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Tag: NASA
  • Remains of an Obsolete Socialist System

  • Government Funds More than Just NASA

    Today marked a moment in history — the 135th and final space mission of NASA. I find it ironic that the United States government spends approximately $663 billion a year on overseas military endeavors, yet NASA is the cut they choose to make in the budget.  While the government should not be involved with other countries’ …

  • Don’t Cry for Government Space: The Shuttle Program was a Giant Failure

    As the final shuttle flight unfolds over the next few hours or, given the weather, the next few days, politicians, pundits, and former astronauts will laud the success of the shuttle program.  It is all hogwash. As noted in a Boston Globe editorial, by any metric more tangible than the warm and fuzzies, the space …

  • The Government Tries to Launch a Balloon

    From Slashdot: NASA’s latest multimillion-dollar stratosphere-bound balloon launch has gone horribly wrong and crashed into a car, turning it over and narrowly missing two elderly people who were observing the launch. The payload fared worse, reportedly being smashed into a ‘thousand pieces.’ Video of their hilarious attempt is available here. Contrast this with an individual …

  • Should NASA Return to the Moon?

    As an aerospace engineering student at The University of Texas at Austin, I am particularly affected by this decision. In addition, I have reaped the benefits associated with funding NASA: (this picture was taken aboard NASA’s Weightless Wonder) I will admit that I once dreamed of working at NASA. Not anymore. In approaching any problem, I …

  • So this is Life…

    October 9, 2009, will go down as a the day Obama was announced the 2009 Nobel Peace Prize Winner and…..we bombed the moon. Friday morning we bombed the moon in hopes of finding ice amongst the debris. CNN reported: NASA said Friday’s rocket and satellite strike on the moon was a success, kicking up enough …