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First moonwalker blasts Obama’s space plan-Neil Armstrong says rocket cancellation is ‘devastating’
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/36476183/ns/technology_and_science-space/ ^ | 4/13/10 | staff

Posted on 04/13/2010 4:14:28 PM PDT by Nachum

The first man to walk on the moon blasted President Barack Obama’s decision to cancel NASA’s back-to-the-moon program on Tuesday, saying that the move is “devastating” to America’s space effort.

Apollo 11 commander Neil Armstrong’s open letter was also signed by Apollo 17 commander Eugene Cernan, the last man to walk on the moon; and Apollo 13 commander Jim Lovell, who is marking the 40th anniversary of his famous lunar non-landing this week.

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1 posted on 04/13/2010 4:14:29 PM PDT by Nachum
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To: Jet Jaguar; NorwegianViking; ExTexasRedhead; HollyB; FromLori; EricTheRed_VocalMinority; ...

The list, ping


2 posted on 04/13/2010 4:15:22 PM PDT by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: Nachum

If this story is halfway accurate, great to hear from these guys!!!!!


3 posted on 04/13/2010 4:16:35 PM PDT by CaliforniaCon
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To: Nachum

My childhood hero.

Love ya, Neil, but you’re wrong on this one.


4 posted on 04/13/2010 4:19:18 PM PDT by B-Chan (Catholic. Monarchist. Texan. Any questions?)
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To: Nachum

Come now! What has Neil Armstrong ever done compared to Obama’s vast experience in semmingly every aspect of life?

/sarc, if needed.


5 posted on 04/13/2010 4:19:33 PM PDT by JennysCool (My hypocrisy goes only so far)
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To: Nachum

A moonwalker? What the hell does he know compared
to The One. /s


6 posted on 04/13/2010 4:20:56 PM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: Nachum
zero jus' don't give a $h!t ... period.

THAT'S the most angering and frustrating thing about this person.

I can handle a Joe Biden @$$hole, or a Ted Kennedy drunk .... hell, I can even handle a Jack Murtha, "You and what army" ... but zero jus' don't give a rat's @$$ about anything but himself.

7 posted on 04/13/2010 4:21:06 PM PDT by knarf (I say things that are true ... I have no proof ... but they're true)
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To: knarf

Obummer would craps his pants just putting on astronaut underwear.


8 posted on 04/13/2010 4:23:21 PM PDT by chambley1
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To: CaliforniaCon

We used to be able to land a man on the moon and bring him back. Now, we’re a beggar nation bowing and scraping to every dictator and slime on earth, pleading with the Arabs and the Chinese to buy our almost worthless government bonds so we can keep up our spending spree on worthless social programs that will turn us into just another shabby, ramshackle, socialist nonentity of a country. The lowlife we have as a president is dragging this country down worse than Jimmy Carter ever dreamed. It’s a disgrace.


9 posted on 04/13/2010 4:32:08 PM PDT by WestSylvanian
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To: Nachum

O pisses everyone off!


10 posted on 04/13/2010 4:34:55 PM PDT by taxtruth (Something really stinks In The Federal Government/Mafia and I think it's BO!)
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To: Nachum

I can tell you right now this isn’t playing too well in FL.

Obama came down and promised to give us a high speed rail that the citizens already rejected. I said to myself at the time, “This man is total manipulator. When he promises to give something, it is either a lie or he’s going to take something away.”

I think it was two days later the budget was killed for the space program.


11 posted on 04/13/2010 4:35:11 PM PDT by I still care (I believe in the universality of freedom -George Bush, asked if he regrets going to war.)
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To: JennysCool
"Come now! What has Neil Armstrong ever done compared to Obama’s vast experience in semmingly every aspect of life? "

But, but, but....

obamagump

12 posted on 04/13/2010 4:36:19 PM PDT by FrankR (Those of us who love AMERICA far outnumber those who love obama - your choice.)
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To: Nachum

Mr Armstrong, Obama hasn’t the depth or brilliance of your caliber. He has no vision, no ‘gravitas’. His experience is in taking from wage earners and giving to the stumble-bums.
He is, in short, out of his depth.


13 posted on 04/13/2010 4:37:49 PM PDT by theDentist (fybo; qwerty ergo typo : i type, therefore i misspelll)
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To: WestSylvanian

We used to be able to land a man on the moon and bring him back. Now, we’re a beggar nation bowing and scraping to every dictator and slime on earth, pleading with the Arabs and the Chinese to buy our almost worthless government bonds so we can keep up our spending spree on worthless social programs that will turn us into just another shabby, ramshackle, socialist nonentity of a country. The lowlife we have as a president is dragging this country down worse than Jimmy Carter ever dreamed. It’s a disgrace.

What you said.


14 posted on 04/13/2010 4:38:12 PM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: Nachum

And Russia just doubled the cost of transport on us.


