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Belligerent Russia Could Deny U.S. Access To Space
IBD ^ | Posted 06:38 PM ET

Posted on 03/05/2014 6:44:15 PM PST by gooblah

Leadership: Putting an economic and political squeeze on Moscow over the Ukraine crisis could bring another Obama chicken home to roost — our president killed the U.S. space program and made us dependent on Putin.

Since 2011, when America's space shuttle fleet was retired and our space program was dispersed to various museums, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, which proudly put the first human beings, Americans, on the moon some 45 years ago, has largely been fixated on things like monitoring nonexistent climate change and Muslim outreach.

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KEYWORDS: bhorussia; iss; nasa; obama; russia; space; spaceprogram; spacestation; ukraine; ukrainecrisis
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1 posted on 03/05/2014 6:44:15 PM PST by gooblah
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To: gooblah

We are sooooooooo scccccrrrrreeeeewwwweeeedddddddd!


2 posted on 03/05/2014 6:51:33 PM PST by TNoldman (AN AMERICAN FOR A MUSLIM/BHO FREE AMERICA.)
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To: gooblah

Yup. I was wondering when someone would notice this.


3 posted on 03/05/2014 6:51:39 PM PST by Steely Tom (How do you feel about robbing Peter's robot?)
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To: gooblah

No doubt, we will only have Obama to blame for canceling the Space Shuttle program.


4 posted on 03/05/2014 6:56:19 PM PST by Oliviaforever
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To: gooblah

http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/station/main/index.html
Exp 38
next launch Mar 16. (39) Reports are that there would be no changes in ISS
“The mission control centers in Houston and Korolyov, near Moscow, have to coordinate commands sent to the station, he said.

“We need each other to operate the station,” Chiao said. “Otherwise we run the risk of losing that asset.”

Read more: http://www.kcci.com/project-economy/technology/russia-us-tension-not-affecting-space-work/24811426#ixzz2v9DNMTn8


5 posted on 03/05/2014 6:56:54 PM PST by griswold3 (Post-Christian America is living on borrowed moral heritage)
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To: gooblah

I hope they do just that. We don’t have a space program. We are an adjunct of the Russian space program. Maybe we will get back to business if we don’t have the Russians to let us ride on their rockets to their platform.


6 posted on 03/05/2014 6:57:20 PM PST by arthurus (Read Hazlitt's Economics In One Lesson ONLINEhttp://steshaw.org/economics-in-one-lesson/)
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To: gooblah

Income inequality is much more important than wars and space!


7 posted on 03/05/2014 6:57:54 PM PST by Dallas59 (Obama: The first "White Black" President.)
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To: Dallas59
Income inequality is much more important than wars and space!

A billion dollars buys tens of thousands of Democrat votes.

The same billion dollars buys one-and-a-fraction shuttle flights.

You do the math.

8 posted on 03/05/2014 7:00:31 PM PST by Steely Tom (How do you feel about robbing Peter's robot?)
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To: arthurus

If it weren’t for cumbersome federal regulations requiring years of costly testing and bureaucratic review, SpaceX could fly people in the Dragon capsule as early as next week - they’d just need to install the seats.


9 posted on 03/05/2014 7:00:42 PM PST by mvpel (Michael Pelletier)
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To: gooblah

And if we impose sanctions they can simply seize the Space Station as Russian property. It’s not like anyone could do anything about it.


10 posted on 03/05/2014 7:01:39 PM PST by rotstan
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To: gooblah

Ah well... we had our time in the sun. Americans these days aren’t to bothered by a nonexistent manned space program anyway.


11 posted on 03/05/2014 7:02:01 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: gooblah

This is something I’ve been expecting ever since we sent up our last shuttle. I cried that day. I knew this was going to happen.


12 posted on 03/05/2014 7:02:08 PM PST by FamiliarFace
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To: gooblah

“...Americans, on the moon some 45 years ago, has largely been fixated on things like monitoring nonexistent climate change and Muslim outreach....”
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Well, if Obama’s NASA can no longer hitch rides with the Russians, perhaps NASA can have Obama’s Muslim friends give them rides to space. After all, they have a monopoly on flying carpets, don’t they? Of course perhaps those carpets can no longer fly in all this global warming.


13 posted on 03/05/2014 7:02:31 PM PST by House Atreides
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To: rotstan

It would make a great campaign issue for the GOP to remind people that Obama killed the shuttle program.


14 posted on 03/05/2014 7:05:45 PM PST by Oliviaforever
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To: rotstan

“It’s not like anyone could do anything about it.”

Au Contraire...

Obama could send Putin two mildly worded letters of concern, make a speech at the UN, stomp his foot, blame Bush, take a vacation and fund-raise for democrats.


