posted on Mar, 7 2006 @ 09:50 AM
In the article someone says that America doesn't have the same engineering power that we did when we first went to the moon and I know they keep
saying that the Mars mission would be a great engineering feat, and of course it would, but shouldn't we be at the point with OTHER sciences that
would make our engineering easier? Progress in the fields of physics and even steps in the direction towards FTL (faster than light) travel.
Of course FTL an ultimate goal but we haven't even begun to think about how to go faster than we already can. Maybe we should start with some
"closer to the speed of light travel." Without something faster than we already have, space travel beyond the moon, for human beings, SHOULD NOT
EVEN BE BEING DISCUSSED. Seems like a massive waste of time and money.
Desolate Cancer, I used to feel the same way but I convinced myself that travel to the moon was ALL TOO POSSIBLE. It's that simple and conspiracy
sites blow the stuff out of proportion to try and make money and sell books. Once Americans had put a man on the moon, the Russians sort of realized
how pointless it was. Since NASA and the US has no competition anymore they're not concerned with losing the hold they have on space, so they're
doing nothing new. Or maybe they realized how pointless they are and because of people's jobs being at stake they try to remain important enough to
cmdrkeenkid, I do know about private space travel but aside from tourism for the richest people in the world, I don't think private space travel will
happen in the way we can imagine (mining, colonizing) for a thousand years or more, or at least until we stop wasting money and time on NASA's
worthless ideas (said article). Any of us who have dreamt of space travel could have easily imagined what NASA has come up with so far AND we'd be
doing the same thing they are since THE TECHNOLOGY THEY'RE RELYING ON HASN'T EVEN BEEN INVENTED. Hahah, it's ridiculous. The links you posted do
seem like the logical path to "get it out of our system" so we can move on to bigger and better things.