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Date: 04/20/12 11:02 AM

35 Responses to How Can America Keep NASA`s Program Alive? [Pic]

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    SaintPatty Male 18-29
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    April 20, 2012 at 10:56 am
    Link: How Can America Keep NASA`s Program Alive? - Simple--this. NASA will be in gold-plated diapers if they were to take private money.
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    Cragg Male 18-29
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    April 20, 2012 at 11:07 am
    Some already wear silver lined underwear :)
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    drawman61 Male 50-59
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    April 20, 2012 at 11:11 am
    They could always do something interesting for once instead of seeing if seeds grow or chicks fly or ants dig.
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    5Cats Male 50-59
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    April 20, 2012 at 11:14 am
    I`m sure they`d have paid millions for the advert, but doesn`t it cost a LOT more to shoot a shuttle into space?
    Only a drop in the bucket, for selling out? Not worth it.
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    BoredFrank Male 40-49
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    April 20, 2012 at 11:15 am
    They`ve done lots of interesting things, drawman. You wouldn`t have cell phones or medical telemetry or satellite TV or a thousand other things if NASA hadn`t pioneered the technology. Mars Rovers? Lunar landings? The ISS? You`re either ignorant or you have zero imagination.
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    DingDingDong Male 30-39
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    April 20, 2012 at 11:18 am

    Um, I don`t think RedBull can afford $17 Trillion (NASA`s yearly budget).
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    Baelzar Male 40-49
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    April 20, 2012 at 11:21 am
    NASA of old, maybe.

    Red Bull wouldn`t back the modern NASA. Red Bull picks winners.
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    Lebowski42 Male 18-29
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    April 20, 2012 at 11:25 am
    Pfizer could afford it, and now that we are going back to traditional rockets I could see a future where Viagra 1 rockets carry people to the Gingrich moon base.
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    tedgp Male 30-39
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    April 20, 2012 at 11:28 am
    See. I dont understand why nasa cant be funded by private corporations. They have the funds and knowledge to advance mankind infinitley.
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    8BitHero Male 18-29
    5414 posts
    April 20, 2012 at 11:29 am
    AMUUURICA! Have some dignity please.
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    clockwork208 Male 30-39
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    April 20, 2012 at 11:29 am
    NASA does not get 17 Trillion.
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    LazyMe484 Male 18-29
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    April 20, 2012 at 11:30 am
    I don`t think RedBull can afford $17 Trillion (NASA`s yearly budget)
    Hahahahahahaha!!
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    Molehouse Male 13-17
    303 posts
    April 20, 2012 at 11:31 am
    @DingDingDong

    NASA`s budget is only $17 Billion. With a B.
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    LazyMe484 Male 18-29
    10443 posts
    April 20, 2012 at 11:32 am
    NASA gets 17 billion. Which really is a drop in the bucket.
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    onoffonoffon Male 30-39
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    April 20, 2012 at 11:32 am
    Private industry wouldn`t go for a space shuttle. It`s just not cost effective.
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    frnttrndy Male 50-59
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    April 20, 2012 at 11:38 am
    The whole world is going comercial. All ball parks and feilds have been renamed after car brands, cell phone companies, ext. even most of the music is comercial the studios tell rappers and others what to sing to to shape society to make them money (I Hate Rap HaHa) it would be no suprize to see golden arches throu a teliscope
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    Buiadh Male 30-39
    6739 posts
    April 20, 2012 at 11:39 am
    Surprised they didn`t do that tbh.
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    tedgp Male 30-39
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    April 20, 2012 at 11:42 am
    Private industry wouldn`t go for a space shuttle. It`s just not cost effective.

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    Except for the long term benefits of course.
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    anarchsoul Male 30-39
    591 posts
    April 20, 2012 at 11:47 am
    "I dont understand why nasa cant be funded by private corporations. They have the funds and knowledge to advance mankind infinitley."