15 posted on 03/05/2014 7:06:44 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: gooblah

The space station thing isn’t the biggest danger. I’m more worried that the Russian NHL hockey players will be called back home.

OK, only being partially sarcastic. I like having the Russians play in the NHL.


16 posted on 03/05/2014 7:06:47 PM PST by henkster (Communists never negotiate.)
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To: gooblah

surprise surprise surprise..... what a joke of an administration. Unfortunately the only thing O is good at is ignoring the constitution and screwing people he doesn’t like


17 posted on 03/05/2014 7:09:07 PM PST by Nifster
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To: House Atreides
. After all, they have a monopoly on flying carpets, don’t they? Of course perhaps those carpets can no longer fly in all this global warming.

I don't know if global warming will keep them from flying, but those are 7th century flying carpets. They have no oxygen, no food, water, no sleeping quarters, no life support systems. A flying carpet is a poor means of space travel :-)

FReegards.

18 posted on 03/05/2014 7:13:37 PM PST by Mark17 (Chicago Blackhawks: Stanley Cup champions 2010, 2013. Vietnam Vet 70-71 Msgt US Air Force, retired)
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To: gooblah
The current (electric) Cadillac commercial starring Neal McDonough really bothers me when he says, "Americans left a car on the moon -- with the keys in it -- wanna know why? Because we're going back!!"

I always think: "Not in my lifetime."

19 posted on 03/05/2014 7:19:39 PM PST by ClearCase_guy
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To: gooblah

NASA is preoccupied investigating global warming.
Just like our prime foreign policy goal is the promotion of homosex.

What a joke America has become. What a sick, pathetic joke. It would frankly serve us right if Russia pulled the plug on our space cooporation.


20 posted on 03/05/2014 7:22:01 PM PST by greene66
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To: gooblah

I wish Putin was on our side and Obama on Their side! Putin runs IQ circles around our community organizer. If he couldn’t see access to space becoming a problem, the he has NO BUSINESS being POTUS...what a disgrace. Heck, I saw that one coming...anybody could! (Well almost anyone).


21 posted on 03/05/2014 7:23:26 PM PST by ThePatriotsFlag ("There never was a democracy yet that did not commit suicide." - Thomas Jefferson)
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To: ScottinVA

Heh! That’ll learn ‘em!


22 posted on 03/05/2014 7:25:30 PM PST by rotstan
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To: gooblah; Graewoulf
You heard it on FR first.
* Since POS Soetoro-Obama hit the famous RESET BUTTON on Russia, the NASA Space Program has had to be “dependent on the kindness of strangers” from Russia. Hopefully, our astronauts will be able to borrow food and vodka from the Russians while they wait for “Catchup” Kerry to resolve this Ukrainian “investment.”

54 posted on Tue Mar 4 07:31:35 2014 by Graewoulf

Freepers are awesome.
23 posted on 03/05/2014 7:29:08 PM PST by null and void ( Obama is Law-Less because Republican "leaders" are BALL-LESS!!)
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To: gooblah

Effectively, they will take over OUR space station.


24 posted on 03/05/2014 7:31:08 PM PST by The Sons of Liberty (Who but a TYRANT shoves down another man's throat what he has exempted himself from?)
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To: gooblah

Ukraine is not worth rocking the boat for

Let Putin do what he wants


25 posted on 03/05/2014 8:19:00 PM PST by LeoWindhorse
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To: gooblah

This is one of the first thoughts I’ve had too.


26 posted on 03/05/2014 8:30:39 PM PST by Nowhere Man (Mom I miss you! (8-20-1938 to 11-18-2013) Cancer sucks)
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To: Steely Tom

>> A billion dollars buys tens of thousands of Democrat votes.

That’s right, and to do what? Buy more Democrat votes.

And they’re brilliant, don’t ya’ know.


27 posted on 03/05/2014 8:34:40 PM PST by Gene Eric (Don't be a statist!)
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To: gooblah

Whoops, looks like Uncle Sam forgot about this

OR - they remembered it, and are just waiting for the news to quiet down so Putin can get back to work in the Ukraine.


28 posted on 03/05/2014 8:36:21 PM PST by PGR88
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To: gooblah

Oh come on, we’re practically their only client.


29 posted on 03/05/2014 8:37:41 PM PST by Fledermaus (If we here in TN can't get rid of the worthless Lamar, it's over.)
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To: henkster
OK, only being partially sarcastic. I like having the Russians play in the NHL.

Ovechkin's got skill, but he's a floater. If he actually tried, he would be great.

30 posted on 03/05/2014 8:38:21 PM PST by PGR88
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To: gooblah

Perhaps it is time to observe that there are no superpowers anymore.

America was supposedly the lone superpower remaining. But are we, really?

