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    Re: Should the US ReCalim the Moon

    We have a ton of work to do here.
    This silly moon business, I believe, is escapism for the dreamers.
    Again, Mr Obama is doing the right thing.
    A huge area is education, so many cannot read and write.
    But, here, our federal government should keeps their hands off.
    If some states wish to be stupid and uneducated, so be it.
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    Re: Should the US ReCalim the Moon

    Quote Originally Posted by Blackdog View Post
    I don't think the plans should be scraped. It is a jumping off point to other space exploration projects.

    Space construction, better orbital platforms and a more useful shuttle would all benefit from the program. In the long run this will hurt us.

    I think Obama is really stupid to dump it.
    Tell you what. Let's first fix New Orleans and other problems we have terrestrially. Then we'll entertain notions of fantasy space travel.
    You know the time is right to take control, we gotta take offense against the status quo

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    Re: Should the US ReCalim the Moon

    Quote Originally Posted by megaprogman View Post
    I can't blame him though. People are already freaking out about minor issues simply because he is a democrat.
    I can blame him. Do you understand the amount of research and money that has already gone through to develop these advances of science? And what were they done for? So that we can have a prescence in space and to show that from that day on we as a society were moving ahead of everyone. If he cancels the project we have gone several steps back and we are going to show the world that we really are not a power anymore because what made us powerful were our advances in technology.

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    Re: Should the US ReCalim the Moon

    Quote Originally Posted by Ikari View Post
    Tell you what. Let's first fix New Orleans and other problems we have terrestrially. Then we'll entertain notions of fantasy space travel.
    That would be like telling Chris Columbus to wait until Spain fixed all of its problems before setting sail.

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    Re: Should the US ReCalim the Moon

    Quote Originally Posted by Ikari View Post
    Tell you what. Let's first fix New Orleans and other problems we have terrestrially. Then we'll entertain notions of fantasy space travel.
    We can't fix all the things terrestrially, its like telling a killer to quit killing. Won't happen. I think you are living in a fantasy that you belive you can fix all the problems we have.

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    Re: Should the US ReCalim the Moon

    Quote Originally Posted by megaprogman View Post
    That would be like telling Chris Columbus to wait until Spain fixed all of its problems before setting sail.
    Except that we're not talking about commissioning a few ships and sailors to go on a trip with well known technology. We're talking about fantasy space travel which would take several decades just to research and develop not to mention all the other problems and training which would come along with it. The price tag would be huge. In the meantime, we'd have to divert funds to go into the research and engineering feats necessary for space travel at the cost of tons of other research which could have been done on Earth and which could have produced much more useful results to us first.

    But yeah, other than that, it's totally the same.
    You know the time is right to take control, we gotta take offense against the status quo

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    Re: Should the US ReCalim the Moon

    Quote Originally Posted by Ikari View Post
    Except that we're not talking about commissioning a few ships and sailors to go on a trip with well known technology. We're talking about fantasy space travel which would take several decades just to research and develop not to mention all the other problems and training which would come along with it. The price tag would be huge. In the meantime, we'd have to divert funds to go into the research and engineering feats necessary for space travel at the cost of tons of other research which could have been done on Earth and which could have produced much more useful results to us first.

    But yeah, other than that, it's totally the same.
    I guess you don't understand but there has already been much progress made.

    I guess it can be compared to christopher columbus sailing and finding the new world but instead of landing with boots on the ground he just decides to turn around and leave with that.

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    Re: Should the US ReCalim the Moon

    Quote Originally Posted by Gray_Fox_86 View Post
    We can't fix all the things terrestrially, its like telling a killer to quit killing. Won't happen. I think you are living in a fantasy that you belive you can fix all the problems we have.
    Pretty sure I didn't say all problems. But we have a large standing number of problems which need to be researched and solved before we starting thinking of Han Solo and flying the Millennium Falcon to Mars.
    You know the time is right to take control, we gotta take offense against the status quo

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    Re: Should the US ReCalim the Moon

    Quote Originally Posted by Ikari View Post
    Pretty sure I didn't say all problems. But we have a large standing number of problems which need to be researched and solved before we starting thinking of Han Solo and flying the Millennium Falcon to Mars.
    Pretty sure you don't understand that it isn't about being like Han Solo. Its just about moving ahead.

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    Re: Should the US ReCalim the Moon

    Quote Originally Posted by Ikari View Post
    Pretty sure I didn't say all problems. But we have a large standing number of problems which need to be researched and solved before we starting thinking of Han Solo and flying the Millennium Falcon to Mars.
    And we always will. There has been no point in the history of this country where things were going peachy. We might as well, the sooner we do it, the sooner we will find a payoff.

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