15 posted on 04/13/2010 4:44:32 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: Nachum

The Russians have won the space race!


16 posted on 04/13/2010 4:46:47 PM PDT by rsobin
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To: Nachum; All
obyummer directs NASA to funnel the money to “predominantly Muslim countries” to train Muslim youths in the space sciences -

and then we'll pay $51 MILLION PER ASTRONAUT to Russia to get our men and women back and forth to space.

And leave space control to the Russians, Chinese, and others. Will we survive the American hating man?

http://www.thefoxnation.com/international/2010/02/22/obama-asks-nasa-chief-reach-out-muslim-countries?page=2

http://www.weaselzippers.net/blog/2010/02/obama-orders-nasa-to-work-with-muslim-countries-yes-nasa-and-no-this-isnt-from-the-onion.html

“(NASA) mission will shift from space exploration to Muslim diplomacy, as per the commander-in-chief’s orders.”

http://www.judicialwatch.org/blog/2010/feb/nasa-focus-muslim-outreach

“Some 7,000 space industry workers will lose their jobs by the time the shuttle program ends, causing the loss of 14,000 public sector jobs and raising the unemployment rate to near 15 percent in Brevard.” (that will actually be about 36,000 out of work)

http://www.floridatoday.com/content/blogs/space/2010/01/boeing-lays-off-36-workers.shtml

and in Houston, even a DEMOCRAT candidate is asking for impeachment:

http://vimeo.com/9235476

17 posted on 04/13/2010 4:49:26 PM PDT by maine-iac7
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To: Nachum

Off topic but kind of interesting. I was looking for old comedy stuff the other day and found Gene Cernan on a Dean Martin roast.

Cernan is the only man I’ve ever seen Rickles give this kind of respect to. No jokes, calls him a true American hero.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I-54lF0ziHg&feature=related


18 posted on 04/13/2010 4:56:46 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: Nachum

"Space is our highest priority, regardless of how hard the economic situation is in the country," Medvedev said in translated remarks. "Space will always remain our priority. This is not just somebody's interpretation, it's our official state position. I am here in my presidential office and when addressing you, I can confirm again the significance of space for the government."

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2491658/posts
19 posted on 04/13/2010 5:02:57 PM PDT by brityank (The more I learn about the Constitution, the more I realise this Government is UNconstitutional !! Â)
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To: Nachum

Last time I checked, Neil, you were never a community organizer.


20 posted on 04/13/2010 5:22:41 PM PDT by Carl LaFong (Experts say experts should be ignored.)
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To: Nachum; All

AWESOME NEWS!

GO NEIL!

Glad to have his voice added to the fight against Obama gutting human spaceflight at NASA!

Join us!

You can learn how to help right here....

http://web.me.com/michaelokuda/CONSTELLATION/GO_BOLDLY.html

You can send a general comment to the entire committee on science and technology here........

http://science.house.gov/contact/contact_generalform.shtml

Takes literally two minutes.

Neil took a giant leap for us all.

We can take small steps and combine our voices now for him!


21 posted on 04/13/2010 5:26:18 PM PDT by Names Ash Housewares ( Refusing to kneel before the "messiah".)
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To: B-Chan
Love ya, Neil, but you’re wrong on this one.

Well, enlighten us.

22 posted on 04/13/2010 5:29:14 PM PDT by buccaneer81 (ECOMCON)
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To: Nachum

Now we need to catch rides to the ISS (now known as the Mir II) from the Russians.

Russia and China will be the only countries to have a manned space program after the end of this year. That is just wrong.


23 posted on 04/13/2010 5:56:55 PM PDT by Thunder90 (Fighting for truth and the American way... http://citizensfortruthandtheamericanway.blogspot.com/)
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To: Nachum

Space Program bump for later...........


25 posted on 04/13/2010 6:01:34 PM PDT by indthkr
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To: WestSylvanian

It is a disgrace. There is a spiritual sickness in the country. A desire to always get something for nothing.


26 posted on 04/13/2010 6:04:57 PM PDT by prairiebreeze (Send a contribution to FreeRepublic! Every dollar helps!)
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To: Nachum

Decades and centuries from now - the name Neil Armstrong will still be remembered - as an explorer - Obama - nada - nobody, a nothin’.....btw - I met Neil Armstrong’s son many “moons” ago (sorry - couldn’t resist), but I did meet his son - that was pretty cool - especially for me - a young 20-year old - cute, too!!


27 posted on 04/13/2010 6:05:06 PM PDT by MasonGal
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To: Nachum

The “Right Stuff” vs the “Wrong Stuff”.

Nuff said.


29 posted on 04/13/2010 6:07:01 PM PDT by AFreeBird
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To: Nachum

Funny, I haven’t heard anyone at MSDNC call obama (small o) anti-science yet.


