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Originally posted by Kr0nZ
reply to post by superluminal11
and i bet they have enterprise style ships too eh?
Originally posted by Solomons
Im also of the opinion that the military have a far more advanced space program than we know...that is not to say i think they are taking two day trips to Mars of course...
Originally posted by anon72
Well, finally a line in the sand is made.... by NASA. Give us more money!!! Can't blame them. A lot of people in NASA must be truly disappointed by Obama and his gang.
— Thanks to congressional inaction, NASA must continue to fund its defunct Ares I rocket program until March — a requirement that will cost the agency nearly $500 million at a time when NASA is struggling with the expensive task of replacing the space shuttle. About one-third that money — $165 million — will go to Alliant Techsystems, or ATK, which has a $2 billion contract to build the solid-rocket first stage for the Ares I, the rocket that was supposed to fill the shuttle's role of transporting astronauts to the International Space Station. But under a new NASA plan signed into law by President Barack Obama in October, there's no guarantee that the new rocket required by that plan will use solid-fuel propulsion. And, in fact, many in the agency say a liquid-fueled rocket would be cheaper, more powerful — and safer. The money to ATK is part of the $1.2 billion NASA will spend on its canceled Constellation program from Oct. 1 through March. Most of the rest will go to Lockheed Martin, which is building the Orion capsule intended to take astronauts into space aboard whatever rocket NASA selects. That program was largely spared by the new NASA plan.