Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

US Won’t be Returning to Moon, NASA Chief Says
Fox News ^

Posted on 04/08/2013 3:31:44 PM PDT by anymouse

America won’t be repeating that historic one small step anytime soon -- not according to NASA chief Charlie Bolden, anyway.

“NASA is not going to the Moon with a human as a primary project probably in my lifetime,” Bolden told a joint meeting of the Space Studies Board and the Aeronautics and Space Engineering Board in Washington last week, according to Jeff Foust of SpacePolitics.com. “And the reason is, we can only do so many things.”

(Excerpt) Read more at foxnews.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government; Technical
KEYWORDS: bolden; exploration; moon; nasa
So Quit, and Let A Real Explorer Lead!
1 posted on 04/08/2013 3:31:45 PM PDT by anymouse
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies]

To: KevinDavis

Space ping


2 posted on 04/08/2013 3:32:06 PM PDT by anymouse (God didn't write this sitcom we call life, he's just the critic.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: anymouse
Bolden is seriously misnamed.

Hopefully, China will send us postcards.

3 posted on 04/08/2013 3:32:41 PM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: anymouse

Yeah, gotta do that Muslim Outreach stuff . . .


4 posted on 04/08/2013 3:33:23 PM PDT by AnAmericanMother (Ministrix of ye Chasse, TTGS Ladies' Auxiliary (recess appointment))
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: anymouse

I’d fire the NASA chief who said that.

But with this president, he is merely speaking the frank reality.

We’d have to fire the president before we can fire the NASA chief. Both useless.


5 posted on 04/08/2013 3:35:41 PM PDT by marron
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: anymouse

Seems a shame that the first permanant station on the
moon will be chinese. The mind set of this administration
is pathetic.


6 posted on 04/08/2013 3:36:25 PM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: anymouse
US Won’t be Returning to Moon, NASA Chief Says

I've heard unsubstantiated rumors that the Mooners have dis-invited all NASA cruises from visiting because their passengers are litterbugs and were ruining the pristine lunar landscape..................

7 posted on 04/08/2013 3:37:46 PM PDT by varon (USA Nationalist)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: anymouse

Why send humans into space when the commie goal is to process them like pigs?


8 posted on 04/08/2013 3:38:22 PM PDT by Wanderer99
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: anymouse

That’s okay, the space program now exists to make Muslims comfortable, and they’re doing a great job.


9 posted on 04/08/2013 3:40:20 PM PDT by lurk
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: anymouse

Stupid set of missions that NASA currently has....outreach to Muslims and explore asteroids. I mean those are such really really dumb.....hanging my head in shame


10 posted on 04/08/2013 3:40:45 PM PDT by Nifster
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: anymouse
Shoot for the stars...

No, this administration is content to shoot for the grass roots.  Come to think of it, it would be more accurate to say shoot "at" the grass roots.

FAiL
52826

11 posted on 04/08/2013 3:43:24 PM PDT by DoughtyOne
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: anymouse

Can’t walk on the moon. It is sacred to Muslims and an affront to their religion to even suggest we have.


12 posted on 04/08/2013 3:44:59 PM PDT by Crusher138 ("Then conquer we must, for our cause it is just")
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: anymouse

OK Gil-Scott Heron - Whitey’s not going to the moon any more. Has that solved your problems?

A rat done bit my sister Nell.
(with Whitey on the moon)
Her face and arms began to swell.
(and Whitey’s on the moon)
I can’t pay no doctor bill.
(but Whitey’s on the moon)
Ten years from now I’ll be payin’ still.
(while Whitey’s on the moon)
The man jus’ upped my rent las’ night.
(’cause Whitey’s on the moon)
No hot water, no toilets, no lights.
(but Whitey’s on the moon)
I wonder why he’s uppi’ me?
(’cause Whitey’s on the moon?)
I wuz already payin’ ‘im fifty a week.
(with Whitey on the moon)
Taxes takin’ my whole damn check,
Junkies makin’ me a nervous wreck,
The price of food is goin’ up,
An’ as if all that (bleep) wuzn’t enough:
A rat done bit my sister Nell.
(with Whitey on the moon)
Her face an’ arm began to swell.
(but Whitey’s on the moon)
Was all that money I made las’ year
(for Whitey on the moon?)
How come there ain’t no money here?
(Hmm! Whitey’s on the moon)
Y’know I jus’ ‘bout had my fill
(of Whitey on the moon)
I think I’ll sen’ these doctor bills,
Airmail special
(to Whitey on the moon)


13 posted on 04/08/2013 3:46:37 PM PDT by P.O.E. (Pray for America)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: anymouse
What about this moon?


14 posted on 04/08/2013 3:49:11 PM PDT by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America (PRISON AT BENGHAZI?????)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: anymouse

Didn’t Bush Sr. say we’d have a man on Mars by 2019? We better hurry up!


15 posted on 04/08/2013 3:51:31 PM PDT by MNDude (I survived the sequester!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: AnAmericanMother

Really, I know...the moon? NASA?....what are they thinking?
That’s like if the Treasury Department started acting like a Cuban travel agent for Beyonce!


16 posted on 04/08/2013 3:53:07 PM PDT by Ouchthatonehurt ("When you're going through hell, keep going." - Sir Winston Churchill)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 4 | View Replies]

To: MNDude

I thought it was Zero that wanted to send a man to Mars???


