NASA quietly, cheaply trying to send ...

NASA quietly, cheaply trying to send robot to moon | The Columbus Dispatch

There are 22 comments on the Columbus Dispatch story from Nov 2, 2010, titled NASA quietly, cheaply trying to send robot to moon | The Columbus Dispatch. In it, Columbus Dispatch reports that:

For $150 billion, NASA could have sent astronauts back to the moon. The Obama administration judged that too expensive and, in September, Congress agreed to cancel the program.

Join the discussion below, or Read more at Columbus Dispatch.

First Prev
of 2
Next Last

United States

#21 Nov 8, 2010
TKG wrote:
<quoted text>
Easy? What gives you that impression. In adjusted dollars the cost of the Apollo program was in the ballpark of 200 Billion .... up the challenge and propelled the US ahead a solid 25 years in technological advancement.
While I can agree with you on the fact that the space program contributed the development of many modern technologies, I believe you are confusing the space race with the moon race. This is really making your argument hard to understand because you seem to be trying to combine both races to make a point for the moon race specifically. I don't think that my cell phone is a direct result of guys walking around on the moon, nor do I think most of the technologies you listed are. Rather, these technologies are directly related to the need to communicate with astronauts and computers orbiting Earth and beyond which were already developed. "Enriched" is such a vague term, and unless you cite specifics, I can not agree with you there. I do agree however, that it is important to explore outer space manned, or unmanned.
NW Hominid

Kent, WA

#22 Nov 8, 2010
Why not hitch a ride at 1/3 the cost and 2/3 more reliable transport systems...

Tell me when this thread is updated:

Subscribe Now Add to my Tracker
First Prev
of 2
Next Last

Add your comments below

Characters left: 4000

Please note by submitting this form you acknowledge that you have read the Terms of Service and the comment you are posting is in compliance with such terms. Be polite. Inappropriate posts may be removed by the moderator. Send us your feedback.

Robots Discussions

Title Updated Last By Comments
News EVs Carry Big Impact, Big Risks | EE Times Oct 9 Solarman 1
News DC to get robo deliveries Sep 30 Joanne 1
News Virtual reality in spotlight at Tokyo Game Show Sep '16 vrsvpro 8
News Donations boost TPSD libraries Sep '16 The local bankers 2
News LG makes an 'aggressive' investment in robots Sep '16 mar 1
News The 'Poopening': Roomba Spreads Feces All Over ... Aug '16 Knock off purse s... 28
News Soon, the Curiosity Rover will rule Mars with i... Jul '16 Jack 2
More from around the web