It looks like you're using an Ad Blocker.
Please white-list or disable AboveTopSecret.com in your ad-blocking tool.
Some features of ATS will be disabled while you continue to use an ad-blocker.
Originally posted by Nspekta
What would the mandate for the new agency be?
Originally posted by TheMessenger1
Very thought provoking post OP! Good Job!
I totally agree with the above statement. Back when NASA was created during the Moon Race against the Russians, NASA's overall general sole purpose was to seek advancements in space tech. and explore space.
Now that there are many probes traveling throughout this solar system and many satilites orbiting other planets and many large telecopes looking at other galaxies, NASA's focus has shifted more towards understanding space than to explore it and understand along the way.
I think a new agency who's one purpose is to explore space is the one thing that will kick start a technologic advancement in this generation and others to come as scientist would strive to push further out into space to explore. And to that would require them invent newer and more advanced technologies.
Overall I think an agency like this a great idea, but let it be run by civilians rather than government agents.
Originally posted by 0zzymand0s
reply to post by Nspekta
The concept of "high ground" eludes many. The truth is space is the "high ground," and who controls it, controls earth. This is why the notion that an alien species who can travel between the stars attacking us here on earth is such Hollywood nonsense. Grab a rock out by Mars, and fling it at the earth: Instant win, no contact.
Likewise -- any nation with a grudge can construct a mass driver with available technology, and launch telephone pole sized objects at their enemies, creating far more devastation than any conventional force. Space should be owned by all of us, but until we are united as one, no single country can be permitted the high ground. It's just common sense, IMO.