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reply to post by JadeStar
Your telling me that Russia hasn't been taking out people to and from the space station?
Keeping the station supplied?
Space x was born out of the need for new tech.
As most of the space shuttle design dates back a few decades at least.
Space x won a contest years ago for their innovative design of a reusable manned space craft.
They are also a private company built for profit. As where NASA and its vehicles are not.
Either way progress is progress. Better to move forward than stand still.
reply to post by lostbook
Where is the money coming from for this debacle ? Is this the final tactic to kill our economy ? Where is it we need to go ?
great. now we can launch twice as many useless rovers to a useless planet called mars. wow. guess we'll have a manned spaceflight capability again. super. using 1960's technology. anyway, when nasa ever gets around to doing something constructive like maybe assembling a REAL spaceship in orbit, let me know. maybe they can use that piece of dung, the ISS for spare parts. it's the only thing that it's good for! thank goodness for the B-37B space bomber the only space technology we posses right now that MEANS anything. hopefully we'll get away from this whole 'international' way of looking at space and go back to the way it should be, u.s., and everybody else. glad we built our spacebomber first. playing catch-up in space is always a b*ll buster !edit on 1182014 by tencap77 because: spelling and the sure knowledge nasa will blow this cash on stupid science stuff again. space is about winning, not science.
reply to post by lostbook
There is a whole lot of hurt coming down the road and you want to 3D food . Have you kept up with the National News at all ? Have you not seen that China our biggest loan holder has started to divest it's self of our debt . The Fed has looted our treasury . I guess you think the Fed is not a completely privately owned Banking system owned by the same ones who have their hands into the IMF and World Bank . Have you even read about how the Gold reserves of the big banks are not there . Germanys 600 tons of Gold stored at the NY Fed can not be returned to them . Venezuela's 99 tons of gold is missing from JP Morgan in the Bank of England . This is the same all over .What has happened to the Gold ,and why should be your mission .
There are more important missions here on earth .
reply to post by crazyewok
Really ! With all of the hundreds of Billions we have spent what have we got for it ? What if we spent that same money exploring the oceans recourses where we could more likely mine minerals and cheaper . 7 miles at most of water to the sea bed or 36 million miles to someplace we will never be able to go which would most likely be possible ?
Is that even a word?!?
As far as i know, mars is the only other planet
exept earth thats accually "capable" of sort of
supporting human life...But i doubt "quadrilion"