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Sat May 30, 2020, 03:57 PM

NASA just ruined the Space X launch by going pro-Trump

We finally have an event that seems to uniting Americans in celebration and then during NASA's live coverage, they interview NASA administrator Jim Bridenstine who starts kissing Tump's butt about NASA finally has an administration that supports which is a complete load of crap. The privatization of space flight is something that was set in motion several years ago. You can see his asinine comments toward of the end of the video.

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Reply NASA just ruined the Space X launch by going pro-Trump (Original post)
Seasider May 2020 OP
Fozzledick May 2020 #1
USALiberal May 2020 #2
Ms. Toad May 2020 #3
LastLiberal in PalmSprings May 2020 #10
SeattleVet May 2020 #18
LastLiberal in PalmSprings May 2020 #20
TheBlackAdder May 2020 #19
marlakay May 2020 #13
Ms. Toad May 2020 #17
BannonsLiver May 2020 #4
msongs May 2020 #6
Seasider May 2020 #8
lunatica May 2020 #5
rockfordfile May 2020 #12
demmiblue May 2020 #7
3catwoman3 May 2020 #9
Hav May 2020 #11
blugbox May 2020 #14
Alex4Martinez May 2020 #15
RainCaster May 2020 #16

Response to Seasider (Original post)

Sat May 30, 2020, 04:04 PM

1. My daughter used to work at NASA as a research assistant.

She told me that the senior researchers she worked for said that they only got to do real science when the Democrats were in power.

When the Republicans were in power all they were allowed to do was "tag" (get their names added as a contributor to someone else's research project).

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Response to Seasider (Original post)

Sat May 30, 2020, 04:06 PM

2. He was annoying! nt

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Response to Seasider (Original post)

Sat May 30, 2020, 04:07 PM

3. I was at least grateful

that they didn't let Trump talk in the hour leading up to the launch

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Response to Ms. Toad (Reply #3)

Sat May 30, 2020, 04:53 PM

10. I had expected Fat Donnie to do the final countdown.

Really. It would be consistent with his past actions. He could then claim that he was responsible for launching the first U.S. astronauts into space on a U.S. rocket. It would make a great applause line for his rallies and video for his ads.

Addendum: SpaceX was established May 6, 2002. Obama fully supported commercialism of space, but was fought by the Republican congress every step of the way. Commercial crew wasn't funded at NASA until 2015.

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Response to LastLiberal in PalmSprings (Reply #10)

Sat May 30, 2020, 07:21 PM

18. I'd love to see Needy Amin try to do a countdown.

The final 10 seconds would stretch out into about a half-hour.

First of all, he'd have to read it off of a teleprompter.

Then he'd be reminded of something and go off-script several times. ""10...9...8...I just ate some great, wonderful chicken. I understand it was from Kentucky. Great state, Kentucky! That's where Mitch McConnell is from, you know. Not too many people know that...8...7...6...did you know that I had 6 million people at my inauguration. Big crowd - the biggest ever, they say. Uh...7...6...5....what do you mean we missed the launch window?"

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Response to SeattleVet (Reply #18)

Sun May 31, 2020, 01:34 AM

20. +1000

He can't stick to a script, can he?

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Response to LastLiberal in PalmSprings (Reply #10)

Sat May 30, 2020, 07:46 PM

19. He couldn't. He needed time to practices the number sequence.

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Response to Ms. Toad (Reply #3)

Sat May 30, 2020, 05:21 PM

13. Thank god! I watched didn't hear anything

Pro Trump and turned off 5 min after launch when it looked safe.

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Response to marlakay (Reply #13)

Sat May 30, 2020, 06:27 PM

17. I was watching a little longer -

since my nephew was an engineer on the project. Unfortunately I stayed on long enough to hear the pro-Trump NASA crap.

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Response to Seasider (Original post)

Sat May 30, 2020, 04:11 PM

4. It's all a bit of hullabaloo

As far I can tell the only thing truly revolutionary here is the recovery system for the first stage. Otherwise, itís a rocket. Wake me up when we can take off from a runway and get into orbit without a rocket. That would be revolutionary.

Glad it worked out, glad weíre back and donít need Putinís Russia to get to ISS, but thatís about it.

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Response to BannonsLiver (Reply #4)

Sat May 30, 2020, 04:16 PM

6. exactly. too bad nobody on the barge was filming with a phone (that we know of) nt

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Response to BannonsLiver (Reply #4)

Sat May 30, 2020, 04:33 PM

8. The sad thing is we'd probably be there already

But Nixon just couldn't continue what he viewed as "Kennedy's vision of the space program" and needed his own which paved way for the Space Shuttle program.

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Response to Seasider (Original post)

Sat May 30, 2020, 04:13 PM

5. Ask me if I care.

The manned space flights have started again. Trump is a mere footnote with an asterisk. Maybe this will be the one and only thing he enabled that isnít divisive, partisan, and just plain ugly.

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Response to lunatica (Reply #5)

Sat May 30, 2020, 05:06 PM

12. NASA lost credibility big time with that un-American pos

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Response to Seasider (Original post)

Sat May 30, 2020, 04:18 PM

7. It was gross. n/t

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Response to Seasider (Original post)

Sat May 30, 2020, 04:51 PM

9. I was shouting at my television while that...

...ass-kisser was speaking. He was disgusting.

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Response to Seasider (Original post)

Sat May 30, 2020, 04:59 PM

11. It was embarrassing and needlessly politicized the event

It wasn't only the over the top buttkissing but also slamming previous administrations.
I don't think it's smart for them to add to the polarization.

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Response to Seasider (Original post)

Sat May 30, 2020, 05:31 PM

14. It was a very awesome and historic event

But I turned it off immediately when they even mentioned trump. Way to ruin the moment NASA. Like that dumb fuck had anything to do with this event...

I really hope they keep track of viewership numbers, and that there was a massive drop off as soon as trump was mentioned

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Response to Seasider (Original post)

Sat May 30, 2020, 05:32 PM

15. Sure as FUCK did, he gets more toxic by the day.

Pence, too.

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Response to Seasider (Original post)

Sat May 30, 2020, 05:39 PM

16. I watched the SpaceX feed- no DFT there.

The Orange Space Maggot is not seen in the real feed from SpaceX.

"It's the only good thing our country's done this year" was my daughter's comment after lift off.

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