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Re^6: If I were a rich (wo)man...

by BerntB (Deacon)
on Sep 16, 2005 at 03:15 UTC ( #492514=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re^5: If I were a rich (wo)man...
in thread If I were a rich (wo)man...

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.)


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Re^7: If I were a rich (wo)man...
by He_Who_Is_Pale (Sexton) on Sep 16, 2005 at 17:26 UTC
    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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