With shuttles becoming museum pieces, cities vie to land one

Aug 14, 2010 | Posted by: roboblogger | Full story: WQAD

Reporting from Washington - They've racked up a lot of mileage, and their $28.8-million price - sans engine - should be enough to cause sticker shock.

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Since: Nov 08

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Aug 15, 2010
 
No problem. Government agencies will distribute millions of stimulus dollars to chosen institutions to be used for bidding on shuttles being sold from Government auctions. It's a win win situation unless you're a taxpayer.
Remember in November

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Russia and Israel are now in the business of space flights.

adios america, our astronaunts will stick out their thumbs to hitch a ride and taxpayers will foot the millions and millions in cost for that ride in another country's space shuttle

http://www.spacedaily.com/reports/Russian_Soy...

more out sourcing by Obama.

27,000 space coast jobs LOST in Florida due to closing.

Thanks Obama!
Buck

Livonia, MI

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Aug 15, 2010
 
Remember in November wrote:
Russia and Israel are now in the business of space flights.
adios america, our astronaunts will stick out their thumbs to hitch a ride and taxpayers will foot the millions and millions in cost for that ride in another country's space shuttle
http://www.spacedaily.com/reports/Russian_Soy...
more out sourcing by Obama.
27,000 space coast jobs LOST in Florida due to closing.
Thanks Obama!
Obama did not outsource anything. He cut some longstanding pork out of the budget. Thats what i will remember in November.
Ken

Homosassa, FL

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Aug 15, 2010
 
They can be used as a symbol of the failure of the Obama Administration
Hope we get one

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Aug 15, 2010
 
The shuttles are now thirty years old. We have found out a lot with them that you will never find out in a lab.
A manned space program even though it is costly
should be kept.
The soyuz capsule is no space shuttle and should be kept as a secondary flight system.
The shuttle came out of a can do way of American thinking.
Locating one of the shuttles on the west coast would be alright.

“Truth to Power!”

Since: Apr 07

Canton, OH

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They should have refurbished these Shuttles or tried to build off this design instead of going backwards to a pod style that splashes down in the ocean.

Shuttles had huge payload capacity too. The others do not. Another Obama Mistake.

Since: Nov 08

Gulfport, MS

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Aug 15, 2010
 
I can see the headlines from August 2011 now, "Taxpayers Fund First Lady and Family's Fact Finding Fun Fest on First Vacation Aboard Russian Space Station"
There is no more money

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Aug 15, 2010
 
Buck wrote:
<quoted text> Obama did not outsource anything. He cut some longstanding pork out of the budget. Thats what i will remember in November.
ya and the next time we need to get into space we can beg russia or china to let us go. Ya the only pork that needs to be cut is your pay check buck
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Aug 15, 2010
 
Ken wrote:
They can be used as a symbol of the failure of the Obama Administration
Along with the C-17 F22 and anything else that will build and can see to other countries that Obama want to cut. WTG president Failure
Sam

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Aug 15, 2010
 
America might want to save some of these ships so they can repair communication satellites if China deceides to blow them up.
Sam

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Aug 15, 2010
 
Russia was in the space business before America.Now there are many nations and also private people launching space programs.There are American companys launching for other countrys.If you have enough money these "Benedict Arnold"companys will launch a satellite for you.

Since: May 08

Deltona Fla

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Aug 15, 2010
 
Remember in November wrote:
Russia and Israel are now in the business of space flights.
adios america, our astronaunts will stick out their thumbs to hitch a ride and taxpayers will foot the millions and millions in cost for that ride in another country's space shuttle
http://www.spacedaily.com/reports/Russian_Soy...
more out sourcing by Obama.
27,000 space coast jobs LOST in Florida due to closing.
Thanks Obama!
Now time for the truth. The shuttles have been scheduled for retirement a long for a long time. They are at the point where they are becoming unsafe. They were suppose to be replaced. The plan called for a much smaller lighter personnel only shuttle and a heavy lift rocket to put pay loads into space. Bush cut NASA's budget many years ago and NASA had to decide between the personnel shuttle and the heavy lift rocket. They had to go with the heavy lift because we need that for the big satellites and the new Titan has just been tested and is ready to go on line now, on time. The personnel shuttle never got off the drawing board and if you want one it will still take four to five years to develop. Of course since the economy is shot in the ass nobody really wants to talk about funding it. So again we find another legacy of George Bush cropping up that the reich wing wants to blame on Obama. But since you are so behind the space program and NASA maybe you should call your Senator and demand the personnel shuttle program be funded so our astronauts donít have to hitch a ride with Russia.

Since: Aug 09

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Aug 16, 2010
 
nobleagl wrote:
No problem. Government agencies will distribute millions of stimulus dollars to chosen institutions to be used for bidding on shuttles being sold from Government auctions. It's a win win situation unless you're a taxpayer.
We are monetizing the debt. Printing money and buying our debts is considered the death spiral in economics, yet Obama started doing that. How is that for Hope and Change?

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