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US ready to return to moon
The Telegraph ^ | 03 Feb 2014 | David Millward

Posted on 02/03/2014 2:39:35 PM PST by tom h

America is preparing to land a robot on the moon for the first time in four decades.

Nasa is looking for private partners to participate in the project that will see a new generation of rovers wandering across the moon’s surface.

The American space agency has set up a programme called Catalyst to exploit commercial opportunities offered by the moon.

It believes that eventually there will be a market for commercial cargo trips to the lunar surface.

"As Nasa pursues an ambitious plan for humans to explore an asteroid and Mars, US industry will create opportunities for Nasa to advance new technologies on the moon," said Greg Williams, Nasa's deputy associate administrator for the Human Exploration and Operations Mission Directorate. 

(Excerpt) Read more at telegraph.co.uk ...


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KEYWORDS: mannedmoonmission; moon; nasa; sls; space; spaceexploration; spacelaunchsystem
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But, but ... the Obama Administration (via its NASA Administrator) thinks that its top priority is outreach to the Muslim community including recognition of their "historic contributions to science." [/sarcasm off]

If you never knew that this Obama-appointed clown, who has been running NASA for five years, said this, then you have to read it to believe it.

NASA Administrator Bolden: Next NASA Frontier is Better Relations With Muslim World

Charles Bolden, Moron Extraordinaire

1 posted on 02/03/2014 2:39:35 PM PST by tom h
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To: tom h

Bolden’s dream is of sending a Muslim to the ISS so we can have the first act of terrorism in space.


2 posted on 02/03/2014 2:42:31 PM PST by Blood of Tyrants (Haven't you lost enough freedoms? Support an end to the WOD now.)
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To: tom h

How much will the Chinese charge us to put our rovers on their rockets?


3 posted on 02/03/2014 2:43:53 PM PST by Hugin
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To: tom h

I am all for this as long as they build a spacecraft big enough to get Obama and all his czars and department heads (wouldnt want to leave Eric the Holder behind) inside and there is only enough fuel for a one-way trip


4 posted on 02/03/2014 2:44:07 PM PST by Gasshog (These introductions of non-native species have consequences, like allowing Obama back into the U.S.)
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To: tom h

5 posted on 02/03/2014 2:44:26 PM PST by EveningStar
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To: tom h

I guess NASA is reacting to China going to the moon. Maybe someone finally realized we should have done something.


6 posted on 02/03/2014 2:46:56 PM PST by moviefan8
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To: tom h

And the robot’s name will be Alice.

TO THE MOON!!!


7 posted on 02/03/2014 2:47:23 PM PST by Gasshog (These introductions of non-native species have consequences, like allowing Obama back into the U.S.)
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To: moviefan8

Yeah, after Obama pushed for NASA to cancel future manned missions to the Moon.


8 posted on 02/03/2014 2:49:50 PM PST by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: tom h

I’ve learned to respond more directly to these agencies. Just yesterday I got a retweet from the New Horizons (Pluto probe) twitter feed when I said NASA should back off the earth sciences and get back to prospecting and pathfinding.


9 posted on 02/03/2014 2:52:25 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Army Air Corps

Well....that means that we can send Obama (and the First Ingrate) to the moon. One way, of course.

Not one man involved.


10 posted on 02/03/2014 2:52:30 PM PST by Howie66 (Molon Labe, Traitors!)
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To: tom h

Obama attempting to tap into some Kennedy magic. Ain’t gonna work.


11 posted on 02/03/2014 2:55:35 PM PST by traderrob6
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To: tom h

We just need to wait for the Chinese to finish ramping up their moonshots.


12 posted on 02/03/2014 2:58:04 PM PST by Cyber Liberty (H.L. Mencken: "The urge to save humanity is almost always a false front for the urge to rule.")
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To: Howie66
Well....that means that we can send Obama (and the First Ingrate) to the moon. One way, of course.

I don't think that rocket technology has advanced enough to build a vehicle with the lift capacity to boost Moochie into orbit.

On the other hand, just give the Big Choomer a bag of Maui Wowie and he will fly to the moon and back on a unicorn.


13 posted on 02/03/2014 3:09:21 PM PST by Iron Munro ("Sooner or later everyone sits down to a banquet of consequences." - Robert Louis Stevenson)
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To: Cyber Liberty

A rooner loever.


14 posted on 02/03/2014 3:09:25 PM PST by Zuben Elgenubi (NOPe to GOPe)
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To: tom h

Not to be cynical or anything, but this sounds like a scheme to corral American private industry and make sure they either never get to the moon or only under the most stringent ideological bases and paying proper respect to the latest PC requirements.


15 posted on 02/03/2014 3:14:18 PM PST by Truth29
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To: tom h

I work at NASA. This guy is a walking, talking leadership vacuum. If he had any leadership qualities, he checked them at the door when Obama appointed him. No original thoughts, no original ideas, no confidence, nothing.


