How far have we fallen?

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    I find it hard to believe that 40 years after we went to the moon we can't go back for 20 MORE!! We NEED to go back not only to be better than the rest of the world but also because we need to get to to the point where we can bring back hydrogen 3 for new nuclear power. It looks very likely that China will go to the moon before we get back and I find that ENTIRELY UNACCEPTABLE!
     
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    After the shuttle program goes off line we will have to hitch a ride with RUSSIA for a number of years before we can go to space with our OWN rockets.
     
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    NASA taught the CIA how to lie
     
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    So Frank you have a problem with space exploration?
     
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    I just can't beleive how far we have fallen. I mean come on we have some of the best scientists and research facilities yet it will be 20 YEARS before we go back to the moon. PATHETIC!!
     
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    I could see a colony on the moon, for mining purposes, and maybe even Mars. But any further away than that seems pointless.
     
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    Sure, there have been some products developed because of the space industry but overall, I don't think the money invested in all of this space mumbo-jumbo has in the long run really been worth it all. Just think what could have been done for mankind in other ways if the money spent on space programs had of been invested differently. Guess it all boils down to priorities. Do you feed a bunch of homeless people for a good long time or go to the museum and look at a handfull of moon rocks? Which is the most important to you? Has the space program been entirely worth it all? There has been some good from it but I think often over done too. I could care less about going to Mars. What for? Why? Seems like a big big waste of money to me. I'm not for the current health care reform being debated in Congress right now because of what it will cost the American people. No way to pay for it. Well, here's a hint. Keep the astronauts at home and there's your money for the health care deboggle. As much as I'm against it, at least keeping the space program spending at a lower amount would at least pay for it and probably have a better return on the dollar.
     
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    Well eventually we will out grow the Earth so if we could teraform Mars we would have another planet to live on. Another good point is that we may find elements that we don't have on the Earth and could be very usefull like Hydrogen 3.
     
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    Plus exploration is one of the things that human naturally desires.
     
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    Well every part must be made by a culturally disadvantaged minority.
    The design is to be inclusive of any design parameters with out regard to how ludacris the parameters are, the project must be green, unoffensive and accommodating to those who do not believe in space flight , would rather whine about the west's rape of native cultures, and feed the disadvantaged .
    In other words it will be a museum to multicultural achievements and soup kitchen that will never get off the ground.
    We have forgotten ,putting a bone in your nose is not the same thing as going to the moon.
     

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