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Am I the only one who saw "Nasa" and "Titan Boat" and immediately thought of the movie 2012 where they made those huge arks?
lol that was the main reason I clicked on the thread XD. Would be funny if a alien jumped on the probe though.
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Not going to happen.

People don't care about space anymore.

NASA's budget shrinks every year, and the dollar buys less and less as well.
Well aren't you just a stick in the mud!
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I remember Star Wars.... Anywho...
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Ideally we need space to be a global initiative, as the current costs are extremely taxing on just one country.

Also, for all those that say that the government hates space and what not... that may be true, but I'm rather certain they hate being trillions in debt even more, and would rather not worry about another planet's moon's lakes being probed by space boats.

NASA's programs can't be 100% abandoned though, as we need the tech it creates through the R&D. Their inventions trickle down to consumer level eventually, in some way shape or form.
This is one of the most intelligent statements I've read in OCN news in a very long time. Well said sir
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I wouldn't say people don't care, it's just too expensive for what we actually get out of it. We need a planetary space program anyways, something that's not bias for war.
NASA gives the highest return rate per dollar than any other organization in the world. NASA's budget is less than one half of one penny on the dollar and look what it gives us. War seems to be the only thing that really drives funding for NASA. We like to think that we were exploring the new frontier in the 60s but really we were at war with the commies. Maybe if we detect oil on Mars we'll be there next year
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very cool!
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NASA gives the highest return rate per dollar than any other organization in the world. NASA's budget is less than one half of one penny on the dollar and look what it gives us. War seems to be the only thing that really drives funding for NASA. We like to think that we were exploring the new frontier in the 60s but really we were at war with the commies. Maybe if we detect oil on Mars we'll be there next year
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