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12. Re: Obama Backs New Launcher and Bigger NASA Budget Dec 20, 2009, 06:22 Killswitch
 
Wiki isn't really good for discussions.

They could flush the money, same effect.

I don't have a subscription to Scientific American, but any big breakthrough would be headlines on mass media.

What I'm doing right now is an experiment.

No, I really don't think it's just me. A crew module on top of a rocket that splashes down in the ocean. That's the Apollo.. and it also happens to describe the Ares.

I was just looking for someone to name one experiment that couldn't have been done on Earth that produced anything worth the money. I'm not saying they shouldn't spend money on space research, I just don't think there's any need to send humans into space to do any of it. What are NASA's ambitions? Well, they want to build a base on the moon. Why? Because they believe it will be a good jumping off point for the mission to Mars? Okay, but why go to Mars? Being the closed minded individual I am, I can't think of any good reason to spend the money or risk the lives to go there. It would make more sense to hold off on going 35 million miles until we have improved technology that isn't reminiscent of something developed 50 years ago.

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