Space again! Joseph comments on the Burns Flat, OK spaceport, the Space Settlement Institute, and the announced budget cuts at NASA on the Cassini and Mars Curiosity probes, and what the real possible implications of those cuts might mean:
Little spaceport on the prairie
The Space Settlement Institute
NASA Budget Cut May Shut Down Cassini and Mars Curiosity
Have we lost “our” way when it comes to space?
Dr. Farrell: and you likely saw this story posted earlier this week on RT.com … this Dutch (cough, cough, AMSTERDAM) non-profit group has selected a thousand applicants for their MARS ONE project. Eventually their list will be whittled down to 40 people who will get a one-way ticket to Mars.
And I gotta think that since this trip will have to be launched within the lifetime of those 40 people, somebody must be awfully close to nailing down the technical details of this journey, hmmm?
Poor “broke” NASA, I might send them one of my spare Bearer Bonds (Kennedy of course…) – how many lunar acres would that get me??
The American Space Trading Company TASC anybody the past is the future history does repeat itself. Budget cuts are a perfect cover for NASA as Hoagland and Bara say is a dog of the military a line from Fullmetal Alchemist.
Just like Bill Gates saying that the computer industry had no government help. I can see other privateers claiming space was no helped at all by government programs.
It’s another case of socializing the costs while privatizing the profits.
Scuzza me, but you see…
Space, Moons, Mars, Rings of Saturn,
are being cut up like a Big Pizza Pie.
That’s a privatized a more.
What about those of us with a circadian rhythm that corresponds to the rotational period of Mars? Do we have an historical claim to Mars? Is that why the Bagdad and Cairo museums were looted of cuneiforms because those ancient writings might verify our historical claims? Are the looters just greedy space entrepreneurs attempting to ensure these claims are never validated so they have no competition in this latest land grab? Is the pyramid and face on Mars our holy sites? Will we be allowed to one day rebuild the pyramid? Do we have a right of return to this land? If there are current inhabitants on Mars, will the UN allow us to push them off our land and make them drink the water from our Mars sewage systems? Can we put their children in cages naked in the freezing cold, if they dare throw Mars rocks at us when we return to reclaim our homeland? Will we be able to build tax free casinos on Mars and sell tax free cigarettes to all the settlers who were shipped to Mars with promises of 40 acres and a Mars mule? And lastly, will we be able to ship these tax free cigarettes back to Earth via Fed Ex for a nifty profit?