The Trip is over
Created on: March 21st, 2011
The Trip is over
6/28/11 the Trip is over
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March 22nd, 2011
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That really makes me feel sad. Almost fifty years ago humans set foot on a foreign world for the first time in history. Today it is unsure whether we will ever return there, not to speak of travelling further, going boldly where no man has even gone before...
March 22nd, 2011
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Maybe not NASA, but there are multiple private companies working to get people back into space. I think one company's already done it. Space vacations are coming!
March 25th, 2011
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I'm only 5'ing this because everyone else hates it.
March 22nd, 2011
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We will return. Oh yes, we will return.
March 22nd, 2011
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Am I supposed to be reading that like Wayne Campbell?
March 22nd, 2011
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yes but you have to have an ominous sound playing in the background. Which this site provides perfectly.
March 22nd, 2011
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WAYNE ROONEY
March 22nd, 2011
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Sentimentality aside, it marks the beginning of the end of space being a government realm; a place to plant flags and resolve existential nationalistic crises. The private sector will now segue into taking over space exploration/exploitation and probably do a better job of it with much less resources, given time. Good bye NASA; hello Space-X.
March 22nd, 2011
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Only for the next dozen or so years, maybe more, their best customer will be various governments. They've already won one and a half billion dollars to resupply the ISS, a job previously held by the Shuttle. The only major private sector group interested in launching things is the telecommunication industry, and they'd be a minor part of their revenue.

I appreciate that it's a waste of resources to use government scientists to design and build the heavy-lifting capacity we'll need to colonize another body. But it'll be sad when children will see the Wal-Mart flag emblazoned on the side of the first ship on Mars.
March 22nd, 2011
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What's sad about it? Every dollar "Wal-Mart" puts into sponsoring a Mars-shuttle is a dollar the government saves to pay down the debt, education etc. I would find it heartening to see the private sector furthering the advancement of humanity, together with the public sector.
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March 22nd, 2011
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Alas - we may have been too late!
http://finance.yahoo.com/news/Chavez-says-capitalism-may-rb-3915
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March 22nd, 2011
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why is this on U&C?
March 22nd, 2011
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If we can make room for Charlie Sheen can we at least show a little respect for the end of the Space Shuttle?
March 22nd, 2011
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You could make a real tribute instead of posting a google-searched image of a space shuttle in conjunction with a sound asset that has been used on ytmnd 39 times.
March 23rd, 2011
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I don't understand why we don't contract the military industry to lead the development of space programs. These people obviously want bazillions of dollars, what difference is it if the media use propaganda to make tax payers think we need a war, and the media making space exploration the focal point for tax dollars. It would be even easier to convince them as our fate as a species relies on us transforming other planets.
March 25th, 2011
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i don't know why but my whole life i imagined the space shuttle was just around the size of a big van, probably because they call those shuttle buses and i'm mildly retarded.