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The Obama Legacy in Planetary Exploration
Space.com ^ | January 04, 2014 | Mark V. Sykes

Posted on 01/06/2014 9:19:21 AM PST by Farnsworth

It is frustrating, at a time when other nations are in ascendancy in space, that the administration of U.S. President Barack Obama seems committed to undermining the nation's own solar system exploration program.

The Obama administration cut NASA's planetary-sciences budget by 20 percent in 2013. It has taken the National Research Council's (NRC) recommendations for prioritizing planetary investments in bad economic times and turned those recommendations upside down. The administration continues to favor large, directed projects at the expense of programs and missions that are openly competed.

(Excerpt) Read more at space.com ...


TOPICS: Astronomy
KEYWORDS: asteroids; budget; jupiter; kbo; kuiperbelt; mars; mercury; moon; nasa; neptune; obama; planetaryscience; pluto; saturn; sls; spaceexploration; spacelaunchsystem; uranus; venus
Our so called "science" president is doing everything in his power to destroy NASA and put America in the back of the bus for space exploration. Please read the article at the link.
1 posted on 01/06/2014 9:19:21 AM PST by Farnsworth
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To: Farnsworth

Well, he carried Florida twice. Doesn’t seem to bother the state as a whole.


2 posted on 01/06/2014 9:21:35 AM PST by MattinNJ (It's over Johnny. The America you knew is gone. Denial serves no purpose.)
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To: Farnsworth

3 posted on 01/06/2014 9:22:06 AM PST by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: MattinNJ

It should have, but like my tagline says, stupid is the new normal


4 posted on 01/06/2014 9:24:26 AM PST by Farnsworth (Now playing in America: "Stupid is the new normal")
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To: Farnsworth

The only planet Obama wants to explore is Uranus.


5 posted on 01/06/2014 9:25:08 AM PST by Cowboy Bob (They are called "Liberals" because the word "parasite" was already taken.)
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To: Vaquero

thats intercontinental trains connecting all 57 states


6 posted on 01/06/2014 9:25:09 AM PST by Farnsworth (Now playing in America: "Stupid is the new normal")
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To: Farnsworth

The only planet Obama likes to explore is Uranus.


7 posted on 01/06/2014 9:25:37 AM PST by The_Media_never_lie (The media must be defeated any way it can be done.)
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To: Cowboy Bob

My you are fast; beat me to it. :)


8 posted on 01/06/2014 9:26:36 AM PST by The_Media_never_lie (The media must be defeated any way it can be done.)
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To: Farnsworth

Interesting comments at the site. Aside from a few dyed in the wool Obamatans blaming republicans there seems to be a pretty diverse range of thought.


9 posted on 01/06/2014 9:27:53 AM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: The_Media_never_lie

Planet Reggie


10 posted on 01/06/2014 9:28:11 AM PST by Farnsworth (Now playing in America: "Stupid is the new normal")
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To: Farnsworth; Oldeconomybuyer; blam; laplata; Jane Long; Jacquerie; RitaOK; ladyjane; humblegunner; ..

How deep into the Earth would one have to dig to bury a single stack of 100 dollar bills whose total value was 17 trillion dollars?

Clues:

1.) The thickness of all denominations of paper/rag US money is identical.
2.) The thickness of a 100 dollar bill is 0.0043 inches.
3.) Assume that there is no space between the 100 dollar bills.
4.) The maximum diameter of the Earth is 7,926.552786 miles.


11 posted on 01/06/2014 9:29:04 AM PST by Graewoulf (Democrats' Obamacare Socialist Health Insur. Tax violates U.S. Constitution AND Anti-Trust Law.)
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To: Farnsworth

Apppropriately, Zero’s legacy on planetary exploration is. . .zero.


12 posted on 01/06/2014 9:29:45 AM PST by Salgak (http://catalogoftehburningstoopid.blogspot.com 100% all-natural snark !)
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To: cripplecreek

Space.com is one of my favorite sites I go visit daily. They are died in the wool up Obama’s bum. For them to print this Op-ed shocked me. Someone dared criticize his majesty?? unheard of.


