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Thread: Should the US ReCalim the Moon

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    Should the US ReCalim the Moon

    Obama aims to ax moon mission
    NASA's plans to return astronauts to the moon are dead. So are the rockets being designed to take them there that is, if President Barack Obama gets his way.

    When the White House releases his budget proposal Monday, there will be no money for the Constellation program that was supposed to return humans to the moon by 2020. The troubled and expensive Ares I rocket that was to replace the space shuttle to ferry humans to space will be gone, along with money for its bigger brother, the Ares V cargo rocket that was to launch the fuel and supplies needed to take humans back to the moon.

    There will be no lunar landers, no moon bases, no Constellation program at all.

    In their place, according to White House insiders, agency officials, industry executives and congressional sources familiar with Obama's long-awaited plans for the space agency, NASA will look at developing a new "heavy-lift" rocket that one day will take humans and robots to explore beyond low Earth orbit. But that day will be years possibly even a decade or more away.

    In the meantime, the White House will direct NASA to concentrate on Earth-science projects principally, researching and monitoring climate change and on a new technology research and development program that will one day make human exploration of asteroids and the inner solar system possible.

    There will also be funding for private companies to develop capsules and rockets that can be used as space taxis to take astronauts on fixed-price contracts to and from the International Space Station a major change in the way the agency has done business for the past 50 years.

    The White House budget request, which is certain to meet fierce resistance in Congress, scraps the Bush administration's Vision for Space Exploration and signals a major reorientation of NASA, especially in the area of human spaceflight.

    "We certainly don't need to go back to the moon," said one administration official.

    Everyone interviewed for this article spoke on condition of anonymity, either because they are not authorized to talk for the White House or because they fear for their jobs. All are familiar with the broad sweep of Obama's budget proposal, but none would talk about specific numbers because these are being tightly held by the White House until the release of the budget.
    Well, should the US tolerate this idiot's lead and abandon the most important military and economic asset to the Chinese or anyone?

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    Re: Should the US ReCalim the Moon

    Oh, crap.

    Forgot the poll.

    Could a moderator please put up a "Yes/No" poll?

    Thanks.

    Answer: No, of course we shouldn't abandon space to our future enemies.

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    Re: Should the US ReCalim the Moon

    When was the moon calimed the first time?

    Ok being serious. Is there an economic benefit to having a moon base?
    Last edited by tacomancer; 01-27-10 at 02:05 PM.

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    Re: Should the US ReCalim the Moon

    No. We have other problems right now. The moon is still going to be there in 20 or 30 years.
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    Re: Should the US ReCalim the Moon

    Quote Originally Posted by Kandahar View Post
    No. We have other problems right now. The moon is still going to be there in 20 or 30 years.
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    Re: Should the US ReCalim the Moon

    WTF is so important about the moon? Other than the regulation of our tides? there's no reason to spend the money necessary to get there and there is zero military significance to the moon, and no one country can own the moon.
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    Re: Should the US ReCalim the Moon

    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.
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    Re: Should the US ReCalim the Moon

    This is why I hate politicians they are always ruining the best things imaginable.

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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.
    I can't blame him though. People are already freaking out about minor issues simply because he is a democrat.

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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.
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