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BigJim
2004-May-11, 12:13 AM
Certainly took them long enough to make the decision, but at least it indicates some support for the vision:
http://www.upi.com/view.cfm?StoryID=20040510-125812-6719r

Wingnut Ninja
2004-May-11, 12:19 AM
Please don't bomb Mars. Please don't bomb Mars. Go ahead and bomb the moon, just don't bomb Mars.

wedgebert
2004-May-11, 12:29 AM
Someone must have told Bush that since there used to be water on Mars, there was probably life. And if there was life, there must be...OIL!!

skrap1r0n
2004-May-11, 12:54 AM
:roll: comment withdrawn

Launch window
2006-Feb-02, 04:11 PM
Shuttle funding not likely to be slashed
http://www.stargazettenews.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20060202/NEWS01/602020304

Internal NASA Memo Regarding Administrative Investigation of NASA Inspector General
http://www.spaceref.com/news/viewsr.html?pid=19485
"The Integrity Committee of the President's Council on Integrity and Efficiency notified me that they have requested that the Office of Inspector General at the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development conduct an administrative investigation into allegations against me as the NASA Inspector General. According to the Integrity Committee's letter, the allegations are that I "failed to investigate violations of safety concerns and retaliation by whistle-blowers."

Manned flights to the moon and Mars were not to be found in this year's State of the Union address. Instead, President Bush laid out an agenda that was grounded firmly on earth, as he warned against isolationism, urged Americans to stay the course in Iraq, and called for expanded research into alternative energy sources.
http://www.csmonitor.com/earlyed/earlyUS0201a.html

NEOWatcher
2006-Feb-02, 04:34 PM
Shuttle funding...
I guess the resurrection of this thread is as good as any....

The theme of the first and last article kind of make it clear that the White House opinion toward Nasa is "It doesn't much matter to me, just don't ask for more money".

The second article: not much opinion but, "U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development ???"

baric
2006-Feb-02, 04:53 PM
Good news... the Hubble telescope may be maintained further!!!

But what about the unmanned missions? Is Project Dawn still on? What about New Horizons II to Neptune?

baric
2006-Feb-02, 04:55 PM
The theme of the first and last article kind of make it clear that the White House opinion toward Nasa is "It doesn't much matter to me, just don't ask for more money".


I don't have a problem with the administration's funding of NASA at all. The problem I have is with them setting priorities so that much of the budget gets sucked into the money pit of putting a man on Mars.

NEOWatcher
2006-Feb-02, 05:17 PM
I don't have a problem with the administration's funding of NASA at all. The problem I have is with them setting priorities so that much of the budget gets sucked into the money pit of putting a man on Mars.
I agree, but we are also talking about the public perception, and what they are getting for thier tax money.

Shoot a rocket to Pluto, and the public yawns because we are just going to take more pictures of a rock. Shoot a man into space, a little more yawn because we did it before, but at least there's someone there to do a little showboating. Now send them past the moon, and the public says, "hey that's neat, we'll be the first...we are number 1, we are number 1..."

Now maybe Ws idea for pushing the physical sciences will help that (although slowly and indirectly)

SolusLupus
2006-Feb-02, 09:23 PM
The first few posts in this thread (as old, they may be), seem very... political.