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“Fearless” Felix Baumgartner: Mars is a waste of money
Daily Telegraph (UK) ^ | 6:59PM BST 26 Oct 2012 | Mark Hughes

Posted on 11/04/2012 10:15:04 AM PST by Olog-hai

Given the way in which he achieved his fame, it is perhaps not unreasonable to assume that Felix Baumgartner would be a champion of space exploration.

But the Austrian daredevil, who traveled to the edge of space before jumping back to Earth, has branded NASA’s aim to discover whether there is life on Mars a waste of money.

In an interview with the Daily Telegraph, Mr. Baumgartner, who became the first man to break the sound barrier after leaping from 128,100 feet above the Earth almost two weeks ago, urged the US Government to divert the money it spends on Mars to environmental projects on Earth.

(Excerpt) Read more at telegraph.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Science; Society
KEYWORDS: climatechangehoax; envirowackos; globalwarminghoax
Guess Herr Baumgartner experienced some oxygen deprivation on the way down . . .
1 posted on 11/04/2012 10:15:05 AM PST by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

Another “environmental” loon. Great.


2 posted on 11/04/2012 10:19:07 AM PST by FlingWingFlyer (The Red Cross says, Vote For Obama!)
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To: Olog-hai
urged the US Government to divert the money it spends on Mars to...

...buy truckloads of Red Bull energy drinks.

3 posted on 11/04/2012 10:22:46 AM PST by Moltke ("I am Dr. Sonderborg," he said, "and I don't want any nonsense.")
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To: Olog-hai
Guess Herr Baumgartner experienced some oxygen deprivation on the way down . . .

Either that, or a few concussions while his head was being tossed around inside his helmet during his descent.

It seems that, some people (many?), only perform certain feats in order to gain attention for their agendas.
4 posted on 11/04/2012 10:23:21 AM PST by adorno
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To: Olog-hai
Earth First!

We'll mine the other planets later.

5 posted on 11/04/2012 10:25:39 AM PST by dfwgator
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To: Olog-hai

Actually considering his day job, it perhaps not unreasonable to assume that Felix Baumgartner is totally unsuited to judge what is, and what is not, a waste of money.


6 posted on 11/04/2012 10:32:42 AM PST by Oztrich Boy (A vague disclaimer is nobody's friend)
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To: Olog-hai

Mars is a waste of money. It’s lack of a magnetic core render it uninhabitable.


7 posted on 11/04/2012 10:51:35 AM PST by Lou Budvis (I'm voting AB0/RYAN)
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To: Olog-hai

I’m very big on our next missions to the Moon and Mars being robotic missions, and not just any robots, but nuclear powered tunnel mining robots.

Once they make tunnels, the future logistics of going to both the Moon and Mars become a lot easier, and more importantly, the missions become cumulative, not just “one shots”. It gets the eventual astronauts out of the vacuum, cosmic and enhanced radiation, extremes of heat and cold, and they can bring more supplies and equipment other than living quarters every time.

And the robot continues its work when there are no people around, in between manned missions, as well as providing a lot of nuclear energy when they are there, for heat, light, air, water and fuel.


8 posted on 11/04/2012 10:55:07 AM PST by yefragetuwrabrumuy (DIY Bumper Sticker: "THREE TIMES,/ DEMOCRATS/ REJECTED GOD")
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To: Lou Budvis

Not true. Read “The Case for Mars” by Bob Zubrin.


9 posted on 11/04/2012 10:55:42 AM PST by AntiKev ("Within the strangest people, truth can find the strangest home." - Great Big Sea - Company of Fools)
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To: AntiKev

excellent book. going to mars in a “tuna can.” we already spend too much money on the environment, welfare, foreign aid, and education.

liberalism delenda est.


10 posted on 11/04/2012 11:21:29 AM PST by bravo whiskey (if the little things really annoy you, maybe it's because the big things are going well.)
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To: Olog-hai

Here’s something new...

Clicked on “The Telegraph” article.

Their website blocks me from highlighting text.

No highlight means no cut & paste.

First time I’ve ever seen this on the Web.


11 posted on 11/04/2012 12:18:24 PM PST by zeestephen
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Heads...

12 posted on 11/04/2012 1:10:07 PM PST by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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Fearful Obama Falling Faster Than The Speed of Light

13 posted on 11/04/2012 1:13:13 PM PST by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: zeestephen

Go into browers options/preferences and shut off Java and Javascript, then try it.


14 posted on 11/04/2012 1:19:29 PM PST by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach; Rurudyne; steelyourfaith; Tolerance Sucks Rocks; xcamel; KevinDavis; ...

G’day, all!


15 posted on 11/04/2012 1:33:54 PM PST by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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16 posted on 11/04/2012 2:31:49 PM PST by KevinDavis (And you, be ye fruitful, and multiply; bring forth abundantly in the earth, and multiply therein.)
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To: KevinDavis

Could be, hope not.

Would be worth it as a base to launch forays deeper into space though.


17 posted on 11/04/2012 2:37:43 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: Olog-hai
So Felix, goes to the edge of space and says, "I'm going home now".

He doesn't step into history, he dives back into the gravity well and then advocates staying home.

Felix, in the end you are a coward.

18 posted on 11/04/2012 3:39:42 PM PST by Kakaze (I want The Republic back !)
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To: AntiKev

Kinda of interesting to see that NASA suddenly says there is no methane on Mars
http://www.wired.com/wiredscience/2012/11/no-methane-curiosity/
and now Baumgartner says we don’t need to go to Mars.


19 posted on 11/04/2012 6:45:18 PM PST by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: Olog-hai
who became the first man to break the sound barrier

I believe not.

20 posted on 11/04/2012 8:34:22 PM PST by Eaker (Stripping Americans of their freedom and dignity and rubbing their noses in it is a very bad idea.)
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To: Eaker

Kittinger didn’t break the speed of sound.


21 posted on 11/04/2012 10:32:31 PM PST by wastedyears (The First Law of Heavy Metal: Not all metal is satanic.)
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To: Olog-hai

Another bum gardener Luddite for sticking ones head up ones arse


22 posted on 11/05/2012 4:25:29 AM PST by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: wastedyears

Look at the exact quote.


23 posted on 11/05/2012 4:30:01 AM PST by Eaker (Stripping Americans of their freedom and dignity and rubbing their noses in it is a very bad idea.)
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