up-up-and away---If they can fool all of you, you know how easy it is to fool the guy on the street. ---Look, up in the air, --It's a bird
    Well I have already proved 99% of what you stated as nothing more than a useless uniformed rant, but lets continue...

    "Logsdon on a not-so-obvious incentive for manned space travel: “Space exploration can also serve as a stimulus for children to enter the fields of science and engineering.”

    I wish every kid wanted to be "Buzz Lightyear."
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    Re: Has NASA Outlived it's Usefulness?

    Quote Originally Posted by Skateguy View Post
    You good sir, have no idea what I know---but don't let facts get in the way of a good story.
    I do know you have no clue as what would have happened if the space program did not exist.

    Now if you try and say you do (as you have already hinted at) this would make that a lie.
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    Re: Has NASA Outlived it's Usefulness?

    Quote Originally Posted by Blackdog View Post
    I do know you have no clue as what would have happened if the space program did not exist.

    Now if you try and say you do (as you have already hinted at) this would make that a lie.
    You seem to have yourselves convinced, you don't need my help. --I just put it out there, I don't try to force feed it.
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    Re: Has NASA Outlived it's Usefulness?

    Quote Originally Posted by Skateguy View Post
    You seem to have yourselves convinced, you don't need my help. --I just put it out there, I don't try to force feed it.
    Convinced that you don't have a firm grasp on the subject matter at hand? Yes we are certain. All you need to do is look at my post above this one.
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    Re: Has NASA Outlived it's Usefulness?

    Quote Originally Posted by Blackdog View Post
    Convinced that you don't have a firm grasp on the subject matter at hand? Yes we are certain. All you need to do is look at my post above this one.
    I'm sorry, we haven't met--are you like real smart or am I missing something here. Is your opinion more valid than the next guys??? Should everyone see things your way? And when you say we, do you carry a frog in your pocket?
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    Re: Has NASA Outlived it's Usefulness?

    Quote Originally Posted by Skateguy View Post
    I'm sorry, we haven't met--are you like real smart or am I missing something here.
    Smart, yes. Well informed also, although I am not perfect and make mistakes like everyone else.

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    Is your opinion more valid than the next guys??? Should everyone see things your way?
    Nope, but my opinion is backed up by a little thing we like to refer to as "evidence." You on the other hand have not offered anything outside of unfounded speculation and hot air.

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    And when you say we, do you carry a frog in your pocket?
    That was so funny.

    Now if you would stop avoiding the irrefutable facts in post #83, we can move on.

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    Re: Has NASA Outlived it's Usefulness?

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    So, you don't have a problem pumping the same amount of cash into the military, either, right?
    I wouldn't be. I don't think 17 billion is really enough to fund our military. If we pumped the same amount of cash into the military that we do into NASA, the military would take about a $650 billion cut in funding.
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    Re: Has NASA Outlived it's Usefulness?

    Quote Originally Posted by Skateguy View Post
    All those things could have been made anyhow if needed, with out having to spend billions going into Space to do it.
    I don't know. NASA has been put in situations where they had to try to invent something that no one had ever thought about doing before. Necessity is the mother of invention, right?
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