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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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  -It was such a joy to watch $260 Million slam into the earth!! Tom_Foolery  Sep-08-04 10:36 PM   #0 
  - not big on science, then, i take it  enki23   Sep-08-04 10:37 PM   #1 
  - You ain't seen nothing yet.  madmax   Sep-08-04 10:37 PM   #2 
  - A lot of hearts were broken today. Important knowledge was lost.  aquart   Sep-08-04 10:40 PM   #3 
  - nope  Dookus   Sep-08-04 10:41 PM   #4 
  - Most of that $260 Million went into the pockets of working people...  DjTj   Sep-08-04 10:44 PM   #5 
  - NASA may have wasted a lot of money over the years...  TreasonousBastard   Sep-08-04 10:45 PM   #6 
  - Well, this mission was doomed from its conception...  DRoseDARs   Sep-08-04 10:47 PM   #7 
  - Yeah, I wonder about that too...  shawcomm   Sep-08-04 10:52 PM   #8 
  - Launch dynamics and impact dynamics  lapfog_1   Sep-09-04 12:29 AM   #20 
  - Would have worked  ThoughtCriminal   Sep-08-04 10:56 PM   #9 
  - Been done before  robg   Sep-08-04 10:58 PM   #11 
  - Science is a waste of money?  IAmJacksSmirkingRevenge   Sep-08-04 10:58 PM   #10 
  - Bullshit.  lapfog_1   Sep-08-04 11:15 PM   #12 
  - Hey man! Well said.  robg   Sep-09-04 12:06 AM   #18 
  - Pfagh, I say. Pfagh to you  Rabrrrrrr   Sep-08-04 11:27 PM   #13 
  - I remember arguing the same thing with the Apollo mission to the moon.  Swede   Sep-08-04 11:34 PM   #15 
     - Darn rootin' tootin' right  Rabrrrrrr   Sep-08-04 11:45 PM   #16 
  - far, far better...  ZombyWoof   Sep-08-04 11:31 PM   #14 
  - $260 million is less than we're spending per day in Iraq.  JavaJive   Sep-08-04 11:47 PM   #17 
  - They don't have a working radiation detector for cargo at the port ot LA.  Swede   Sep-09-04 12:10 AM   #19 
  - nasa's been a bust since the military took over operations n/t  JSJ   Sep-09-04 12:32 AM   #21 

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