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Why not cut war spending? We don't need 100k of troops over in Afghan....
Or military bases in allied countries surrounded by allied countries. We could easily make up the $1bn USD from closing military bases that aren't necessary now and haven't been necessary for 20 years....heck closing unneeded military bases could cover the entire NASA budget.
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post #52 of 59
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Originally Posted by wolf_08 View Post
NASA has invented many thing everyone takes for granted. I sure do with one of them Scratch-Resistant Eyeglasses.

http://curiosity.discovery.com/topic...nventions1.htm
They also made two rockets with an Ion Engine.
    
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post #53 of 59
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Nice. Glad to hear it was extended a couple months ago. Hopefully the next President doesn't kill it off before that date like our last one did to the shuttle program.
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Originally Posted by PoopaScoopa View Post
Nice. Glad to hear it was extended a couple months ago. Hopefully the next President doesn't kill it off before that date like our last one did to the shuttle program.
Meh I'd trade ISS for the Webb Telescope. It is a no brainer which will get more science done. ISS has been an expensive PR show mostly.
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post #55 of 59
I don't understand why our current congress and Obama is canceling all these things, when they are wasting so much money on other things.
700 billion bailout package anyone? Like seriously.
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I don't understand why our current congress and Obama is canceling all these things, when they are wasting so much money on other things.
700 billion bailout package anyone? Like seriously.
Google: Communism.
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Google: Communism.
Right.......
Definitely more socialism though. A shame.
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no political talks OT: NASA created so many awesome inventions, one of them including memory foam which btw is awesome
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no political talks OT: NASA created so many awesome inventions, one of them including memory foam which btw is awesome
It is hard to mention NASA cuts and not mention politics.
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