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northzax Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-25-06 11:54 PM
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13. for $1.1 billion/year?
sorry, but bullshit. the International Space Station, in near Earth orbit, can't be completed for anything less that $50 billion. A moon base will cost us at least, at least, $200 billion. maybe, if we're lucky. remember, it costs a billion dollars to send the Space Shuttle, already paid off, into near Earth orbit for a week.

NASA should be a scientific organization, first and foremost, not simply an exploration one. There is nothing really to be learned from sending people to the moon, and since fuel is the major limitation on space travel (besides time, which we can't change right now) and there is no fuel to be found on the Moon, it's not helpful for a trip to Mars. It's not even all that much closer.

There is no science that can be done with humans at this time that can't be done cheaper, safer and more reliably with machines. Let's take care of this planet before we start looking for a place to emmigrate, shall we?
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