17 posted on 04/08/2013 4:01:21 PM PDT by originalbuckeye (Never yield to force; never yield to the apparently overwhelming might of the enemy)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 15 | View Replies]

To: anymouse

While it’s true that we don’t have enough Martian constituents to rationalize a Manned mission to Mars,
I can’t believe there is an insufficient “lunatic” constituency who might be expected to support a manned lunar mission.


18 posted on 04/08/2013 4:02:09 PM PDT by G Larry (Darkness Hates the Light)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: tet68

Moon? We can’t even put an astronaut in orbit right now.


19 posted on 04/08/2013 4:03:51 PM PDT by Brownie63
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 6 | View Replies]

To: G Larry

In 2019, kids will realize 50 years ago their great grand parents were much more sophisticated than they are now.

I’m afraid in time, the world may begin to believe landing on the moon was nothing more than a fairy tale.


20 posted on 04/08/2013 4:06:11 PM PDT by MNDude (I survived the sequester!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 18 | View Replies]

To: anymouse
US Won’t be Returning to Moon, NASA Chief Says

"Prayer rugs and Fatwas - that's my bag, baby!" NASA Chief Says

21 posted on 04/08/2013 4:11:33 PM PDT by Caipirabob (Communists... Socialists... Democrats...Traitors... Who can tell the difference?)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: anymouse

Can’t say that I blame NASA for this. In the 40 years that have passed since humans last went there, I don’t think we’ve learned anything that lends any urgency to a return trip.


22 posted on 04/08/2013 4:13:34 PM PDT by Alberta's Child ("I am the master of my fate ... I am the captain of my soul.")
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: anymouse

And the libs call Conservatives anti-science! The libs have all but killed science with NASA and the global warming hoax.


23 posted on 04/08/2013 4:13:57 PM PDT by avacado
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: anymouse
They must have found out that they couldn't make a carpet big enough to hold in the air.

I can just imagine the Launch Pad Leader's final countdown:

"Five, four, three, two, one... Inshallah!

24 posted on 04/08/2013 4:14:31 PM PDT by Old Sarge (We are officially over the precipice, we just havent struck the ground yet...)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: anymouse

Really seems like there is an islam prophecy saying islam will end when a man walks on the moon.


25 posted on 04/08/2013 4:15:28 PM PDT by bigheadfred
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Alberta's Child
Can’t say that I blame NASA for this. In the 40 years that have passed since humans last went there, I don’t think we’ve learned anything that lends any urgency to a return trip.

True enough.

They proved it could be done. Some geology was done.

From now on, going there has to make sense economically.

Sure I would pay to cruise around it, like Apollo 8.

If there was some kind of resort on the surface, 1/8 gravity might be fun.

But we have to wait until it's feasible, economically.

NASA has nothing to do with it.

26 posted on 04/08/2013 4:19:23 PM PDT by cicero2k
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 22 | View Replies]


Please help Finish This
FReepathon THIS Month!!

27 posted on 04/08/2013 4:34:53 PM PDT by RedMDer (May we always be happy and may our enemies always know it. - Sarah Palin, 10-18-2010)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies]

To: anymouse

“NASA is not going to the Moon with a human as a primary project probably in my lifetime......”

With any luck, the wait won’t be all that long.


28 posted on 04/08/2013 4:43:49 PM PDT by Gator113 ( ~just keep livin~ I drink good wine, listen to good music and dream good dreams.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: MNDude
that's OK 50 years from now President Dwayne Elizondo Mountain Dew Herbert Camacho will bring this nation to a comeback
29 posted on 04/08/2013 4:53:20 PM PDT by crusadersoldier
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 20 | View Replies]

To: anymouse

Obama’s Fault!!!!


30 posted on 04/08/2013 4:53:54 PM PDT by dragonblustar (2 Peter 3:18)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: originalbuckeye

“I thought it was Zero that wanted to send a man to Mars???”

That was before Maxine Waters or Cynthia McKinney or one of those tol’ him we already bin there.


31 posted on 04/08/2013 5:18:12 PM PDT by beelzepug (Telling other people they need to die is a good way to get your own lamp blown out.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 17 | View Replies]

To: anymouse

This is so sad!

Where are the visionaries? The dreamers?

I grew up on Isaac Asimov, Robert Heinlein, Niven, Clark, on and on. Scientists who dared think about the endless possibilities of mankind pushing the bounds.

I remember NASA being just the coolest stuff a kid could dream about. Walking on the moon! Chemistry sets. Science was the essence of man, based in fact, observation and math, not popularity. (When someone says “the science is settled” turn and run for the exit.)

This is pathetic. It is a failure of the bureaucratic machine. We need entrepreneurs more than ever to pick up the slack and carry forward the dreams.

/rant


32 posted on 04/08/2013 5:19:31 PM PDT by MV=PY (The Magic Question: Who's paying for it)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: anymouse

Apparently when we asked the Russians to take us back to the moon they said no ........


33 posted on 04/08/2013 5:21:43 PM PDT by wonkowasright (Wonko from outside the asylum)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: MNDude

“In 2019,kids will realize 50 years ago their great grand parents were much more sophisticated than they are now.”

The Zeros would never let that happen. Anything that discredits the communists will be wiped from history or declared a fairy tale through brainwashing.


34 posted on 04/08/2013 5:33:12 PM PDT by varyouga
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 20 | View Replies]

To: anymouse

NASA is too busy reaching out to Muslims. They “can only do so many things.”


35 posted on 04/08/2013 6:49:00 PM PDT by stilloftyhenight
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson