maybe obama could temporarely halt space exploration to solve the problems in the us first.
I don't really understand how can someone still believe that the americans actually landed on the moon.
Surely you must be really naive?
They supposely did it 40 years ago, when the best processor in the world was less powerful than a nowadays £20 mobile phone. And now, even if that ****** was to finance the moon project, it would have taken 10 YEARS and a ******** of money.
With the technology now, they can't do what they did 40 years ago. Yeah, right.
Not bothered about this. Why do we need to revisit the moon? Its been done before. Send some probes out to look for life on Titan or something.
But...but...I wanna go see the clangers!
I hate the fact that all the news agencies picked up on this and that it got more attention than the budget proposal from which it came.
Yes, going to the moon would be ace and all, but in terms of macro efficiency with the tightening constraints due to the administration's decision to cut the deficit, splurging money on a project that was over time, over budget and largely a failure in terms of results really was not a feasible (or desirable) prospect. The line had to fall somewhere, and better here than somewhere with a more direct impact on the average American.
Sounds like a fecking waste of money to me. Let the private sector do it. Good for Obama.
There's more important things than going into space - obviously bar things like threats to earth and ting.
Absolutely no future in manned space flight. The US will return however as soon as China look as if they're going to get there. Military need always pushes tech spending. The true future in space exploration is robotics and space seeding.