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Old 06-01-2008, 04:25 PM
 
Location: Home is where the heart is
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OK, this thread has nothing to do with a space toilet. That was a shameless gimmick to get some attention. Just thought we should start a new topic.

So.... let's look at NASA has to say about Obama's Plan For American Leadership In Space:

Barack Obama's Plan For American Leadership in Space | SpaceRef - Space News as it Happens

Most intriguing, Obama supports development of the Orion Crew Exploration Vehicle (CEV). He wants to complete the Intl. Space station and continue with unmanned missions.

Be sure to check out the sections on surveillance to strengthen national security and monitoring climate change.

Also, controversial discussion of keeping weapons out of space. Obama feels China's successful test of an anti-satellite missile in January 2007 signals a potential new arms race in space. He believe the international community must address the issue head on.
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Old 06-01-2008, 04:28 PM
 
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OK, this thread has nothing to do with a space toilet. That was a shameless gimmick to get some attention. Just thought we should start a new topic.

So.... let's look at NASA has to say about Obama's Plan For American Leadership In Space:

Barack Obama's Plan For American Leadership in Space | SpaceRef - Space News as it Happens

Most intriguing, Obama supports development of the Orion Crew Exploration Vehicle (CEV). He wants to complete the Intl. Space station and continue with unmanned missions.

Be sure to check out the sections on surveillance to strengthen national security and monitoring climate change.

Also, controversial discussion of keeping weapons out of space. Obama feels China's successful test of an anti-satellite missile in January 2007 signals a potential new arms race in space. He believe the international community must address the issue head on.
Great Kennedy's Ghost! I think we may be asking not what our country can do fro us by the end of the year. Take that commies, I mean jihadists or whatever.
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Old 06-01-2008, 04:31 PM
 
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The Ares is sweet. Plans from NASA are to get back to the moon and on to Mars.
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Old 06-01-2008, 05:19 PM
 
Location: San Antonio North
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OK, this thread has nothing to do with a space toilet. That was a shameless gimmick to get some attention. Just thought we should start a new topic.

So.... let's look at NASA has to say about Obama's Plan For American Leadership In Space:

Barack Obama's Plan For American Leadership in Space | SpaceRef - Space News as it Happens

Most intriguing, Obama supports development of the Orion Crew Exploration Vehicle (CEV). He wants to complete the Intl. Space station and continue with unmanned missions.

Be sure to check out the sections on surveillance to strengthen national security and monitoring climate change.

Also, controversial discussion of keeping weapons out of space. Obama feels China's successful test of an anti-satellite missile in January 2007 signals a potential new arms race in space. He believe the international community must address the issue head on.
But not our missle defense system.

Interesting priorities.
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Old 06-01-2008, 05:23 PM
 
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But not our missle defense system.

Interesting priorities.
Obama's stance on the missile defense system for Europe:

“The Bush Administration has been developing plans to deploy interceptors and radar systems in Poland and the Czech Republic as part of a missile defense system designed to protect against the potential threat of Iranian nuclear armed missiles. If we can responsibly deploy missile defenses that would protect us and our allies we should – but only when the system works. We need to make sure any missile defense system would be effective before deployment. The Bush Administration has in the past exaggerated missile defense capabilities and rushed deployments for political purposes. The Bush Administration has also done a poor job of consulting its NATO allies about the deployment of a missile defense system that has major implications for all of them. We must not allow this issue to divide “new Europe” and “old Europe,” as the Bush Administration tried to do over Iraq.”

For further details:
U.S. Senator Barack Obama (http://obama.senate.gov/press/070716-obama_statement_73/ - broken link)
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Old 06-01-2008, 05:31 PM
 
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Obama's stance on the missile defense system for Europe:

“The Bush Administration has been developing plans to deploy interceptors and radar systems in Poland and the Czech Republic as part of a missile defense system designed to protect against the potential threat of Iranian nuclear armed missiles. If we can responsibly deploy missile defenses that would protect us and our allies we should – but only when the system works. We need to make sure any missile defense system would be effective before deployment. The Bush Administration has in the past exaggerated missile defense capabilities and rushed deployments for political purposes. The Bush Administration has also done a poor job of consulting its NATO allies about the deployment of a missile defense system that has major implications for all of them. We must not allow this issue to divide “new Europe” and “old Europe,” as the Bush Administration tried to do over Iraq.”

For further details:
U.S. Senator Barack Obama (http://obama.senate.gov/press/070716-obama_statement_73/ - broken link)
Yes I have read his stance and that is why I said what I said.

He said it was unproven. Thank god for that!

But it has been tested and successfully!
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Old 06-02-2008, 04:58 AM
 
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Yes I have read his stance and that is why I said what I said.

He said it was unproven. Thank god for that!

But it has been tested and successfully!
Well ryneone, guess it's just you and me. Everyone else is too busy trying to see who can say the ba-a-a-dest thing and stressing out about things that are over and done and in the past. *sigh*

Getting back to issues in the election...

Seems to me the big urgency for money being thrown at the space missile program was that China blasted a satellite out of orbit in 2007. At the time it sounded scary, but a year later it appears that this was all about the Chinese setting up their satellite navigation system, and not a weapons issue. The Chinese GPS is expected to be operational later this year.

China wants GPS. Is that really worth all the panic?

Also, the Chinese have a few major expenses to worry about right now. That earthquake is going to drain their economy and needs all their attention. They're going to have a hard time putting on the olympics, much less worrying about satellites. Somehow I think a space weapons program for the Chinese has been shelved--maybe not forever but definitely for the next four years.

The US has to be careful with $$$ too. I don't think the space missile program is a smart thing to pour money into right now. And, I think Obama is right that launching missiles without spending the money to make sure it's done responsibly could lead to a horrible international mistake.

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