NASA needs new management...

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  1. swank60

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    NASA needs not to be govt. funded. Privatization would help a bunch...
     
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    What private entity has the cash to fund a space program?
     
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    Actually, I am guessing some of them might feel lucky they got into space before the grounding. I can't imagaine being an asstronaut [sic] during a time when no one gets to go into space.

    Nasa pretty much blows. Like stinky says, privatize it - along with the school systems. That would solve many of the problems.
     
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    At the moment...none. But if NASA was dissolved, and Congress started to award the money to private companies (Boeing, Lockheed, Northrop, Raytheon, etc.) it would be a cake walk. For the amount of money spends with NASA, a private company could probably get 50% more done, IMOP. NASA sucks, and I hate doing business with them. It is ridiculous how many people they have doing the same damn thing. What a waste.
     
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    WAL MART! We can have an imported space shuttle.
     
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    whoa guys , , ,too much tv news spin . . .

    NASA engineers interviews on NASA TV...."This level of stuff falling off during launch may be typical'...'the level of damage may be typical'...

    In other interviews, the 'danger' associated with damaged tiles is the magnitude of damage and location of damage...

    As an 'engineer' in the Nuclear Power industry, I know the "want to be 100.000% sure..." mentality interms of risk management although we expose our selves to greater risks multiple times every day...
     
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    Manned space flight just isn't necessary.
    I hate to say that because I would LOVE to take a space shuttle ride.
    But the cost, and risk involved is just too much money.

    Robotic space travel is cheaper, safer, and able to do better science.

    Manned space flight is governmental masturbation at best.
     
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    It doesnt matter if it is news spin or not, NASA spends a HUGE amount of money but it sure doesnt seem that they have accomplished much really. Very inefficient, as are most things that have govt red tape associated with them.
     
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    I seriously doubt the crew is pissed. As stated above, they are probably happy they had the opportunity and thankful they "snuck" a flight in before the program was grounded. I would guess the shuttle crew has a higher level of acceptable risk than a lot of folks in the program.

    Strapping a giant can of explosives to a plane, riding it outside the atmosphere, and falling back to earth can only be made so safe.
     
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    didn't one of the microsoft founders, paul allen, have an X competition to test flying into space? i think it was on discovery channel. those guys built space suited craft for around 1 million :eek:

    if we took a look at nasa's budget (billions) im sure the game plan there is more about giving their buddies sub-contracts rather than spending wisely.
     
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    isn't it time for a new vehicle? The shuttle is 70's technology.
     
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    True, but IMO a large part of the space program (and therefore NASA's existence) is to show the world that we're so rich, we don't even have to deal with our problems, we can spend countless dollars wandering out in space, etc...I don't think there is much to 'learn' that would be helpful, more of a "dang we're cool, we have our flag on the moon...yeah baby!" type of attitude...which is fine I think, but call it for what it is...
     
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    I can't wait for the faked/staged mars landing. They will have to do some neat tricks to outdo themselves on the faked moon landing...
     
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    and the award for "Best Argument AGAINST Privatization" goes too... :D
     
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    True, but you've got to admit, you'd probably be a little put-off getting a recall notice on the vehicle you're sitting in...how many miles above the earth's surface? :D
     
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    Yeah, I think it would be much better if the program were turned over to, oh, I don't know, Ford?

    I don't see and scientific rationale for manned space flight--it's all ego and getting one's rocks off and doing something the rest of the world hasn't/won't do. C'mon, walking on the moon? What a trip. . . .
     
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    Unless we can find oil on Mars... :D
     
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    I would love to go to space, and think if you wrote something like "Land Cruiser" with your boot in the moon's soil...hahah..man that would be funny, you'd probably be fired from NASA, but who cares, you wrote "Land Cruiser" on the moon, who else has done that... :D
     
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