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New Horizons, which is the NASA robotic spacecraft mission currently en route to Pluto, is a costly mission.  Does anyone believe it is worth the turkey (money)? 
« Last Edit: 08/11/2010 07:22:28 by chris »


 

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Re: Is the New Horizons space mission good value for money?
« Reply #1 on: 08/11/2010 07:17:59 »
Yes.
Clearly someone did. With luck, since it was launched by a democratic country, most of the  people paying for it do.
Also, without the same human  trait for exploration of which this is part, Columbus wouldnt have found America.
 

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« Reply #2 on: 08/11/2010 10:31:17 »
Yes. And missions of discovery and scientific enquiry a better use of money than the militarisation of space!
 

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« Reply #3 on: 08/11/2010 10:51:49 »
Yes. And missions of discovery and scientific enquiry a better use of money than the militarisation of space!

You say that, but who's going to protect us from the Commie-Nazi-Aliens!!!  :D :D
 

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« Reply #4 on: 08/11/2010 11:15:58 »
Yes. And missions of discovery and scientific enquiry a better use of money than the militarisation of space!

You say that, but who's going to protect us from the Commie-Nazi-Aliens!!!  :D :D

No One !  Bwa Ha Ha Ha Ha

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« Reply #5 on: 08/11/2010 12:04:27 »
No One !  Bwa Ha Ha Ha Ha

Dispatch War rocket Ajax to bring back his body

*grin* - Camp it up, Flash Gordon style!!! :D

"Flash, Flash, I love you, but we only have fourteen hours to save the Earth!"
 

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« Reply #6 on: 08/11/2010 14:49:55 »
 ;D I love it when silly references are spotted.  Thnx
 

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« Reply #7 on: 08/11/2010 15:32:20 »
;D I love it when silly references are spotted.  Thnx

I know!!! It surprisingly rewarding, isn't!  ;D

Some people want to fill the world with silly [references],
And what's wrong with that, I'd like to know...
 

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« Reply #8 on: 08/11/2010 15:36:49 »
I'd like to know, cause here I go again...
 

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« Reply #9 on: 08/11/2010 15:52:44 »
I'd like to know, cause here I go again...
lol!
Oh dear - we really must get lives!!! ;D

I ought to shrink my own posts for wasting everybody's time! ;)


Back to the OP, I do think a probe to Pluto is a better use of money than the latest Martian desires of the US to start a colony there!
 

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« Reply #10 on: 09/11/2010 03:40:01 »
peppercorn, starting a colony on Mars is OK, I mean we're not bumping off it's native population like the British Empire did sometimes. 
 

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« Reply #11 on: 09/11/2010 10:15:58 »
peppercorn, starting a colony on Mars is OK, I mean we're not bumping off it's native population like the British Empire did sometimes.

Ah! But can we be sure? What about the remnants of Martian bacteria that NASA supposedly found in the early '90s?  Perhaps it was an X-files type cover-up (that [show] was popular at the time too ;D)
Still, since the OP was on economic grounds I doubt it matters.  Still someone could suggest to the Republican's that there's oil on Mars - that'd get political motivation for a mission; risk-to-indigenous-pop. or no! ;)
 

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« Reply #12 on: 09/11/2010 17:34:31 »
New Horizons, which is the NASA robotic spacecraft mission currently en route to Pluto, is a costly mission.  Does anyone believe it is worth the turkey (money)? 
People can use just an impulse of photons for acceleration of spacecrafts.In first place people should learn to use all energy of photons for acceleration of spacecrafts, I think.
 

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« Reply #13 on: 09/11/2010 19:43:09 »
I think it very old hat to believe that the greatest danger we face is from Commie-Nazi-Aliens we all know it is from Al-Quaida
 

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« Reply #14 on: 11/11/2010 18:22:18 »
The cost is $650 million, spread over 15 years, or about $2 per person in the US. I would be willing to pay $2 to see photos of Pluto and its moons, and to learn more about them.
 

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« Reply #15 on: 13/11/2010 14:21:54 »
The cost is $650 million, spread over 15 years, or about $2 per person in the US. I would be willing to pay $2 to see photos of Pluto and its moons, and to learn more about them.
You'll see just  deciphered nonsense.
 

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