Originally posted by g146541
reply to post by wmd_2008
Better than 40 years ago nasa rouched down on the moon.
Between now and then the best we have is a robot and some pictures??
I don't care if the data comes back with a perfect 3d diagram of the complete Martian surface, we should have colonies in outer space by now.
. [color=gold] Where did all of the wasted time and money go?
If that makes me uneducated well...
All that time and money went to social programs
and feel-good tax-and-spend politics because
"we have billions of people here on earth" < as one snarky poster stated proudly earlier >
and let me ask you
does the world have that broken look to you?
and is this what happens when you KILL PEOPLES DREAMS!
I felt good for the first time in 11 years,
and I was almost brought to tears of joy when
I finally FOR THE FIRST TIME IN MY LIFE got to see the math nerds in the victory circle.
The magnitude of stress and focus that was released in that control room
the second they had confirmation of landing,
and then to get a non garbled, intelligible image exactly 14 minutes later,
The first moon landing happened WITHIN the life span of my great grandmother.
She remembered the wright brothers,
and before she passed at 96 I got to talk with her about the moon landing.
It is not easy to be America,
but we got this country by the grace of God
and went straight to the moon.
we have partying and celebrating for the last three generations,
but we're sobering up,
and we're getting back to work.
You wana quit being a whiner
and actually help these billions of people?
Space is a big goddamn place,
and has room for tons of dreams.