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$500k To Dream About Star Adventure [from US Govt to...]
Judicial Watch ^ | May 29, 2012 | Corruption Chronicles

Posted on 05/30/2012 1:50:18 PM PDT by kevcol

In the midst of the nation’s dire financial crisis, the U.S. government has given a former astronaut half a million dollars to launch a seemingly delusional idea to send “explorers” to another star system.

By the government’s own account it’s a “dream” that may never come true considering these facts published in the mainstream newspaper that reported the grant; trips to the moon take three days each way and Mars, the next planet over, takes a robotic flier nine months to reach. Based on those speeds the journey to the nearest neighboring star would take tens of thousands of years. In five decades of space exploration scientists have not been able to make a dent on that figure.
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Here is an indicator of the reasoning behind the government allocation from the mainstream newspaper linked above; the former NASA astronaut who got the cash, Mae Jamison, was the “first woman of color to leave earth on the space shuttle” in 1992. She’s also a physician, engineer, entrepreneur and champion of science education.

Indeed Jamison’s credentials are impressive, but does that justify $500,000 for her self-described mission to “generate excitement for a grand human adventure?”
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Jemison describes it as a “monumental” project with “global aspiration.” The former astronaut assures that each step of the way, its progress will benefit life on earth. “We’re embarking on a journey across time and space,” she said. “Our team is both invigorated and sobered by the confidence DARPA has in us to start an independent, private initiative to help make interstellar travel a reality.”

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: darpa; fraud; judicialwatch; maejohnson; obamacash; racism; waste
Mae Jemison is also a Chicago Girl btw, and then there's this:

"Thank you so much Michelle...can I get that in cash girlfriend?"
1 posted on 05/30/2012 1:50:37 PM PDT by kevcol
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To: kevcol
Mae Jamison, was the “first woman of color to leave earth on the space shuttle”

...says it all...

2 posted on 05/30/2012 1:55:21 PM PDT by Roccus
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To: kevcol

Reparations.


3 posted on 05/30/2012 2:02:12 PM PDT by AEMILIUS PAULUS (It is a shame that when these people give a riot)
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To: kevcol

more waste of government/taxpayer funds. This “study” has been duplicated how many times?


4 posted on 05/30/2012 2:04:51 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: kevcol
The kind of inspirational people they are looking for are born, not appointed.
Black, Female, from Chicago, no obvious favoritism here.

5 posted on 05/30/2012 2:11:28 PM PDT by BitWielder1 (Corporate Profits are better than Government Waste)
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To: kevcol
Dilithium crystals powering warp drive.

Give me my $500,000.

6 posted on 05/30/2012 3:14:04 PM PDT by FatherofFive (Islam is evil and must be eradicated)
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To: kevcol

Where’s the Occupy Wall Street protesters on this?

This is blatant, insider, access to government cash. All are members of the 1%. If I’m a white guy, I don’t stand a chance for a windfall like this. I have to earn it.


7 posted on 05/30/2012 3:38:22 PM PDT by cicero2k
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