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Obama hails Mars landing
politico44 ^ | 8/6/12 | DONOVAN SLACK

Posted on 08/06/2012 11:14:48 AM PDT by ColdOne

In a statement issued by the White House in the early morning hours Monday, President Obama congratulated NASA for the successful landing of the rover Curiosity on Mars.

"Tonight, on the planet Mars, the United States of America made history," he said in the statement. "The successful landing of Curiosity - the most sophisticated roving laboratory ever to land on another planet - marks an unprecedented feat of technology that will stand as a point of national pride far into the future. It proves that even the longest of odds are no match for our unique blend of ingenuity and determination.

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TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: curiosity; mars; marslanding; marsrover; nasa; obamamarsspeech; obamaspeech

1 posted on 08/06/2012 11:14:52 AM PDT by ColdOne
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To: ColdOne

Why shouldn’t he? He’s an alien there, too.


2 posted on 08/06/2012 11:16:41 AM PDT by righttackle44 (I may not be much, but I raised a United States Marine.)
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To: ColdOne

RE: “Tonight, on the planet Mars, the United States of America made history,”

I was kinda waiting for him to say that they would not have accomplished it without the government. “They didn’t build that”.


3 posted on 08/06/2012 11:16:47 AM PDT by SeekAndFind (bOTRT)
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To: ColdOne

Too bad the ‘grate’ one wasn’t onboard.


4 posted on 08/06/2012 11:16:47 AM PDT by IbJensen (If you don't read the newspaper you are uninformed, if you do read the newspaper you are misinformed)
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To: ColdOne

Obama couldn’t care less... He’s mad that the money we spent should have been spent on the Muslim brotherhood.


5 posted on 08/06/2012 11:18:40 AM PDT by baddog 219
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To: ColdOne

Now that the excitement has died down....we need to how many Muslims were on the team...


6 posted on 08/06/2012 11:20:19 AM PDT by Dallas59 (President Robert Gibbs 2009-2011)
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To: ColdOne

Now that the excitement has died down....we need to how many Muslims were on the team...


7 posted on 08/06/2012 11:20:35 AM PDT by Dallas59 (President Robert Gibbs 2009-2011)
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To: ColdOne

http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/observations/2012/02/13/obama-administration-proposes-big-cuts-to-nasas-mars-programs/

NASA just released its presidential budget request for 2013 and, as expected, the space agency’s planetary science program takes a big hit. The budget document (summary pdf) is merely the first volley in an often drawn-out exchange between the White House and Congress, but still sets the general direction for the space program.


8 posted on 08/06/2012 11:22:16 AM PDT by jessduntno ("Racism is not dead...it is on life support - kept alive by politicians..." - Thomas Sowell)
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To: ColdOne

He didn’t do dat!!


9 posted on 08/06/2012 11:22:16 AM PDT by beethovenfan (If Islam is the solution, the "problem" must be freedom.)
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To: ColdOne

I guess since NASA is working to build better relationships with Moslems - is he’s going to send all the Muzzies there now?


10 posted on 08/06/2012 11:24:02 AM PDT by BCW (http://babylonscovertwar.com/index.html)
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To: IbJensen
Too bad the ‘grate’ one wasn’t onboard.<

... along with Moosechelle & the Wee Wons ... the ultimate family vacation.

11 posted on 08/06/2012 11:24:43 AM PDT by MissMagnolia (Being powerful is like being a lady. If you have to tell people you are, you aren't. (M.Thatcher))
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To: MissMagnolia

Please! No reference to the chirren!

Little Malaria and Sasha are to remain untouhed by the MSM or zealous right-wingers.


12 posted on 08/06/2012 11:27:24 AM PDT by IbJensen (If you don't read the newspaper you are uninformed, if you do read the newspaper you are misinformed)
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To: ColdOne

{”... in the early morning hours Monday, President Obama congratulated NASA...” In a statement released by the white hut? The Won doesn’t get out of bed before ten!


13 posted on 08/06/2012 11:27:37 AM PDT by Red_Devil 232 (VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!)
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To: ColdOne

Obama, you didn’t build that nor were you responsible for it.


14 posted on 08/06/2012 11:35:37 AM PDT by History Repeats (Drink plenty of TEA, but avoid the Koolaid.)
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To: Red_Devil 232

Maybe he was still awake from his “busy previous daily routine!” LOL!


15 posted on 08/06/2012 11:38:20 AM PDT by ColdOne (I miss my poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11 0bie don' t eat my dog!)
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To: ColdOne

NASA didn’t do that! All of NASA’s space stuff is designed and built by private contractors.


16 posted on 08/06/2012 11:42:33 AM PDT by zagger
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To: ColdOne

Now, finally, we’ll know if Bush caused global warming on Mars.


17 posted on 08/06/2012 11:46:55 AM PDT by Huskrrrr
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To: ColdOne
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18 posted on 08/06/2012 11:49:22 AM PDT by newheart (At what point does policy become treason?)
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To: ColdOne

Thank President Bush for authorizing this mission.

