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Old 09-21-2012, 02:03 PM   #1
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Seems like a big waste of money when we already have anti-gravity technology.
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Old 09-21-2012, 02:17 PM   #5
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They flew low all over Long Beach letting the whole city get a look at it. Very cool day to be an American in Long Beach! Going to miss the Space Shuttle. If your my age then like me you watched it grow up, and now be retired. What a monument to what America can accomplish when we put our minds to something.

I'm more convinced then ever we will be the first country to put a person on Mars, mine an asteriod, and have someone living on the moon.
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They flew low all over Long Beach letting the whole city get a look at it. Very cool day to be an American in Long Beach! Going to miss the Space Shuttle. If your my age then like me you watched it grow up, and now be retired. What a monument to what America can accomplish when we put our minds to something.

I'm more convinced then ever we will be the first country to put a person on Mars, mine an asteriod, and have someone living on the moon.
Didn't they cut spending on NASA??

Bad ass pic either way...

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Old 09-21-2012, 02:39 PM   #8
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Didn't they cut spending on NASA??

Bad ass pic either way...
Yeah but even with it low we managed to send curiosity to Mars and we won't always be broke at the federal level IMO.

You coul dbe right though in that no one country alone can affrord to do those things. If that is the case I still feel America will be leading the way in an international effort.

Who knows maybe something like a bunch of countries working together to send men to mars could be something that brings the world together.

No muslim countries get to play because they are poor like Kenny on Southpark.
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Old 09-21-2012, 02:59 PM   #9
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Didn't they cut spending on NASA??

Bad ass pic either way...
They did, but NASA turned around and invested heavily in private efforts. I'm not always a fan of blanket privatization, but in this case it makes a ton of sense. What the private guys have been able to do is amazing, and NASA is contracting the next generation of space exploration out to them.

It's a running joke in the tech startup world. We measure how expensive something is by the number of "Space X's" it's worth. For instance, Google paid roughly 12 Space X's to buy Motorola. Or Facebook could have built a freaking space program for less than it paid for instagram

The future of private space exploration sure looks good right now.
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Damn that's awesome. Once in a lifetime. Wow!
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I seen it down here in the OC...pretty sweet.
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They did, but NASA turned around and invested heavily in private efforts. I'm not always a fan of blanket privatization, but in this case it makes a ton of sense. What the private guys have been able to do is amazing, and NASA is contracting the next generation of space exploration out to them.

It's a running joke in the tech startup world. We measure how expensive something is by the number of "Space X's" it's worth. For instance, Google paid roughly 12 Space X's to buy Motorola. Or Facebook could have built a freaking space program for less than it paid for instagram

The future of private space exploration sure looks good right now.
Thats good. I don't think we should ever give up on getting to another planet or figureing out how to get out of our own solar system etc. I feel like giving up on the space program would be like giving up as mankind. As much money as it takes, i think it is the right thing to do.
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Saw the Enterprise shuttle up close last week on the Intrepid in NYC.

Impressive doesn't do those birds justice.
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They did, but NASA turned around and invested heavily in private efforts. I'm not always a fan of blanket privatization, but in this case it makes a ton of sense. What the private guys have been able to do is amazing, and NASA is contracting the next generation of space exploration out to them.
SpaceX et al have done great things -- but let's not forget that none of that would have been possible (on the time & resources used) without decades of work and hundreds of billions of NASA and other government research.
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And all those workers received Government Checks!

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Old 09-21-2012, 03:28 PM   #17
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Am I the only one who was hoping there was a third, smaller vessel on the shuttle?
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I'm lucky. I got to see a shuttle at Edwards air force base land, got to see one up close being built out out Rockwells Palmdale facility where the final assembly was done and got to watch it blast off.......on tv. Well 2 of 3 ain't bad. I guess some people way luckier though.
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Am I the only one who was hoping there was a third, smaller vessel on the shuttle?
Quick someone make an image with 8 successively smaller planes stacked on top of each other. That's how the Russians do it.
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saw a pic this morning. very very cool.

Awesome picture!!

Did anyone see the project they had to do in LA to get it to the museum?: Cut down all the trees and power lines.

A $10 Million dollar project supposedly...
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saw a pic this morning. very very cool.

Awesome picture!!

Did anyone see the project they had to do in LA to get it to the museum?: Cut down all the trees and power lines.

A $10 Million dollar project supposedly...
You think they would have put it in Houston or Florida.
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You think they would have put it in Houston or Florida.
Pretty sure they got one also. Southern Calif built the Space Shuttle at Downey and Palmdale facilities so really its sort of coming home. So Calif a great place for one of the shuttles.
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I guess some people feel Houston should have gotten the one that went to NYC. But So Calif for sure deserved theres. Plus lots of people here to go see it.
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Yeah they had to cut down something like 400 trees along a 12 mile stretch to get the shuttle to the museum. Lame.

Beautiful picture, however!
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