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Old 01-25-2017, 03:43 PM
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How does it feel buttwad?

Now you know how irritating it is when you always revert to...

but but ... Hillary! but but ... Obama!
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How does it feel buttwad?

Now you know how irritating it is when you always revert to...

but but ... Hillary! but but ... Obama!
You are twisted dude. I never said a word about Hilary. She is incredibly OLD news. Good golly you guys have got to get past this.

What I said was NASA should return to it's original mission. Yes the previous administration changed that. Trump will possibly redirect NASA back to it's original mission of looking out to the stars instead of down at our political correctness. Or not.

But such specious meanderings have nothing to do with space travel or our next big move "IN SPACE."

BTW; Basal insults do not make you sound keen. Much less do they effect reality.
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Now, back t our regularly scheduled program.

New space propulsion may well be here already.
New Rocket Engine Could Reach Mars in 40 Days

http://www.theverge.com/2014/8/1/595...mising-results
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Mining the moon is likely useless as it is comprised of the same geo makeup as Earth. About the only advantage would be a terribly toxic material world inhabitants don't want to mine here.
If we mine the moon for anything, it would be to provide materials for a launch to other planets or stars. Now that we know about the extensive lunar cave systems, this concept has become quite logical with today's ( and I mean 20th century) technology.
Home, Sweet, Moon Cave: Astronauts Could Live in 'Lunar Pits' (Video)

As for a new high speed engine for space, it conceptually exists but will not work for Earth launch. Also favoring a permanently operating moon launch pad is the speed the moon orbits the earth gives any launch from there a velocity boost. Since the moon does not spin on it axis in relation to the earth, a properly located launch pad could use the Earth's gravity well to slingshot a craft to even higher velocities. And launch windows would be regular and wider. Without weather, launch windows would also be more reliable.

No human has even stood on the moon for over forty years
. Why not?
Well that is true! but the dust on the moons surface all 5" of it is Helium3!

And it should be used in the future when those in the power business gear up and transform what they are doing now to the much better Helium3 once it is processed. "Just do a search using Helium3" This is but one item that will come up with a link.

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ExplainingTheFuture.com : Helium-3 Power
ExplainingTheFuture.com : Helium-3 Power

Helium-3 (He3) is gas that has the potential to be used as a fuel in future nuclear fusion power plants. There is very little helium-3 available on the Earth.
ExplainingTheFuture.com : Helium-3 Power

But the surface of the moon and many other location in space have plenty. And what is meant by Mining in Space.
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Here ya go Lurpy

NASA under Trump is still waiting for marching (and launching) orders

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Amid massive political upheaval, NASA just keeps cruising along, a $19 billion, 17,500-employee agency that so far has flown under the radar. NASA employees are waiting to find out whether they'll be told to send astronauts back to the moon. They hear rumors that the Trump administration will try to strip the agency of its Earth Science research. Most of all they are wondering who their new administrator will be. Their leader for nearly eight years, Gen. Charles Bolden, said his farewell this month, and Trump has not nominated a replacement. The name that keeps surfacing as a top candidate is Rep. Jim Bridenstine. In the meantime, the person in charge is a civil servant, Associate Administrator Robert Lightfoot, who has been with the agency since 1989. “Right now it’s me,” he said of the administrator position. "I’ll be glad to get one in here.”

The Trump administration's "beachhead team" for NASA showed up Monday. So far, according to Lightfoot, everyone's just getting desks and phones and computers assigned. There has been no command from on high to change policies about communications — nor any attempt to take down the agency's extensive online discussions of human-influenced climate change or other scientific issues. What Trump will want out of NASA is unclear, because no one's talking. Trump has rarely spoken about space, but he and his aides have now met several times with Elon Musk, the founder and chief executive of SpaceX. (Musk went twice to Trump Tower, and was part of a gaggle of business leaders that visited the White House earlier this week.) Musk badly wants to colonize Mars, and he is a man in a hurry (which is why today he's been tweeting about the tunnel he wants to bore between his office at SpaceX and Los Angeles International Airport — anything to dodge that heinous L.A. traffic!).

Trump and Musk have different political ideologies, but they would seem to be on the same page when it comes to contracting and the costs of traditional aerospace contracts. Soon after the election, Trump went after Lockheed Martin over the costs of the F-35 stealth fighter. Musk has no love for Old Space behemoths such as Lockheed and Boeing, who jointly own United Launch Alliance, which dominates the military and national security launch business. Musk can plausibly claim to provide a much cheaper launch service via his Falcon rockets; his rivals will note that SpaceX has had two launch failures in the past year and a half. But Musk's anti-establishment posture could prove attractive to Trump and help explain this surprise bromance. Ultimately, NASA answers to the White House. Vice President Pence is expected to reestablish an entity known as the National Space Council, and serve as its chair. That would oversee not only NASA but the (this part has to be whispered) even more extensive U.S. military and national security space operations. (You should know that taxpayers fund a lot of telescopes that look down, not up.)

President Obama killed his predecessor's moon program, Constellation, but Trump and Pence could revive it in some form, or find a way to combine a back-to-the-moon program with NASA's existing "Journey to Mars.” Key point: NASA's current plan is to go slow and go reliably. That means sending astronauts to Mars no sooner than the 2030s. Moreover, that first mission would call for the astronauts to orbit the Red Planet but not land. There would be no boots on Martian soil. That would come later. Trump could say: Not good enough. We're going to land, and we're going to do it soon, on Elon Standard Time, in 2024. When, it so happens, Trump intends to be president, still.
Emphasis mine. Like a Wahhabi Sheikh in Saudi Arabia, Trump will ban/defund any science he personally disagrees with.
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Here ya go Lurpy

NASA under Trump is still waiting for marching (and launching) orders


Emphasis mine. Like a Wahhabi Sheikh in Saudi Arabia, Trump will ban/defund any science he personally disagrees with.
Ya Trump seems to have his own thoughts on what is proper and what needs to be tossed out. Based as I see it his idea of business over Science.

Don't rock the business boats. With this and Climate change it appears his bountiful hair covers his ears and eyes.


Also noted we have but 3 votes... What a shame a great poll is reduced to less than nothing as if it was about Climate Change and was next on the to tell Trump about.
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