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Old 10-12-2009, 05:05 PM
 
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Any idea what the future holds for Cape Canaveral?

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Old 04-21-2010, 10:18 PM
 
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not looking pretty..let's see..mass layoff's in an already poor state of jobs for us Floridians, people having to move for jobs, housing already in bad shape, businesses having to close because of loss of revenue generated, there are many companies around the globe that will be affected by the Space Shuttle closing down. Russia is a very temperamental country one bad move on our part and we are out, how can we trust them. I have never known the USA to be a tag along country. We are taking major steps backwards here.
I just don't get it!

On the brighter side anyone want a nice 4 bedroom with a pool on the canal ?
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Old 04-21-2010, 11:01 PM
 
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Thumbs down It's a sad day....

It is going to be tough on the Brevard economy along the space coast. Personally I am saddened. I thought Obama's speech on the subject was all smoke and mirrors. It might sound trite, silly and premature but this planet is not going to be around forever. Better start figuring out how space travel is going to work. The space program has spawned the genesis of many technologies used in other areas of the economy. It has led to a further understanding of the universe. Once you disassemble the aerospace infrastructure, it will be hard to go back. Maybe we need another space race. This time likely with China.
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Old 04-21-2010, 11:09 PM
 
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Wow, Floriduh gets hammered left and right economy wise. If it's not the travel, tourism industry it's something else. What a dump.
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Old 04-22-2010, 09:27 AM
 
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Can someone explain what exactly is happening, as I haven't been following this. I know they cut the budget and that they are switching to a different style of "aircraft".
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Old 04-22-2010, 01:33 PM
 
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It is going to be tough on the Brevard economy along the space coast. Personally I am saddened. I thought Obama's speech on the subject was all smoke and mirrors. It might sound trite, silly and premature but this planet is not going to be around forever. Better start figuring out how space travel is going to work. The space program has spawned the genesis of many technologies used in other areas of the economy. It has led to a further understanding of the universe. Once you disassemble the aerospace infrastructure, it will be hard to go back. Maybe we need another space race. This time likely with China.
It's not just the infrastructure. Once that specialized talent is dispersed it's not coming back.
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Old 04-22-2010, 02:41 PM
 
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not looking pretty..let's see..mass layoff's in an already poor state of jobs for us Floridians, people having to move for jobs, housing already in bad shape, businesses having to close because of loss of revenue generated, there are many companies around the globe that will be affected by the Space Shuttle closing down. Russia is a very temperamental country one bad move on our part and we are out, how can we trust them. I have never known the USA to be a tag along country. We are taking major steps backwards here.
I just don't get it!

On the brighter side anyone want a nice 4 bedroom with a pool on the canal ?
It is not being shut down it has come to an end and this timetable has been in the planing for many years and should come as no surprise. The idea of shooting people into space sitting on the top of rockets is as antiquated as the buggy whip. The only reason we have been doing it this long was to justify the original investment in the shuttle program. The public would have flipped out if we said we were scrapping the shuttles when they had say a decade of use left in them. We will move ahead in leaps and bounds now with the development of the space plane as well as things we have yet to imagine. The old technology shuttle program has actually been an Albatross to the potential of the space program. I can't wait to see them take off from a runway and fly directly into space. It is right around the corner. Heck, they were flying to the edge of space 50 years ago.
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Old 04-22-2010, 03:01 PM
 
Location: The Conterminous United States
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It is not being shut down it has come to an end and this timetable has been in the planing for many years and should come as no surprise. The idea of shooting people into space sitting on the top of rockets is as antiquated as the buggy whip. The only reason we have been doing it this long was to justify the original investment in the shuttle program. The public would have flipped out if we said we were scrapping the shuttles when they had say a decade of use left in them. We will move ahead in leaps and bounds now with the development of the space plane as well as things we have yet to imagine. The old technology shuttle program has actually been an Albatross to the potential of the space program. I can't wait to see them take off from a runway and fly directly into space. It is right around the corner. Heck, they were flying to the edge of space 50 years ago.
This is correct! Great post.
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Old 04-22-2010, 04:38 PM
 
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It is not being shut down it has come to an end and this timetable has been in the planing for many years and should come as no surprise. The idea of shooting people into space sitting on the top of rockets is as antiquated as the buggy whip. The only reason we have been doing it this long was to justify the original investment in the shuttle program. The public would have flipped out if we said we were scrapping the shuttles when they had say a decade of use left in them. We will move ahead in leaps and bounds now with the development of the space plane as well as things we have yet to imagine. The old technology shuttle program has actually been an Albatross to the potential of the space program. I can't wait to see them take off from a runway and fly directly into space. It is right around the corner. Heck, they were flying to the edge of space 50 years ago.
Yes, all the space programs have been planned with an end to move on to the next tier of space exploration. When you think that the computers we all use are actually more up to date than the computers used on the shuttle, it is sort of scary actually. But I am not too sure the government should get out of manned space and give it to private companies after our taxes have paid for so much. I can't imagine the USA being in 4th or 5th place in the space race. Just too sad .....but there is hope......

Tonight at 7:52 the Air Force will be launching a "secret atlas 5 rocket" that carries the Air Force X-37B Orbital Test Vehicle inside it.(sort of looks like a mini shuttle) It has been in the planning stage for years(originally a Nasa project I think that was handed over to the Air Force to use.) So we hopefully will still have lots of rockets flying out of the Cape.
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Old 04-22-2010, 09:19 PM
 
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It is not being shut down it has come to an end and this timetable has been in the planing for many years and should come as no surprise. The idea of shooting people into space sitting on the top of rockets is as antiquated as the buggy whip. The only reason we have been doing it this long was to justify the original investment in the shuttle program. The public would have flipped out if we said we were scrapping the shuttles when they had say a decade of use left in them. We will move ahead in leaps and bounds now with the development of the space plane as well as things we have yet to imagine. The old technology shuttle program has actually been an Albatross to the potential of the space program. I can't wait to see them take off from a runway and fly directly into space. It is right around the corner. Heck, they were flying to the edge of space 50 years ago.
Certainly I would not argue that the development of other methods of space exploration are not worthy enterprises. The bottom line though is that the resources allocated towards any kind of space exploration are going to be gutted. It is not just the loss of the shuttle. They are cutting back resources allocated to NASA. That will severely curtail their efforts. There is a lot of talk of outsourcing some of the functions of NASA to business enterprises but the dollars allocated will be smaller. This is going to be disastrous for the space coast economy in Brevard. Make no mistake about it.
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