16 posted on 02/03/2014 3:17:41 PM PST by Bryan24 (When in doubt, move to the right..........)
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To: tom h
Nasa is looking for private partners to participate in the project ...

What's next, corporate sponsorship of aircraft carriers:
USS Pepsico CVN 94, Hey, it's the real thing!

17 posted on 02/03/2014 3:18:27 PM PST by RobinOfKingston (Democrats--the party of Evil. Republicans--the party of Stupid.)
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To: tom h
Didn't everyone mock Newt Gingrich for suggesting during the primaries that we should go back to the moon?

-PJ

18 posted on 02/03/2014 3:21:21 PM PST by Political Junkie Too (If you are the Posterity of We the People, then you are a Natural Born Citizen.)
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To: EveningStar
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19 posted on 02/03/2014 3:22:02 PM PST by Huskrrrr
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To: Army Air Corps

One day Obama will not be President—and his leacholocracy will be at an end. Yes, a new birth of freedom will come and with it a renewed interest in space. I pray each day that this wonderful day will come—its like the Year of Juliblo!


20 posted on 02/03/2014 3:25:50 PM PST by Forward the Light Brigade (Into the Jaws of H*ll)
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To: tom h

Finally a market for those Chevy Volts!


21 posted on 02/03/2014 3:26:04 PM PST by blackdog (There is no such thing as healing, only a balance between destructive and constructive forces.)
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To: Political Junkie Too

It was a bad idea when Newt said it and it is an equally bad idea when Obama’s fanboys are echoing it. Our fed space program is demonstrating that reinventing the wheel is essentially the best it can do. We will be figuring out how to make actual Frankenstein monsters before the feds are able to place human colonies on Mars.


22 posted on 02/03/2014 3:29:36 PM PST by freedom462
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To: freedom462

And not to mention that to live on Mars, we would have to go underground in caves. Same with the moon, but no gravity there to speak of, so things would be a bit messy. What’s the point of going to Mars in order to live in a cave? Right wing nutjobs do that here already. You know, the WTSHTF crowd?/s


23 posted on 02/03/2014 3:36:04 PM PST by blackdog (There is no such thing as healing, only a balance between destructive and constructive forces.)
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To: Bryan24
.. but he's a negro (kinda, or something) and thinks those wacky muzi vermin are just dandy .. sorta like the maggot he got the appointment from, ehh ? !

Coinkydinky, surely !

24 posted on 02/03/2014 3:37:14 PM PST by tomkat
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To: tom h
The American space agency has set up a programme called Catalyst to exploit commercial opportunities offered by the moon.

Probably so it can be claimed by "The Universal Caliphate"!

25 posted on 02/03/2014 3:41:57 PM PST by DakotaGator (Weep for the lost Republic! And keep your powder dry!!)
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To: tom h
Pay China to send Barky and Moochie to the moon (but only with enough fuel for a one way ride). Tell them its an out of this world junket on the U.S. taxpayer's dollar. They'll go in a heart beat.
26 posted on 02/03/2014 3:44:44 PM PST by MasterGunner01
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To: Huskrrrr

Bang...Zoom!!


27 posted on 02/03/2014 3:53:59 PM PST by bobby.223 (Retired up in the snowy mountains of the American Redoubt and it's a GREAT life!)
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To: freedom462

Yeah, it’s amazing how many “conservatives” romanticize about this worthless bureaucracy. If you want relics from your boyhood, go buy some baseball cards and stop pretending that NASA is any better than the other remnants of the Great Society.

Meanwhile, private enterprise is due to put people in space in 2014!


28 posted on 02/03/2014 3:58:03 PM PST by Forgotten Amendments (I remember when a President having an "enemies list" was a scandal. Now, they have a kill list.)
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To: tom h

With what? roman candles and some sparklers


29 posted on 02/03/2014 4:23:32 PM PST by ronnie raygun (zippy the a##clown sez..............................)
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To: tom h
Yeap, if you like Obamacare, you'll LOVE "Obama in Space"...

I fully expect the first Obama regime lunar reports to show that the moon is made of cheese and that it's all melting because of Global Warming.

DAMN REPUBLICANS!!!


30 posted on 02/03/2014 4:30:38 PM PST by Caipirabob (Communists... Socialists... Democrats...Traitors... Who can tell the difference?)
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To: tom h

how will the muslim robot know where to bow, on the moon?


31 posted on 02/03/2014 5:34:12 PM PST by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: blackdog
Finally a market for those Chevy Volts!

Speaking of green energy, Obama will push for an electric powered rocket to go to the Moon. That will put a lot of Americans to work. And he'll pay the Chinese to install an electric charging station on the Moon, for the return trip to Earth.

32 posted on 02/03/2014 6:58:32 PM PST by roadcat
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To: tom h

My dog owns nicer outfits than that.


33 posted on 02/03/2014 7:42:57 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (Jealousy is when you count someone else's blessings instead of your own.)
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To: Forgotten Amendments

No this is a great opportunity for our government, to actually do something useful.

