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post #11 of 51
Maybe because its expensive and we are in a debt crisis and doesn't give any return on investment? Space exploration will probably still be privately funded, and probably be much more efficient for it, too!
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Folks, call your Senators and Reps about this. Only thing I can think of to try to prevent this. (I hope it's not out of bounds to recommend this.)
    
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post #13 of 51
No way. sad-smiley-002.gif
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Phaedrus2129;15472941 
I cannot adequately express my feelings on this forum without likely amassing five bans worth of infractions.

Honestly, I'm right with you on that one.
 
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Space related programs are extremely costly. I can understand that they would make cut backs, just like in any other sector. However to cut it altogether is very extreme, and most technological advances come from initial technology produced for/in conjunction with space exploration. This has bigger ramifications than one would expect.
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post #16 of 51
Thank you for sharing ths, but shouldn't this thread title say "Obama readies to cancel NASA's Planetary Exploration Program" instead?
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post #17 of 51
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Originally Posted by MooCwzRck;15473030 
Maybe because its expensive and we are in a debt crisis and doesn't give any return on investment?

The article gives a really good reason as to why that's a bad answer.
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post #18 of 51
We came blame it on Obama, but regardless of which party was in power right now I'm sure this kind of thing would be on the table. I don't have faith in politicians from either side.

What will it take for the law-makers to realize that science and exploration actually help the economy more than they cost it? I don't like the path the U.S. has been headed down the last 10 years, we seem to be cutting higher education and science-based research. These are the kinds of things that gave the U.S. an edge over the last 70 years, do we really plan on continuing to slow down to let more countries overtake us?
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Originally Posted by TwoCables;15473110 
Thank you for sharing ths, but shouldn't this thread title say "Obama readies to cancel NASA's Planetary Exploration Program" instead?

Actually it should be "Obama readies to blast NASA", that's what the article is titled.
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Unverified news and like always, its never as bad as it seems.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by TwoCables;15473110 
Thank you for sharing ths, but shouldn't this thread title say "Obama readies to cancel NASA's Planetary Exploration Program" instead?

No, because they're also hitting the space observatory program, and slashing budgets across the board. Planetary exploration and space observatories are NASA's largest and most important remaining projects; without those the administration is basically dead.
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