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Bill Nye asks in open letter to Obama to raise space exploration funding by 1.5 billion

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posted on Aug, 27 2016 @ 09:55 AM
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I agree with everything he says. It would be so wonderful if NASA got the funding it required rather than trying to work under continuous budget cuts. We spend so much on war and we take that away from exploration and scientific discovery. NASA could definitely use it. But with the many successful private space exploration companies (SpaceX etc) do you think Obama will actually do it?

Edit: Do not read the youtube comments, Your brain will melt

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posted on Aug, 27 2016 @ 10:00 AM
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No, Muslim outreach is more important if memory serves me correctly.

Remember? That's apparently what funds went to....



posted on Aug, 27 2016 @ 10:20 AM
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a reply to: Tjoran

The sum is trivial where space exploration is concerned, better places it could be spent.

That 1.5 billion $$$ should be spent on social welfare programs and housing for the poor and needy before being given over to space exploration.

Don't get me wrong space exploration is important and a vital part of our future as a race, however "they" need to address the socioeconomic problems that population and nation faces before spending on exploration.

Stands to reason.



posted on Aug, 27 2016 @ 10:32 AM
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Isn't the government moving away from space funding? I thought they're starting to have private contractors take over space exploration.



posted on Aug, 27 2016 @ 10:34 AM
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a reply to: Tjoran

should we not explore our own planet first?



posted on Aug, 27 2016 @ 10:44 AM
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a reply to: DocScurlock1774

Well 95% of our oceans remain unexplored but the fact is that the environment down there is a whole lot more hostile than space and presents technological challenges we cannot yet overcome.
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posted on Aug, 27 2016 @ 10:45 AM
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Real space exploration is not public.

Old space exploration was for national prestige.

Bill is just sad he is not holed up in a secret facility with the top scientists.



posted on Aug, 27 2016 @ 10:49 AM
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a reply to: andy06shake

i dont buy it if we can go to space we should be able to explore our own planet. The fact that we haven't makes me think there is something they are not telling us about space exploration



posted on Aug, 27 2016 @ 10:56 AM
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Not bad for someone who's not a real Scientist.



posted on Aug, 27 2016 @ 11:02 AM
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a reply to: DocScurlock1774

Cant really explore space until we conquer low earth orbit and build habitats, factories and other such facilities associated with the construction of vehicles designed to operate outside our Van Allen belt.

And to do that we need to find and/or develop a means of launching Men, machines and resources in to low earth orbit cost effectively.



posted on Aug, 27 2016 @ 11:16 AM
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a reply to: andy06shake

dont we already have vehicles that operate outside the van allen belt?



posted on Aug, 27 2016 @ 11:24 AM
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a reply to: DocScurlock1774

None that are manned since the Moon missions.



posted on Aug, 27 2016 @ 11:35 AM
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a reply to: Tjoran

Obama only has a couple of months left , Nye is asking the wrong person .... should've started the video Madam President.

Some of the massive Black Budget should be reassigned and given to NASA and other pioneers.



posted on Aug, 27 2016 @ 11:42 AM
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originally posted by: Abinkadoo
Isn't the government moving away from space funding? I thought they're starting to have private contractors take over space exploration.


They are only moving away from funding space in the visible space programs. The black budget one is getting tons, but we won't likely hear about any of the benefits they discover in those.



posted on Aug, 27 2016 @ 11:47 AM
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a reply to: andy06shake

why?



posted on Aug, 27 2016 @ 11:48 AM
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why?


Because the funding hasn't been allocated, duh.


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posted on Aug, 27 2016 @ 11:57 AM
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originally posted by: DocScurlock1774
a reply to: Tjoran

should we not explore our own planet first?

Better hurry, That budget is being used to destroy civilizations, whole sale.

By the by, welcome to ATS, Doc.

Doc is cool, he knows the meaning of the word Pals.



posted on Aug, 27 2016 @ 11:59 AM
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I agree we need to spend more money on space exploration, but nasa set that back 30 years with the space shuttle program.



posted on Aug, 27 2016 @ 12:00 PM
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originally posted by: NoCorruptionAllowed

originally posted by: Abinkadoo
Isn't the government moving away from space funding? I thought they're starting to have private contractors take over space exploration.


They are only moving away from funding space in the visible space programs. The black budget one is getting tons, but we won't likely hear about any of the benefits they discover in those.

Thats because those missions are to militarize space, and surveil other nations defensive and offensive capabilities.



posted on Aug, 27 2016 @ 12:04 PM
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originally posted by: GraffikPleasure
No, Muslim outreach is more important if memory serves me correctly.

Remember? That's apparently what funds went to....


"Muslim outreach", lol.

'Reach out' and touch some Islamic country, today.

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