Skip to comments.Trump demands NASA stop wasting money on the international space station
Posted on 05/21/2018 12:46:36 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
President Trump plans to cut off funding to the International Space Station by 2025. Many people do not even know there is an International Space Station, because it is so rarely in the news, but it has cost more than $100 billion to build and support.
What follows is a complete list of the most important discoveries of the space station over the past 20 years:
The space station is another example of welfare for NASA. It provides nothing to America, using taxpayer money to provide welfare for scientists and engineers to be tremendously unproductive.
NASA scientists see it differently. That's because they are addicted to space porn: any time an image or data comes from outer space, no matter how irrelevant, astronomers experience physical arousal. And unfortunately, they want us to pay for it. It's like paying for drug addicts.
We are always told that the space station is doing important work. Look, rats float in space! Screws rotate clockwise twice as often as they rotate counterclockwise! Why do they do that? We need to fund another space station for 20 years to find out!
The Trump administration in February proposed ending direct U.S. government support of the space station in 2025, prompting debate and discussion over whether commercial industry can make a business of building and operating orbiting research facilities staffed by astronauts.
Why is that relevant? If it's economical, they will do it; and if it's uneconomical, it won't get done. What's wrong with that?
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Isn’t it grand to have an adult in the White House?
Come on. We all know NASA is intended to be a muslim outreach program
Now that its there, when it expires, it will be a show to watch how it must be dissembled for safe re-entry.
A pyromaniacs Christmas wish!!!
Rent out rooms for tourists.
Weren’t the Russians doing that for a while?
The ISS is nothing more than a zero gravity laboratory. It’s parked in a useless orbit allowing it to be accessed by as many countries as possible, but itself cannot access the rest of the solar system. It only has one window for viewing space. What we need is a base on the moon that could at least be used as a staging area for missions to the other planets and asteroids.
All we’re doing is subsidizing other countries forays into space and giving away our technological advantages. I hope Trump stops this stupidity.
End NASA altogether and let private business take it over.
“more than $100 billion to build and support”
Up from the $8 billion that was the alleged fab/launch cost in the 1980s when the thing started (’member “Space Station Freedom”, folks?)
What a disgusting, lying, bigoted, trashy article. It’s anti-intellectual trash with an obvious and severe hatred for all scientists. You want the truth? Here’s is just a tiny sample of the discoveries made possible by ISS:
This is just a very small list, one for every single snarky “.” the idiot who wrote that article used in place of an actual discovery enabled by ISS. Whether or not ISS should be continued past 2025, this writer has done nothing but discredit himself.
so none of these can be done successfully on earth or by private funding for the ISS???
He probably has an abusive girlfriend.
Sadly, I am in the ‘waste of money camp’
For all the links posted, point to a single new product, process or medicine useful to Americans... you can’t.
Weathersats - god stuff. Geo and LOE com birds, super -duper.
A multi-billion white elephant made to provide a reason to work with the now very former Soviet Union - not so much.
It’s OK, I see the Hubble as a giant waste of taxpayer dollars as well.
The Hubble replacement gizmo is way over budget and years behind schedule. As is nearly every NASA ‘project’ of late. Shuttle replacement anyone?
NASA has outlived it’s cost.
BTW - as a taxpayer, I really do get to have a say in this....
Thank you! The space station has contributed to Medicine, Telecommunications, Materials development, Weather on earth as well as solar dynamics. A "window" is not a scientific instrument.
Now, it is getting old.
“... we need is a base on the moon
for missions to other planets...”
We went to the moon and sent robots to mars.
Nothing there but dirt and rocks.
I don’t expect to find much anywhere else, either.
What about Tang??!
They are discovering new flavors right now!
Molecular Aspects of Stress-Gene Regulation During Spaceflight
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