    Once they can figure out how to mass advertise from space, I`m sure they will be all over it.. Small satellites beaming high powered lasers at each other to form a giant ad in the night sky.. That would suck :/
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    canusuck Male 30-39
    776 posts
    April 20, 2012 at 11:47 am
    You know, any investment in space technology is always beneficial....and a drop in the bucket compared to military expenditures
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    dm2754 Male 40-49
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    April 20, 2012 at 11:54 am
    lame
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    soundman655 Male 50-59
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    April 20, 2012 at 11:59 am
    Works in Europe
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    Angelmassb Male 18-29
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    April 20, 2012 at 12:14 pm
    Or you can wait for the successor
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    Pooptart19 Male 18-29
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    April 20, 2012 at 12:18 pm
    NASA gets less than HALF A F#CKING PENNY on every tax dollar. Give them the whole goddamn cent already!
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    onoffonoffon Male 30-39
    2308 posts
    April 20, 2012 at 12:34 pm
    The long term benefits are huge fuel and maintenance expenses. A conventional rocket is more effective for hauling freight. A glider recovery system is best suited to light cargo or troop transport, we are going to have war in space aren`t we?
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    onoffonoffon Male 30-39
    2308 posts
    April 20, 2012 at 12:36 pm
    Oh it just occurred to me all we have to do is convince the public that al qaeda is building a space station and the budget flood gates would be wide open.
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    LordJim Male 60-69
    6644 posts
    April 20, 2012 at 12:43 pm
    This isn`t oo far out. The spadework on space travel has been done by governments,i.e the taxpayer (I think that`s a good thing). The research has been done, the really mad risks have been taken, the technology has been proven. Why wouldn`t corporations move in on tht, as long as thre was a short or medium term profit.

    But they won`t take it any further. There is money in being orbital, maybe there might be a profit in lunar. Bu don`t expect significant private investment in the next generation of space travel. If we want that to happen we are going to have to invest serious amounts.
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    Ajikan Male 18-29
    1526 posts
    April 20, 2012 at 1:04 pm
    I`m ashamed to live in this reality.
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    smaus Male 30-39
    715 posts
    April 20, 2012 at 1:47 pm
    shouldn`t that read "Virgin Mobil"
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    Selous Male 30-39
    1197 posts
    April 20, 2012 at 2:07 pm
    time to start mining mars

    $$$$$$$$$$
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    broizfam Male 60-69
    4756 posts
    April 20, 2012 at 2:47 pm
    @ smaus,
    Should read "Rabbit Vibrators"!
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    BrimstoneOne Male 30-39
    2229 posts
    April 20, 2012 at 3:22 pm
    There IS money in mining He3 on the moon. Mad,Mad money! For that element (which is rare on Earth) is in abundance on the Moon, AND it is REQUIRED for a clean burn in a fusion reactor. And the thing is that stuff is like hundreds of thousands of dollars an ounce!

    Anyone who can get to the moon and mine He3, and bring it back, is going to be Cha-Ching, at every hand shake.

    Necessity is the Mother of invention, and the person/people that get the moon and mine it, are going to be crazy rich. And would put oil companies (who are in a slow decline) into obsolescence.

    THAT is why the Moon isn`t being mined right now, But when oil goes scary, homicidal high because availability is crazy low. You a rush on the moon like nothing ever seen since the Gold Rushes of Centuries past.
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    DingDingDong Male 30-39
    1511 posts
    April 20, 2012 at 5:00 pm

    Oops $17 Billion, not Trillion. I deleted that comment right after I posted it to fix that. I must have deleted the wrong one. haha
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    abby0315 Female 30-39
    1215 posts
    April 21, 2012 at 1:00 am
    Well, it does give you wings...
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    SnoopyBG Male 18-29
    653 posts
    April 21, 2012 at 3:15 am
    @BrimstoneOne Nah, it`s easier to go to other countries, kill people steal oil and grow opium.

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