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    Has NASA Outlived it's Usefulness?

    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.
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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.

    I'm all for exploration. Just think, if we start colonizing the moon, we might be able to do something about the illegal alien problem.

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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.
    No. Private capital in space, like its terrestrial cousin will only go where it can be reasonably assured of profit. That largely means research and exploration is not going to be funded. What's the profit in hitting the moon with a rocket? None. What's the scientific value? Immense, especially in proving that water in ice form is there and could potentially be used as a source for fuel and for habitation.
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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,
    Examples?

    Quote Originally Posted by Skateguy
    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.
    "Hitting the Moon with a rocket" determined the existence of water on the moon. Not quite as trivial and pointless as you want to make it sound.
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    Re: Has NASA Outlived it's Usefulness?

    Quote Originally Posted by obvious Child View Post
    No. Private capital in space, like its terrestrial cousin will only go where it can be reasonably assured of profit. That largely means research and exploration is not going to be funded. What's the profit in hitting the moon with a rocket? None. What's the scientific value? Immense, especially in proving that water in ice form is there and could potentially be used as a source for fuel and for habitation.
    There have already been Private ventures into space. and since they are in it for a profit, and get no free ride, as NASA does, they are cost efficient.
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    Re: Has NASA Outlived it's Usefulness?

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    Re: Has NASA Outlived it's Usefulness?

    Quote Originally Posted by Skateguy View Post
    There have already been Private ventures into space. and since they are in it for a profit, and get no free ride, as NASA does, they are cost efficient.
    NASA's mission is a bit broader than Space Ship One's mission, if that's what you're referring to.
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    Re: Has NASA Outlived it's Usefulness?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kandahar View Post
    Examples?



    "Hitting the Moon with a rocket" determined the existence of water on the moon. Not quite as trivial and pointless as you want to make it sound.
    We have some water here too, I do believe, that we continue to poison at an ever increasing rate. Why would we do things any differently on the Moon or any where else? We don't need to expand our exploitation to other worlds. we are not yet ready. ---we still produce garbage.
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    Re: Has NASA Outlived it's Usefulness?

    Quote Originally Posted by Skateguy View Post
    We have some water here too, I do believe, that we continue to poison at an ever increasing rate.
    Completely irrelevant to the scientific knowledge gained from this mission.

    Quote Originally Posted by Skateguy
    Why would we do things any differently on the Moon or any where else? We don't need to expand our exploitation to other worlds. we are not yet ready. ---we still produce garbage.
    Yeahhhh....
    When NASA starts building lunar colonies you might have a point. But that isn't what they did. NASA is primarily a research organization, not the colonization arm of the US government.
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    Re: Has NASA Outlived it's Usefulness?

    There's no Space. It's all a liberal lie to waste money. The moon is actually an artist rendering from a projector.
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