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NASA warns 'risk of losing' space station rising
AFP, Google ^ | 8/30/11 | Jean-Louis Santini

Posted on 08/30/2011 7:47:13 PM PDT by Nachum

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1 posted on 08/30/2011 7:47:23 PM PDT by Nachum
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To: Jet Jaguar; NorwegianViking; ExTexasRedhead; HollyB; FromLori; EricTheRed_VocalMinority; ...

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Let me know if you would like to be on or off the ping list

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2 posted on 08/30/2011 7:48:54 PM PDT by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: Nachum; KevinDavis

Just great. Not only dump the shuttle but cancel its replacement and pay the Russians to get us there.

That worked out great.


3 posted on 08/30/2011 7:49:21 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Happiness)
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To: Nachum

I know it cost alot but is it really worth anything?


4 posted on 08/30/2011 7:49:45 PM PDT by DManA
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To: Nachum

Hopey Changey.

First it was the F-22.

Then the Shuttle. Now the space station.


5 posted on 08/30/2011 7:51:37 PM PDT by Cringing Negativism Network ("Cut the Crap and Balance!" -- Governor Sarah Palin , Friday August 12 2011, Iowa State Fair)
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To: Nachum

does the science justify that enormous cost? Maybe those billions would be better spent on researching cure for cancer or something


6 posted on 08/30/2011 7:53:07 PM PDT by 4rcane
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To: Nachum

If they lose that station after the billions upon billions and blood sweat and tears to get it there - they are in deep, deep kimchie.


7 posted on 08/30/2011 7:53:58 PM PDT by edcoil (The will to win is important, but the will to prepare is vital. -- Joe Paterno)
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To: Nachum
"There is a greater risk of losing the ISS when it's unmanned than if it were manned," Michael Suffredini, the ISS program manager for the US space agency, said in a conference call with Russian officials. "The risk increase is not insignificant," he added.

:: snort ::

No, it's not "insignificant."


8 posted on 08/30/2011 7:55:10 PM PDT by Talisker (History will show the Illuminati won the ultimate Darwin Award.)
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To: Nachum

They just said they could keep it going indefinitely without crew on board, now they say they may very well lose it without anybody on board? Is anybody able to make up their minds?


9 posted on 08/30/2011 7:57:40 PM PDT by wastedyears (Of course you realize, this means war.)
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To: Nachum

Man, it’s too bad we don’t have some sort of reusable spacecraft that could make regular trips to service the ISS. It could be made like a plane, and we’d launch it like a rocket and let it glide back to Earth. A “Space Plane” or, even better a “Space Shuttle”!! Wouldn’t that be cool! (Sarcasm is dripping, no tag required ;-)


10 posted on 08/30/2011 7:58:17 PM PDT by GizmosAndGadgets (How free are you in America today?)
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To: Nachum
NASA warns of losing space station

Oh yeah, who's fault is that?

11 posted on 08/30/2011 8:00:47 PM PDT by conservativeimage.com (Barackoli gives you farts!)
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To: GizmosAndGadgets
Does this mean the NASA project to boost the self esteem of islamics is doomed to failure.......snicker.
12 posted on 08/30/2011 8:00:59 PM PDT by spokeshave (Obamas approval ratings are so low, Kenyans are accusing him of being born in the USA.)
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To: Talisker

“Screw those commie bastards, and screw their wussy little space station.”


13 posted on 08/30/2011 8:01:29 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: GeronL

The shuttle program turned out to be nothing more than a very dangerous and extremely expensive and inefficient way to launch satellites. And the ISS? Totally useless to science and space exploration.


14 posted on 08/30/2011 8:01:54 PM PDT by Tea Party Terrorist (Yes)
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To: DManA
It gets old having to educate people.

ISS Experiment List

15 posted on 08/30/2011 8:02:16 PM PDT by buccaneer81 (ECOMCON)
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To: edcoil

Great signature...


16 posted on 08/30/2011 8:03:01 PM PDT by FlJoePa ("Success without honor is an unseasoned dish; it will satisfy your hunger, but it won't taste good")
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To: Nachum

Would somebody pleas tell me what the ISS is good for?
Has its existence produced any worthwhile scientific knowledge?
Is there anything that has been discovered as a result of the ISS?
Can its continued existence be justified?.........


17 posted on 08/30/2011 8:03:29 PM PDT by Red Badger ("Treason doth never prosper.... What's the reason? Why if it prosper, none dare call it treason.")
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To: 4rcane
Maybe those billions would be better spent on researching cure for cancer or something

What do you think they're doing up there? Getting a tan?

