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i think i finally figured out the real reason the space program was cut they dont want us to leave they wanna make us all live in slavery to them
Originally posted by derpif
I don't think that you should have kept the Shuttle Programm running no matter what.
Maybe the people behind that Programm had to realize that the limits of that design were reached.
And maybe it would have made no sense to just go on.
I grew up with the shuttle (on TV o.c.), and that thing has sure left an everlasting impression on me.
What an epic machine, what an epic sound, epic furious fiery propulsion.
I couldn't believe it when I saw it for the first time.
Many many people all around the globe must have felt likewise.
Great memories actually.
The Americans will forever be in space. It can not be a shame for an American Astronaut to travel into space on some other countries technology, ever. You have earned your place in that rocket pretty hard. The race is over.
Space Agencies are finally able to work together. And that's how it should be.
Look at earth from space. It's this blue ball, and if something bad is going to happen to that ball, it will most likely not descern between colors or stop at borders.
Yeah, we are one.
edit on 23-9-2011 by derpif because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by Maxmars
Well, it may little to anyone born after 1970, but this man was and remains a national hero.
It appears very stark that a man who represent the living memory of one of the finest moments in American history, pointing out the decay and fall of the organization responsible for crowning technical achievement of the 20th century.
Space race? With who? I thought that ended when the Soviet Union collapsed?
Originally posted by PerfectPerception
anyone who is honestly willing to believe that the US is going to back out of the space race is seriously fooling themselves,it is all a front.
I know secret technology exists in black programs, but I don't know what it is, and neither do you, unless you are involved in it in which case you couldn't admit even if you did know.
It exists and we all know why it is not made public.
Originally posted by JibbyJedi
"We will have no American access to, and return from, low Earth orbit and the International Space Station for an unpredictable length of time in the future," Armstrong told the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology.
If that's true, what about this from last year?
NASA Signs New $335 Million Deal to Fly Astronauts on Russian Spaceships
NASA has signed a new $335 million contract with Russia to buy six extra seats on Soyuz spacecraft to launch ?American and partner astronauts into space after the space shuttle fleet is retired, the space agency announced Tuesday.
The new deal allows NASA to pay the Russian Federal Space Agency for six round-trip rides to and from the International Space Station in 2013 and 2014. That averages to about $55.8 million per trip ? a slight increase from the $50 million NASA paid for seats on the Russian-built Soyuz spacecraft through 2012.
Originally posted by EarthCitizen07
The people that went to the moon 40 years ago know a hell of a lot more than what they would have you believe. Its not that they don't want to share information with the public, its the theory that they have signed non-disclosure agrements preventing them to disclose the possiblity of alien life on our moon and solar system in general.
Yes NASA is an embarrassment for america and its citizens but NASA is an executive branch of the government and technically belongs to the DOD. That means any information can be deemed classified and people would be non the wiser.
Of course its part of the grand conspiracy and everyone should feel a sucker for paying them to keep secrets from us. At this point its probably a good idea that they abandoned the shuttle missions given the fact we are having our medicare/medicaid and social security payments threatened.
If they can't do things properly they might as well not exist!
Originally posted by Shamatt
Out of all the news stories, conspiricy theories etc being banded about - this is the one which gives me most pause for thought. It just makes no sence that the USA would abandon it's shuttle programme when there is no current replacement for it. Why would they do this?
A) Because they know that comming events will mean they don't need it?
B) Because they already have a "black Programme" replacement they are not telling us about?
C) They really are that short of cash and have no alternative?
D) They uncoverred a flaw in the shuttle which is beyond any ecconomical sence to fix?
Answers on a post card please! lol
This bothers me adn is the one subject about which I have serious susspicions. Keep yer Elenin and your planet X and your Denver Airport bunkers..... all speculation without logical backing. But this...... Man, very dodgy!