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No Moon Trips: Obama's Space Vision a Paradigm Shift

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posted on Feb, 5 2010 @ 11:21 PM

Obama's plan for America's space program, according to early reports, represents a fundamental shift for human spaceflight, some experts say.

The reports suggest the Obama administration intends to move toward relying on commercially-built spacecraft, rather than NASA's own vehicles, to carry humans to low-Earth orbit. 

The plan would also involve extending the International Space Station's lifetime and abandoning current plans to send astronauts on moon missions by 2020.

One of the major questions about the new plan is what will happen to the goal of returning people to the moon.

What ever happened to those planned moon bases? This sucks.

posted on Feb, 5 2010 @ 11:37 PM
Frankly...I would prefer a commercially run moonbase verses a government based one for like a billion different reasons.

It does sorta suck that at the moment, theres no mega value in going to the moon/mars/beyond for the big corporations beyond boasting, I guess this will stop any major space triumphs (from the US anyhow) for a few dozen years.

Dems kill nasa, Reps kill nasa...oh well.

posted on Feb, 5 2010 @ 11:52 PM
All the space missions you talk about do not require a rocket engine so large to be capable of getting past escape velocity.The speed to break loose of the earths gravity.

The amount of money pissed away by NASA and its contractors with NO measurable achievement in developing this rocket is mind staggering.

There are NO contractors or competent companies that can presently even build or even have the know how to build the heat shield for the capsule to return man from space again.

They all changed their way of thinking when we decided to go with reusable low orbit and they did not keep any of the schematics or scientific data.

Companies merged or went out of business.People got old retired and died.

It is a fact that we wasted a lot of money wanting to escape this planet(and still are)instead of utilizing taxpayer monies to maintain and run this country.

It should be a private endeavor.Let some one else piss their money a way.

Let them develop a new and proven technology.

[edit on 5-2-2010 by calcoastseeker]

posted on Feb, 5 2010 @ 11:59 PM
reply to post by SaturnFX

Remember helium 3? I would think that would be reason enough to go back.

Researchers and space enthusiasts seehelium 3 as the perfect fuel source: extremely potent, nonpolluting, withvirtually no radioactive by-product. Proponents claim its the fuel ofthe 21st century. The trouble is, hardly any of it is found on Earth.But there is plenty of it on the moon.

posted on Feb, 6 2010 @ 01:05 AM
obama has a narrow vision he is a puppet trying to cut his status quot strings change but to a certain point stay within the box well im sure this site and all contents there on are being monitored by aides or agents so here is my 2cents he should rebel.. are americans not rebels by nature they rebelled against england , rebelled against slavery , rebelled against hitler rebelled against bush why stop now tell the truth about the moon disclose everything create jobs and further space expansion research free us from this prison planet terra the universe opens the doors to infinite possibilities for trade or exploration also for profit for those with vision does obama have that vision

ps great 2012 campaign idea
create jobs pay down deficit by space technology investment force nasa to show results not just blurry photos bring passion back to the people
disclosure now!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

[edit on 6-2-2010 by gaurdian2012]

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