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Originally posted by ashwhy
acording to Dan browns book Deception point Nasa is holding the world back from true space exploration,
I think that compation in sapce would create the big push forward we need.
We keep hearing that space torisium is just around the corner we have the technology but not the will yet,there are no large companies investing billions in space yet.
Is this Nasa's falt?
With NASA’s shuttle fleet to retire and a looming gap before a new spaceship debuts, the stage is set for private firms hoping to offer commercial cargo and crew services to the International Space Station (ISS).
Six contenders – from a field of more than 20 hopefuls – have weathered NASA’s round of culling for the Commercial Orbital Transportation Services (COTS) effort, with the first awards slated to be announced in August, according to some competitors. NASA plans to spend about $500 million on the COTS effort over the next five years, the agency has said.
Originally posted by cmdrkeenkid
Yes, lots of countries are developing their own space programs, both manned and unmanned.
Originally posted by anxietydisorder
I'm a kid from the 60's, and I've watch our evolution into space with interest for over 40 years.
I was sure we would have cities on the Moon by now, but I'm still waiting, and I'm beginning to wonder if we'll even have a permanent outpost there in my life time.
In the 60's we thought we'd all have flying cars by 2000, and Pan Am would take us to the Moon for vacations, but I'm still waiting, and Pan Am is gone...........
*member starts singing Frank Sinatra tunes*
What a beautiful world this will be, what a glorious time to be free
Get your ticket to that wheel in space while there's time, the fix is in
You'll be a witness to that game of chance in the sky, you know we've got to win
Here at home we'll play in the city, powered by the sun
Perfect weather for a streamlined world
There'll be spandex jackets, one for everyone
Donald Fagan - I.G.Y