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Originally Posted by Phaedrus2129;15472941 

I cannot adequately express my feelings on this forum without likely amassing five bans worth of infractions.

I'm with you on that one.
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post #22 of 51
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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.
Space related programs are cheap. For the cost of just one of the wars we're currently engaged in we could have not just gone back to the moon, but established multiple colonies. And still have had billions we wouldn't know what to do with. Think on that.
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Terrible.
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post #24 of 51
Wow...
Why not actually trying to stop/resolve the conflict in Afghanistan?
That will save them much more.
Ninja'd by Phaedrus... -.-
Edited by Shodhanth - 10/27/11 at 7:32am
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Originally Posted by Narzon View Post
This upcoming election is really unfortunate. I fashion myself a democrat (or liberal), and I've been relatively pleased with Obama's foreign policy, but this is a serious blow. Space exploration and scientific advancement are two of the most important pillars we should strive for, and I can't support losing those.
And yet, I can't find myself voting for any of the other politicians who, excuse me, either look like clowns or are too idealistic. This election looks like the battle of lesser evils, and that's certainly unfortunate.

Sorry if this is against ToS as well, but there you go.
Elections are always the lesser of two evils. Welcome to the 2 party political system.
    
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post #26 of 51
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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.
Yes, but you and I both know how it sometimes seems most people just read nothing but a thread title.

Obama is not cancelling NASA - just some of its most major parts. NASA will still exist, but this thread title makes people think that he's cancelling NASA entirely.
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post #27 of 51
Well there isn't much to say here that can be said, I don't blame Obama...the title should really read... "US corporations who paid for Obama's election run readies to cancel NASA."
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Yes, but you and I both know how it sometimes seems most people just read nothing but a thread title.

Obama is not cancelling NASA - just some of its most major parts. NASA will still exist, but this thread title makes people think that he's cancelling NASA entirely.
True, but the question brought up in the article is how long can NASA last without those two programs?
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post #29 of 51
Yup.

This is what we have become.

Pitiful. Just disgusting. Our society's only goal at this point is maximizing profit. Nothing else matters anymore. This is just another step towards the end of our civilization. Obama is just like the rest of them, keep digging buddy. Hope and change, hope and change. You all hoped and nothing changed. I love how some people are still saying "Oh, I'm disappointed but I'll vote for him again," ah the power of rationalization.

We're just going to make our bureaucracy bigger and so the government can keep as much money as possible. Maximizing profits.

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Originally Posted by TwoCables View Post
Yes, but you and I both know how it sometimes seems most people just read nothing but a thread title.

Obama is not cancelling NASA - just some of its most major parts. NASA will still exist, but this thread title makes people think that he's cancelling NASA entirely.
So if you cut off my arms and legs and put me on a respirator I'm still surviving right?
Edited by Segovax - 10/27/11 at 7:38am
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I dont see a problem with this, its not like we were gonna mine any planet anytime soon. These NASA missions recently have only served to tantalise and give us more questions than answers, while they are awesome, they don't give us anything back to help our situation. I love sci-fi and all the possibilities but the reality is we mightve jumped on the space wagon a little too early at a time when America was economically flourishing, and that is not the case anymore. Leave it to corporations, the money is needed elsewhere, lets not forget how much debt the government has collected. Discovering one more colorful planet isn't gonna help anyone.
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