Neil Armstrong: Obama killing off U.S. space program..

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  1. Philobeado
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    America's leadership in space is slipping. NASA's human spaceflight program is in substantial disarray with no clear-cut mission in the offing. We will have no rockets to carry humans to low-Earth orbit and beyond for an indeterminate number of years. Congress has mandated the development of rocket launchers and spacecraft to explore the near-solar system beyond Earth orbit. But NASA has not yet announced a convincing strategy for their use. After a half-century of remarkable progress, a coherent plan for maintaining America's leadership in space exploration is no longer apparent.

    "We have a long way to go in this space race. But this is the new ocean, and I believe that the United States must sail on it and be in a position second to none."

    — President Kennedy

    Kennedy launched America on that new ocean. For 50 years we explored the waters to become the leader in space exploration. Today, under the announced objectives, the voyage is over. John F. Kennedy would have been sorely disappointed.

    Column: Is Obama grounding JFK's space legacy? - USATODAY.com
     
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    We've been to space... now what?
     
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    The traitor obama has destroyed NASA.We cant even put a man in space in 2012.He wants to turn NASA into to a islamic outreach program.What a evil twisted pig obama is.Kennedy wanted to reach the Moon.Obama wants to pay the Russians to get us to earth orbit.
     
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    Where has Neil Armstrong been for the last 40 years in defending the space program?

    Garbo Speaks
     
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    Hes retired you obama loving idiot,Now get back to jacking off on your obama
    commemerative plate.Iam proud to say I HATE obama!
     
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    The Technological Advanced alone that have come from Space Exploration and heavy lift capability. Make spending Federal Dollars on it worth it to me.

    It is a crying shame that we are retiring the Shuttles and have no plans to replace them.
     
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    If the Constellation program has near unnanomous support in Congress, the House should be able to include funding in the budget despite the Administration unwillingness to do so.

    Perhap we need to take care of more down to earth matters

    Perhaps if we were not busy being the worlds policeman, we could afford to play Starship Troopers for a while.
     
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    Deficits don't matter?
    I have no problem cutting back NASA until we right our financial ship.
     
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    Near-earth orbits are within a couple years of being handled by the private sector. There's just no reason for NASA to continue to fund them.
     
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    So I'll ask again... we've been to space, now what? What's the point of further maned space flight beyond earth? There is nothing we could possibly inhabit as earth that's within millions of light years away, so what is the point of space exploration. We'd have to fold space or find out how to time travel to even get to another planet, and that kind of knowledge could be a thousand years off, if ever. We're pretty much relegated to poking around in our own little space around this planet, and we've already accomplished that. So why blow billions and billions of dollars on shit that isn't even possible when we have such massive debt problems?
     
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