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The Future Of NASA With Neil deGrasse Tyson

Hits: 13276 | Rating: (3.4) | Category: Science | Added by: kitteh9lives
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Link_Hiei
Male, 18-29, Eastern US
 5190 Posts
Wednesday, July 20, 2011 5:52:55 AM
This touched me. I've always wanted to go into space. I can slowly feel my hate for this country rising.

Beardofzeus
Male, 30-39, Europe
 643 Posts
Tuesday, July 19, 2011 10:17:19 AM
Yay NASA! More space exploration please, less benefits for long-term unemployed.

Klamz
Male, 18-29, Eastern US
 693 Posts
Tuesday, July 19, 2011 9:53:41 AM
Don't forget about the temperpedic beds, those are just lovely.

And NASA didn't create Velcro it was sold to them by the Vulcans, I saw it in enterprise.

GRadde
Male, 18-29, Europe
 2567 Posts
Tuesday, July 19, 2011 9:03:29 AM
He has several good points, as do Pechorin. Live, NASA, live!

Pechorin
Male, 18-29, Europe
 5 Posts
Tuesday, July 19, 2011 8:32:21 AM
Frankly anyone who makes the old "why spend money up there when we have problems down here" argument is just ignorant. Anyone know the first part of NASA's mission statement?

"
To improve life here,
to extend life to there, to find life beyond."

Despite their efforts in space, NASA's greatest contributions have always been to society here on Earth.

Some things we owe to NASA:
-Cell phones
-MRI technology
-DVDs
-Cordless tools
-Household smoke detectors
-Velcro
-Shoe insoles
-Bar code scanners
-Breathing system for firefighters
-Artificial heart pumps
-Robotic-assisted surgery
-Digital mammography

And more. Yeah, clearly a terrible waste of money.

uhmerikin
Male, 18-29, Southern US
 871 Posts
Tuesday, July 19, 2011 8:22:17 AM
I love seeing this guy on The History Channel or some science show. Somehow he can take some super complicated subject like thermo-nuclear fusion of dark matter within a vacuum (yes, I just made that up so slow your roll) and explain it so simply, clearly and concisely that you almost feel like you understand it.

Cajun247
Male, 18-29, Southern US
 10246 Posts
Tuesday, July 19, 2011 6:47:57 AM
Whilst I agree wholheartedly with your sentiment Dr. Tyson but don't put all your eggs in one basket. NASA has had successes but not without horrific failures. There's good news though, private companies are now taking up the slack and making it cheaper for John Q. Public to go into LEO.

inversegrav
Male, 30-39, Eastern US
 769 Posts
Tuesday, July 19, 2011 6:22:27 AM
sucks watching a nation hang itself. and i get to live in it.

barrooo
Male, 30-39, Europe
 414 Posts
Tuesday, July 19, 2011 4:57:51 AM
When people talk about the cost of the space programme they should also realise that for every dollar spent on the apollo missions $14 dollars was generated for the U.S economy.

MattyP
Male, 18-29, Eastern US
 185 Posts
Tuesday, July 19, 2011 4:54:19 AM
I'm sad now and I'm not even at work yet. This was a terrible way to start my day. Thanks America.

Subushie
Male, 18-29, Southern US
 1643 Posts
Tuesday, July 19, 2011 2:11:07 AM
Amen Neil, I<3U.

abrxax
Male, 18-29, Eastern US
 72 Posts
Tuesday, July 19, 2011 1:49:58 AM
Its funny. NASA ditches the shuttle and hopes that private companies fill the void. Well in steps I.T.A.R. and screws it all up. The components to make a space craft and all restricted. Most are made by one manufacturer. Can't go outside the country to Europe to get parts. Some components are just not made in the USA anymore. With the shuttle program gone American lead in science and tech is over. Europe has the LHC. Russia and china are the only countries to have maned space flight now. My fellow Americans we are watching the end of the great dream.

ak47reaper
Male, 18-29, Midwest US
 117 Posts
Tuesday, July 19, 2011 1:30:12 AM
thank you.