We can’t go to space anymore. We have lots of military equipment but we have forgotten how to win wars. We have most powerful economy but we won’t let it work. Perhaps there are no superpowers anymore.


31 posted on 03/05/2014 8:41:18 PM PST by Ramius (Personally, I give us one chance in three. More tea anyone?)
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To: gooblah; All

OBAMA denied us access to space

and put 100,000 or more Americans out of work - and order the money sent to mooseslime countires - lest you all forget


32 posted on 03/05/2014 8:54:06 PM PST by maine-iac7 (Christian is as Christian does - by their fruits)
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To: House Atreides
Well, if Obama’s NASA can no longer hitch rides with the Russians, perhaps NASA can have Obama’s Muslim friends give them rides to space. After all, they have a monopoly on flying carpets, don’t they? Of course perhaps those carpets can no longer fly in all this global warming.

Now you're just being silly. We all know the entire fleet was grounded back in the '80's. Ozone Hole.

33 posted on 03/05/2014 9:09:31 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: gooblah

In this unlikely case the U.S. can restore the technology in a half year. It’s 60 years old. No problem at all.


34 posted on 03/05/2014 9:36:47 PM PST by Freelance Warrior (A Russian.)
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To: Cyber Liberty

Oh yeah, I had forgotten about the Ozone causing the significant weakening of the carpet fibers followed by OSHA declaring carpets were no longer safe for flying.


35 posted on 03/05/2014 10:07:12 PM PST by House Atreides
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To: House Atreides

It’s hard to keep up with this bunch making everything illegal. Ayn Rand had a point.


36 posted on 03/05/2014 10:08:46 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: Oliviaforever

“It would make a great campaign issue for the GOP to remind people that Obama killed the shuttle program.”

Definitely — especially combined with pointing out that Kennedy was the one who expanded the space program and got us to the moon and doing a comparison between Obama and Kennedy.


37 posted on 03/05/2014 10:53:34 PM PST by Innovative ("Winning isn't everything, it's the only thing." -- Vince Lombardi)
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To: House Atreides
"...OSHA declaring carpets were no longer safe for flying..."

IIRC, it was the legislation that mandated they had to have restraint systems and airbags, coupled with the union carpet maker demands that did them in.

Sigh. If only people had listened to me and put all their efforts in developing flying cars.

38 posted on 03/06/2014 2:19:47 AM PST by rlmorel ("A nation, despicable by its weakness, forfeits even the privilege of being neutral." A. Hamilton)
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To: Innovative

Hahahahaha....talk about making their heads explode.

They tout about how great Kennedy was for having the vision to get the space program going, and in the next breath, have to talk about how great Obama is to have the vision to end it.

Even a small whiplash injury might make it all worthwhile.


39 posted on 03/06/2014 2:26:58 AM PST by rlmorel ("A nation, despicable by its weakness, forfeits even the privilege of being neutral." A. Hamilton)
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To: gooblah

elon musk and the falcon 9(dragon) to the nasa phone, elon musk to the nasa phone please...


40 posted on 03/06/2014 2:30:38 AM PST by Irishguy
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To: gooblah

Hey,
Mooselimb outreach is the most important thing N.A.S.A. could engage in.
Bunch of murdering inbread thugs


41 posted on 03/06/2014 3:39:51 AM PST by Joe Boucher ((FUBO) obammy lied and lied and lied)
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To: Joe Boucher

Delay to space? BID DEAL!!! Mostly a waste of our money anyway.


42 posted on 03/06/2014 4:14:22 AM PST by DaveA37
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To: gooblah

I would transfer all democrat voter bribery funds to NASA.


43 posted on 03/06/2014 5:11:25 AM PST by Impy (RED=COMMUNIST, NOT REPUBLICAN)
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To: null and void; All

” - - - White House is announcing an aid package to Ukraine of $1 billion - - - “

FINALLY! A highly successful backward solution to all known problems comes out of the Nobel Peace Prize winning White House!

“What is that?, “ You may ask? The answer, of course, is unlimited amounts of unfunded US Taxpayer Debt Dollars!

Yup! Works every time, and faster than you can can say “IcandoanythingIwantbyjustbyoassingCongress.” Nobel Laurette Soetoro-Obama just says: “Charge it to the next generation, please! Whoopee! My work here is done! Golf anyone?”

Secretary of Statements John “Cachup” Kerry will ride in, start writing rubber checks, and the ensuing bright rosy glow will spread around the World. Well, maybe not onto “the Arab Street.”

Although the always weak, Obamanation Foreign Policy is well on the way to its usual backward success, there are still a few topics that have yet to be resolved, as follows:

* Were is the Internet Video that caused the Ukrainians to force their beloved President to take the entire Ukrainian Treasury with him when he fled the country?

