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    NASA's Budget VS Military Budget

    With the recent threads about military spending, I was wondering what NASA's budget was, and that just 18.69 Billion, about .5% of the annual government budget.

    The US Spends More Money Air conditioning Military tents in Iraq then they do on NASA's Annual Budget.

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    http://www.npr.org/2011/06/25/137414...sc=tw&cc=share



    Thoughts? I think this country is becoming ass backwards, the country grew into what it is over the past 60 years because we devoted resources to innovation. Now we have a empty hole in our space program, financial aid is being slashed and students are buried in debt, public schools system which used to be the leader in the world has falling out of the top 20, and have outdated and failing infrastructure. Yet we will spend a total of $4 trillion fighting unnecessary wars. We lived our glory days because we innovated, what is going to happen in 20 years now that we are failing. /rant
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    The military provides defense and millions of jobs. What does NASA do besides study nonsense in orbit and put flags on the moon? Don't get me wrong, I'm a sci-fi fan and like the idea of space exploration but NASA simply isn't exciting.

    I'd be excited if space travel was both feasible and affordable for the masses. The private sector will need to make huge discoveries in propulsion for that to happen.
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    Originally Posted by OneEyedSnake View Post
    The military provides defense and millions of jobs. What does NASA do besides study nonsense in orbit and put flags on the moon? Don't get me wrong, I'm a sci-fi fan and like the idea of space exploration but NASA simply isn't exciting.

    I'd be excited if space travel was both feasible and affordable for the masses. The private sector will need to make huge discoveries in propulsion for that to happen.
    Well, maybe if we pretended there were WMD's on the moon and sent a hundred thousand astronauts to the moon to disarm them, that would seem more exciting. It's easier to provide jobs and excitement when you're lying out your ass about what you're actually trying to accomplish.


    I'm for cutting both budgets, really, but don't pretend the military budget is actually for defense. I'd say most of it isn't and most of it is actually used in a way that puts us more at risk. It should be called the terrorist breeding program.
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    Originally Posted by OneEyedSnake View Post
    The military provides defense and millions of jobs. What does NASA do besides study nonsense in orbit and put flags on the moon? Don't get me wrong, I'm a sci-fi fan and like the idea of space exploration but NASA simply isn't exciting.

    I'd be excited if space travel was both feasible and affordable for the masses. The private sector will need to make huge discoveries in propulsion for that to happen.
    Are those "millions" of jobs necessary? (the answer is no), perhaps we should go invade more countries, spend another 4 trillion dollars and be happy because we created more jobs?

    I support the massive amounts of research and development the military does and believe they play a very important role in the advancement of society, but that only goes up to a level. When you spend more money on air conditioning ****ing tents in the god damn desert, then we spend on what was once the glowing achievement of american success as a country then something is wrong.

    NASA has done amazing things with their minuscule budget, and it isn't about excitement (though many people would say your comment about excitement is wrong) it is about advancing our knowledge, our technology our way of life, and we live the life we live because of the discoveries and technology NASA developed. This country has put innovation to the side for stupidity.
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    Originally Posted by MediaDeit View Post
    Are those "millions" of jobs necessary? (the answer is no), perhaps we should go invade more countries, spend another 4 trillion dollars and be happy because we created more jobs?

    I support the massive amounts of research and development the military does and believe they play a very important role in the advancement of society, but that only goes up to a level. When you spend more money on air conditioning ****ing tents in the god damn desert, then we spend on what was once the glowing achievement of american success as a country then something is wrong.

    NASA has done amazing things with their minuscule budget, and it isn't about excitement (though many people would say your comment about excitement is wrong) it is about advancing our knowledge, our technology our way of life, and we live the life we live because of the discoveries and technology NASA developed. This country has put innovation to the side for stupidity.
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    ^what are the millions of people going to do without those "not needed" jobs? No one is hiring. Such a huge loss of jobs would push us into social unrest and rioting.
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    Originally Posted by OneEyedSnake View Post
    I'd be excited if space travel was both feasible and affordable for the masses. The private sector will need to make huge discoveries in propulsion for that to happen.
    Why does space flight need to be affordable for the masses? So people can go to vacation on the moon? Spaceflight merely needs to be able to transport a colony of humans to another habitable planet. If it cost 100 billion we should gladly pay it. If it cost 10 trillion we should realize that it is vital to the propegation of humanity and make it happen. I could give two craps if we can go to the moon for vacation.
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    Good timing of this thread, since I had just read this article earlier today, it's pretty light on content though:

    http://minnesota.cbslocal.com/2011/0...ned-from-space

    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — In a little more than 12 hours, the space shuttle will blast into space and into American history books.