If only we had a forward thinking president like you again.


19 posted on 08/06/2012 11:52:29 AM PDT by Lee'sGhost (Johnny Rico picked the wrong girl!)
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To: righttackle44

20 posted on 08/06/2012 11:52:43 AM PDT by Puppage (You may disagree with what I have to say, but I shall defend to your death my right to say it)
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To: ColdOne

I’m opposed to spending TAXPAYER $$ on space exploration, but I’d make an exception if we could send Sheila Jackson Lee to Mars (one-way)


21 posted on 08/06/2012 11:53:48 AM PDT by from occupied ga (Your government is your most dangerous enemy)
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To: Puppage

When does “Curiosity” start beaming back Obama-Biden campaign commercials?


22 posted on 08/06/2012 11:55:16 AM PDT by nascarnation
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To: ColdOne

This morning’s (Eastern Standard Time) Mars Rover Landing was eight years in the making, and Obama’s only contribution was that he didn’t get in the way of it.

I stayed up watching the Live Feed from NASA, from before until long after the landing.

The two best parts were the landing itself, 1st and foremost, and the over-joyed and very joyous (and long) reaction at JPL in Pasadena once the rover was on the ground.

The worst part was very early in the start of the first press conference, after a few introductions, when we had to listen to Obama’s two political appointees, the head of NASA and Obama’s top science adviser, praise the mission while trying to mention Obama’s name as often as possible in the process - it was sickening.

Thankfully, they were given their time early and then the real heroes could begin to take questions.

Went to bed about 4:AM EST.


23 posted on 08/06/2012 12:03:41 PM PDT by Wuli
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To: jessduntno

The Curiosity Mars Rover project has so far cost each American about $7. For what it has accomplished (the technological applications developed for it) and for what we may learn from it, it seems like a small investment. Americans spend more than that each week on junk.


24 posted on 08/06/2012 12:09:52 PM PDT by Wuli
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To: ColdOne
And lookee at the first image off the spacecraft:


25 posted on 08/06/2012 12:13:02 PM PDT by Old Sarge (We are now officially over the precipice, we just havent struck the ground yet)
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To: ColdOne

“Mars is now the second biggest Muslim planet in the solar system.” - Borock Insane 0bomber


26 posted on 08/06/2012 12:14:27 PM PDT by TigersEye (Life is about choices. Your choices. Make good ones.)
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To: IbJensen

What, we can’t say anything about Slasher and Masher now?


27 posted on 08/06/2012 12:16:30 PM PDT by Old Sarge (We are now officially over the precipice, we just havent struck the ground yet)
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To: ColdOne

“...now that we’ve landed on Mars,” said the President, “...it’s now onto the other 57 moons.”


28 posted on 08/06/2012 12:17:28 PM PDT by Lou L (Health "insurance" is NOT the same as health "care")
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To: ColdOne
Had the landing failed, we would have been reminded that the project started during the Bush administration.

29 posted on 08/06/2012 12:19:12 PM PDT by BitWielder1 (Corporate Profits are better than Government Waste)
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To: ColdOne

I’m wondering how long it will be before he apologizes to the world because it’s just not fair that we have the technology to land a spacecraft on Mars and other countries can’t.


30 posted on 08/06/2012 12:59:40 PM PDT by SailormanCGA72
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To: ColdOne
Did Curiosity find the American flag that Sheila Jackson Lee* says our astronauts left on Mars yet?

*One of our really really dim classic affirmative action elected Amish in Congres...

31 posted on 08/06/2012 1:37:22 PM PDT by publius911 (Formerly Publius 6961, formerly jennsdad)
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To: Wuli
The Curiosity Mars Rover project has so far cost each American about $7. For what it has accomplished (the technological applications developed for it) and for what we may learn from it, it seems like a small investment. Americans spend more than that each week on junk.

What the hell you talking about?

It costs me at least that much every day to support our growing army of parasites.

32 posted on 08/06/2012 1:45:35 PM PDT by publius911 (Formerly Publius 6961, formerly jennsdad)
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To: publius911

“It costs me at least that much every day to support our growing army of parasites.”

So let’s quit supporting them. I’m for that.

And, If we did, we could have sent two Mars Rovers instead of one. LOL


33 posted on 08/06/2012 1:52:33 PM PDT by Wuli
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To: baddog 219

http://www.realclearpolitics.com/articles/2010/07/07/nasas_muslim_outreach_106214.html


34 posted on 08/06/2012 2:02:43 PM PDT by Mr. Wright
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To: ColdOne

I suppose the Curiosity program was already too far along in development for him to have killed it.


35 posted on 08/07/2012 12:26:38 AM PDT by clearcarbon
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To: clearcarbon
I suppose the Curiosity program was already too far along in development for him to have killed it.

If he wins re-election, I'm sure he'll make sure that NASA will only get the planned 2 years with it, rather than the potential 4-6 that it has.

Money spent furthering mankind means money not given to his supporters.
36 posted on 08/07/2012 3:26:44 PM PDT by af_vet_rr
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