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When all the cuts are done...this will be the last of every ones' worries. Sad though. I hope that they will at least sell the research they put into it. It would help another country that can afford it build something similar. I am not really worried that we won't be exploring space anymore is only just the United States that won't be exploring space any more.
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YOu will probably see a very very large portion of NASA going bye bye soon enough..
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My uncle works for NASA and said the same thing. He is lucky however, as his skills are highly applicable in other industries (he is a chemist in the paints, adhesives, and insulations area).

He is not deluded enough to think that NASA could endure with its current business model of going way over budget and way past deadlines. He was saying that this would happen 10 years ago. But he also seemed to think that the private sector could do it better, and in the long run, he and his colleagues would be better compensated for their knowledge, dedication, innovation, and imagination.
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Originally Posted by dir_d View Post
1.2billion over budget, poor project management, i can see why it might be canceled.
That's pennies. Look at the government's contracts with weapons manufacturers. Hell, that's reckless spending! They bid something like 100billion to come up with some badass weapon, then after they've wasted it all, ask for another 100billion and its given with no questions asked.

1.2billion? Lol cancel welfare and build 100 more. Let's find us some aliens!!!

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Hmm...i remember hearing about this project awhile back..Very awesome

Now they want to cut it completly because it costs to much...well that is alot of money but yet we are still able to feed our selves and have a roof over our heads hmm...maybe on day people will find that it is more important to study and understand rather than have control over one another.....
Exploration of Space and Time.....
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YOu will probably see a very very large portion of NASA going bye bye soon enough..
Most of the shuttle support staff is being let go already.
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Sad to see that the JWST project might be cut. That thing needs to go up to replace the aging Hubble telescope.
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This is why nothing gets done. Budget has to be able to fill congressional wallets before it can make its way anywhere else.
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Double post.
Edited by reezin14 - 7/21/11 at 10:18pm
 
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Mygaffer View Post
When a politician says something like "We think the private sector is the best suited to run these programs going forward" they are really saying "We don't want to pay for this anymore, we don't think it is important".
Right,but at the same-time,I'm sure if they felt that there was a strategic advantage being gained by one country or another their priorities would change in a sec.
 
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