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For Sale: NASA Space Shuttle Stuff [BO Abandons Defense Science,Gotta Fund Welfare State, Ya Know!]
Space Travel.com ^
Posted on 01/08/2013 7:11:35 AM PST by SoFloFreeper
Now that the US space shuttle program is defunct, NASA is leasing and selling some of its facilities and equipment at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida to private companies and entrepreneurs.
Among the items being sold, according to the Orlando Sentinel: Launch Pad 39A, where shuttles blasted off into space, the Vehicle Assembly Building, the launch control center, a parachute-packing plant, and the world's longest runway, a 15,000 foot (4,572 meter) landing strip.
The last shuttle space flight ended in July 2011, when Atlantis landed back on Earth.That shuttle and its sisters, Discovery and Endeavour are now in museums, but there is quite a bit of equipment used in the shuttle program that NASA needs to unload by the end of 2013, when federal money to maintain the equipment runs out, the Sentinel reported.
After that some of the equipment will start to rust and buildings will begin to deteriorate.
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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: nasa; welfare
JFK realized America needed to defend itself against the space ambitions of our enemies. Today, Obamugabe and his cabal of anti-capitalists are galloping toward greater funding of a welfare state while ignoring the federal government's responsibility to protect us from enemies.
How long until the feds seize the private property of these businesses that will lease these facilities, in the name of an "emergency", real or fabricated?
There is no better indicator of America’s fall than the status of NASA.
posted on 01/08/2013 7:17:57 AM PST
(Behold, the power of government cheese.)
Here is a "joke" that is not very funny if you think about it. Please, no jokes back about Canadian astronauts, a Canadian astronaut will be commanding the space station this spring.
How does Canada get its astronauts to the space station?
The same way the Americans do, on a Russian rocket.
posted on 01/08/2013 7:19:57 AM PST
by Former Proud Canadian
(Obamanomics-We don't need your stinking tar sands oil, we'll just grow algae.)
I knew it was over back in the 70’s when we decided to never return to the moon. Too many hungry mouths to feed for free.
posted on 01/08/2013 7:24:12 AM PST
by Cyber Liberty
(Obama considers the Third World morally superior to the United States.)
They can take the monbey and buy some more land they then make off limits to everyone not connected to the regime. The Chinese are building space related facilities and King Barry is selling NASA. If you had told me thirty years ago this would happen I'd have laughed at you.
If King Barry starts running his mouth about a coast to coast high sped train, you'll know what chapter he's reached in the Nazi plans for turning everyone in Russia into illiterate slaves.
posted on 01/08/2013 7:24:53 AM PST
(Jesus Christ doesn't evacuate His troops, He leads them to victory.)
Thirtysome odd years ago
They flew around the planet so
Now they live in a museum
It’s the only place you’ll see them
posted on 01/08/2013 7:25:07 AM PST
(Everything is a conspiracy. No? You're living in one.)
Gotta pay for Barry’s Muslim outreach.
posted on 01/08/2013 7:44:44 AM PST
(I'm guttery and trashy, with a hint of lemon. - Laz)
To: Former Proud Canadian
Radarsat-1 was launched on November 4, 1995 from Vandenberg AFB in California.
Radarsat-2 was launched on December 14, 2007 from Kazakhstan’s Baikonur Cosmodrome.
posted on 01/08/2013 8:52:54 AM PST
(Republicans believe every day is July 4th, Democrats believe every day is April 15th.)
posted on 01/08/2013 9:11:54 AM PST
(who'll take tomorrow,spend it all today;who can take your income,tax it all away..0'Bozo man can :-)
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