Gut Rumbles
 

August 09, 2005

good news

Discovery made it back safe and sound. Good. Now, let's mothball the shuttle and get on with better things.

We are capable of more than that.

I won't live long enough to see it happen, because we've dragged our feet for too long, but man's destiny lies in outer space. Fuck this orbital stuff. We should have been looking at the moon and toward Mars years ago. We should be doing it now.

We didn't stop building new cars after the Model-T Ford, so why are we still driving the technological equivalent of that vehicle into space today? I can't believe that we have so little imagination or ambition.

We're better than this.

Comments

I think its going to be up to the private sector (or the RED Chinese) to continue the mission. Some geek yet unborn will save the dream.

Posted by: mcdadbear on August 9, 2005 11:14 AM

I was working an SDIO project that current NASA chief Mike Griffin ran. The guy is brilliant and if anyone can put us back on the moon and on to Mars, it's him. Our project took spare parts and within 9 months we launched a successful satellite called Delta Star. Details here I think he can cut through the BS at NASA and get a shuttle replacement up far sooner than his predecessor, or anyone else could.

Posted by: frank on August 9, 2005 11:56 AM

Rob and Chablis: Yep.

Posted by: GUYK on August 9, 2005 01:21 PM

I'm really surprised by Acidman's rant. Don't you know we have no business wasting money on foolish things like space exploration while there are plenty of UN programs that need bribe money? Let's be sensible about this, every dollar spent on space can't go into Kofi's bank account.

Posted by: ScottG on August 9, 2005 03:09 PM

WWBRD
http://www.synthstuff.com/mt/archives/individual/2005/07/wwbrd.html

Posted by: DaveH on August 10, 2005 03:11 AM


Bush has got to finish fucking up Earth and spending us into complete oblivion before we can afford to let him go forward and fuck up the Moon and Mars too.

PJ

Posted by: PJ on August 10, 2005 04:14 AM
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