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Thread: The thrust of curiosity that leads men to try to go where no one has gone before. (The Space thread)

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    George, you have to think of it as a stimulus spending... if US government were to cut space spending right away, the unemployment line will simply get longer because I'll be in line for that...

    Another thing is that space is a longterm plan, it'll be difficult to start and stop this ship on a dime. It might end up being more expensive to restart something if we halt it half way. Sometimes finance isn't the only issue, we could end up losing the know how if we stop the program... for example, we don't even know how to rebuild the F-1 rocket engines that got us to the moon. Even with all the blue prints, there are some technical know hows that were just lost forever because we ended the program.

    Yeah, perhaps even back then, US probably could've found other programs to fund rather than the moon program..., but personally I'll take space programs over wars any time, right? Plus, Apollo program did also spun off a lot of different technologies like CD players and Fuel Cell batteries...

    Now, returning to today, it'd really be nice if government and its people could just come to an agreement on how we can fight this damn virus...

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    Aw man, mission aborted due to weather... hopefully weather will be better on Saturday!

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    I'm excited it was scrubbed. I couldn't get up towards there today, but I can Saturday I hope.

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    ...or maybe I wont.


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    What the...

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    It's 6 feet away!!!! Lol

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    3:22 PM launch on Saturday. Weather permitting, of course.

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    T minus one hour...

    Hopefully this will be a good distraction for America...

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    Watching.

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    To George..., without the space program..., America is almost like nothing... especially during times like these...

    I think there was a black female commentator either from SpaceX or nasa shed a tear over this momentous occasion... she didnít get political at all, but surely it was a bittersweet moment for her.

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