[ExI] "NASA's 1st Deep-Space Capsule in 40 Years Ready for Launch Debut"

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Wed Dec 3 17:09:30 UTC 2014



From: extropy-chat [mailto:extropy-chat-bounces at lists.extropy.org] On Behalf Of Adrian Tymes
Subject: Re: [ExI] "NASA's 1st Deep-Space Capsule in 40 Years Ready for Launch Debut"


>…On Tue, Dec 2, 2014 at 4:58 PM, John Grigg <possiblepaths2050 at gmail.com> wrote:

"A spaceship built to carry humans is about to venture into deep space for the first time in more than four decades."


>…This is hopefully the start of big things, when it comes to getting human beings back into serious space exploration.




>…Assuming it doesn't get defunded and scrapped, with future programs needing to start all over again, like its predecessors…



Ja, that would be nice, but I am not confident the USA will be sending anyone anywhere in our times.  Reason: we already spent the money.  To assume the space program will come back assumes we don’t need to pay the bills for what we are doing right now.  I think we do.  The national debt just passed 18 trillion dollars.  In light of that, it is far too easy to envision NASA being shut down and sold for scrap metal, along with most of its commercial support infrastructure.



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