Comments on: McCain says he’s the one to keep US in space Tracking U.S. politics Wed, 16 Nov 2016 03:39:51 +0000 hourly 1 By: Ron C Tue, 02 Sep 2008 20:04:21 +0000 Is NASA just a Jobs program, or is it a Science and Research Program?
We learned more about our own Planet and the other Planets in our Solar System from Robotic Spacecraft


By: Joe Wed, 20 Aug 2008 15:52:53 +0000 Larry,

Finish the second grade before you type your rant. Ignorant and illiterate statements like that are why our space program has been stuck in LEO for the past 36 years!

Do you think Europe, India, China, Japan and Russia are hurrying their lunar programs along just to put a flag up there? No, the moon has a weath of resources that can be used that you obviously know zip about!

“We need to solve hunger, disease, war and energy issues on earth first.” That tired, old sad argument has crippled our space program for years. As long as there are people there will be hunger, disease and war – PERIOD! We should not hamper our progress with short-sighted cro-magnon thinking like yours. All it would take is one well-placed asteroid or comet to truly wipe out your disease hunger and war. We currently have all of humanitiy’s eggs in one basket – earth. We need to expand our horizons, not limit ourselves with your primitive backward thinking.

At a conference I recently attended a young, ill-informed person, (much like you) stated, “If god had wanted us to fly he would have given us wings!” I stated, “Madam, by that logic if god had wanted us to drive he would have given us tires – and except the one circling your waist, I don’t see any on you.”

Before you post stupid comments, do the research and look at the big picture.

By: Brandon Wed, 20 Aug 2008 03:07:42 +0000 Hey, Larry, any idea where a significant amount of scientific research, especially concerning the topics you’ve listed, comes from? Thats right, space travel & research on the ISS. I suppose you’d also like to just let the ISS (a multi-billion-dollar international investment) crash & burn out of orbit. Yes, we can use Russian transports but at significant political issues. Or how about the thousands of people who will be out of work without the space program?

Further, with your logic, we might as well stop all research not related to pollution, hunger, famine, energy, and health care…next time try thinking before opening your mouth.

By: larry durant Tue, 19 Aug 2008 00:08:33 +0000 I support such cuts, noone cares about space travel, we are to concerned with fly to other planets and new life forms that we loose focus of the people hear on earth. Lets end pollution and hunger, famine and health care issues first. Lets find newer and better enegery sources, lets end the war in iraq, and find peace on our planet before we invade and use up another. Lets us our money on earth and pay down our deficate.

By: Avery Mon, 18 Aug 2008 22:54:36 +0000 Got to love that response, because obviously Obama wasn’t in congress during this time as well; Not to mention that the democratic party has been in control for over 2 years now. How about they all take some blame instead of just pointing the fingers at each other?