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lapfog_1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-08-04 11:15 PM
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12. Bullshit.
NASA had paid for itself by a factor of 10. If nothing ever went
wrong with research, it wouldn't be "research". I could detail
the research central to everyday life in page after page, but
suffice it to say, it's not orange Tang. I will give you one
example, ever notice the air deflectors on the top of over the road
trucks? Ever wonder how much diesel fuel that saves every year.
( The savings every year in dollars is about 25 percent of the
NASA budget)... Where did the idea for air deflectors come from?
Where did the aerodynamic research happen? Oh yeah, NASA.

Then there is Global Warming and the research NASA conducts on
this very important issue (which Bush would like to kill).
I can't put a price on this. But the estimate for the annual
cost to the planet for Global Warming is 100s of Billions already.
Who is sticking the proverbial thermometer into the planetary
orifice? NASA.

Again, it's too bad that this experiment failed, you can bet
that some very bright people (a few dozens) who had put this
together are right now reviewing everything. But experiments
fail occasionally. They have to be allowed to fail, otherwise
only things that are known to work will be tried, and that's
not really research.

(And yes, I'm a former NASA scientist, and yes I did research
for the agency... you may even be using right this instant some
of my research results). And some of my research "failed" (but
we still learned things, even from failures).
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