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NASA rules out manned Moon mission in the foreseeable future
http://www.theverge.com ^ | April 7, 2013 11:58 am | By Aaron Souppouris

Posted on 04/07/2013 10:02:24 AM PDT by redreno

NASA administrator Charles Bolden has dismissed the idea that the space agency will attempt another manned Moon mission. Speaking with contemporaries, Bolden said "NASA will not take the lead on a human lunar mission... probably in my lifetime." Bolden added that if the next administration reverses NASA's decision it would set back the manned space program in its entirety. He warned that, should we divert resources towards a manned moon mission in the future, we would probably never "see Americans on the Moon, on Mars, near an asteroid, or anywhere" in our lifetimes, explaining that "we cannot continue to change the course of human exploration."

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1 posted on 04/07/2013 10:02:24 AM PDT by redreno
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To: redreno

Been there.

Done that.

Cost too much.


2 posted on 04/07/2013 10:04:09 AM PDT by OKRA2012
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To: redreno

If we didn’t have to spend so much money on Detroit, Birmingham and the rest of “Holders people” we would have already gone to Mars.


3 posted on 04/07/2013 10:05:43 AM PDT by Le Chien Rouge
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To: OKRA2012

He who commands space commands the future. What if Red China makes a manned moon mission, like they intend to do?


4 posted on 04/07/2013 10:05:47 AM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: redreno

Of course they do! NASA is now in the rear of other countries in space exploration, I guess it would interfere with their new mission of making muslims feel good. After all they have to put their money were it best fit their mission statement!


5 posted on 04/07/2013 10:05:52 AM PDT by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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To: redreno
Very soon, there will be no more people alive that have been on another planet.

NASA is too busy with Muslim outreach and climate scaremongering to do any actual exploration.

6 posted on 04/07/2013 10:06:11 AM PDT by backwoods-engineer (Blog: www.BackwoodsEngineer.com)
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To: redreno

I imagine trying to teach the muzzies to like themselves is a lot tougher job than than Barry thought it was going to be. Barry should have given that job to the SEALs. They know how to turn mean Islamoterrorists into good Islamoterrorists.


7 posted on 04/07/2013 10:07:01 AM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Dude! Where's my Bill of Rights?)
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To: redreno
"Bolden added that if the next administration reverses NASA's decision it would set back the manned space program in its entirety."

Only a graduate of the Karl Marx University with a major in Doublespeak could say something that convoluted and illogical.

8 posted on 04/07/2013 10:07:36 AM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: redreno

The beatings and the Muslim outreach will continue until morale improves.


9 posted on 04/07/2013 10:09:43 AM PDT by ClearCase_guy (The ballot box is a sham. Nothing will change until after the war.)
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To: OKRA2012

Can’t fund NASA manned space exploration. Too many hungry mouths to feed on Earth. As long as we maintain this attitude, we’ll be stuck on this rock when the comet comes.


10 posted on 04/07/2013 10:09:49 AM PDT by Cyber Liberty (I am a dissident. Will you join me? My name is John....)
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To: redreno

Huge strategic mistake. I’d expect nothing less from this administration.


11 posted on 04/07/2013 10:11:35 AM PDT by NonValueAdded (If you can keep your head when all about you are losing theirs, you've likely misread the situation.)
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12 posted on 04/07/2013 10:12:40 AM PDT by RedMDer (May we always be happy and may our enemies always know it. - Sarah Palin, 10-18-2010)
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To: redreno

He didn’t say that. April Fool’s Day was a week ago.


13 posted on 04/07/2013 10:15:35 AM PDT by LifePath
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To: redreno

“The problems of the world cannot possibly be solved by skeptics or cynics whose horizons are limited by the obvious realities. We need men who can dream of things that never were.”

— John F. Kennedy


14 posted on 04/07/2013 10:15:51 AM PDT by EternalVigilance (Real republicans, yes. RINOs, no, under no circumstances.)
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To: Mastador1
I guess it would interfere with their new mission of making muslims feel good.

muslims feel bad when a kafir steps on their god.

15 posted on 04/07/2013 10:16:35 AM PDT by null and void (Gun confiscation enables tyranny. Republicans create the tools of oppression and Democrats use them.)
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To: ClearCase_guy

A sad day for the USA to leave space travel. Heck even the Russians are still in space and they are in deeper Doo Doo that we are. They are making space pay! They won, not by skill but persistence.


16 posted on 04/07/2013 10:17:07 AM PDT by Forward the Light Brigade (Into the Jaws of H*ll)
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To: Windflier

I see that you had the same trouble making any kind of logical connection between the premise and conclusion in just about every sentence spoken by Bolden.


17 posted on 04/07/2013 10:18:03 AM PDT by UCANSEE2 (The monsters are due on Maple Street)
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To: redreno

I just love these satire pieces, even though this one isn’t even funny.


