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Orsino Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-29-11 11:42 AM
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24. Yes. Very much so.
If space travel had uncovered easy profitability, it would be expanding rather than shrinking--though there would of course be even an even greater outcry for privatization.
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  -The expensive failure that was the space shuttle. laconicsax  Jul-26-11 03:38 PM   #0 
  - Un-rec. IMO none of the money NASA has ever spend has been a failure. The Pentagon on the other  FSogol   Jul-26-11 03:41 PM   #1 
  - Agreed  Sherman A1   Jul-26-11 03:49 PM   #3 
  - This is crazy  caraher   Jul-26-11 05:29 PM   #7 
     - You are absolutely correct and I am completely wrong.  Sherman A1   Jul-26-11 06:21 PM   #8 
     - I don't know about My Opinion  caraher   Jul-27-11 10:25 AM   #15 
        - My context is simple  Sherman A1   Jul-27-11 06:53 PM   #20 
           - I agree that the quest for knowledge is not linear  caraher   Jul-27-11 10:42 PM   #21 
     - And the building and maintenance of the shuttle program...  krispos42   Jul-27-11 02:13 AM   #12 
  - This isn't a zero-sum game.  laconicsax   Jul-26-11 04:09 PM   #6 
  - Hubble Space Telescope.  MineralMan   Jul-26-11 03:41 PM   #2 
  - HST could have been placed in orbit with an unmanned booster  Kolesar   Jul-26-11 03:54 PM   #4 
  - Krauss addresses that too.  laconicsax   Jul-26-11 03:57 PM   #5 
     - That's a hell of a stretch..  Fumesucker   Jul-26-11 07:38 PM   #9 
        - The Hubble Telescopes that were pointed down had their mirrors tested before launch.  bananas   Jul-27-11 11:39 PM   #22 
  - And if the same attitudes were applied to flight....  TheMadMonk   Jul-26-11 09:15 PM   #10 
  - If only.  laconicsax   Jul-26-11 09:34 PM   #11 
  - The shuttle program was amazingly successful...  Orsino   Jul-27-11 08:59 AM   #13 
  - 65 launches a year to do... what?  phantom power   Jul-27-11 10:15 AM   #14 
  - The shuttle was supposed to bring manufactured goods back from orbiting factories  bananas   Jul-29-11 10:39 PM   #28 
  - The goal is to put men in space  cpwm17   Jul-30-11 10:17 PM   #34 
  - By those criteria, the shuttle was a failure.  laconicsax   Jul-27-11 02:13 PM   #17 
     - Those standards don't make as much sense when you're pioneering technology...  Orsino   Jul-29-11 11:39 AM   #23 
        - It stopped being "pioneering technology" in the early 80s  laconicsax   Jul-29-11 03:39 PM   #25 
           - By which time we were learning that initial cost estimates were way off.  Orsino   Jul-29-11 08:55 PM   #26 
              - And yet we continued paying more for less with no other plans.  laconicsax   Jul-29-11 10:25 PM   #27 
              - Reagan put the money into Star Wars instead  bananas   Jul-29-11 10:43 PM   #30 
              - The real problem with the shuttle  pokerfan   Jul-30-11 03:31 AM   #31 
              - Yes!  Orsino   Jul-30-11 01:19 PM   #33 
              - self delete nt  bananas   Jul-29-11 10:42 PM   #29 
  - I don't know why, but I have an emotional attachment to the space program.  ZombieHorde   Jul-27-11 12:35 PM   #16 
  - I think the money is going away.  laconicsax   Jul-27-11 02:15 PM   #18 
     - Bummer. nt  ZombieHorde   Jul-27-11 02:20 PM   #19 
     - Yes. Very much so.  Orsino   Jul-29-11 11:42 AM   #24 
  - For me, it was the safety issue.  sofa king   Jul-30-11 07:45 AM   #32 
  - We've disscussed this before on DU.  scubadude   Aug-03-11 04:56 AM   #35 
 

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