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Space is overrated. We need to spend more time on exploring our oceans preventing global warming improving education invading other countries.
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post #42 of 59
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Space is overrated. We need to spend more time on exploring our oceans preventing global warming improving education invading other countries.
Very common misunderstood question.

Skip to 29:10:

TL;DW = Venus is responsible for the discovery of global warming. Discovery of asteroids were responsible for understanding the extinction of dinosaurs.

Many more reasons provided throughout the video such as how every single machine with a 'knob' on it(such as a MRI machine/Catscan) in a Hospital was invented by a Physicist, not from any kind of medical research. BTW, every dollar spent on NASA pumps 10X as much money back into the economy. If you have a budget crisis, you actually want to spend MORE money on NASA.
Edited by PoopaScoopa - 7/23/11 at 12:27am
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No wonder all the currency in Cowboy Bebop is called "Wulongs". At this rate the Chinese will run the space economy~
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Are you freaking kidding me? What will we use once hubble dies?
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I think I love you.
I second that. So now we've got a potential love triangle.

But on a more serious note. The one thing that the American government is focused on is "it's interests". If it's not going to make money, the U.S. Government doesn't want it. So in 10 years when one of these private companies finds life on Saturn or creates another space station on the moon, then we'll see the government involved (because of all those billionaires that will pay for a trip to the moon).
     
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post #46 of 59
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Yeah and we're planning on crashing ISS into the ocean in 2016 even after the billions invested into it. The Military budget for 2012 of $1-1.5 trillion could fund NASA for much longer than 10 years. Take a guess at how much money you think NASA gets.

One-half of one penny on the tax dollar. One two-hundredth... That pays for the rovers, the space station, the space shuttle, Hubble, all the NASA centers, NASA headquarters.
I think you're a bit off there

http://www.spacepolicyonline.com/pag...news&Itemid=27

http://spaceflightnow.com/news/n1003/11station/
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So in 10 years when one of these private companies finds life on Saturn or creates another space station on the moon, then we'll see the government involved (because of all those billionaires that will pay for a trip to the moon).
This scenario is wishful thinking at its most unrealistic.
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I was surprised that Xe(blackwater) weren't hired to secure Atlantis upon landing, using any force necessary, and immediately proceed to cut up Atlantis with torches on the spot, followed by a media restriction exclusion zone...
    
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...with the salvage sold to the Chinese in exchange for 7 shiploads of plastic novelty American flags...
    
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Why not cut war spending? We don't need 100k of troops over in Afghan....
    
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