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Old May 12 2009, 02:58 AM   #16
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Re: Obama orders a review of NASA's plan to return to the Moon

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Note that it was Bush who wanted to go back to the Moon. Just like JFK did in 1961.
Note that Bush didn't fund NASA to do so. JFK did.
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Old May 12 2009, 05:46 AM   #17
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Well, this just prove my theory all along that it is the Left who, in all their ultimate wisdom, can't see the benefits the NASA program has achieved over the years.

Note that it was Bush who wanted to go back to the Moon. Just like JFK did in 1961.

Fuck the current budgetary problems. That's a temporary thing. We'll get back on our feet one day....when Obama is long and gone...not before...and if NASA is indeed cut, then we'll wonder what the fuck we did back in the early 2010s.

But all this goes back to the liberal montra..."Don't spend all that money [where-ever]....Let's spend it here." Well, we see where all that "spending here" is going, now don't we....BIG LABOR. Yeah...that creates jobs....what a frakkin' joke.
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Note that it was Bush who wanted to go back to the Moon. Just like JFK did in 1961.
Note that Bush didn't fund NASA to do so. JFK did.
And also note that it was Eisenhower who created NASA in 1958 as a counter to the Soviet space effort & Sputnik. Party affiliation doesn't really mean shit. Virtually ALL politicians are equally worthless.

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Old May 12 2009, 07:57 PM   #18
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Re: Obama orders a review of NASA's plan to return to the Moon

Yeah... of course, if Bush had done this, you'd all be jumping on him, and calling for his to stop, and help NASA... but now that Obama's President, you're all mellow about it. Figures.
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Old May 12 2009, 08:28 PM   #19
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Yeah... of course, if Bush had done this, you'd all be jumping on him, and calling for his to stop, and help NASA... but now that Obama's President, you're all mellow about it. Figures.
Are you talking to me? I think NASA deserves to have it's budget tripled, regardless of who's in office.
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Old May 12 2009, 08:45 PM   #20
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Yeah... of course, if Bush had done this, you'd all be jumping on him, and calling for his to stop, and help NASA... but now that Obama's President, you're all mellow about it. Figures.
Um...no?
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Old May 12 2009, 09:45 PM   #21
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Re: Obama orders a review of NASA's plan to return to the Moon

I love politically charged knee-jerk reactions to a President's decision. It's so mature and a well thought out means of expressing one's opinions. It's also good to armchair quarterback how *you* (the person with the knee-jerk reaction) knows all and has it on the utmost authority that the person who is ordering a course of action you disagree with is a complete imbecile.
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Old May 13 2009, 12:52 AM   #22
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Spend it on Mars, not the moon.
The article posted in the original post said they planned on going to the moon to build a base for future trips to Mars. Here is the quote:

In January 2004, President George W. Bush announced plans for the United States to return to the moon by 2020 and build a way station there for flights to Mars. NASA's last human flight to the moon was in 1972.
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Old May 13 2009, 01:41 AM   #23
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Re: Obama orders a review of NASA's plan to return to the Moon

Yup. That's the plan. Get back to the moon and THAT would be our launch pad for Martain missions.

But you gotta give NASA the money to do it. You can't just say "Go to Mars" and then "Go to everything else we tell you to do without any more money". So, the current Administration has ordered NASA to go over it's books and see what can be scrapped in order to fund the Ares/Constellation buildups. As it stands now, NASA must pick and choose what gets the appropriate resources and money.
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Old May 13 2009, 01:49 AM   #24
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Yup. That's the plan. Get back to the moon and THAT would be our launch pad for Martain missions.

But you gotta give NASA the money to do it. You can't just say "Go to Mars" and then "Go to everything else we tell you to do without any more money". So, the current Administration has ordered NASA to go over it's books and see what can be scrapped in order to fund the Ares/Constellation buildups. As it stands now, NASA must pick and choose what gets the appropriate resources and money.

You know what would be a real bitch (and also very hilarious)? If a mission to Mars gets to the Moon and finds a bunch of supplies missing, and a note written in some alien language, as well as binary, that says, "This is an IOU for some parts we had to borrow to fix our hyperdrive. Sorry, but we were behind schedule and had to get home quickly. Thank you, ADFHHFJS, FHUUVNW, and FHJFHUES".
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Old May 13 2009, 02:07 AM   #25
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Re: Obama orders a review of NASA's plan to return to the Moon

I'd blame JJ.
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Old May 13 2009, 08:28 PM   #26
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Yup. That's the plan. Get back to the moon and THAT would be our launch pad for Martain missions.

But you gotta give NASA the money to do it. You can't just say "Go to Mars" and then "Go to everything else we tell you to do without any more money". So, the current Administration has ordered NASA to go over it's books and see what can be scrapped in order to fund the Ares/Constellation buildups. As it stands now, NASA must pick and choose what gets the appropriate resources and money.
That makes sense. And since we're dealing with the Government here, I somehow doubt that's the reason. Poor NASA... They get so much shit...
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Iraq and Afganistan alone are getting 170 Billion, and they're both substantially more hospitable than outer space is. They actually have atmospheres.
To be fair, as a rule, no-one shoots at you in outer space, and roadside bombs are pretty much impossible.
Except for God with his gamma ray lasers and micro meteorite machine guns. =/
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Iraq and Afganistan alone are getting 170 Billion, and they're both substantially more hospitable than outer space is. They actually have atmospheres.
To be fair, as a rule, no-one shoots at you in outer space, and roadside bombs are pretty much impossible.
Except for God with his gamma ray lasers and micro meteorite machine guns. =/
Well if God is against you you are pretty screwed anyway, unless you are Lyra Belaqua of course.
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Re: Obama orders a review of NASA's plan to return to the Moon

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To be fair, as a rule, no-one shoots at you in outer space, and roadside bombs are pretty much impossible.
Except for God with his gamma ray lasers and micro meteorite machine guns. =/
Well if God is against you you are pretty screwed anyway, unless you are Lyra Belaqua of course.
Or Robau.
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Re: Obama orders a review of NASA's plan to return to the Moon

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Yup. That's the plan. Get back to the moon and THAT would be our launch pad for Martain missions.

But you gotta give NASA the money to do it. You can't just say "Go to Mars" and then "Go to everything else we tell you to do without any more money". So, the current Administration has ordered NASA to go over it's books and see what can be scrapped in order to fund the Ares/Constellation buildups. As it stands now, NASA must pick and choose what gets the appropriate resources and money.

You know what would be a real bitch (and also very hilarious)? If a mission to Mars gets to the Moon and finds a bunch of supplies missing, and a note written in some alien language, as well as binary, that says, "This is an IOU for some parts we had to borrow to fix our hyperdrive. Sorry, but we were behind schedule and had to get home quickly. Thank you, ADFHHFJS, FHUUVNW, and FHJFHUES".
There was a short story I read years ago that detailed a memo conversation between upper management and lower management of an alien species in concern of some human artifacts taken from the moon. The aliens weren't supposed to take anything because humans might come back some day and everything needed to be as it was. After much squabbling the lower management finally returned everything - so they thought. Turns out the aliens didn't return all the space suits - they either left one too many or one too few (can't remember).
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