* Will “Catchup” Kerry enlist the help of famed video detective Susan Rice to help him track down and jail the perp. who made this awful, obscure, unknown video, that the United States had nothing to do with?

* Will the US Department of Statements spend more unfunded US Taxpayer Debt Dollars for the Ukranian Denial Ad than they did for the 2012 Benghazi Denial Ad?

* Note: Kerry must excel here because due to the obvious cruel onslaught of the aging process on Mrs. Bill Clinton, “Catchup” Kerry may be duty-bound to replace her as the obvious Democrat frontrunner in the 2016 Presidential race.

* Since POS Soetoro-Obama hit the famous RESET BUTTON on Russia, the NASA Space Program has had to be “dependent on the kindness of strangers” from Russia. Hopefully, our astronauts will be able to borrow food and vodka from the Russians while they wait for “Catchup” Kerry to resolve this Ukrainian “investment.”

* Will buddy Vlad Putin be as flexible with the Renowned Obamanation Foreign Policy as Soetoro-Obama was with Putin?

* Rumor has it that Vlad Putin has his eye on being awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for his defusing of the Syrian “Red Line” Crisis.

* Another rumor is that Putin could win the Nobel Peace Prize if he:
*** sold all of Russia’s US Treasury Notes;
*** requested that the USA be dropped from the G8; and
*** appointed Snowden to be the Russian Ambassador to the United States of America.


44 posted on 03/06/2014 5:44:27 AM PST by Graewoulf (Democrats' Obamacare Socialist Health Insur. Tax violates U.S. Constitution AND Anti-Trust Law.)
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To: Nachum; markomalley; Clairity; Carlucci; grey_whiskers; meyer; WL-law; Para-Ord.45; ...

AMERICAN EXCEPTIONALISM PING


45 posted on 03/06/2014 5:50:57 AM PST by raptor22 (Petty and vindictive do not be)
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To: gooblah
And what was the cost to U.S. taxpayers for the International Space Station? Obama flushed all those dollars with his Muslim outreach dictat.
46 posted on 03/06/2014 5:56:21 AM PST by liberalh8ter (The only difference between flash mob 'urban yutes' and U.S. politicians is the hoodies.)
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To: Graewoulf
* Note: Kerry must excel here because due to the obvious cruel onslaught of the aging process on Mrs. Bill Clinton, “Catchup” Kerry may be duty-bound to replace her as the obvious Democrat frontrunner in the 2016 Presidential race.

Interesting...

47 posted on 03/06/2014 6:06:29 AM PST by mac_truck ( Aide toi et dieu t aidera)
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To: mac_truck; null and void; cripplecreek; Diogenes; All

“The Dreaded Hordes
Are creeping near!”
So say the RINOs
And Democrats!

“Let us attack
And beat them back!”
So say “both” parties
On Capital Hill.

“Here they come!”
Goes up the yell,
“Quick! Find a Frontrunner
For Hilly’s shoes to fill!”

“Catchup” Kerry has great hair,
But will his wealth scare off The Base?

“In-Coming!” Shouts “both” parties same!
Cruz Missles have lauched,
TEA Party to blame.

Onward comes the Dreaded Hordes,
Marching to drums and fife
Singing “Victory for Life!”
With Gadsden Flags unfurled,
Inspired by May Sixteenth’s Brigade.


48 posted on 03/06/2014 7:10:31 AM PST by Graewoulf (Democrats' Obamacare Socialist Health Insur. Tax violates U.S. Constitution AND Anti-Trust Law.)
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To: liberalh8ter

Go visit the Johnson Space Center in Houston. We went there with the family last August.

It brings home just how dead our “space program” really is.

They are doing some work on this supposed Mars mission. Their “launch window” is 2030-2035. When the tour leader said that, I spoke up with the question: “So what you’re telling me is that the astronauts for this mission are in elementary school right now.” And the mock up for the space vehicle is a joke.

We aren’t going anywhere.


49 posted on 03/06/2014 7:46:00 AM PST by henkster (Communists never negotiate.)
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To: henkster
I live close to Kennedy Space Center. Over the years, whenever friends or family visited, this was always a place we took them. At the International Space Station display, there used to be (may still be) a pie chart placard depicting the contributions by participating Countries. The first time I saw the display, I wondered why it was called the 'International' station when clearly, the U.S. participation consumed most of the pie chart.

When Obama redirected the focus of NASA to 'Muslim Outreach' it was not only a kick in the teeth to the employees of NASA and the American people, it was also a 'redistribution' of wealth.

50 posted on 03/06/2014 8:13:51 AM PST by liberalh8ter (The only difference between flash mob 'urban yutes' and U.S. politicians is the hoodies.)
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