Wednesday, September 08, 2010

Why NASA must die.

Because they're pissing away money on crap like this while Danish hobbyists are launching rockets; the Chicoms are gearing up to build Moonbase Alpha; the Mojave, CA Yellow Pages have a whole section for "Space Flight, Commercial"; and even the Iranians are working on man-martyr-rated boosters.


(H/T to TJIC.)

9 comments:

og said...

Well, considering what their new job is, their budget should be what, $63? $65?

Joseph said...

NASA has become the "slow cousin" that we can't fire because nobody wants to be the meanie who fires them.

McVee said...

Wow. Sad. I guess we no longer have the right stuff. The cool kids are building rockets and were building diorama's???
Isn't time Job's get's cracking on the iRocket. :)

Cybrludite said...

And this is why the Chinese will be bringing us our flag back from Tranquility...

Joel said...

If the Space Flight Prevention Agency were in charge of westward expansion, they'd still be expensively experimenting with ways to get highly-trained professionals across the Mississippi.

Bubblehead Les. said...

In addition, Czar Putin was in Siberia last week at the ground-breaking of their new Kosmodrome Launch Facility, bragging about how the New Soviet Empire will soon be on the Moon in a few years. But hey, according to the Anointed One's End of Space Policy, the only important thing the U.S. needs to put into orbit are Weather and Eco-satellites to track Ozone holes and Global Warming. Why does it seem that the I'm in a country that has decided to close down its Scientific curiosity and become a modern version of Shogunate Nippon, choosing to stay stuck in Lotus Land?

Anonymous said...

Unfortunately, they don't die! They reproduce and contribute nothing more! Been there and done that! Close and lock your visors! Someone just farted!

TheGraybeard said...

Bubblehead Les, we've not only decided to shut down Scientific curiosity, we've decided to shut down pretty much everything. Just become a big, suffocating nanny state, with cash handouts from the many to the well-connected.

Brian Dunbar said...

If This Goes on .. in a few hundred years people will know Neil Armstrong landed on the moon not as a historic world-shaking event but as a footnote.

Sure, they were first, maybe, they'll say. But what did they do with it? Nothin'.

I don't know that we need to spend billions of dollars so a handful of PhDs can play monkey in a can for a few months. But at least the government could have the grace to do something actually effective, or step out of the way.