Okay the NASA space program has cancelled there manned space program so now what?
What do you propose would be a viable solution to get a manned space program up and running?
We technically already have a rocket although I am not sure that it can hold people:
I understand this privately funded company has only 1 customer NASA.
So what if? What if we could raise money online and pay the necessary fee and just do it just fly to Mars?
I think it is time for people to stop complaining and pegging NASA as the victim. NASA is not the victim here the AMERICAN people are!
The final cost of project Apollo was reported to Congress as $25.4 billion in 1973.~wikipedia
Okay so you mean to tell me it cost $25.4 billion in 1973 yet NASA has since then squandered billions of dollars on low orbit missions and rover
There are some die hard NASA fans out there that feel like the only people who can do anything of importance is NASA. I used to be one of them until
(I woke up) the LRO mission. Did anyone else follow this mission?
I won't talk about the disappointment that was the impact. I wish to talk about the events that transpired afterwards. A while after impact I was
looking at CNN.com, when they still had a science section, and there were conflicting reports of the costs. Some articles said 79 million others said
Also why was it necessary, if we already had moon rock samples, for them to bomb the moon? Does anyone remember the official statements we recieved
from NASA? I remember one article in which a NASA worker was saying he would have to go through the data to see if there was water.
Thats all fine and well but wouldn't it have been easier for NASA to just send another human being there? It took them weeks to finally declare we
found water on the moon. However what if there was a outpost space station orbiting the moon? Then it wouldn't take weeks to figure that out.
Now is the time for us to stop spending millions on data mining, recycled missions
, Mars simulated missions,
and start actually going. Correct me if I am wrong, but I don't believe there is a law on the books that says a private company cannot launch a
The shuttle is available for sell.
1. We could build a website(domain names are relatively cheap).
2. Ask for donations.
3. Buy the shuttle.
4. Buy some land in Tx.
5. And plan our own manned mission to the Moon.
Now who feels that they would be able to fly the shuttle?
Who can navigate?
How many of you would actually fly to the Moon for free?
[edit on 14-6-2010 by packinupngoin]