Back to the moon!

I’m all for this. 100%.


34 posted on 02/03/2014 7:44:36 PM PST by Cringing Negativism Network ( http://www.census.gov/foreign-trade/balance/c5700.html#2013)
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To: Bryan24
"I work at NASA. This guy is a walking, talking leadership vacuum. If he had any leadership qualities, he checked them at the door when Obama appointed him. No original thoughts, no original ideas, no confidence, nothing."

Oh FRiend. I am SO sorry to hear that!

I watched the Apollo Program unfold and watched men walk on the moon. It was fantastic, inspiring technical innovation for generations!

It's sad - we are so capable, yet lack the vision and leadership to move forward in our accomplishments. What a waste.

35 posted on 02/03/2014 7:50:10 PM PST by MV=PY (The Magic Question: Who's paying for it?)
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To: Cringing Negativism Network

You are a statist.

If you want to go to the Moon, support private industry that can actually do it. Without robbing me.


36 posted on 02/03/2014 7:53:33 PM PST by Forgotten Amendments (I remember when a President having an "enemies list" was a scandal. Now, they have a kill list.)
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To: Forgotten Amendments

No.

We need government to set the pace for America industry. Sure build up a civilian program, but keep on pushing from the government standpoint as well.

Our industry is useless right now. Go in any store, and all you find is “made in China”.

I’m all for our government being strongly involved in our space program.

We flat-out, completely disagree on this.


37 posted on 02/03/2014 7:59:27 PM PST by Cringing Negativism Network ( http://www.census.gov/foreign-trade/balance/c5700.html#2013)
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To: Huskrrrr; al baby



38 posted on 02/03/2014 8:13:04 PM PST by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: EveningStar

Aw, I was too slow.


39 posted on 02/03/2014 8:13:39 PM PST by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: tom h

I figured he had to be an Obama-appointed clown.


40 posted on 02/03/2014 8:14:39 PM PST by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: tom h

China’s Jade “Jack” Rabbit only lasted three weeks!


41 posted on 02/03/2014 8:19:16 PM PST by Empireoftheatom48 (God help the Republic but will he?)
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To: tom h

Yeah, sure we’re ready to “return” to the moon.... and for what.. to plant that godawful Obama flag by the Sea of Tranquility?


42 posted on 02/03/2014 8:31:05 PM PST by ScottinVA (Obama is so far in over his head, even his ears are beneath the water level.)
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To: tom h

NASA - end it, don’t mend it. The future of space is private. Let’s not go backwards FReepers.


43 posted on 02/03/2014 8:35:11 PM PST by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: Cringing Negativism Network

Great. The nation is $17 trillion in debt, bogged down in an unwinnable war, and being overrun by millions of invaders from Mexico.

Priorities.


44 posted on 02/03/2014 8:39:07 PM PST by ScottinVA (Obama is so far in over his head, even his ears are beneath the water level.)
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To: ScottinVA

I agree we need to stop spending American money, buying things from China.

We need to make things in America.

However I seem to be in the minority on this topic. Nobody in either party, seems to be for American jobs.

I am also (all) for America’s active, and aggressive space program.

100%.

Absolutely.


45 posted on 02/03/2014 8:43:56 PM PST by Cringing Negativism Network ( http://www.census.gov/foreign-trade/balance/c5700.html#2013)
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To: Cringing Negativism Network

I’m for American jobs, but not boondoggles to the moon. We can’t afford it anymore. If an expedition to the moon is all that important, private companies will make it happen.

But the government.. especially THIS government should stay clear of it.


46 posted on 02/03/2014 8:50:46 PM PST by ScottinVA (Obama is so far in over his head, even his ears are beneath the water level.)
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To: Political Junkie Too

“Didn’t everyone mock Newt Gingrich for suggesting during the primaries that we should go back to the moon? “

No, we mocked him for saying we needed to establish a colony there by 2020 and make it the 51st state when 13000 people were there and for him unveiling this program just before the Florida primary speaking (pandering) on Florida’s space coast.


47 posted on 02/03/2014 8:51:55 PM PST by staytrue
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To: ScottinVA
US ready to return to moon

The nation is $17 trillion in debt...millions of invaders from Mexico.

You could say we have "astronomical" debt and are being besieged by a "aliens".

48 posted on 02/03/2014 8:53:03 PM PST by ROCKLOBSTER (Celebrate "Republicans Freed the Slaves" Month.)
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To: Blood of Tyrants

I thought we no longer had a space program. I though Obama abolished it. I thought it was devoted to whining about global warming.


49 posted on 02/03/2014 9:14:05 PM PST by Jean2
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To: Army Air Corps

Here is the something from the 2013 post about Obama canceling money from NASA:
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2976022/posts

I did not go back to the way back machine on FReeRepublic but if anyone can it is even worse.


50 posted on 02/03/2014 9:14:12 PM PST by mojo114 (Pray for our military)
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