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John Glenn: Keep space shuttles flying (Even An Old Lefty Gets It)
AP via The Columbus Dispatch ^ | June 21, 2010 | Marcia Dunn

Posted on 06/21/2010 10:55:27 AM PDT by buccaneer81

John Glenn: Keep space shuttles flying Monday, June 21, 2010 12:57 PM By Marcia Dunn ASSOCIATED PRESS

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- Mercury astronaut John Glenn wants NASA's space shuttles to keep flying until a reliable replacement is ready, no matter how long it takes.

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


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Government; News/Current Events; US: Ohio
KEYWORDS: iss; johnglenn; moonshot; nasa; shuttle; space; sts
When this old lefty goat goes up against the messiah, it really says something.
1 posted on 06/21/2010 10:55:28 AM PDT by buccaneer81
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To: KevinDavis

Space ping.


2 posted on 06/21/2010 10:56:07 AM PDT by buccaneer81 (ECOMCON)
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To: buccaneer81

Nobody loves the space stuff like me. I watched Apollo 11 live. I have to ask though. Why keep a labor intensive, expensive craft in service when private industry can launch satellites faster and cheaper than gov’t? Why go back to the moon? What’s there? Mars, nothing of much interest it’s dead. There comes a time when we have to sacrifice something and sadly, manned space flight needs to be one of those things at this point in time.


3 posted on 06/21/2010 11:02:07 AM PDT by NCBraveheart (BARACK OBAMA....A GIANT SACK OF SUCK!)
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To: buccaneer81

Obamah is Kicking NASA’s ASS !!


4 posted on 06/21/2010 11:02:42 AM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: buccaneer81
No, he's trying to preserve his precious self-image as an astronaut.

He knows that there is no longer any such thing as an astronaut, as soon as this last shuttle is over.

We'll just be passengers for the Russians. There will be cosmonauts, but no astronauts.

That's what really crushes the old pilots.

5 posted on 06/21/2010 11:04:30 AM PDT by Mamzelle (Cameras, cameras--never forget to bring your cameras)
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To: NCBraveheart
Why go back to the moon? What’s there?

Helium-3

Shall we just let the Chinese have it?

6 posted on 06/21/2010 11:06:26 AM PDT by buccaneer81 (ECOMCON)
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To: NCBraveheart
There comes a time when we have to sacrifice something and sadly, manned space flight needs to be one of those things at this point in time.

NASA's budget is less than one half of one percent of the total federal budget. About $20 billion. Cut that much out by disbanding either the Departments of Education or Energy (preferably both.)

7 posted on 06/21/2010 11:09:29 AM PDT by buccaneer81 (ECOMCON)
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To: NCBraveheart; buccaneer81
Mars, nothing of much interest it’s dead.

Why go to White Sands, New Mexico? It's dead.

Why go to Bonneville? It's dead too.

But gee whiz...a whole lotta important events go on there, no?

8 posted on 06/21/2010 11:11:18 AM PDT by sam_paine (X .................................)
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To: buccaneer81
Just another stupid RAT who doesn't want to be blamed for the communist nightmare they've brought about in the USA.

Former Sen. John Glenn, D-Ohio, spent part of his Sunday afternoon stumping for Sen. Barack Obama’s space agenda. On a conference call with reporters, Glenn backed Obama’s plans for NASA, saying Obama’s plans represent a reversal from funding cuts during the Bush administration. “I’m looking forward to working very closely with Barack Obama after he’s president,” said Glenn.... - August 17, 2008

9 posted on 06/21/2010 11:12:29 AM PDT by Tailgunner Joe
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To: buccaneer81

No study of the Earth can be complete without a proper study of the Moon.


10 posted on 06/21/2010 11:16:15 AM PDT by Prospero (non est ad astra mollis e terris via)
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To: buccaneer81

The man sold his soul to BJ Clinton for one last ride into space on the Shuttle.


11 posted on 06/21/2010 11:23:23 AM PDT by Yo-Yo (Is the /sarc tag really necessary?)
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To: buccaneer81

Glenn has very little credibility these days. The old man is hanging on to the last shreds for dear life!


12 posted on 06/21/2010 11:24:46 AM PDT by Ted Grant
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To: Prospero
No study of the Earth can be complete without a proper study of the Moon.

Excellent point.

13 posted on 06/21/2010 11:28:22 AM PDT by buccaneer81 (ECOMCON)
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To: NCBraveheart

“Why go back to the moon? What’s there? “

The future.


14 posted on 06/21/2010 11:35:56 AM PDT by PetroniusMaximus
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To: buccaneer81

John Glenn is from my county and IMHO is more of an old democrat. I’m not sure he’d be welcome in the Nancy Pelosi/Obama democratic parety?


15 posted on 06/21/2010 11:36:21 AM PDT by chris_bdba
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To: buccaneer81

“John Glenn: Keep space shuttles flying” Uhhh, Why? What has the “Space Shuttle” done but keep this country in Low Earth Orbit for the better part of 1/4 of a century. What “Scientific””Advances” has the Space Shuttle give us besides keeping that Money Pit of an “International Space Station” operational.


16 posted on 06/21/2010 11:39:47 AM PDT by US Navy Vet
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To: chris_bdba

He campaigned for Obama. That tells me what he is.


17 posted on 06/21/2010 11:42:45 AM PDT by buccaneer81 (ECOMCON)
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To: US Navy Vet

The shuttle is all we have for heavy lift to LEO. Atlas V-HLV hasn’t flown yet, and it may never fly.


18 posted on 06/21/2010 11:53:49 AM PDT by buccaneer81 (ECOMCON)
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To: Tailgunner Joe
Just another stupid RAT who doesn't want to be blamed for the communist nightmare they've brought about in the USA.

There's no fool like an old fool, eh?

19 posted on 06/21/2010 12:07:28 PM PDT by T-Bird45 (It feels like the seventies, and it shouldn't.)
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To: NCBraveheart
Nobody loves the space stuff like me. I watched Apollo 11 live. I have to ask though. Why keep a labor intensive, expensive craft in service when private industry can launch satellites faster and cheaper than gov’t? Why go back to the moon? What’s there? Mars, nothing of much interest it’s dead. There comes a time when we have to sacrifice something and sadly, manned space flight needs to be one of those things at this point in time.

The answer to your questions are obvious. We need to find a replacement for the shuttle, we need to go to the moon and to mars simply because they will serve as jumping off places for further space exploration. I would love to see private enterprise take a large part in space exploration, it is the American way for private enterprise to lead the way, however, they are not really doing so.

To keep the space program alive will lead to many new discoveries and technologies, just as it did in our glory days.

20 posted on 06/21/2010 12:17:29 PM PDT by calex59
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To: US Navy Vet

Shh, you aren’t supposed to disagree with the messiah.


21 posted on 06/21/2010 12:24:35 PM PDT by BenKenobi (I want to hear more about Sam! Samwise the stouthearted!)
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To: Yo-Yo

“The man sold his soul to BJ Clinton for one last ride into space on the Shuttle.”

That, unfortunately, is how I’ll remember him.


22 posted on 06/21/2010 12:29:20 PM PDT by PLMerite (Ride to the sound of the Guns - I'll probably need help.)
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To: PetroniusMaximus

“Why go back to the moon? What’s there?”

Something wonderful...


23 posted on 06/21/2010 12:39:10 PM PDT by ffusco (The President will return this country to what it once was...An arctic wasteland covered in ice.)
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To: US Navy Vet

I am glad I am not alone


24 posted on 06/21/2010 2:22:54 PM PDT by NCBraveheart (BARACK OBAMA....A GIANT SACK OF SUCK!)
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