me texan: I'll just leave this here..
me texan: I'll just leave this here..[sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net image 480x334]
styckx: Wow, that guy is all bent out of shape about a trolling forced meme.. Mission accomplished meme maker, mission accomplished.
Yotto: I really enjoy Mr Plaitt's articles, but I seriously doubt that the people who didn't know this was simply a stunt to sell more caffeinated, sugary beverages also don't read his blog, or if they do it's to disagree with him.
Inquisitive Inquisitor: If there's one person on Fark who has earned the right to lambast that image, it's Bad Astronomy.
Nebulious: styckx: Wow, that guy is all bent out of shape about a trolling forced meme.. Mission accomplished meme maker, mission accomplished.Poe's Law is a very dangerous thing. Even if the original maker meant to troll, by the nth share on Facebook, you can be sure that people who know nothing about the modern space program will have their perceptions colored by this image.
Quantum Apostrophe: If universe = 0.1x Earth radius, sure.
moike: [i.imgur.com image 640x960]
Glockenspiel Hero: We needed companies like them to step in and break up the cozy relationship between NASA congressmen and the aerospace companies that was keeping launch costs so high, and they're succeeding.
Snapper Carr: Let's see Red Bull land an instrument laden minivan on Mars and then we'll talk.
marius2: He could have made some great points; instead, the article came off as a serious case of the butt-hurts.
Thoguh: Quantum Apostrophe: If universe = 0.1x Earth radius, sure.Yeah, last I checked the "public and private US Space Program" isn't poised to go beyond low earth orbit anytime soon.
Mentat: -Place a solar satellite at a Lagrange point
BKITU: Mentat: -Place a solar satellite at a Lagrange pointA how how how how did they do that?!?
Mentat: Red Bull's accomplishments:-Throw a man off of a balloon without killing him
Mentat: The private sector is doing some great things, but most of what NASA has done you never would have seen from the private sector alone because there is no profit in spending a probe to interstellar space. It's the job of government to assume the risk of the big projects so once the technology is proven, the private sector can step in and refine it and make it profitable.
Mentat: NASA's accomplihsments:
Mentat: -Landing a probe on Venus
Nem Wan: Mentat: NASA's accomplihsments:Mentat: -Landing a probe on VenusEh, more or less. Landing on Venus is more a Soviet thing.
dragonchild: What really did me in is that it turns out the guy didn't break the world record by much in the first place.
Glockenspiel HeroIt fits in well with the Republican "Obama destroyed the space program" meme that you see pop up quite a bit.I've always found this meme very odd- not because it's wrong (Bush killed the shuttle, not Obama) because most of what Republicans say today can be easily proven wrong
OnlyM3: Glockenspiel HeroIt fits in well with the Republican "Obama destroyed the space program" meme that you see pop up quite a bit.I've always found this meme very odd- not because it's wrong (Bush killed the shuttle, not Obama) because most of what Republicans say today can be easily proven wrongI'm not a republican but go ahead and bust these "myths"* Obama cancels Moon return project* In its budget submitted to Congress on February 13, the Obama administration zeroed out funding for NASA's future Mars-exploration missions. The Mars Science Lab Curiosity, currently en route to the Red Planet and the nearly completed small MAVEN orbiter, scheduled for launch in 2013, will be sent, but that's it. No funding has been provided for the Mars probes planned as joint missions in 2016 and 2018 with the European Space Agency, and nothing after that is funded either.* President Obama's 2011 budget request for NASA cut the agency's Constellation program completely, effectively canceling a five-year, $9 billion effort to build new Orion spacecraft and Ares rockets.+ Orion was eventually saved by voter backlash, but dumbed down to a useless "emergency escape capsule for the International Space Station"+ Ares - Our next gen heavy lifter is dead and NO plans exist for any replacement.* NASA Director Says Muslim Outreach Push 'Deeply Flawed'Nasa director? Lets be dismissive and ad hominem him as a rich, racist, white guy. oh... he's black * The head of the Nasa has said Barack Obama told him to make "reaching out to the Muslim world" one of the space agency's top priorities.Why is he making religious nuts feel warm 'n fuzzy a higher priority than you know.... our National Air and Space priorities? Go ahead and put up your poutrage defense of this stupidity, but we all know if bush had set reaching out to Catholics, Jews, Protestants or Mormons you would have gone apoplectic.* Who's More Pro-Science, Republicans or Democrats? Another rich, white guy right? Nop ...
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