Originally posted by sonhouseI bet the Chinese will come up with a space telescope next.
No more James Webb telescope, after the Hubble dies that's it for US astronomy in space, pretty much. Still have a few scopes up but we won't be doing anything new for decades. It's dejavu all over again.
Originally posted by sonhouseAnd is the space program worth more than the freedom of Iraqis or do you think the war was just about oil and didn't benefit the people of Iraq?
And wars, we have already blown 4 trillion dollars in Iraq. That would have bought quite a nice space program.
Originally posted by twhiteheadhttp://www.tgdaily.com/space-features/48706-china-to-start-space-station-construction-next-year
I bet the Chinese will come up with a space telescope next.
I think the US should do their cost cutting on the army.
Originally posted by twhiteheadWell it remains to be seen if the war actually helps the common Iraqi. So if we took the same road with ten such wars, we would have spent 40 trillion dollars. Just how much of that are we supposed to do? We can't be the policeman of the entire planet. If Bushwhacker Jr had left Iraq alone, something his father already knew, Iraq and Iran were at loggerheads in a semi-permanent war. With Iran focused on Iraq and Saddam, they would have had less chance to cause havoc in the rest of the middle east. So in that sense it was 4 trillion dollars down the drain.
And is the space program worth more than the freedom of Iraqis or do you think the war was just about oil and didn't benefit the people of Iraq?