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NASA Selling Off Launchpads, Runways At Kennedy Center
Breitbart ^ | 1/7/12 | staff

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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KEYWORDS: goodbyeamerica; kennedy; kennedylegacy; launchpads; nasa; obamalegacy; selling; spacerace
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1 posted on 01/07/2013 6:11:54 PM PST by Nachum
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To: Jet Jaguar; NorwegianViking; ExTexasRedhead; HollyB; FromLori; EricTheRed_VocalMinority; ...

The list, Ping

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

http://www.nachumlist.com/


2 posted on 01/07/2013 6:13:44 PM PST by Nachum (Back on the Google blacklist- www.nachumlist.com)
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To: Nachum

Soon to be renamed Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center 2 or Xichang Satellite Launch Center 2 or Seven Happiness Satellite Launch Center.


3 posted on 01/07/2013 6:15:12 PM PST by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: Nachum

But the mooslums feel pretty good about their contributions to numbers and science and stuff....so who cares? //sarc


4 posted on 01/07/2013 6:16:26 PM PST by Vermont Lt (We are so screwed.)
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To: Nachum

This is Obama addressing our spending problem: dismantling the USA to pay for EBT cards.

etc. etc.


5 posted on 01/07/2013 6:17:10 PM PST by Aria ( 2008 & 2012 weren't elections - they were coup d'etats.)
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To: Nachum

How are we supposed to get our people into orbit?

Did America invent anti-grav and just forget to tell everyone?


6 posted on 01/07/2013 6:17:21 PM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: Nachum

Obama’s Communist Agenda for Amerika is being rapidly accepted by all who fear his brutal might.


7 posted on 01/07/2013 6:17:52 PM PST by Graewoulf ((Traitor John Roberts' Commune Obama"care" violates Anti-Trust Laws, AND the U.S. Constitution.))
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To: Nachum

Congress is hanging a red light outside the door, everything is for sale.


8 posted on 01/07/2013 6:19:39 PM PST by American in Israel (A wise man's heart directs him to the right, but the foolish mans heart directs him toward the left.)
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To: Nachum

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...


9 posted on 01/07/2013 6:20:55 PM PST by Truth29
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To: Nachum

Another icon of ‘patriotic nationalism’ down the tubes. This is a disgrace. 0bama is a disgrace. By 2016, NASA will be only a memory.


10 posted on 01/07/2013 6:21:29 PM PST by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America (IMPEACH OBAMA)
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To: Nachum
Bold initiatives are sooooooooo 20th century.

Nowadays, we just give free stuff to people who don't work.

11 posted on 01/07/2013 6:21:58 PM PST by ClearCase_guy (Nothing will change until after the war.)
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To: Nachum

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.


12 posted on 01/07/2013 6:22:34 PM PST by DesertRhino (I was standing with a rifle, waiting for soviet paratroopers, but communists just ran for office.)
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To: Nachum

“Houston, We have a problem”

TT


13 posted on 01/07/2013 6:22:53 PM PST by TexasTransplant (This needs to go viral http://vimeo.com/52009124 please watch it)
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To: Nachum

Selling off America piece by piece


14 posted on 01/07/2013 6:24:22 PM PST by PMAS (All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing)
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To: Nachum
I'm actually ok with privatizing some of this.

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.

/johnny

15 posted on 01/07/2013 6:25:21 PM PST by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: ProtectOurFreedom
Soon to be renamed Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center 2 or Xichang Satellite Launch Center 2 or Seven Happiness Satellite Launch Center.

I was thinking more like the Frito Lay Launchpad and the Godaddy.com Observation Building...

16 posted on 01/07/2013 6:25:39 PM PST by freedumb2003 (MOLON LABE)
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To: BenLurkin
How are we supposed to get our people into orbit?

That's going commercial. See Space-X.

/johnny

17 posted on 01/07/2013 6:27:52 PM PST by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: BenLurkin

probably ~ there are hints out there


18 posted on 01/07/2013 6:28:37 PM PST by muawiyah
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To: Nachum

This is great! We can use the revenue to buy more Obamaphone! /s


19 posted on 01/07/2013 6:32:02 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: Nachum
If the property was worth anything Pelosi’s husband would have already bought it.
20 posted on 01/07/2013 6:34:08 PM PST by Hillarys Gate Cult (Liberals make unrealistic demands on reality and reality doesn't oblige them.)
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To: Nachum

And to the trash heap of history we go. The future belongs to China.


21 posted on 01/07/2013 6:35:48 PM PST by chessplayer
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To: Nachum

EBT cards for Latrina & Tyquando are the new “investments” in our future.


22 posted on 01/07/2013 6:36:29 PM PST by henkster ("The people who count the votes decide everything." -Joseph Stalin)
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To: Nachum

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?


