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Opinion: One big problem, eight vague options, no solutions for NASA

Gaetano Marano
9/10/2009 01:00 PM EDT

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Dr D
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Dr D   10/28/2009 2:06:27 PM
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Good, give the enviroment and the tax payer a break. How much of our atmospher has already been exported off the planet?

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neilrieck   9/21/2009 8:25:35 AM
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Null, you are correct. Washington came up with a $700 billion bailout for the wall street (flushed), and the currently estimated price tag for the Iraq-Afghanistan conflict is $1 Trillion (flushed) so a $20 billion investment in American technology would be peanuts by comparison. But consider the following facts: the US government will be paying $55 million to the Russians for every seat occupied by an American astronaut (I'm not sure who pays the for Russian cargo flights) -AND- the most recent cargo flight to the ISS was built and launched from Japan -AND- that nobody over here seems to care, then you begin to realize that North America has morphed into something else since Sputnik in 1957.

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RFPowerMaster   9/16/2009 6:04:45 PM
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And please tell us what the NASA "officials ... really need to hear", that was NOT in the Augustine Commission's report?

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stixoffire   9/11/2009 8:04:04 AM
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Amazing we want to have more math, science and engineering students .. Obama says.. but what will they do ? NASA has provided some very real innovations to everyday life - we get a lot out if it for the money. Some think giving makes people productive - need is the mentor of ingenuity! People don't need handouts they need real jobs , with real benefits not just for them but for society! There is your solution!

Nirav Desai
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Nirav Desai   9/11/2009 6:40:19 AM
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Considering the fact that the Apollo Series of Manned Moon Missions were all about proving to the world US was not far behind Russia in the Cold War Period ..No doubt it lead to g...reat innovation and inspiring stories .. But with todays technology where unmanned space flights can achieve what only manned missions could do earlier ..Where the next big challenge is the Google Lunar X Prize .. is there a need to worry about Govt funding for manned space flight ?

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ADSguy   9/10/2009 8:14:13 PM
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Why is there enough money to bailout Banks without questions? Even General Motors had to beg for their bailout money. Yet no money can be found to invest in ourselves and our future. The lack of money is just an excuse. When will our leaders inspire us all to succeed?

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Kos   9/10/2009 7:45:23 PM
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Time to accept partnerships with other space players (Russia, China, Japan, Inida, Europe) which will allow continued man flight; or go fully unmanned and eliminate much of the safety reliability costs.

Michael of SI
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Michael of SI   9/10/2009 7:17:27 PM
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Why start with answers before defining the real question: is there any justification to having taxpayer-funded non-military space flight at all?

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