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  1. 02 Feb '10 20:05
    Nice to know the USA has spent all this money on space exploration oh-so-wisely:

    http://www.time.com/time/health/article/0,8599,1958230,00.html?cnn=yes&hpt=T2
  2. 03 Feb '10 05:23
    Originally posted by Badwater
    Nice to know the USA has spent all this money on space exploration oh-so-wisely:

    http://www.time.com/time/health/article/0,8599,1958230,00.html?cnn=yes&hpt=T2
    How many moon-landings would you get for, say, one Iraq war?
  3. Standard member sonhouse
    Fast and Curious
    03 Feb '10 05:40 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by FabianFnas
    How many moon-landings would you get for, say, one Iraq war?
    Moon, hell! You could finance ten trips to Mars for that price! Aren't we pushing a tril now?

    Well we know why Obama canceled the moon return, don't we:
    He couldn't take the chance on the fake landings in '69 being blown open, right?
    Just too embarrassing, eh.
  4. 03 Feb '10 06:07 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by sonhouse
    Well we know why Obama canceled the moon return, don't we?
    A trip to the moon but not a return - I wouldn't like to volonteer to be an astronaut on that mission...
  5. 03 Feb '10 09:13
    Originally posted by FabianFnas
    A trip to the moon but not a return - I wouldn't like to volonteer to be an astronaut on that mission...
    i dunno Fabian, id look into if i was you
  6. 03 Feb '10 09:30 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by robbie carrobie
    i dunno Fabian, id look into if i was you
    Yes, please, do. Perhaps I finance your trip myself.
    Perhaps you can find the answer of your creational quest out there.
  7. Standard member sonhouse
    Fast and Curious
    05 Feb '10 22:04
    Originally posted by FabianFnas
    Yes, please, do. Perhaps I finance your trip myself.
    Perhaps you can find the answer of your creational quest out there.
    We could make a reservation for those C word people
  8. 05 Feb '10 23:26
    Originally posted by sonhouse
    Moon, hell! You could finance ten trips to Mars for that price! Aren't we pushing a tril now?

    Well we know why Obama canceled the moon return, don't we:
    He couldn't take the chance on the fake landings in '69 being blown open, right?
    Just too embarrassing, eh.
    Dude I know like I'm so sure they landed on the moon 40 years ago if they had drove through the Van Halen Belts they'd a all got supar powers like the Fantastic Four but Buzz Aldrin don't even have Xray vision so that proves it was all a fake.
    Me an my hoax friends all agree with you.

    Tomorrow we're gonna build a fort.
  9. Subscriber AThousandYoung
    Do ya think?
    06 Feb '10 00:18
    Originally posted by Badwater
    Nice to know the USA has spent all this money on space exploration oh-so-wisely:

    http://www.time.com/time/health/article/0,8599,1958230,00.html?cnn=yes&hpt=T2
    Don't you think we should have other priorities than space exploration right now?
  10. Standard member wolfgang59
    Infidel
    06 Feb '10 01:41
    Originally posted by AThousandYoung
    Don't you think we should have other priorities than space exploration right now?
    Who said it was a priority?

    money has to be spent on other things than just priorities.
  11. Subscriber AThousandYoung
    Do ya think?
    06 Feb '10 02:57
    Originally posted by wolfgang59
    Who said it was a priority?

    money has to be spent on other things than just priorities.
    But it's the things which are not priorities which get cut when the hard times come financially.
  12. Standard member wolfgang59
    Infidel
    06 Feb '10 03:16
    Originally posted by AThousandYoung
    But it's the things which are not priorities which get cut when the hard times come financially.
    So are you saying
    A. it is a priority but should be cut
    B. it is a priority and should not be cut
    C. it is not a priority and should be cut
    D. it is not a priority and should not be cut

    Phone a friend? ask the audience? 50-50?
  13. Subscriber AThousandYoung
    Do ya think?
    06 Feb '10 03:49
    Originally posted by wolfgang59
    So are you saying
    A. it is a priority but should be cut
    B. it is a priority and should not be cut
    C. it is not a priority and should be cut
    D. it is not a priority and should not be cut

    Phone a friend? ask the audience? 50-50?
    C, and that's my final answer.
  14. Standard member wolfgang59
    Infidel
    06 Feb '10 10:49
    Originally posted by AThousandYoung
    C, and that's my final answer.
    You've just lost £32,000 ... the correct answer was D.
  15. Standard member sonhouse
    Fast and Curious
    06 Feb '10 19:05
    Originally posted by AThousandYoung
    C, and that's my final answer.
    For instance, besides just dude's going to other planets in the solar system, which I understand you think a waste of money, don't forget about weather satellites, GPS satellites, Hubble space telescope, Herschel space telescope, the probes around Mars taking those excellent photos, the landers learning about the real story on Mars, maybe probes down the road proving once and for all there is life on Mars and maybe moons of Jupiter, Saturn and the like.
    One big reason to have a presence in space besides the stuff I just mentioned:
    It is pretty sure a big asss asteroid killed the dinosaurs 65 million years ago, with caveats about that asteroid not causing world wide fires and such but delivering a killing blow to an already dying species at the very least. What do you think would happen to modern man if one hit say, downtown NYC, or London, or Paris, or Moscow? Or the middle of the pacific a thousand miles away from anything?
    I think you have sufficient imagination to run with that concept. We as a human race, now have or shortly will have, the ability to deflect incoming monsters like the one 65 million years ago and keep it from hitting the Earth, thus keeping us around in spite of the whims of a non-caring universe. If we avoid that bullet from an incoming, all the money spent by all the countries on Earth over the last 100 years on space travel will have been well worth it. To speak of nothing of the first part of my argument. I think your thrust is against manned expeditions to the moon or Mars if I get it right. That is still a small part of the world wide space budget.