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PuntBamaPunt
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from the link

NASA officials think they can pull off such manned missions without busting their budget, which stands at $17.7 billion in the proposed 2013 federal budget.

"They're not talking about plans that imply significant budget increases," Logsdon said. "It gives a more focused use for SLS and Orion before an asteroid mission."







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lsu480
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The base likely would also be extremely expensive.


I am glad they included this in the article...I thought it would be really cheap.






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carbola
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That should solve our unemployment problem.


It would actually generate many jobs.






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carbola
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Nuclear or Zombie?


Zombie is the only real apocalypse






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Friscodog
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Where is Rex and DA to complain and bitch about this and the wasting of tax $$$? I personally am happy they are doing something like this, we need to do more in space. But I very much believe that if ANY Republican proposed this, ALL Democrats would be screaming their asses off.





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Scruffy
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A quote from one of my favorite books.

quote:

People should be allowed to have as many children as they like, and the surplus population should be sent to other worlds, to spread mankind so far across the galaxy that no disaster, no invasion could ever threaten the human race with annihilation.






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waiting4saturday
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I could get behind cutting Obama phones for a moon base. Can you hear me now bitches? I'm on the moon!





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Powerman
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The better question is why wouldnt they.

Instead of wasting all those billions "nation" building in the shite holes of Iraq and the afghan desert...just think how much more Nasa could have done with that money to advance mankind's understanding of the universe around us.


Right

The people here have gone completely insane

Waste trillions on wars bombing brown people? No problem.

Advance space exploration for a fraction of the cost? No way. We need to put our foot down on spending!

And of course these are the same people that were all over Obama for cutting spending to NASA in the first place. Seriously, you just can't win with hacks.






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RollTide1987
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Waste trillions on wars bombing brown people? No problem.

Advance space exploration for a fraction of the cost? No way. We need to put our foot down on spending!





While this is exciting news this won't be happening for a long, long time. NASA is hoping they can do this with their current budget. If that's the case then it could be 20 years or more before we actually see a return trip to the Moon.







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Revelator
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.narrow minded people like you will certainly not be able to understand the advantages of a robust space program.



Do you consider everyone that doesn't hold all your views to be narrow minded? That kind of thought could be viewed as, well," narrow minded"!






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Good Times
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these are the same people that were all over Obama for cutting spending to NASA in the first place.


AND for instructing the NASA mgt to spend their time (and money) to make the Muslim world feel good about themselves.

Is the new NASA plan to include all those scientific Muslim contributors that were generated by this outreach? Or is it just a cover to share the wealth with them. After all, it's only fair for the richest(country )among us, to give a little extra to those in need.






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SundayFunday
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awesome, just what we need.

a frickin moon space base.

Yes, please waste billions on it. please


Do you know how much money is to be made mining asteroids, comets, and even the moon for raw materials? Its unbelievable and already in the works. Companies are already hiring interns to work on the mining projects with projections to starting mining within 10 years.






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will0637
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We have spent $800 billion on the Iraq war and over $500 billion in Afghanistan. I would rather spend that on a moon base and NASA than an unnecessary war in Iraq. It costs much less lives as well. It alsways surprises me how conservatives dont mind spending trillions of tax payers' money on war and death and keeping a large Army (big government). But God forbid, spend money on research and development, NASA, education, and providing healthcare for own people.





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Powerman
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Companies are already hiring interns to work on the mining projects with projections to starting mining within 10 years.


link?






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Roaad
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The better question is why wouldnt they.
Our economy is in the tank.

quote:

Instead of wasting all those billions "nation" building in the shite holes of Iraq and the afghan desert...just think how much more Nasa could have done with that money to advance mankind's understanding of the universe around us.
We'll still be spending the money in those shitholes

Now we will start basebuilding in the shithole moon.






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SundayFunday
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quote:

Powerman


LINK


Very exciting stuff.



This post was edited on 11/11 at 2:32 pm


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Tiguar
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Finally, a replacement for Guantanamo. Looks like Barry will be fulfilling that campaign promise after all.





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OMLandshark
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Just saw this on the highlight posts below, and I'm just going to say I'm excited and hope its true. People thought Newt was out of his mind, but he was spot on in wanting to put man back on the Moon. We need to have a Moon settlement before even thinking about going to Mars.





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OMLandshark
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This is like a family who can't afford their utilities bill going to frickin Disney Land.

Why in the good frick would they even consider doing something like this?



Because its our future, and this is well worth the investment. I'd just take about 10 billion out of the defense budget to make it happen. Its not nearly as expensive as that worthless war we're doing out in the Middle East right now.






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lsutothetop
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I'd take this over spending billions on war any day of the week





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