See post #15.

18 posted on 08/30/2011 8:04:16 PM PDT by buccaneer81 (ECOMCON)
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To: spokeshave
Does this mean the NASA project to boost the self esteem of islamics is doomed to failure.......snicker.

Well, that's actually some good news for this fiasco. NASA is in no shape to boost anything, and certainly not Islamic esteem :-)

19 posted on 08/30/2011 8:04:52 PM PDT by GizmosAndGadgets (How free are you in America today?)
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To: Nachum

Hmmm....

20 posted on 08/30/2011 8:05:18 PM PDT by mrsmith
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To: DManA

Good question. Its kind of like Porkulus,
Expensive,worthless and going down in flames.


21 posted on 08/30/2011 8:05:58 PM PDT by omega4179 (Obama Downgrade)
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To: Tea Party Terrorist; Red Badger
Arrrgh...

See post #15.

22 posted on 08/30/2011 8:06:03 PM PDT by buccaneer81 (ECOMCON)
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To: Talisker

They all have special suits so that if they have to evacuate they can survive until the next spacecraft comes to pick them up.


23 posted on 08/30/2011 8:06:27 PM PDT by tsowellfan
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To: spokeshave
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Reggie, get me one of those jet pack thingees. I need to go save the space station.

24 posted on 08/30/2011 8:07:18 PM PDT by newheart (When does policy become treason?)
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To: tsowellfan

That’s hilarious. /sarc


25 posted on 08/30/2011 8:08:18 PM PDT by buccaneer81 (ECOMCON)
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To: buccaneer81

I stopped reading when I got to ‘BUZZ LIGHTYEAR’............


26 posted on 08/30/2011 8:09:42 PM PDT by Red Badger ("Treason doth never prosper.... What's the reason? Why if it prosper, none dare call it treason.")
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To: buccaneer81

Oh you poor thang.

How much basic research won’t be done because of all the capital sucked up by this super duper science platform.


27 posted on 08/30/2011 8:10:30 PM PDT by DManA
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To: 4rcane

Cancer research? Please,,, The cost of the Space Station has been around 100 billion, spread over 30 YEARS. Thats about 10 months of the war in Iraq.
Or try about 18 months of the dept of education budget.

There are legitimate things to criticize NASA for; woman astronauts with the frizzy hair and no sense to put it in a ponytail, Hansen and his global warming Jihad, always having to carry a foreigner and being terrified of ever seeming “American”, the muslim outreach program,,,etc. But the Space Station is about the only thing they’ve done right lately. And there is nothing but a pittance to save by canceling it.


28 posted on 08/30/2011 8:11:11 PM PDT by DesertRhino (I was standing with a rifle, waiting for soviet paratroopers, but communists just ran for office)
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To: GizmosAndGadgets

Space exploration and experimentation is great, but the countries of the world are without the means to support it financially.

Make one last trip and push it out of orbit to sit until we can once again do it justice or use its parts for the next space station.


29 posted on 08/30/2011 8:11:11 PM PDT by Nonsense Unlimited
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To: DManA
And where would you do basic space research?
30 posted on 08/30/2011 8:11:58 PM PDT by buccaneer81 (ECOMCON)
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To: buccaneer81

Looks to be primarily PHD welfare with a sprinkling of ethnic and cultural diversity to round it out.


31 posted on 08/30/2011 8:12:20 PM PDT by wrench
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To: Nachum

How do they evacuate with no one launching? Do they open the door and parachute out? lol


32 posted on 08/30/2011 8:12:24 PM PDT by KoRn (Department of Homeland Security, Certified - "Right Wing Extremist")
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To: Nachum

Thank you, Obama. Without you we might have kept the space shuttles going for a couple more years until a replacement was ready.


33 posted on 08/30/2011 8:12:58 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Islam is the religion of Satan and Mohammed was his minion.)
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To: Nonsense Unlimited
Make one last trip and push it out of orbit

Huh? "Out of orbit" means reentry into the atmosphere, as in gone, baby, gone.

34 posted on 08/30/2011 8:13:50 PM PDT by buccaneer81 (ECOMCON)
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To: Nachum
Wow, we really are seeing a lot of firsts under this administration.
The debt rating, we have to ask the Russians for a ride into space; last week we heard that we can't even manufacture basic anti viral medicines, etc, etc...

If we can re elect him; we might have our technological abilities back to the 1890’s at least.
Maybe we can bring back steam locomotives?

