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- I don't say the US should give up space travel. I think that is already the reality: space travel (and most of science) is no longer a competition of different countries, but a collaboration.
In a collaborative effort it is not important to be the leader, but to do what is best for everybody.Apr 20, 2012
- If the US doesn't push space exploration nobody will. No other country, nor any of the private endeavors have the finances or scientific know how required to put humans on another planet.
The end result is the end of a scientific era, which history will likely prove to be our greatest mistake of all time.Apr 20, 2012
- The US doesn't have the finances, why do you think they don't have a replacement for the shuttle? More scientific discovery and advances babe been made by countries other than the US, all the US does is make a movie about the event in which they portray themselves as the original discovererApr 20, 2012
- I don't think that the U.S. is giving up space travel. And I actually do think that it is a collabrative effort between countries. What I was trying to say was that the U.S. should stay involved with that effort.Apr 20, 2012
- NASA's entire budget is a fraction of the budgets for the Iraq and Afghanistan wars. And you're kidding yourself if you think other countries have made more advances in space exploration than the US. Last I checked only an American flag is flying on the moon. What other country has a space program anywhere near the abilities of NASA? Russia? China? North Korea? lolApr 22, 2012
- Why have multiple transportation devices owned by separate countries each with their own maintenance needs when you can share one and spend the man-hours which would be wasted on maintenance on creating other vehicles/devices in collaboration to further exploration even quicker? Why does a flag on the moon prove anything? All that says is nobody else saw any reason to go there. Why the need for the US alone to discover etc? Do US citizens really feel that inadequate that they have to have "the only flag on the moon is the USA one" to make themselves feel better?
Shared knowledge advances technology faster than having separate teams running the same trial and error testsApr 25, 2012