31 posted on 04/13/2010 6:18:08 PM PDT by Red in Blue PA (Thinking of using 911 for protection? Google "Brittany Zimmerman")
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To: Nachum

bump


32 posted on 04/13/2010 6:19:28 PM PDT by GOPJ (http://hisz.rsoe.hu/alertmap/index2.php?area=dam&lang=eng)
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To: Nachum

Gotta have more money for Obastard’s slush fund.


33 posted on 04/13/2010 6:26:55 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (The US will not die with a whimper. It will die with thundering applause from the left.)
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To: Nachum
I can speak from personal experience. Rocket scientists do NOT grow on trees. In the early 70s when the spade work on Apollo had been completed, my colleagues had their salaries cut and many left the business forever. When you're rocket scientist sharp, you can do anything and many were forced to do so and did a lot better in every field they ventured. If Zero chases a whole generation of rocket scientists out of the business, it'll cost this country dearly.
34 posted on 04/13/2010 6:35:08 PM PDT by Rockitz (This isn't rocket science- follow the money and you'll find truth.)
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To: B-Chan
Love ya, Neil, but you’re wrong on this one.

The debate on NASA's mission aside, seeing Zero criticized by (another) Apollo astronaut is a precious thing.

35 posted on 04/13/2010 6:41:00 PM PDT by Charles Martel ("Endeavor to persevere...")
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bump


37 posted on 04/13/2010 6:44:14 PM PDT by Captain Beyond (The Hammer of the gods! (Just a cool line from a Led Zep song))
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To: buccaneer81; All

But we have money for high speed choo choo’s...


38 posted on 04/13/2010 6:45:46 PM PDT by KevinDavis (Jesus Saves... Allah Kills...)
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To: Nachum
Obama's killing the space program for the same reason he does anything... he out to destroy anything, and everything that speaks of America’s greatness
39 posted on 04/13/2010 6:52:23 PM PDT by tophat9000 (It ain't about Black... It ain't about White...It's about a Red...Trying to take our rights!)
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To: Nachum

For Armstrong to speak out in public it must be a big deal...like Marcel Marceau uttering the only word in Mel Brooks’ “Silent Movie”.


40 posted on 04/13/2010 7:06:44 PM PDT by rfp1234
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To: tophat9000

How many times do we need to go round and round with politically correct joy ricers at $1 billion a shot?


41 posted on 04/13/2010 7:08:08 PM PDT by rogertarp
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To: WestSylvanian
Interesting to think of JFK laying out why we should go to the moon, and pledging we would.

Then to think of Obama pulling the plug on NASA so we can have free health care.

Sad.

42 posted on 04/13/2010 7:10:02 PM PDT by HereInTheHeartland
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To: rfp1234

Yep. When you’ve lost Neil Armstrong, it’s getting pretty bad. Btw, it was 40 years ago today that Jim Lovell uttered those now unforgettable words, “Houston, we have a problem.”


43 posted on 04/13/2010 7:13:47 PM PDT by TxAnn56
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To: Megan D
Maybe we can raise taxes to give Osama enough money to create his own mission to the moon.

I'd contribute towards a one way trip for him and his czars -

44 posted on 04/13/2010 7:19:33 PM PDT by maine-iac7
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To: Nachum

I think this space walker controversy is being orchestrated by the left and these astronauts to make conservatives call for more wasteful spending on space walkers during a recession so that they no longer have any authority to call for fiscal conservatism. If you really want more money spent on pointless NASA missions, back Obama and he’ll give up his gaming on this and call for more NASA spending.


45 posted on 04/13/2010 7:26:33 PM PDT by Perchant
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To: Nachum

Michael Jackson could not be reached for comment.


46 posted on 04/13/2010 7:57:36 PM PDT by dr_who
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To: Nachum
saying that the move is “devastating” to America’s space effort.

That's precisely Hussein's intention, Mr. Armstrong.

47 posted on 04/13/2010 8:36:41 PM PDT by Mr. Mojo
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To: Nachum

Barack Hussein Obama grew up in Indonesia as a kid. His was not the typical American childhood growing up proud of this nation or those who risked their lives to advance and protect it.


48 posted on 04/13/2010 8:40:51 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (VP Biden on Obamacare's passage: "This is a big f-ing deal". grumpygresh: "Repeal the f-ing deal")
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To: Carl LaFong

Oh come now, Armstrong and the other Moonwalkers tried to organize a community there but the atmosphere was too hostile...


49 posted on 04/13/2010 8:43:01 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (VP Biden on Obamacare's passage: "This is a big f-ing deal". grumpygresh: "Repeal the f-ing deal")
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To: CaliforniaCon
If this story is halfway accurate, great to hear from these guys!!!!!

Link to MSNBC - are you kidding as to its accuracy?
50 posted on 04/13/2010 8:55:44 PM PDT by Cheerio (Barack Hussein 0bama=The Complete Destruction of American Capitalism)
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