35 posted on 08/30/2011 8:14:20 PM PDT by HereInTheHeartland (I love how the FR spellchecker doesn't recognize the word "Obama")
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To: Nachum

Maybe the shuttles could have a few flights left in them


36 posted on 08/30/2011 8:14:45 PM PDT by rdcbn
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To: buccaneer81

Letting central planners decide what basic research deserves funding (and what doesn’t) is no more effective than industrial central planning.


37 posted on 08/30/2011 8:15:28 PM PDT by DManA
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To: buccaneer81

The great majority of those experiments have to do with the effect of microgravity on biology (human, ultimately) or on processes (e.g. agricultural; medical) performed in support of human existence in space.

If you don’t put humans in space you don’t need all that data.


38 posted on 08/30/2011 8:15:45 PM PDT by steve86 (Acerbic by nature, not nurture (Could be worst in 40 years))
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To: DesertRhino

The space program was the ultimate display of American greatness during the Cold War. Barack Obama is not only not a believer in American Exceptionalism - he is a militant believer in American Unexceptionalism. To him, the space program is an arrogant display. And America needs humbling.

The man found trillions to dig ditches and fill them again. The only things he cuts are defense - and the space program.


39 posted on 08/30/2011 8:18:15 PM PDT by Starrgaizr
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To: wrench
Looks to be primarily PHD welfare

Much of it is corporate, and the companies pay top dollar. My company considered it until the realization that the lack of shuttle access pushed the timeline way back.

40 posted on 08/30/2011 8:19:09 PM PDT by buccaneer81 (ECOMCON)
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How do they evacuate with no one launching?

There are two Soyuz spacecraft docked.

41 posted on 08/30/2011 8:20:17 PM PDT by buccaneer81 (ECOMCON)
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To: rdcbn
Maybe the shuttles could have a few flights left in them

They are all in various states of disassembly as we speak.

42 posted on 08/30/2011 8:22:01 PM PDT by buccaneer81 (ECOMCON)
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To: steve86
If you don’t put humans in space you don’t need all that data.

So man is to stay on Earth forever?

43 posted on 08/30/2011 8:23:02 PM PDT by buccaneer81 (ECOMCON)
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To: newheart

It was the best of years and it was the worst of years.

Otherwise I have several locations where I’d like them to drop the station if it is at all possible for NASA to control its decent.


44 posted on 08/30/2011 8:24:30 PM PDT by Del Rapier
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To: DManA
Letting central planners decide what basic research deserves funding (and what doesn’t) is no more effective than industrial central planning.

A ton of it is corporate. My company considered it at one time.

Hardly a Commie conspiracy.

45 posted on 08/30/2011 8:24:30 PM PDT by buccaneer81 (ECOMCON)
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Gee, why don't they just maintain the old or build a few more new shuttles? Because your muslim resident doesn't want amerika to have a space program. And now we don't. Killed it like an assassin in the night he did.

Raise your hand if you were lucky enough to have one of the “retired” shuttles come to your home town museum? Oh boy, oh boy! Aren't you lucky!

You ought to have a tear in your eye like the indian from the ‘70s PSA commercial looking at cigarette butts in the river next to his canoe.

46 posted on 08/30/2011 8:25:42 PM PDT by 3boysdad (The very elect.)
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To: Nachum

Never deal with the Russians. They’re corrupt through and through, and given the choice between being successful at something themselves, or preventing America from being successful at it, they’ll choose the latter every time. They’re like Arabs/Muslims in that regard.

It seems like every time a new, wet-behind-the-ears president comes along, we have to learn that lesson all over again from scratch, at great harm to our national defense and scientific progress, and at great expense to the taxpayer. Veeeery discouraging. Ronald Reagan is the only president in recent memory to have known it: Don’t enter into any “cooperative” deals with the Russians.


47 posted on 08/30/2011 8:25:47 PM PDT by LibWhacker
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To: Nachum
well here's a nice crisis for team obama to exploit.

wonder what this will do to muslim self esteem, though.

48 posted on 08/30/2011 8:26:41 PM PDT by the invisib1e hand
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To: LibWhacker
Ronald Reagan is the only president in recent memory to have known it: Don’t enter into any “cooperative” deals with the Russians.

What Reagan said was "Trust, but verify."

49 posted on 08/30/2011 8:28:39 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: buccaneer81

Hardly a Commie conspiracy.

I don’t understand that comment. Could you expand on it?


50 posted on 08/30/2011 8:28:55 PM PDT by DManA
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