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Old 04-18-2012, 12:01 AM
 
Location: Sarasota, Florida
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Old 04-18-2012, 02:40 AM
 
Location: Sol System
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If this info was proliferated to the masses , things may be different. Alot of things we take for granted were the direct/indirect result of space science , science period , but that debate is for another time/place. Welcome back , Pitts!!
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Old 04-24-2012, 01:04 AM
 
Location: Sarasota, Florida
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If this info was proliferated to the masses , things may be different. Alot of things we take for granted were the direct/indirect result of space science , science period , but that debate is for another time/place. Welcome back , Pitts!!
I completely agree....I posted the thread in my facebook newsfeed as well so more people can understand how basic R&D helps everyone, even if you don't realize it.

And THANX!
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Old 04-25-2012, 12:19 AM
 
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I blame the Federal Government AND NASA AND the main stream media for both trivializing and not placing the importance on reporting all the science projects dedicated to making products better by science.

We have the greatest marketing brains in the world here and are they being put to use good use to excite the children in school about this vast new frontier that NASA had opened? Opened their eyes to all the major benefits that the American space program has given back to the world?

Right now we are stuck on this mudball because our glorious leaders want to waste more money on our failed educational system. Teaching "touchy feely" courses. Teaching our students to turn the other cheek, never stand up for yourself and you ideals.

We could have been mining the Asteroid Belt 20 years ago, why didn't we? we had and still have many families that their only way to get through life is to have 4 - 6 kids on welfare and other government programs.

I remember reading about putting solar collectors up in orbit and beaming the energy down to collector stations and sent out over the grid. Why did this dies on the vine? the tree-huggers and environmentialists said it was too dangerous, it the beam left the collector thousands and possible millions could die.

obama and his tinkering with NASA, having them monitor environmental conditions on Earth and other non-space related issues...

Mankind is/are dreamers we are killing ourselves here on this planet, we need to explore and expand our foothold on our Solar System, not constantly bury our comrades under six feet of soil.......
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Old 04-29-2012, 01:53 PM
 
Location: Seattle, WA
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Look no further than the satellite images in your evening weather report. Much of our recent advances in earth science and climate variability rely critically on satellite technology. NASA is working on a weather radar in space, among other projects. The easier and cheaper we can get things up into orbit, the greater the advancement of these technologies and our understanding of how the Earth works. Increasingly our technology (think of smart phones) is sensitive to solar storms, which requires getting out of orbit to fully study. Just imagine if we could one day "harvest" large amounts of energy from close to the sun and bring it back to earth to use here.
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