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#71 15 years ago

Yes I would like to 'clea up the shit' on earth aswell but maybe if we discovered something in the universe, that would help change it, *i should stop thinking about star trek*




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#72 15 years ago

Hell, Im not saying we're ever going to fix all of our problems here on earth, but that doesnt justify a nation with spending up by 20% and an outrageous deficit, jumping to be on the bandwagon to Mars while there are immediate issues that demand money and resources that cannot be spent on some space program where you may or may not see results.




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#73 15 years ago

so take money from somewhere else. the space program has so little impact on the budget and so much impact on world issues.




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#74 15 years ago
VodkaManso take money from somewhere else.

why? space traveling is not essential, healthcare and such is.




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#75 15 years ago

wow. go read the list of spinoffs. then tell me NASA has no effect on healthcare.




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#76 15 years ago

you people still talking about this? And how the hell did ya get to health care? aren't we talking about rovers and such? Solve the budget by making Mcdonalds pay to advertise on one rover, and burgerking on the other one ::rolleyes::




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#77 15 years ago

Hey, didn't Pizza Hut or someone like that put a logo on a rocket a while ago? Do they still do it? I think it was something to do with the International Space Station (so much for countries never sharing resources, BTW). Space programmes probably only need state funding while they're getting off the ground, no pun intended. Once civillians are consistently using space travel of some kind (say, between Mars and Earth?), it will probably be commericialised. Just like airlines, perhaps. And if companies made money off space travel, in the long run, it would actually be good for America -- huge multinational corporations with large foreign market shares being what makes America strong and all. People who only see the small picture are what holds back human advancement. Imagien if nobody had bothered seeing what was on the other side of the Atlantic. Say what you will, but in those days, traversing such a large ocean was extremely dangerous and very bad for your health. And at the time, they didn't know if they were going to find something, or fall off the edge of the Earth. Intrepid explorers founded America, remember. We wouldn't be having this conversation if it weren't for them. In fact, we'd probably still be sitting in mud huts if it weren't for explorers. In the long run, all these problems at home you keep speaking of will only be improved by furthering human knowledge, technology, and territory. Money can be made from Mars, remember. Not only from tourism and colonisation (resulting in new markets), but as someone here pointed out, mining too. And more money means you can throw more at these problems you speak of. And that's not saying anything about the technology that will be invented to get there. On another note, all that talk of fuel reminded me of ion drive research. They think they'll have that ready by the time they head off to Mars. You should look it up, it's quite interesting. And, as a side note, with this being ultimately a gaming forum, I thought that I should recommend Starlancer as one of the most realistic storylines regarding a war across Sol, which some of you were talking about earlier. If you ignore some of the technology they use, it's pretty realisity -- I think DA based it off of some WW2 events. IT may not be the most realistic attempt out there, but it is the most realistic attempt I've ever seen.