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Is USA Left Behind in Space Race?

  1. jainismus profile image78
    jainismusposted 5 years ago

    When European Space Agency is planning to send man on Mars and China is ready to take possession of the Moon, don't you think that USA is left behind in Space Race?

    1. Greek One profile image78
      Greek Oneposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      The Europeans better find cash on Mars because they need it badly...

      and what is China planning on doing on the moon after it 'takes possession'?

    2. paradigmsearch profile image88
      paradigmsearchposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Yes.

      I am perceiving from your previous posts that you don't like US. Am I wrong?

      1. LookingForWalden profile image60
        LookingForWaldenposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Or subject verb agreements.

    3. scottcgruber profile image92
      scottcgruberposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      In just the past year, NASA has put a probe into orbit around Vesta, launched probes to the Moon, Jupiter, and Mars, and continues to get amazing data from probes currently orbiting Mercury, Mars, and Saturn. Plus, the Kepler mission has found more than 1,500 potential exoplanet candidates, and the New Horizons probe is on target for a 2015 rendezvous with Pluto.

      I hardly consider that "left behind."

    4. A Troubled Man profile image61
      A Troubled Manposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Will they also build a Great Wall in order to keep the Mongols from landing there?

  2. olodarkwriter profile image60
    olodarkwriterposted 5 years ago

    Space race always was and is a waste of money. Other than freeze dried ice cream and Tang what did we get out of it?

    1. wilderness profile image95
      wildernessposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Teflon, memory foam mattresses, GPS, better weather forecasting, LOTS of knowledge useful for a huge variety of things.

      Need more?

      1. Uninvited Writer profile image82
        Uninvited Writerposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Don't forget satallite TV smile

    2. LookingForWalden profile image60
      LookingForWaldenposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Sadly, this is what 90% of the republican party thinks.

  3. LookingForWalden profile image60
    LookingForWaldenposted 5 years ago

    The funding cuts to NASA honestly make me sad.

    1. Cassie Smith profile image75
      Cassie Smithposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Wasn't it Obama who closed down NASA?

      1. Cassie Smith profile image75
        Cassie Smithposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Yeah, I just checked. Obama wanted NASA to cancel the moon exploration projects according to the New York Times.

      2. scottcgruber profile image92
        scottcgruberposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        No, President Obama didn't close down NASA. He just shut down the Constellation program, which was a waste of time and effort left over from the previous administration.

  4. jainismus profile image78
    jainismusposted 5 years ago

    No. I do not hate any country or people. I am just encouraging people to discuss on facts.

    1. Shadesbreath profile image90
      Shadesbreathposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      You mean that "fact" that China is going to "take possession of the mooon."

      Do you know what a "fact" is?

  5. jainismus profile image78
    jainismusposted 5 years ago

    No. I do not hate any country or people. I am just encouraging people to discuss on facts.

  6. LeanMan profile image81
    LeanManposted 5 years ago

    Surely people run in a race - is anyone running? Is it a competition?

  7. dipless profile image86
    diplessposted 5 years ago

    I personally think that in the next 20 years it will be commercial companies that push the boundaries of space exploration. NASA the ESA etc. will push the boundaries of academic research of course, but the money that commercialisation of space will bring will advance our understanding and exploration faster than it has done in the recent past. Especially since the moon landings and Voyager satellites.

  8. psycheskinner profile image79
    psycheskinnerposted 5 years ago

    I am not sure why private companies would push the envelope, where is the profit? What they generally do is take a proven technology and make it cheaper, *if* there is a way to monetise it (like launching satellites).

    1. dipless profile image86
      diplessposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      The profit is in more efficient ways to get satellites into orbit, the potential mining of meteors or god forbid planets, space tourism if it becomes financially feasible for the regular person.

      Space has so many commercial opportunities which is why companies will push the envelope. Cheaper methods to get into space will also mean that more of NASA, ESA budget can go towards pure research. Just my pennies worth.

  9. Uninvited Writer profile image82
    Uninvited Writerposted 5 years ago

    NASA is far from closed down...

    I do know that a certain person here was condemning the amount of money spent on space travel. But when the shuttle program ended under Obama she all of a sudden was decrying the loss...

    1. dipless profile image86
      diplessposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      I never said that it was smile NASA is a phenomenal organisation which has advanced space explorations, science and engineering in a way no other could, it will continue for many years to come to have an important role to play. Just my personal opinion is that it should focus on more pure and applied science instead of getting satellites into space for companies and governments.

      Of course they're no where near closed down they do some superb and cutting edge research.

      1. Uninvited Writer profile image82
        Uninvited Writerposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        I was replying to the person who said it was smile

        1. dipless profile image86
          diplessposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          I do apologise smile Misunderstanding smile

  10. bloggernotjogger profile image62
    bloggernotjoggerposted 5 years ago

    If China were to try to claim the moon, you would see how quickly the US would catapult past them. Europe on Mars?, the US could be there tomorrow. All they need is an incentive. I would love to see another country attempt going there.

 
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