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2009-06-26 Science & Technology
Buzz Aldrin to NASA: U.S. Space Policy Is on the Wrong Track
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Posted by 3dc 2009-06-26 10:52|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [416 views ]  Top

#1 Space is wonderful thing. I know, I spent most of my life working in the field.

However the one thing I have learned is that space per se, other than the odd exploratory probe (which I favor), will amount to nothing until a profit is to be made. Which it surely will someday.

Government subsidies are all well and fine but are fickle as all get out.

So, Buzz, show us how to make a profit and there will be no stopping us. Until then you are blowing in the wind.
Posted by Kelly 2009-06-26 11:10||   2009-06-26 11:10|| Front Page Top

#2 Mr Aldrin didn't mention the funding source for these dreams. On the other had I would rather spend billions on HIS dreams than where Obama has been spending them.
Posted by tipover 2009-06-26 11:18||   2009-06-26 11:18|| Front Page Top

#3 Oops. "On the other hand"
Posted by tipover 2009-06-26 11:19||   2009-06-26 11:19|| Front Page Top

#4 The whole manned spaceflight thing is a waste of money at the moment IMHO.
Posted by Bright Pebbles 2009-06-26 15:29||   2009-06-26 15:29|| Front Page Top

#5 I think it's imperative to establish a Mars colony, ASAP, in the absence of a credible anti-comet strategy. One big rock, and poof! Good-bye human race.
Posted by Scooter McGruder 2009-06-26 17:14||   2009-06-26 17:14|| Front Page Top

#6 It would sure be nice if we could put that neighborhood fusion reactor to better use. It's just 8 minutes away.
Posted by Anguper Hupomosing9418 2009-06-26 21:45||   2009-06-26 21:45|| Front Page Top

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