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Originally posted by liejunkie01
The space program is fine..........The problem(my own opinion here) seems to be that every president changes the agenda and cancelations are made after billions have been spent.......The director of Nasa has a hard time adjusting to the constant changes in the agenda..........Which programs to cancel and which to cut back......
Originally posted by AGWskeptic
NASA has become bloated and very political.
It needs to be shut down or completely reorganized.
When 30 guys at an old desert airstrip can do what NASA does for pennies on the dollar and with a perfect safety record, you have a problem.
Like all government agencies once they reach a certain size they exist only to serve themselves.
Originally posted by buddha
They have had there day.
now Stop wasting money.
and let the privet companies do it.
for to much is spent on sciences.
look at the giant high speed rides!
Cern. only atoms get to ride it
yes they comp up with some weird stuff.
but the money would be better spend making the word work NOW.
Not in 50 years or more.
if they stopped wasting so much money on
War, space, science and other stuff.
we would have 80% less money spent. just a guess!
what is the point of having future technology.
when you have a society that is getting nothing Wright?
ever thing is rush't in far to quickly.
and ends up doing damage.
trillions are still being spent on space.
but its black ops now.
so the people get No benefits from it.
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.
[Cernan] also characterized NASA's involvement with developing a heavy-lift launch system that could both enable exploration beyond Earth orbit and continue to service the ISS as "deceptive, inadequate, and to date non-productive."
Referring to 2010 NASA Authorization Act's approval for the development of a heavy-lift system, [Cernan] said: "Until this past week, NASA had continued to disregard, ignore, and flaunt the law and the mandate of the Congress while continuing to pursue its own agenda of disabling our nation's space program."
Space race? With who? I thought that ended when the Soviet Union collapsed? And with Japan it doesn't seem to be a race, they are sending probes to the moon, that race to the moon is long over.
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.
Originally posted by 2PLUS2IS22
off-topic post removed to prevent thread-drift
...President Obama told NASA administrator Charles Bolden that his highest priority should be "to find a way to reach out to the Muslim world and engage much more with dominantly Muslim nations to help them feel good about their historic contribution to science ... and math and engineering."
Originally posted by DiiTrOn
Great now NASA is outsourcing. I hope they pay those cosmopolitans we send up with them more money.Russia doesnt have the best track record for their stuff obtaining successful orbit.