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(InformationWeek)   NASA and the FAA to collaborate on commercial space travel. Now if they can just get the TSA involved, it will be a self-fulfilling trifecta of awesome   (informationweek.com) divider line 5
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2012-06-19 09:08:27 AM
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I actually think it is a good idea that when spacecraft go into the air, there are no other aircraft in the way, and conditions are safe for launch. You know, major jobs which the FAA and NASA are known for.
2012-06-19 07:33:34 AM
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Hey subs, I know you've got the herpy derps but NASA only put people on the moon and the FAA just keeps thousands of planes a day from crashing into each other. They both do what they do despite constant budget cuts and computer systems that couldn't power an iPhone. Both of these things are marvels.

Take your anti-government self fulfillment to Somalia where it belongs.

/TSA... another story...
2012-06-19 02:07:24 PM
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EZ1923: Hey subs, I know you've got the herpy derps but NASA only put people on the moon and the FAA just keeps thousands of planes a day from crashing into each other. They both do what they do despite constant budget cuts and computer systems that couldn't power an iPhone. Both of these things are marvels.


Seriously. NASA and the FAA have issues, but most of them are due to lack of funding and direction from Feds. Give them both unlimited funding and we'd have colonies on the Moon and Mars and much more efficient air travel. Give the TSA unlimited funding and you'd be going through full rectal exams just to leave the house.
2012-06-19 09:20:57 AM
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gingerjet: Slaxl: I'd never considered it before but the security at spaceports is going to be doubly bad isn't it? The security folk will be even more angry, humourless and miserable because everyone passing through will be rich and going on an experience of a lifetime while they've got nothing. Hard to feel sorry for TSA folk though, or impossible.

In other words - just like real airports today.


If we consider these to be private aircraft operating from private terminals, the TSA shouldn't have any involvement.

/The launch provider would be responsible for its own screening.
/with them minding every ounce, the strip search will be epic.
2012-06-19 09:03:09 AM
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t3knomanser: dittybopper: There is an appropriate level of government.

There is no such thing as a "level" of government. Government exists, and tends to form even when it doesn't. It represents a collective actor (not necessarily representative of the collective citizenry). The idea of the amount of government being a quantity is absurd.

Governments can be sage, or foolish. They can operate on the long view, gracefully tending the garden on behalf of future generations, or they can sell out for the quick cash-in. They can operate in the interests of the Utilitarian "greatest good for the greatest number", or they can operate in the interests of a chosen elite. And so on.


Are you being pedantic or stupid? I can't tell.
 
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