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Old 12-09-2009, 04:02 PM
 
Location: Bike to Surf!
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Originally Posted by John McKay View Post
What has come of all the money we have spent in all these yrs on space??
Since we're playing the repeating game...

Again here's the short list of what NASA has done for you (or things you wouldn't have were it not for NASA and it's predecessor, NACA:

Charge Coupled Device (CCD) chips for digital imaging breast biopsies.
GROUND PROCESSING SCHEDULING SYSTEM
SEMICONDUCTOR CUBING
STRUCTURAL ANALYSIS
WINDOWS VISUAL NEWS READER (Win Vn)
AIR QUALITY MONITOR
VIRTUAL REALITY
Advanced keyboards
Customer Service Software
Database Management System
Laser Surveying
Aircraft controls
Lightweight Compact Disc
Expert System Software
Microcomputers
Design Graphics.
ENRICHED BABY FOOD
WATER PURIFICATION SYSTEM
SCRATCH-RESISTANT LENSES
POOL PURIFICATION
RIBBED SWIMSUIT
GOLF BALL AERODYNAMICS
PORTABLE COOLERS/WARMERS
SPORTS TRAINING
ATHLETIC SHOES
Dustbuster,
shock-absorbing helmets,
home security systems,
smoke detectors,
flat panel televisions,
high-density batteries,
trash compactors,
food packaging and freeze-dried technology,
cool sportswear,
sports bras,
hair styling appliances,
fogless ski goggles,
self-adjusting sunglasses,
composite golf clubs,
hang gliders,
art preservation,
quartz crystal timing equipment.
MICROSPHERES
SOLAR ENERGY
WEATHER FORECASTING AID
FOREST MANAGEMENT
SENSORS FOR ENVIRONMENTAL CONTROL
WIND MONITOR
TELEMETRY SYSTEMS
PLANT RESEARCH
FIRE RESISTANT MATERIAL
RADIATION INSULATION
Whale identification method,
environmental analysis,
noise abatement,
pollution measuring devices,
pollution control devices,
smokestack monitor,
radioactive leak detector,
earthquake prediction system,
sewage treatment,
energy saving air conditioning
air purification.
BREAST CANCER DETECTION
LASER ANGIOPLASTY
ULTRASOUND SKIN DAMAGE ASSESSMENT
HUMAN TISSUE STIMULATOR
COOL SUIT
PROGRAMMABLE PACEMAKER
OCULAR SCREENING
AUTOMATED URINALYSIS
MEDICAL GAS ANALYZER
VOICE-CONTROLLED WHEELCHAIR
Arteriosclerosis detection,
ultrasound scanners,
automatic insulin pump,
portable x-ray device,
invisible braces,
dental arch wire,
palate surgery technology,
clean room apparel,
implantable heart aid,
MRI,
bone analyzer,
cataract surgery tools.
MAGNETIC LIQUIDS
WELDING SENSOR SYSTEM
MICROLASERS
MAGNETIC BEARING SYSTEM
ENGINE LUBRICANT
INTERACTIVE COMPUTER TRAINING
HIGH-PRESSURE WATERSTRIPPING
ADVANCED WELDING TORCH
Gasoline vapor recovery,
self-locking fasteners,
machine tool software,
laser wire stripper,
lubricant coating process,
wireless communications,
engine coatings
engine design
RADIATION HAZARD DETECTOR
EMERGENCY RESPONSE ROBOT
PERSONAL ALARM SYSTEM
EMERGENCY RESCUE CUTTERS
FIREMAN'S AIR TANKS
PERSONAL STORM WARNING SYSTEM
SELF-RIGHTING LIFE RAFT
Storm warning services (Doppler radar),
firefighters' radios,
lead poison detection,
fire detector,
flame detector,
corrosion protection coating,
protective clothing,
robotic hands.
STUDLESS WINTER TIRES
BETTER BRAKES
TOLLBOOTH PURIFICATION
WEIGHT SAVING TECHNOLOGY
IMPROVED AIRCRAFT ENGINE
ADVANCED LUBRICANTS
ENERGY STORAGE SYSTEM
NEW WING DESIGN FOR CORPORATE JETS
AIDS TO SCHOOL BUS DESIGN
Safer bridges,
emission testing,
airline wheelchairs,
electric car,
auto design,
methane-powered vehicles,
windshear prediction
aircraft design analysis.

