Skip to comments.NASA Selling Off Launchpads, Runways At Kennedy Center
Posted on 01/07/2013 6:11:50 PM PST by Nachum
From The Orlando Sentinel: That has prompted NASA to advertise a long list of KSC facilities and equipment as available for use, lease or, in some cases, outright purchase by the right business. Among them: Launch Pad 39A, where shuttles were launched; space in the Vehicle Assembly Building, the iconic 526-foot-tall structure first used to assemble Saturn V-Apollo rockets; the Orbiter Processing Facilities, essentially huge garages where the shuttles were maintained; Hangar N and its high-tech test equipment; the launch-control center; and various other buildings and chunks of undeveloped property. A lot of the stuff needs to be transferred by the end of 2013, when federal maintenance money will run out. When it does, machinery will start to rust, and buildings will deteriorate in the harsh coastal-marsh environment of Cape Canaveral.
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Soon to be renamed Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center 2 or Xichang Satellite Launch Center 2 or Seven Happiness Satellite Launch Center.
But the mooslums feel pretty good about their contributions to numbers and science and stuff....so who cares? //sarc
This is Obama addressing our spending problem: dismantling the USA to pay for EBT cards.
How are we supposed to get our people into orbit?
Did America invent anti-grav and just forget to tell everyone?
Obama’s Communist Agenda for Amerika is being rapidly accepted by all who fear his brutal might.
Congress is hanging a red light outside the door, everything is for sale.
Well, since NASA’s primary mission is to make Muslims feel better about themselves, maybe we could sell it for a really big Mosque and get in on some of that action Al Gore got with that environmentally friendly, ideologically aligned Qatar oil money...
Another icon of ‘patriotic nationalism’ down the tubes. This is a disgrace. 0bama is a disgrace. By 2016, NASA will be only a memory.
Nowadays, we just give free stuff to people who don't work.
Never imagined such a day would arrive. Obama actually killed NASA, that used to be the pinnacle of American pride. Now we cannot put a man in orbit and all the infrastructure is for sale. Sickening.
“Houston, We have a problem”
Selling off America piece by piece
NASA is supposed to be doing long-hair, bleeding edge science research, like figuring out how to make air safety better.
They aren't any good for operational stuff.
Except for killing people and breaking things, governments aren't actually very good at much.
I was thinking more like the Frito Lay Launchpad and the Godaddy.com Observation Building...
That's going commercial. See Space-X.
probably ~ there are hints out there
This is great! We can use the revenue to buy more Obamaphone! /s
And to the trash heap of history we go. The future belongs to China.
EBT cards for Latrina & Tyquando are the new “investments” in our future.
I know I may get shot for this, by the more nostalgic members, but it’s probably for the best that NASA be shut down. Like all government bureaucracies, it has stifled progress.
Nasa quit going to the moon in 1973, and has maintained a low orbit presence since. If NASA were allowed to continue, that would probably be as far as it would go.
Since private space exploration has taken off, they’ve designed space suits that can help somebody fall from space, in the event of needing an emergency escape. The privateers have designed several ships that replace the space shuttle, and they have plans to colonize the moon and Mars.
What has NASA done, I, the last twenty years that represent real progress?
A National Historic Site of the most significant endeavor that mankind has ever accomplished.
Space-X has been to the ISS a few times now.
How much for the crawler? I think I could use it to bale hay.
Let’s take all the foodstamp people and attach a JATO to them and see how far they go.
NASA’s budget was less than 20 billion a year.
How could that compete with bankers and
prostitutes of/in Congress that need 800 billion
to 9 trillion a year of taxpayers’ money for
Sharia and their own pockets.
Well... you would have to have a very large farm, because that crawler is big.
I remember reading that the first time they tried to move it, the bearings squeezed out like toothpaste.
After a complete redesign and rebuild, they moved out onto the specially designed roadway, into which the crawler sunk up to it's axles. It's like a football field on wheels.
No it isnt! Why Space Center Houston is thriving! THey haev Angry Birds Space! They are running Birds and Beasts week!You can even have lunch with an Astronaut!!!
Sighh I guess I should add sarcasm off tag... /s
No it isnt! Why Space Center Houston is thriving! They have Angry Birds Space! They are running Birds and Beasts week!You can even have lunch with an Astronaut!!!
Sighh I guess I should add sarcasm off tag... /s
But won’t the muslims start running to the stars now? They’re so much more advanced than the West. More BS to come. Such a tragedy.
What you are trying to say is that it's like dancing with my first ex wife....
The goverment didn't forget.
It's remaining silent on purpose.
"Houston? Houston? Come in, Houston!"
"You have reached the former home of NASA in Houston. We're sorry, but this facility has been closed. For Russian launches, press 1. For Chinese launches, press 2. For a speech by president obama, press 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, or 9. For all other questions, please hang up."
"Hi there! This is president obama. Under my plan, we are going to destroy NASA and grind up all the launch pads to use as fill in all of our new highways and bridges!"
What a shame. Makes a guy just about want to cry. Or smash a certain mouth.
These pictures of a rusting Soviet rocket motor factory taken by the adventurous young lady shown above have set the Internet abuzz. The explorer, named Lana, broke into the Energomash plant oustide Moscow and broke in, traipsing all over the place. As Animal NY points out, Russian officials are not pleased. Lanas website posted threatening letters from the government telling her not make [her] situation worse.
more at: http://defensetech.org/2012/01/06/inside-an-abandoned-soviet-rocket-motor-factory/
So then basically it appears that Obama is scrapping out, selling off the Space Program. Damaging it enough that we will need to dump a horrendous amount of money that we don’t have, won’t have for a long time to rebuild even the basic foundation that was that program.
The Russians, and the Chinese will now take the lead in space.
Obama is doing to us what Ronald Reagan did to the Soviet Union. Bankrupting this country.
What percentage of the country understands this fully? Maybe 25%? Thanks, mediots.
“But the mooslums feel pretty good about their contributions to numbers and science and stuff....so who cares? //sarc”
The only “numbers” that the mooslums have been working on for centuries are their IO’s. Procreating with your sister or your first cousin will do that! The “encounters” with goats don’t matter because they have not yet figured out that they can’t produce an “offspring” by that means. I guess once your IQ gets down to single digits, “all reason” is lost.
Can I buy a season ticket?
No, you’re spot on. Pournelle has been saying the same for more than a decade.
Where is Crazy Eddie when you need him for such a sale?
“These prices are INSANE!!!”
If it makes you feel any better we're still wasting billions of dollars housing government employees on the space station.
Saw it up close on “Dirty Jobs” ,, they use several 5 gallon pails of grease on each of the 4 tractors before each move.. the road is gravel and no it doesn’t sink in..
I had “VIP” seating for the last 2 Saturn launches ,, just about 1500’ from the pad... not only does the ground shake but you get an instant tan.. could never do that today.
NOW. I assure you that everything I said about the 'crawler' initial testing is true.
When I read the article on the 'crawler', the TV show DIRTY JOBS wasn't even yet a thought in the mind of some future TV producer. They did not exist when this occurred, and just because they did not feel it important to include it in the show as information, doesn't mean it didn't happen.
Did you know that when they first built the VAB, It had (INSIDE the building) it's own clouds and rainstorms ? They had to redesign and improve the air exchange/heating/cooling system to prevent the 'storms' ?
I had VIP seating for the last 2 Saturn launches
You are a very fortunate person.