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End of a lengthy Era-Shuttle program shuts down

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    The cost/benefit worthiness of the space program has been debated ever since it started. How do we feel on this board? I'm saddened by it. Curiosity drives learning.

    End of an era for shuttle, and NASA - CBS News


    Sorry! I just noticed the other thread. I should always have my coffee before posting ;-X
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    As I understand this, it is moving to the private sector.. maybe appropriately.

    NASA is now pursuing other venues, with bigger rockets to reach other places..

    Drudge, of course, is insinuating that Obama for ended this segment of history, while in reality it has gone on for a while.. but some will just follow along.
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    Obama: the President who killed the space program
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    Drudge thanks you, for following along.
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    He's killing the country.
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    Shouldn't you like that?
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    40 year old tech, its almost certainly time to retire it. Its also almost certainly time to roll out something better; but that costs money and there's no instant gratification and this generation is simply too obsessed with driving taxes down to zero. Hopefully when all the grade school kids of today grow up their priorities will be different and we can go back to expanding our understanding of what's out there.
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    1969 - Man walks on the Moon.
    2011 - Our greatest achievmnent in manned space missions happened in 1969
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    Manned space missions aren't the only yardstick, though.
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    Oh I know....

    as we speak to each other via the internet, connected by satellites and wireless tech. We can't even count the tech advancements we now use because of of the space era.


    Its just strange thats all....as a kid growing up during the shuttle era, I would've thought we'd be a lot further along by 2011 thats all. Its kinda depressing.


    But then I look at advancements like the Snuggie, or the fact that I have 84 different ways to shop from home, or the fried twinkie and I'm satisfied with the direction of mankind.
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    That's very misleading..........were you alive? I was sitting at a table with 4 adults and numerous kids (I was a kid). The adults were in awe. They couldn't believe it. That event was probably one of the most significant occurrences in their lives. To ask that something that extraordinary to happen in the next 30 years is unrealistic. That was how impressive it was.
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    While it is kind of sad that the shuttle program has shut down I feel Government should have a small role in space exploration. Let private Company's or other Country's spend the $.

    If Richard Branson wants to start a colony on the moon then I wish him the best.
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    I was not alive in 1969. Imagine what 1969 "Scout" thought about the year 2011? Where did he think we would be by now?

    Technology moves at something like 100X as advanced each year.

    Using that Logic, the shuttle program should've been scrapped by the 90's.

    we should have a base on the moon, and we all should be vacationing there by now.

    Instead we are fighting Holy wars and drilling for oil. Its sad.... seems like we've been going backwards, thats all.

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