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Old May 14 2009, 09:45 AM   #31
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Re: Obama orders a review of NASA's plan to return to the Moon

I feel bad for NASA. Every administration gives it a new direction, making it very difficult to plan for future missions, or construct the hardware necessary for them before funding is re-allocated.
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Old May 14 2009, 08:42 PM   #32
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Re: Obama orders a review of NASA's plan to return to the Moon

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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.
Well unless God has a big pointy stick of course.
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Old May 14 2009, 09:06 PM   #33
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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.
What exactly has Obama done? He ordered a review, so what? We're mellow about it because he HASN'T DONE ANYTHING.
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Old May 15 2009, 03:01 AM   #34
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Re: Obama orders a review of NASA's plan to return to the Moon

Funding for NASA isn't unlimited like in the 60s..So there has to be some give and take...

NASA can't spend a lot on low speed flight research, Reduce sonic booms for a future SST and set up a Lunar base with an eye to Mars with the budget it has..

So they will prioritize..with the Lunar program at the top of the save list..

I really wouldn't want to be studying Bumble Bee aerodynamics with NASA money right now..
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Old May 15 2009, 04:02 AM   #35
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Re: Obama orders a review of NASA's plan to return to the Moon

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Funding for NASA isn't unlimited like in the 60s..So there has to be some give and take...

NASA can't spend a lot on low speed flight research, Reduce sonic booms for a future SST and set up a Lunar base with an eye to Mars with the budget it has..

So they will prioritize..with the Lunar program at the top of the save list..

I really wouldn't want to be studying Bumble Bee aerodynamics with NASA money right now..
NASA's budget is a mere pittance compared to two giant black holes called the Department of Energy and the Department of Education, both of which should be abolished. If that were to happen (keep dreaming), NASA's budget could easily be doubled and STILL be a mere pittance.
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Old May 15 2009, 05:20 AM   #36
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NASA's budget is a mere pittance compared to two giant black holes called the Department of Energy and the Department of Education, both of which should be abolished. If that were to happen (keep dreaming), NASA's budget could easily be doubled and STILL be a mere pittance.
In the words of James Hetfield... Sad but true!
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Old May 15 2009, 05:26 AM   #37
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who cares about the moon.When are we goin to mars or europa?
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Old May 15 2009, 11:18 AM   #38
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who cares about the moon.When are we goin to mars or europa?
After we go back to the moon. It's kinda integral.
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Old May 15 2009, 01:17 PM   #39
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Re: Obama orders a review of NASA's plan to return to the Moon

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who cares about the moon.When are we goin to mars or europa?
This statement in and of itself is part of why the manned space program is where it is now. We need to recapture the excitement, because contrary to the views of this poster regarding lunar flights, and if I may quote Montgomery Scott:

"IT'S EXCITING!"
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Old May 15 2009, 01:39 PM   #40
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Re: Obama orders a review of NASA's plan to return to the Moon

1. The USA has missed it's window of opportunity. the Axis powers have a foothold link

2. I corresponded with the largest US lawfirm to manage a colonization program that would borrow 20 billion-billion dollars from the USA and spend it on colonization in the US economy - but still have to pay it back as a loan.

No reply yet- probably not even taking it seriously.
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Old May 15 2009, 02:24 PM   #41
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Re: Obama orders a review of NASA's plan to return to the Moon

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who cares about the moon.When are we goin to mars or europa?
I believe we were warned against attempting any landing on Europa*.





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Old May 15 2009, 11:32 PM   #42
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who cares about the moon.When are we goin to mars or europa?
I believe we were warned against attempting any landing on Europa*.





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I don't care much for ice planets anyway. Cold temps are not very appealing to someone from a sub-tropical climate.
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Old May 16 2009, 08:34 AM   #43
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there might be moving water under the ice.
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Old May 16 2009, 10:52 AM   #44
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there might be moving water under the ice.
I still don't like extreme cold. Send another probe or two.
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Old May 16 2009, 01:02 PM   #45
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^^ But the extreme cold keeps the mosquito and tick population in check.
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