It's extra-fun to argue when you're 100% right.
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Old 02-18-2010, 10:55 AM
 
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That is like saying, "you have a big cut on your arm, and are bleeding profusely, but the stitches are expensive, so you should just keep bleeding". ---Put NASA in Moth Balls till it serves a profitable purpose. If what they do is so valuable to us, then why does it cost us tax Dollars??. they should be self maintaining. but they know that they don't have to turn a profit, so live high on the hog. and use catch phrases like--"It is Man Nature to Explore" Well go explore, take a long walk, Climb a Mountain. Just don't ask the tax payers to pay for your little fantasies.

obiously it's too much money not to use federal $$. Profit has NOTHING to do with keeping the space program, it's more the value of the knowledge gained by research & exploration of Space. For god's sake it's also a prestiage that our country has.
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Old 02-18-2010, 02:49 PM
 
Location: Austin, Texas
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Originally Posted by sponger42 View Post
Here's the short list of what NASA has done for you (or things you wouldn't have were it not for NASA and it's predecessor, NACA:

Charge Coupled Device (CCD) chips for digital imaging breast biopsies.
GROUND PROCESSING SCHEDULING SYSTEM
SEMICONDUCTOR CUBING
STRUCTURAL ANALYSIS
WINDOWS VISUAL NEWS READER (Win Vn)
AIR QUALITY MONITOR
VIRTUAL REALITY
Advanced keyboards
Customer Service Software
Database Management System
Laser Surveying
Aircraft controls
Lightweight Compact Disc
Expert System Software
Microcomputers
Design Graphics.
ENRICHED BABY FOOD
WATER PURIFICATION SYSTEM
SCRATCH-RESISTANT LENSES
POOL PURIFICATION
RIBBED SWIMSUIT
GOLF BALL AERODYNAMICS
PORTABLE COOLERS/WARMERS
SPORTS TRAINING
ATHLETIC SHOES
Dustbuster,
shock-absorbing helmets,
home security systems,
smoke detectors,
flat panel televisions,
high-density batteries,
trash compactors,
food packaging and freeze-dried technology,
cool sportswear,
sports bras,
hair styling appliances,
fogless ski goggles,
self-adjusting sunglasses,
composite golf clubs,
hang gliders,
art preservation,
quartz crystal timing equipment.
MICROSPHERES
SOLAR ENERGY
WEATHER FORECASTING AID
FOREST MANAGEMENT
SENSORS FOR ENVIRONMENTAL CONTROL
WIND MONITOR
TELEMETRY SYSTEMS
PLANT RESEARCH
FIRE RESISTANT MATERIAL
RADIATION INSULATION
Whale identification method,
environmental analysis,
noise abatement,
pollution measuring devices,
pollution control devices,
smokestack monitor,
radioactive leak detector,
earthquake prediction system,
sewage treatment,
energy saving air conditioning
air purification.
BREAST CANCER DETECTION
LASER ANGIOPLASTY
ULTRASOUND SKIN DAMAGE ASSESSMENT
HUMAN TISSUE STIMULATOR
COOL SUIT
PROGRAMMABLE PACEMAKER
OCULAR SCREENING
AUTOMATED URINALYSIS
MEDICAL GAS ANALYZER
VOICE-CONTROLLED WHEELCHAIR
Arteriosclerosis detection,
ultrasound scanners,
automatic insulin pump,
portable x-ray device,
invisible braces,
dental arch wire,
palate surgery technology,
clean room apparel,
implantable heart aid,
MRI,
bone analyzer,
cataract surgery tools.
MAGNETIC LIQUIDS
WELDING SENSOR SYSTEM
MICROLASERS
MAGNETIC BEARING SYSTEM
ENGINE LUBRICANT
INTERACTIVE COMPUTER TRAINING
HIGH-PRESSURE WATERSTRIPPING
ADVANCED WELDING TORCH
Gasoline vapor recovery,
self-locking fasteners,
machine tool software,
laser wire stripper,
lubricant coating process,
wireless communications,
engine coatings
engine design
RADIATION HAZARD DETECTOR
EMERGENCY RESPONSE ROBOT
PERSONAL ALARM SYSTEM
EMERGENCY RESCUE CUTTERS
FIREMAN'S AIR TANKS
PERSONAL STORM WARNING SYSTEM
SELF-RIGHTING LIFE RAFT
Storm warning services (Doppler radar),
firefighters' radios,
lead poison detection,
fire detector,
flame detector,
corrosion protection coating,
protective clothing,
robotic hands.
STUDLESS WINTER TIRES
BETTER BRAKES
TOLLBOOTH PURIFICATION
WEIGHT SAVING TECHNOLOGY
IMPROVED AIRCRAFT ENGINE
ADVANCED LUBRICANTS
ENERGY STORAGE SYSTEM
NEW WING DESIGN FOR CORPORATE JETS
AIDS TO SCHOOL BUS DESIGN
Safer bridges,
emission testing,
airline wheelchairs,
electric car,
auto design,
methane-powered vehicles,
windshear prediction
aircraft design analysis.