18 posted on 04/07/2013 10:19:11 AM PDT by UCANSEE2 (The monsters are due on Maple Street)
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To: redreno

“Bolden Going Where No-one Will Go Anymore....”


19 posted on 04/07/2013 10:19:58 AM PDT by mikrofon (Al-NASAm)
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To: redreno

Tombstone on boot hill:
Here lies Les More,
Four slugs from a .44
No Les, no more!
Les died because somebody bigger and faster drew down on him
So someday someone may write:
Here lies NASA manned moon history.
China got to the moon and now its no mystery,
The US space program is now history and like Les
The USA is no More...
Freegard
LEX


20 posted on 04/07/2013 10:22:43 AM PDT by lexington minuteman 1775
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To: Olog-hai

The Space Race (to the moon) is over.

We won.


21 posted on 04/07/2013 10:22:53 AM PDT by OKRA2012
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To: UCANSEE2
I see that you had the same trouble making any kind of logical connection between the premise and conclusion in just about every sentence spoken by Bolden.

Yep. Essentially, he claims that manned exploration will endanger the manned exploration program. The Obama administration is truly living in Opposite World.

22 posted on 04/07/2013 10:33:25 AM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: OKRA2012

It’s on again, and you don’t want the USA to compete?

Ever heard the admonition against resting on one’s laurels . . . ? It’s not the same spirit that the USA had when going to the moon.


23 posted on 04/07/2013 10:33:59 AM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: Cyber Liberty

That’s OK. The Reds in China have experience letting starving mouths starve to death, and they will send men to the moon on the bones and blood of the starved.


24 posted on 04/07/2013 10:35:57 AM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

Yes, the future belongs to the thugs and bullies of the world.


25 posted on 04/07/2013 10:43:50 AM PDT by Cyber Liberty (I am a dissident. Will you join me? My name is John....)
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To: backwoods-engineer

Well my collection of moon walker autographs will certainly go up in value. I NEVER thought on that day in 1969 that I would live to see the first and last Americans on the moon.
Maybe when the Chinese set up their permanent moon base this country will finally get a clue.


26 posted on 04/07/2013 10:47:21 AM PDT by Kozak (The Republic is dead. I do not owe what we have any loyalty, wealth or sympathy.)
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To: OKRA2012

NO we would have won if we had stayed and built a permanent presence on the Moon. You won’t feel that way when the Chinese have their base on the Moon.


27 posted on 04/07/2013 10:49:59 AM PDT by Kozak (The Republic is dead. I do not owe what we have any loyalty, wealth or sympathy.)
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To: redreno

Old News.

Obama made that decision when he entered office, and enforced it when he ordered Bolton to lay off the entire Lunar workforce on June 19, 2010. After all, it was known as “Bush’s go to the moon program (on the way to Mars)”.


28 posted on 04/07/2013 10:54:35 AM PDT by Mack the knife
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To: redreno
NASA rules out manned Moon mission in the foreseeable future

Clearly, they are too busy helping muslims apporeciate their contributions to the world. Aside from religious tyranny and committing murder in the name of Islam, I haven't seen any of their "contributions". Obviously, NASA is digging deep to find any, as well.

29 posted on 04/07/2013 11:23:03 AM PDT by DustyMoment (Congress - another name for anti-American criminals!!)
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To: redreno

hussein say no more touch Moon for allah.


30 posted on 04/07/2013 11:23:19 AM PDT by onedoug
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To: redreno
Can't spend the money, need it for Obunga phones and EBT cards, you know............

Gibsmedat......

31 posted on 04/07/2013 11:26:27 AM PDT by doorgunner69
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To: Olog-hai

We can’t afford to send humans to the moon.

Anything that can be done by humans in space could be done by automated systems.


32 posted on 04/07/2013 11:33:21 AM PDT by OKRA2012
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To: OKRA2012
Who are “we”, and by what yardstick? We can afford million-dollar bus stops and limitless expansion of the food stamp program, but can’t afford to send humans to the moon (but a NASA Muslim outreach is just fine) . . . ain’t that funny. If I wanted the liberal propaganda line, I would have tuned into MSDNC.
33 posted on 04/07/2013 11:45:18 AM PDT by Olog-hai
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Can’t go to the moon, need the money to buy I-Phones for crack whores squirting out babies


34 posted on 04/07/2013 11:56:38 AM PDT by dsrtsage (One half of all people have below average IQ. In the US the number is 54%)
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To: Olog-hai

We need to cut spending.

No expensive bus stops, no welfare, no man to the moon.


35 posted on 04/07/2013 12:25:54 PM PDT by OKRA2012
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To: redreno
NASA is gonna get $100 million to lasso an asteroid.

That's the next big project.

