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Thread: Should we establish a scientific base on the moon?

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    Re: Should we establish a scientific base on the moon?

    Quote Originally Posted by samsmart View Post
    The commercial value and military value isn't necessarily in the moonbase itself but rather the technologies that are developed because of the moonbase.
    What technologies? How to dig better holes to shield from the harsh cosmic environment? Almost all the technology the United States needs to build a long-term presence on the moon is in existence now. Technological breakthroughs aren't required.

    Just engineering.

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    Re: Should we establish a scientific base on the moon?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ockham View Post
    Yeah but satellites are blah... a moon base has "cool" factor and the liberals could really rely on nationalistic pride to push the budget through.
    How about a robotic moon base, no humans?

    A robotic factory building robotic probes...
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    Re: Should we establish a scientific base on the moon?

    Quote Originally Posted by The Mark View Post
    How about a robotic moon base, no humans?

    A robotic factory building robotic probes...
    Will humanity become the next "Red Race"?

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    Re: Should we establish a scientific base on the moon?

    Quote Originally Posted by Scarecrow Akhbar View Post
    Will humanity become the next "Red Race"?
    I don't know what you are referring to.
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    Re: Should we establish a scientific base on the moon?

    Quote Originally Posted by SE102 View Post
    The truth is, a moon base is useless theres no scientific advantage to having a base on the moon except scientific prestige at having tons of money spent on you to do things you could be doing on earth.
    You mean, having the ability to launch a planetary mission using no fuel at all compared to using 99% of the fuel at launch simply to get away from the earth isn't an advantage?

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    Re: Should we establish a scientific base on the moon?

    Quote Originally Posted by The Mark View Post
    I don't know what you are referring to.
    Saberhagen's Berserker universe. The alien doomsday machines were created by the Red Race and then wiped them out in their programmed mission to destroy all life everywhere.

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    Re: Should we establish a scientific base on the moon?

    Quote Originally Posted by Scarecrow Akhbar View Post
    Saberhagen's Berserker universe. The alien doomsday machines were created by the Red Race and then wiped them out in their programmed mission to destroy all life everywhere.
    Ah.

    I was thinking more along the lines of scientific probes...
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    Re: Should we establish a scientific base on the moon?

    Quote Originally Posted by idk View Post
    Right, but in such a generalized query, you are expected to make a few assumptions. I assumed the OP was wondering if we should begin to establish a base on the moon in the next decade or two.
    Can't do that. The Messiah, harbinger of hope for the future, decided to cancel American efforts to research and develop future methods of manned space exploration because the Messiah has no vision beyond that of a low-level community organizer aparatchik cog who believes socialism actually works to help the common man.

    Anyone who can be that wrong about history isn't going to be doing the right thing when it comes to space exploration.

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    Re: Should we establish a scientific base on the moon?

    Quote Originally Posted by The Mark View Post
    Ah.

    I was thinking more along the lines of scientific probes...
    Like VeeGer in the first Star Trek Movie?

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    Re: Should we establish a scientific base on the moon?

    Quote Originally Posted by Scarecrow Akhbar View Post
    Can't do that. The Messiah, harbinger of hope for the future, decided to cancel American efforts to research and develop future methods of manned space exploration because the Messiah has no vision beyond that of a low-level community organizer aparatchik cog who believes socialism actually works to help the common man.

    Anyone who can be that wrong about history isn't going to be doing the right thing when it comes to space exploration.
    How did that, in any way at all, pertain to anything I said or that has been said in this thread?

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