    Space Shuttle Atlantis is ready for its last launch, which is scheduled for Friday at the Kennedy Space Center depending on weather conditions in Florida. With the launch, NASA is ending the 30-year run for the space shuttle program after 135 flights.

    So in Thursday night’s “Good Question,” we ask what have we gained from outer space? WCCO-TV’s Jamie Yuccas found some down-to-earth benefits we enjoy on a daily basis.

    Before you hit the ground or the road, you might want to think about what goes up in the air.

    “I like seeing the space shuttle lift off on TV,” said Clare Kade.

    When Jamie asked a younger what they envision outer space to look like, Jack said “Green, and orange and going in a spaceship.”

    Many find it to be one of the most inspiring things they’ll see. Besides wonderment, actual products have come from the space program.

    One such product is the handheld microphone. Sally Brummel works for the Minnesota Planetarium Society and showed us a cooling suit worn by Apollo astronaut Allen Bean.

    The planetarium society just received new artifacts from NASA. And inside, collections from the agency have developed, some into fashion.

    “Don’t they look like cargo pants? They do have a pocket down there,” said Brummel.

    And that’s just where it gets started.

    “A lot of technology products,” Kevin Rooney said.

    “Digital cameras wouldn’t be possible without NASA technology, computer chips and even things like foam that’s used to protect the external tank on the shuttle is also used to make molds for prosthetic limbs,” Brummel said.

    Amy Boyle said she learned about dried food from NASA and likes to use it for camping.

    “Another one I heard about is helping to build better vaccines because you bring up the samples,” Brummel said.

    “I feel like there’s been so many advancements (because of NASA),” Boyle said.

    NASA’s list of developments tops more than 100 every day products and thousands of computer programs.

    “Pretty much anything you can think of today that is cheaper, smaller faster, better anything you use in your daily life is likely a spinoff from NASA because they have to develop such state-of-the-art technologies to get people into space,” Brummel said.

    And even though the 30-year-old shuttle program is ending, Brummel said the advancements will just keep coming.

    “It’s time to move on, time to build the next generation,” said Brummel.

    It seems with everything NASA has brought us, only the sky is the limit. We also found out some surprising things NASA didn’t bring to the market.

    Believe it or not, Tang, teflon and velcro were all used or associated with the space program but they didn’t come from NASA.

    After Atlantis launches Friday there will be no way to get an astronaut into space from American soil. So what’s next? NASA officials said they are working on space vehicles with the goal of landing on Mars someday.
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    ^what are the millions of people going to do without those "not needed" jobs? No one is hiring. Such a huge loss of jobs would push us into social unrest and rioting.
    Using tons of government money to create jobs just to give people stuff to do is idiotic, especially when what they are doing is bombing and shooting the crap out of people, while hundreds of thousands of civilians are dying in the mix, and it's only creating more terrorists. Plus, how many of are youth are dying over there or getting maimed? How many are coming back to broken families? How many are coming back with PTSD and are incapable of handling daily life? How many are killing themselves or beating their kids and spouses because of the trauma of your stupid job creation? It's not helping the economy. It's not creating wealth. It's making things worse. That's not how job creation is supposed to work. Fighting wars in order to create jobs is so stupid, you should be slapped.

    What they should have done is taken all of that money and put it into R&D for alternative energy, plus used it to install millions of wind turbines and solar panels (and some other renewable sources) based on current technology. We would be almost completely energy independent, it would create tons of jobs that actually accomplish something positive, it would cut pollution INSANELY, and the world would be a much better place. Instead, these scummy politicians on both sides are forking it hand over fist to military contractors and the military, and we're not accomplishing ANY F*CKING THING AT ALL.
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    if you think the wars were a good idea, urine idiot
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