36 posted on 04/07/2013 12:47:21 PM PDT by mdittmar
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To: redreno

This could be done by private entrepreneurs. SpaceX will be lowering the cost of launches significantly when they get reusable stages. Bigelow has already designed space station modules cheaper than the ISS which can be used on the moon. Get Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin involved for some hardware, and the three could start out a lunar base.


37 posted on 04/07/2013 1:02:22 PM PDT by Vince Ferrer
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To: KevinDavis; brytlea; cripplecreek; decimon; bigheadfred; KoRn; Grammy; married21; steelyourfaith; ..

Thanks redreno. Zero and his Muzzie Outreach Administration sucks.

the locked, later topic:
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/3005150/posts


38 posted on 04/07/2013 1:05:08 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (Romney would have been worse, if you're a dumb ass.)
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To: redreno
Bolden is a run-of-the-mill naval aviator who has done nothing significant. His awards are very routine-- not even a bronze star or silver star. Just VN era Air Medals which are a dime a dozen, frankly. Oh but I forgot to mention, he's Black.
39 posted on 04/07/2013 1:15:27 PM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: redreno

Watching The Right Stuff is painful. We used to have something special in this nation.


40 posted on 04/07/2013 1:52:08 PM PDT by HereInTheHeartland (ok)
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To: backwoods-engineer
Very soon, there will be no more people alive that have been on another planet.

I know, that is a true, "minority of a minority," people who have walked on the Moon. In known history, there have only been twelve and already four have passed on. B-( Also, to remember seeing a man walk on the Moon live on TV, you have to be over 40. It was an amazing time, despite our problems with Vietnam and other things, we did manage to reach out to the stars and space and then we retreated and turned back. We wasted those 40 years plus and are still doing so now. I support the ISS, we do need to be up there somehow but we should have done better. A side note, I'm an amateur radio operator, they have a ham radio setup aboard the ISS so I might try to contact them as they orbit over.
41 posted on 04/07/2013 2:16:43 PM PDT by Nowhere Man (Whitey, I miss you so much. Take care, pretty girl. (4-15-2001 - 10-12-2012))
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To: redreno

I guess NASA’s new trailer, “We Are the Explorers,” is just a melodramatic flight of fantasy.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e7DEw70LVWs

Let commercial space take us to the stars.


42 posted on 04/07/2013 2:18:15 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (I’m not a Republican, I’m a conservative! Pubbies haven't been conservative since before T.R.)
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To: Forward the Light Brigade
A sad day for the USA to leave space travel. Heck even the Russians are still in space and they are in deeper Doo Doo that we are. They are making space pay! They won, not by skill but persistence.

In a way, the space race was a tie. We made it to the Moon but the Russians simulated long duration space flight, something that needs to be studied unless we find a much faster way to get to Mars and beyond. I got to hand it to them, they have problems as you pointed out but they are still chugging to put people up there.
43 posted on 04/07/2013 2:19:34 PM PDT by Nowhere Man (Whitey, I miss you so much. Take care, pretty girl. (4-15-2001 - 10-12-2012))
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To: redreno
The Moon? I thought NASA’s main mission is to make Mooselimbs feel good about themselves?
44 posted on 04/07/2013 2:44:49 PM PDT by HenpeckedCon (What pi$$es me off the most is that POS commie will get a State Funeral!)
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To: OKRA2012

The Space Race (to the moon) is over.

We won.


And manned spaceflight then was at the brief moment in history when computers were just good enough to help man get to the moon, but still bad enough that the men were needed.

Men are no longer needed in space, and robots can do 10 times as much for one tenth the price. Consider 500 robotic missions to Mars over 25 years, each building on the knowledge and technology from those that preceded it. Compared to efforts to send a couple men to Mars, which might happen in 25 years, learn virtually nothing, possibly fail tragically, and cost 10x as much.


45 posted on 04/07/2013 3:07:45 PM PDT by Atlas Sneezed (Universal Background Check -> Registration -> Confiscation -> Oppression -> Extermination)
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To: Beelzebubba

Human beings in space makes a gripping story. It’s about marketing.


46 posted on 04/07/2013 3:10:09 PM PDT by St_Thomas_Aquinas
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To: OKRA2012

47 posted on 04/07/2013 3:13:41 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: HenpeckedCon
The solution is to send Muslims to the moon. I suggest John Brennan, Louis Farrakhan, and Keith Ellison.

I'm not saying "send them to the moon and bring them back."

48 posted on 04/07/2013 3:35:01 PM PDT by Verginius Rufus
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49 posted on 04/07/2013 3:36:39 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: redreno

I don’t mind waiting, because the cost of constructing the Mosque in Lacus Mortis would be prohibitive, and it is hard to bow facing Mecca when it is up.


50 posted on 04/07/2013 3:43:42 PM PDT by LachlanMinnesota
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