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I love how everyone is trying to point out how this is not going to work. Do you guys not think NASA may have thought a little further than "Let's blast this chunk of metal at the sun and see what happens?"
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Sounds to me like we are throwing money into the sun...
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These NASA news post are very touchy for OCN it seems. That last one we had with the Phoenix Mars Lander got deleted because it was such a huge debate. Anyways I support this and cant wait for results.
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Originally Posted by Sistum Id View Post
These NASA news post are very touchy for OCN it seems. That last one we had with the Phoenix Mars Lander got deleted because it was such a huge debate. Anyways I support this and cant wait for results.
Exactly.

I'm all for space exploration. Its fascinating and provides us with loads of useful information about Earth and our surrounding solar system. Plus it provides many benefits to the Physics community and drives forward new and interesting developments.

Now, why don't we all just let NASA and other space agencies get on with their job, doing what they do best.
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To all the people who say. ''We have enough problems here, stop looking out to space''

Well erm...just because we have problems here does not mean we should all have narrow minds and just ignore whats out there. Thats just dumb and it Human nature to explore.

For Example. We all have problems.. so just because we have problems doesnt mean we all just lock ourselves in our house and hope for the best and pretend there is nothing else out there.

I think this will be a very hard task for NASA . I hold high hopes. I think there will be many complications and perhaps the probe gets destroyed....Well so what, thats part of the learning process. We can then learn from the first probe and build a stronger one that may fully succeed. Just because you fail the first time does not mean you should just give up and go home.

Do you give up on your first overclock and think ''We that OC was not stable so screw it whats the point'' ?. I bet you dont.
As a closet sci-fi nerd, I am all for space travel and exploration. All the big ideas that space brings to the table fascinate me.

But as a human, thinking about NASA spending hundreds of millions of dollars on what might be a pointless mission seems kind of wasteful. Especially when there are so many problems here on Earth that that money could help with...

With all that money NASA should have found some aliens already!!

This poster needs to review our TOS! Swearing filter circumventing has been removed!

Edited by MCBrown.CA - 6/12/08 at 12:08pm
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As a closet sci-fi nerd, I am all for space travel and exploration. All the big ideas that space brings to the table fascinate me.

But as a human, thinking about NASA spending hundreds of millions of dollars on what might be a pointless mission seems kind of wasteful when there are so many problems here on Earth that that money could help with kind of makes me think...
NASA research has helped the medical field, with new tools to improve quality of healthcare, and better imaging for more accurate and capable diagnostics
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Lol it would probably desintegrate the thing before it even transmit the signal, or the signal itself will be desintegrated lol in the heat and magnetic fields.
adding random lulz in your post does not add validity to its contents

--although what you are saying is probably true if the thermal shield doesn't work
Edited by Indian_Engineer - 6/12/08 at 12:13pm
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As a closet sci-fi nerd, I am all for space travel and exploration. All the big ideas that space brings to the table fascinate me.

But as a human, thinking about NASA spending hundreds of millions of dollars on what might be a pointless mission seems kind of wasteful when there are so many problems here on Earth that that money could help with kind of makes me think...
NASA gets $0.008 of every tax dollar you spend. Thats less than a cent. Further more the government gets back about $7 for every $1 invested in NASA from taxes on economic growth caused by tech spinoffs from NASA. It would be kind of pointless for the government NOT to spend on NASA.

On top of that the spinoffs themselves contribute to solving those "so many problems here on Earth." There have been thousands of new things developed from NASA, from sewage and water treatment to better shoe soles to new medical equipment and procedures (NASA lists over 200 new medical devices and procedures developed), to better firefighter air tanks and on and on and on. Its almost stupid not to have a space program.
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This is a news section!
NOT a political comedy or flagrant comedy segment!
Knock off the garbage posts, get with the program
    
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Originally Posted by ENTERPRISE View Post
To all the people who say. ''We have enough problems here, stop looking out to space''

Well erm...just because we have problems here does not mean we should all have narrow minds and just ignore whats out there. Thats just dumb and it Human nature to explore.

For Example. We all have problems.. so just because we have problems doesnt mean we all just lock ourselves in our house and hope for the best and pretend there is nothing else out there.

I think this will be a very hard task for NASA . I hold high hopes. I think there will be many complications and perhaps the probe gets destroyed....Well so what, thats part of the learning process. We can then learn from the first probe and build a stronger one that may fully succeed. Just because you fail the first time does not mean you should just give up and go home.

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