Got any more dumb ideas about cancelling research programs?
Your argument is egregiously flawed. Just because something was invented for the space program certainly doesn't mean it would have been invented by someone else shortly thereafter. For example, it's absurd to say we wouldn't have smoke detectors in our homes or sports bras on our womens' breasts if it weren't for NASA. Buy a clue.
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Old 02-18-2010, 08:20 PM
 
Location: United States
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I think we should temporarily abandon multi million dollar missions into space. Just until our country is back on it's feet, so to speak. But never stop it all together, that would not be good. You kill wonder and science you may as well be dead.
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Old 02-18-2010, 08:46 PM
 
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Old 02-19-2010, 12:07 AM
 
Location: Bike to Surf!
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Your argument is egregiously flawed. Just because something was invented for the space program certainly doesn't mean it would have been invented by someone else shortly thereafter. For example, it's absurd to say we wouldn't have smoke detectors in our homes or sports bras on our womens' breasts if it weren't for NASA.
Prove it.

Lease some logic.
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Old 02-19-2010, 12:26 AM
 
Location: Richardson, TX
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No doubt NASA needs an overhaul and streamlining. But try to get the right leaning GOP folks in Florida, Texas, and Alabama to agree to cuts has proven impossible.
Oh my, and this is said in light of the Democrat's current spending habits? I love irony.

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Old 03-18-2013, 12:49 AM
 
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What has come of all the money we have spent in all these yrs on space??
Here I am,3 years later,and I still feel the same.

With all these budget woes we are having,,we don't have the money.
That money could have went to unemployment fund,or even back to where it came from: the taxpayers.
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Old 03-18-2013, 12:51 AM
 
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I think we should temporarily abandon multi million dollar missions into space. Just until our country is back on it's feet, so to speak. But never stop it all together, that would not be good. You kill wonder and science you may as well be dead.
There isn't another planet made up like Earth.

Plus,I'm not willing to spend billions to go look for it,when we can't get it together on Earth.
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Old 03-18-2013, 04:27 AM
 
Location: NW Arkansas
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Dang. I'm glad they were around to make some sports bras.

I realize they do good things, but research funds could go to universities and do similar things.

Unless they are developing a way to blow asteroids up before they hit Earth, I'm cool without Nasa.

Although, I agree that we can lower our military budget too! Geez that budget is crazzzy. Killin peeps is pricey these days.

Anyway, we already have enough technology to solve most our problems. Most of these technologies are not in the reach of billions of people on earth, and newer technologies are unlikely to solve that problem. Like Gandhi said, there is enough for everyone's need but not enough for everyone's greed. Humanity needs to catch up before more technology will be of much use.
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