13 posted on 01/06/2014 9:31:09 AM PST by Farnsworth (Now playing in America: "Stupid is the new normal")
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To: Farnsworth

Bill Nye will sort it all out.


14 posted on 01/06/2014 9:34:43 AM PST by <1/1,000,000th%
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To: Farnsworth

I have the site bookmarked for a daily read as well.

A while back they they published an editorial suggesting that there just might be something wrong science by consensus or peer review.


15 posted on 01/06/2014 9:35:04 AM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Salgak

I’m 100% against capture of an asteroid and parking it in the null spot around the moon. Research should be spent in getting us back to the moon and robotic exploration of Titan, Ganymede and Enceladus.


16 posted on 01/06/2014 9:35:13 AM PST by Farnsworth (Now playing in America: "Stupid is the new normal")
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To: cripplecreek

I remember them praising Obama for the asteroid harvesting mission.

I also like livescience.com, it has interesting stuff too


17 posted on 01/06/2014 9:37:26 AM PST by Farnsworth (Now playing in America: "Stupid is the new normal")
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To: Farnsworth

Obama’s legacy in planetary exploration is that lunatic who wanted to use NASA as an outreach tool to Muslims.


18 posted on 01/06/2014 9:39:07 AM PST by Opinionated Blowhard ("When the people find they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic.")
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To: Farnsworth

I want to go to mars but living on the moon is the obvious first step.


19 posted on 01/06/2014 9:41:00 AM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Opinionated Blowhard

I know I did a “say what” first time I heard that. I called it a Muslim reach-around, not out reach. All Obozo BS to curry favor, what has it gotten us.....nuff’in


20 posted on 01/06/2014 9:41:36 AM PST by Farnsworth (Now playing in America: "Stupid is the new normal")
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To: cripplecreek

I’m was/am against the ISS. All that money should have gone to establish a base on the moon.


21 posted on 01/06/2014 9:43:05 AM PST by Farnsworth (Now playing in America: "Stupid is the new normal")
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; cardinal4; ColdOne; ...
... committed to undermining the nation's own solar system exploration program. The Obama administration cut NASA's planetary-sciences budget by 20 percent in 2013.
In 2014 some NASA committee will issue recommendations on which orbital telescopes will be discontinued. Thanks Farnsworth.
22 posted on 01/06/2014 9:54:42 AM PST by SunkenCiv (http://www.freerepublic.com/~mestamachine/)
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To: Farnsworth

He is afraid we will find his REAL birthplace.


23 posted on 01/06/2014 9:56:28 AM PST by MestaMachine (My caps work. You gotta earn them.)
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To: MestaMachine

HA!


24 posted on 01/06/2014 10:02:03 AM PST by Farnsworth (Now playing in America: "Stupid is the new normal")
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To: Graewoulf

11,537.2474747475 miles or once through and 3,610.6946887475 miles through again.

Ridiculous


25 posted on 01/06/2014 10:56:07 AM PST by rarestia (It's time to water the Tree of Liberty.)
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To: <1/1,000,000th%
Bill Nye will sort it all out.

Genuine hilarity. Laughing 'til I pee blood.

"The Science Guy," so celebrated by the politically brain-dead Planetary Society, completely sold out to the Climate Alarmists.

That's why Harrison Schmidt resigned, so eloquently, late in '08.

26 posted on 01/06/2014 1:36:47 PM PST by Prospero (Si Deus trucido mihi, ego etiam fides Deus.)
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To: Farnsworth

27 posted on 01/07/2014 1:37:04 AM PST by clearcarbon
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To: Prospero

Same reason I quit the Planetary Society. I had been a member for 23 years or so.


28 posted on 01/07/2014 7:10:47 AM PST by <1/1,000,000th%
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To: clearcarbon

Brilliant, simply brilliant.


29 posted on 01/07/2014 11:24:30 AM PST by messierhunter
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