xCYBERDYNEx
Male, 18-29, Southern US
 4799 Posts
Monday, July 18, 2011 11:30:46 PM
Interesting point of view

davymid
Male, 30-39, Europe
 12074 Posts
Monday, July 18, 2011 11:25:06 PM
Yeah, watched the vid now. Pretty awesome. Pretty goddam awesome.

davymid
Male, 30-39, Europe
 12074 Posts
Monday, July 18, 2011 10:26:59 PM
Haven't watched the link yet, but I just wanted to say that I'm delighted that the correct use of the term "lose" was used in the description, rather than "loose". Yeah, I know, I need to get out more.

intrigid
Male, 18-29, Canada
 916 Posts
Monday, July 18, 2011 10:02:18 PM
"how can you sit there and call the exploration of the universe a waste of time and money? Have you looked at the amazing pictures that the space telescopes have brought to the world via the interlolz? I would pay half a penny at every check for that alone."

I see no reason why the government needs to be involved. Let private corporations pursue space travel.

ComradJurgis
Male, 13-17, Midwest US
 1 Posts
Monday, July 18, 2011 9:50:36 PM
"it's always sad to a science program die, but when that money can be used to go to a more productive area of science(eg cancer research), it has to happen."

I highly doubt that the money will be used to fund a "more productive area of science". In fact I am almost positive we will find some way to relocate the money into our ridiculously high defense budget. Hooray war!

SilverThread
Male, 30-39, Western US
 3368 Posts
Monday, July 18, 2011 9:45:47 PM
The Future of the Human Race is among the stars.

There is no doubt in my mind about that, if we are to continue to survive, much less evolve, as a species it will not be on Earth. It's simply untenable.

Don't get me wrong, I believe Earth will always remain a part of our makeup, but we're at the point in our evolution where, like an adolescent standing on the porch of their parents house, we must decide, do we go out into the wide universe or do we hide in the basement and never strive to know our potential.

LazyMe484
Male, 18-29, Canada
 10503 Posts
Monday, July 18, 2011 9:45:34 PM
the US spends only slightly less than the rest of the world combined on its military.

That's exactly my point. The question was rhetorical.

NASA may be out, or slowed, or whatever... but that doesn't mean space exploration is at a standstill. There's still the private companies, the Europeans and the japs.

walkrunfly
Male, 18-29, Canada
 117 Posts
Monday, July 18, 2011 9:25:32 PM
I'm all about science, but sometimes money can be better spent elsewhere. NASA started off not about science, but about beating the russians in the space race, now it's over-developed compared to other areas of science. People don't identify with NASA like they did back then, so it can't justify the money spending, simple as that. Yes, it is important to further science (even when it's just for science sake, as the saying goes) but it's not always worth the cost.

it's always sad to a science program die, but when that money can be used to go to a more productive area of science(eg cancer research), it has to happen.

Anyways i thought the guy talking seemed like a douche

auburnjunky
Male, 30-39, Southern US
 10097 Posts
Monday, July 18, 2011 9:13:39 PM
"You do mean 19 billion correct?"

Yes. 19 billion, of 4 trillion. That was before they cancelled the shuttle too.

Sachi001
Male, 30-39, Asia
 598 Posts
Monday, July 18, 2011 8:40:28 PM
Well I'll tell you what. You get big and filthy rich soon. Give about 2 Billion of your hard earned money. Well probably much more after a few years of inflation. Build a gigantic bad ass Hubble like telescope and send it up for a few looks into the distance for a few minutes of enjoyment. Then back to the life grinder.

xtkm1x
Male, 13-17, Southern US
 418 Posts
Monday, July 18, 2011 8:19:27 PM
how can you sit there and call the exploration of the universe a waste of time and money? Have you looked at the amazing pictures that the space telescopes have brought to the world via the interlolz? I would pay half a penny at every check for that alone.

Sachi001
Male, 30-39, Asia
 598 Posts
Monday, July 18, 2011 8:14:51 PM
Heck we spend way more on trying to explore on outer space then we do on inner space. Such as the inner earth or ocean depths. Try learning more about earthquakes, volcanoes, geology, marine life and ocean currents as a more priority here first. Rather than trying to spend exuberant money on how to mine planets first. Then after we obtain ample supply in our own backyard then maybe reaching other planets would be more feasible.

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