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I laugh at all the people who say that this was a waste and would have had that money go to 'feeding the people'...

You guys are great really, how about instead of cutting scientific funding and sending us all back into the dark ages you cut funding off other 'actually' useless crap, when you find that useless crap lemme know by the way; because if the united states defense budget wasn't that well funded, or nasa you wouldn't be able to have a computer nor the internet and even be able to write the nonsense that you bestow upon us today...

If you wanna really help all those poor starving people in the world fund science, because if you start handing out money, or creating some sort of food programs to feed the third world or the impoverished you will only dramatically increase the problem you are trying to solve. hungry people don't have that many babies, and if they do they don't survive long. Common sense really, not enough resources to go around, inadequate sanitation and medical technologies all keep that population in check and from exploding. Give them food, give them water, give them medicine and guess what happens, in 50 years they will be right back in the same situation because they start having more kids, more people will survive, more overpopulation more strain on our already strained world.

Science has to find a way to overcome this, it all starts with education... No science that is done for the betterment of mankind is wasted, a space program is a precious step to the continued survival of our species, over populating the world and devouring its resources is not... So next time you wanna donate to something, think about science and education first

And now, the ignorant and overly sensitive and politically correct may proceed to try to look righteous and tell me how misguided i am...

The loss of that rocket is a real shame, Nasa needs a replacement for their orbital delivery system fast otherwise they will have to rely on renting from the EU and Russia, Hopefully the private sector may step in and create an alternative capable of meeting the needs of the space program.
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The money they're wasting could be used to pay off debts the United States owes other countries like China. lol
     
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NASA should be searching for a new environmental friendly replacement for petrol because its running out and NASA and our way of life will end with it. There are so many problems, wars,economy, health created by governments and they are looking for the answers in space. NaSA must stop wasting our money and start solving everyday problems.
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Shameless self-quote:

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NASA' budget is roughly $20B. The 2011 budget calls for $3.8T in total spending. So cutting into what is < 1% of the budget will really help lower our $14T debt.
Take a look at the US budget. NASA's funding falls under the Discretionary Spending category. Compare that to the Mandatory Spending and see which you think is the bigger drain.

Here's a chart of last year's spending:



Again, less than 1% to NASA, while the majority goes to "entitlements."
    
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The money they're wasting could be used to pay off debts the United States owes other countries like China. lol
NASA is a tiny drop in the bucket. We could get rid of 90% of waste by eliminating all of the pork barrel, public trough waste that goes on with Congress. By far, too much cash is thrown at the military, with all of the fancy toys galore - which is a real waste because all of the gadgets can't score even a slim victory against scum like the Taliban. But then people quickly forget that the US lost entire skids of cash in Iraq - literally because someone carried the skids of currency off, and no one called that waste.

I'd rather see those billions spend on science, because in the end, science creates jobs and profits - while waste just stuffs the same old legislative turkeys into Congress for term after term, long after their "best before" date...
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NASA's had a bit of fail the last few decades.
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Nasa, smart people doing dumb things
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Take a look at the US budget. NASA's funding falls under the Discretionary Spending category. Compare that to the Mandatory Spending and see which you think is the bigger drain.

Here's a chart of last year's spending:



Again, less than 1% to NASA, while the majority goes to "entitlements."
I don't care if it's 0.01%, wasting money is wasting money, that's pretty much the bottom line...

China clearly showed us how useless our satellites are when an attack commenced, it would include destroying all those billions (no Trillions?) of wasted money floating around in space....

NASA may have a use, but does it need to waste money needlessly?

If those scientist had to pay back the money they lost to the American people they would be taking their Job A WHOLE LOT MORE SERIOUSLY!

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NASA's had a bit of fail the last few decades.
Man you give me even 1% of the money they failed with & I could make our city a much better place! GRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR!

Do you realize how many people you could employ for a year for 1 billion dollars? 33,333 People!!!

Do you realize what even 1/4 of those people could do in 1 year? 8,333 could build 2 hospitals 4 homeless shelters 4 major grocery stores & even plant food for the whole city in that one year! With money left over to freaking spare!!!! But I guess that would be like wasting money eh?

I get infuriated the more I think of all the wasting going on... I better stop now before I say something I will regret later on...
Edited by _GTech - 3/5/11 at 12:17pm
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So, do you guys still feel the same way about having private corporations being paid to get payloads to space instead of NASA doing them itself?

My conspiracy theory: Political and economic interests that do not wish for the full extent of climate change to be visible sabotaged both of these missions. Although conspiracy theories are usually total bull, I find it entertaining to come up with them.

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I don't care if it's 0.01%, wasting money is wasting money, that's pretty much the bottom line...

China clearly showed us how useless our satellites are when an attack commenced, it would include destroying all those billions (no Trillions?) of wasted money floating around in space....

NASA may have a use, but does it need to waste money needlessly?

If those scientist had to pay back the money they lost to the American people they would be taking their Job A WHOLE LOT MORE SERIOUSLY!

This is moronic. This rocket was built by a business, not NASA. Second, what the hell would China bother to shoot down a climate change research satellite for? This satellite was to do research on climate change, which will benefit everyone, especially the idiots that think that they know better 99.9% of the scientific community and the evidence.


Edited by kaxel - 3/5/11 at 12:42pm
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