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Obama Plan Privatizes Astronaut Launchings

Started by packardc, 01/30/2010 06:20PM
Posted 01/30/2010 06:20PM Opening Post
Looks like NASA's out of the rocket business. :S
Sad, Sad times.

New York Times article 1/29/2010.
Posted 01/31/2010 03:21AM #1
I have been reading and seeing the News on TV, and yes it is very safe. But see what happens in the next few months. When the repair of Hubble was ax, the people took notice, and the rest is history. There is too many people,Large Contractors, small contractors,"VOTERS", and so on, to just let this be...

I am not a big Fan of the Aries Project, and I do beleave there is waste and overcost ever since NASA was formed. But maybe this could be a wake-up call too Management, and make them do a better job ,and get the contractors take notice and get with game-program and not waste Tax payers money. It was said that at this moment that NASA has spent 8 Billion dollars so far on Aries. But people forget what the offshoots of research that has been given in the past 50 years. I wouldn't sell the farm yet, but I would yell loudly too the Goverment Officials and make your voice be heard to NASA website.

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Posted 01/31/2010 07:08AM #2
It seems to me that the administration is cutting jobs like these for engineers in the space program and national defense, while boosting "shovel-ready" projects with the stimulus packages. Somehow, the net gain seems to be 0 and the jobs lost won't be counted when the administration touts the jobs gained. Seems like a shell game to me.

I have several telescopes, but none are semi-APO, APO, or in anyway valuable.
Posted 02/01/2010 11:26AM #3
Charles Packard said:

Looks like NASA's out of the rocket business. :S
Sad, Sad times.

New York Times article 1/29/2010.

And nobody else is really in it. Oh, yeah, he's making pathetic noises about "private industry." The truth? Private industry has been just a few years away from orbiting astronauts...for the last 30 years. LOL

Basically this is a way to ease the United States out of the manned space business. OK. And what do we get in return? A high speed train in Florida which no one, I guar-ron-tee, will use.

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Posted 02/02/2010 02:11PM #4

Interesting opinion by noted space policy commentator Rand Simberg... KMM


Obama’s Conservative Space Policy

Short version, human spaceflight policy is one of the few things that Obama seems to be getting right, at least from a conservative standpoint.

Long version at