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Re^5: If I were a rich (wo)man...

by He_Who_Is_Pale (Sexton)
on Sep 15, 2005 at 12:51 UTC ( #492189=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re^4: If I were a rich (wo)man...
in thread If I were a rich (wo)man...

You raise a fair point or two.
Let me point out thought that I was referencing Skynet in my musings about where to spend my theoretical millions. So I was most likely not meaning myself to be taken literally.
Also, so far NASA are the only ones to have put someone on the moon, so, bloated governmental contracting aside, they must be doing something right.


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Re^6: If I were a rich (wo)man...
by BerntB (Deacon) on Sep 16, 2005 at 03:15 UTC
    so far NASA are the only ones to have put someone on the moon
    What have they done for the world lately? :-)

    As in, say, the last 30++ years? :-(

    Going to the moon isn't that big a problem, anymore. Just expensive -- and not a big status thing, since it's already been done.

    (Well, OK, for NASA of today it would be a big problem. :-( Unless they get vitalized when they don't have a shuttle to protect.)

      What have they done for the world lately? :-)
      As in, say, the last 30++ years? :-(


      How about the unmanned probes on Mars?
      They've provided the best evidence that Mars had water next to finding a dead fish.
        How about the unmanned probes on Mars?
        I think Burt Rutan said that when he made a high altitude aircraft for NASA, the team integrating (not designing or building) the space suit with his airplane was larger than his design team...

        Consider the funding -- and what you get for it. There has been f.ck all in research for alternative launch methods. NASA was funded for multiple projects for making alternative launchers -- all died. Etc, etc.

        Now there are a bunch of nerds with money that starts their own launch businesses. They wouldn't do that without a free ecological niche...

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