Discussion in 'Science and Technology' started by Zhukov, Feb 7, 2005.
I just wanna see NASA perform. Remember that Genesis probe? It cost a shitload of money. It was sent out to collect data on Solar Wind and would supposedly help unlock secrets as to the formation of the solar system. But on re-entry it's chute never opened because some genius screwed on a part ASS BACKWARDS. And that wasn't the first time stuff like that happened. So yeah, no more of that please.
They were able to salvage some of the material collected by the probe. It is currently being analyzed.
We still get good information from the Hubble Space Telescope. I don't understand why we should end such a successful project in order to focus on what has not yet been a success. At least sell the 'scope to a private company or a non-profit rather than just burning it up...
Take your success and flush it for future projects the success of which is not determined? It is frustrating. Some of those pictures keep the imagination of the youth on such research, and those are the people that will make future policy for such funding. Don't take away a successful tool to remind people of the frontier we have not yet conquered.
what he said.
IMHO, perhaps some rich donors could be found to privately fund the repair to the hubble.
I'm still a fence sitter on NASA. While advancements in the technology has provided much to our civilization, some missions seem to be a huge waste on what are basically fishing expeditions. I would like to see NASA come out with a new mission statement that clearly delineates it's ultimate goals. Are we looking for a new place to live if Earth becomes uninhabitable for humans?
more importantly, why aren't we exploring our oceans more? call me a seaquest geek but i feel an uncharted frontier is down there...
The EPA, Greenpeace, PETA, international disputes regarding coastal waters...
there are lots of reasons why the oceans are off limits to anything but tokenism. Space is the same way...most folks are just not interested.
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