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posted on Nov, 26 2006 @ 12:07 AM
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Found this on wikipedia


Since 1998, Gore heavily promoted a NASA satellite that would provide an constant view of Earth, marking the first time such an image would have been made since The Blue Marble photo from the 1972 Apollo 17 mission. The "Triana" satellite would have been permanently mounted in the L1 Lagrangian Point, 1.5 million km away. [24] The finished satellite was not launched due to opposition from the Republican congress


Why wouldn't the Republicans allow a constant live feed of the earth?
I found this interesting and just wanted to share this info.
Man I wish I voted for this guy!

[edit on 26-11-2006 by AMANNAMEDQUEST]




posted on Nov, 26 2006 @ 12:18 AM
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Reading it, sounds the other way round to me...

Sounds like the Republicans defeated Gores proposal to have it launched...

???????

Semper



posted on Nov, 27 2006 @ 01:58 AM
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Originally posted by semperfortis
Reading it, sounds the other way round to me...

Sounds like the Republicans defeated Gores proposal to have it launched...

???????

Semper


Exactly, so "why didn't the republicans want a live feed of the Earth"?

Maybe it was because there'd be no scientific merit to having the live feed. It'd be the most expensive piece of technology to produce artwork.

What benefits do you think there are to be had Quest, other than being something 'pretty' to watch.



posted on Nov, 27 2006 @ 09:22 AM
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Its cost was $100 million and remains in storage for $1 million a year.



It'd be the most expensive piece of technology to produce artwork.



posted on Nov, 27 2006 @ 07:05 PM
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Initially Hubble cost $1.5 billion to build and put into orbit.

Hubble allows scientists to test their hypotheses while still giving people beatiful pictures of the Universe. If this idea, of viewing the Earth, would have cost $100 million then its still alot because there's no scientific merit.

If you want to see the earth then download Google Earth, I doubt this cost as much as $100 million, although I can't find the cost of it on t'internet.

How much is a pen and paper, how much are water colours and a canvas and how much is a block of marble and some chisels. Therefore I think it would have been the largest amount of money spent on technology to give us, what would essentially be, a piece of technology to create art.



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