23 posted on 01/07/2013 6:36:58 PM PST by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults.)
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To: Nachum

A National Historic Site of the most significant endeavor that mankind has ever accomplished.


24 posted on 01/07/2013 6:38:19 PM PST by higgmeister ( In the Shadow of The Big Chicken!)
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To: BenLurkin

Space-X has been to the ISS a few times now.


25 posted on 01/07/2013 6:39:23 PM PST by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults.)
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To: Nachum

How much for the crawler? I think I could use it to bale hay.


26 posted on 01/07/2013 6:43:23 PM PST by Rio (Tempis Fugit.)
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To: Nachum

Let’s take all the foodstamp people and attach a JATO to them and see how far they go.


27 posted on 01/07/2013 6:55:25 PM PST by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: Nachum

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.


28 posted on 01/07/2013 6:55:51 PM PST by Diogenesis (Vi veri veniversum vivus vici)
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To: Rio
How much for the crawler? I think I could use it to bale hay.

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.

29 posted on 01/07/2013 6:59:43 PM PST by UCANSEE2 ( If you think I'm crazy, just wait until you talk to my invisible friend.)
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To: Nachum

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!!!

http://www.spacecenter.org/currentexhibit.html

Sighh I guess I should add sarcasm off tag... /s


30 posted on 01/07/2013 6:59:51 PM PST by Syntyr (Happiness is two at low eight!)
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To: Nachum

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!!!

http://www.spacecenter.org/currentexhibit.html

Sighh I guess I should add sarcasm off tag... /s


31 posted on 01/07/2013 7:00:25 PM PST by Syntyr (Happiness is two at low eight!)
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To: Nachum

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.


32 posted on 01/07/2013 7:11:47 PM PST by Karliner ( Jeremiah 29:11, Romans 8:28- 8:38"...this is the end of the beginning."WC)
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To: UCANSEE2
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.

What you are trying to say is that it's like dancing with my first ex wife....

/johnny

33 posted on 01/07/2013 7:12:00 PM PST by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: BenLurkin
Did America invent anti-grav and just forget to tell everyone?

The goverment didn't forget.

It's remaining silent on purpose.

34 posted on 01/07/2013 7:22:39 PM PST by Talisker (One who commands, must obey.)
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To: TexasTransplant
“Houston, We have a problem”

"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.

35 posted on 01/07/2013 7:29:23 PM PST by Right Wing Assault (Dick Obama is more inexperienced now than he was before he was elected.)
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To: Nachum
Some pics from Russian space equipment shows how it's going to look:

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. Lana’s 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/

36 posted on 01/07/2013 7:33:40 PM PST by spokeshave (The only people better off today than 4 years ago are the Prisoners at Guantanamo.)
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To: Nachum

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.


37 posted on 01/07/2013 7:43:53 PM PST by rockinqsranch (Dems, Libs, Socialists, call 'em what you will, they ALL have fairies livin' in their trees.)
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To: rockinqsranch
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.

38 posted on 01/07/2013 7:48:31 PM PST by St_Thomas_Aquinas
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To: Vermont Lt

“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.


39 posted on 01/07/2013 7:53:32 PM PST by vette6387
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To: Nachum
Perfect spot for a space aged mosque.


40 posted on 01/07/2013 8:05:23 PM PST by garjog (Heroes Died. Obama Lied.)
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To: freedumb2003
...and the Godaddy.com Observation Building...

Can I buy a season ticket?


41 posted on 01/07/2013 8:18:13 PM PST by Ditto
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To: Jonty30

No, you’re spot on. Pournelle has been saying the same for more than a decade.


42 posted on 01/07/2013 8:24:14 PM PST by FreedomPoster (Islam delenda est)
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To: Nachum

Where is Crazy Eddie when you need him for such a sale?

“These prices are INSANE!!!”


43 posted on 01/07/2013 8:45:03 PM PST by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: NautiNurse

ping


44 posted on 01/07/2013 10:41:45 PM PST by nutmeg (FUBO!)
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To: Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America
Another icon of ‘patriotic nationalism’ down the tubes. This is a disgrace. 0bama is a disgrace. By 2016, NASA will be only a memory.

If it makes you feel any better we're still wasting billions of dollars housing government employees on the space station.

45 posted on 01/07/2013 10:49:48 PM PST by Moonman62 (The US has become a government with a country, rather than a country with a government.)
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To: BenLurkin
"How are we supposed to get our people into orbit?”


46 posted on 01/08/2013 1:21:50 AM PST by clearcarbon
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To: UCANSEE2

crawler...
************************
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.


47 posted on 01/08/2013 4:14:22 AM PST by Neidermeyer
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To: Neidermeyer
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..

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.

48 posted on 01/09/2013 12:43:59 PM PST by UCANSEE2 ( If you think I'm crazy, just wait until you talk to my invisible friend.)
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