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#26 2004-09-01 08:12:22

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[color=#000000:post_uid14]A story about investing in our future.

NASA quest a solid investment
http://www.suntimes.com/output/richards … ndy01.html[/color:post_uid14]

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#27 2004-09-01 08:15:09

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[color=#000000:post_uid14]Not Rocket Science   
NASA can get political -- for Tom DeLay 
http://www.houstonpress.com/issues/2004 … balls.html

Quote from article:
NASA needs to do some serious kissing of the DeLay ass to keep getting funded.[/color:post_uid14]

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#28 2004-09-01 09:24:19

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[color=#000000:post_uid14]China Showcases Space Program
China Showcases Space Program in Rare Tour to Launch Center As a Lure for Foreign Investment

"China stands to reap big benefits from good publicity about its space program both in the economic potential it represents and the national prestige it encourages at home and abroad."


http://abcnews.go.com/wire/World/ap20040901_894.html[/color:post_uid14]

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#29 2004-09-01 18:24:44

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[color=#000000:post_uid0]Yes,

The Space Race has begun, again, yeah !!!!!!!!!!!!!

The chinese will meet their targets, and if they have learnt from the US and Russian mistakes they will be further alomg than the US and Russia this time around in the race for space, because this is a honorable action they believe for nationalism and the pride of their country.  They also believe that US and Russian people are distracted with the terrorism in both countries.[/color:post_uid0]

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#30 2004-09-02 08:03:26

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[color=#000000:post_uid14]Iran Plans to Launch Satellite by May 2005

http://www.reuters.com/newsArt....6134831

I am sure all the military eyes will be on this event since the conflict is so close at hand in Iraq.

China Will Launch 3 Weather-Monitoring Satellites
http://www.reuters.com/newsArt....6130069

surprise the opening of the space launch facility to foriegners.

last line Quote:
"Wednesday, the secret facility allowed its first batch of foreign journalists in for a tour."[/color:post_uid14]

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#31 2004-09-02 08:05:28

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[color=#000000:post_uid14]The disarming of space is being sought by the Russians and the case for why we should do so.

SPACE WEAPONS MUST BE BANNED
http://en.rian.ru/rian....alert=0[/color:post_uid14]

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#32 2004-09-02 08:56:27

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[color=#000000:post_uid14]Backlash from last months xprize trial run by the Rubicon rocket that had to be blown up shortly after launch. So how much more or will the amount of regulations increase on the private industry for them to endure while on there way towards developing the ability to get man into space cheaply.

Forks: Rocketeer says launches are environmentally friendly, but marine sanctuary may prosecute over Aug. 8 launch

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/5885322/[/color:post_uid14]

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#33 2004-09-02 16:40:10

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[color=#000000:post_uid0]OOPS,

I thought we didn't have weapons in Space under the Outer Space Treaty !!!!!!!!

I wonder what government has ?????? US or Russia[/color:post_uid0]

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#34 2004-09-03 08:51:28

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[color=#000000:post_uid14]Massive tract of Army land at Stennis may return to NASA

http://www.sunherald.com/mld/sunherald/ … 568940.htm

What a mega complex site this could be with 4,000 acres.[/color:post_uid14]

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#35 2004-09-03 08:55:26

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[color=#000000:post_uid14]MANUFACTURING:NASA contract helps fuel hiring at ME Global's Gary-New Duluth foundry. Contract for casting parts that will help launch the next generation of American astronauts into space. The company has been tapped to fabricate the track shoes for the crawler transporters that NASA uses to carry the space shuttle to its launch pad.


http://www.duluthsuperior.com/mld/dulut … 571344.htm[/color:post_uid14]

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#36 2004-09-03 09:05:24

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[color=#000000:post_uid14]Captive Carry Test Prepares For Next X-43A / Hyper-X Flight
http://www.spacedaily.com/news/rlv-04h.html

What does a successful test of the technology really mean for future rocket designs? Could this be applied to first or second stages of a rocket or is this sort of an in between stage?[/color:post_uid14]

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#37 2004-09-03 11:11:49

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[color=#000000:post_uid0]Spacey spacey...  ???  cool[/color:post_uid0]


Some useful links while MER are active. Offical site NASA TV JPL MER2004 Text feed
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The amount of solar radiation reaching the surface of the earth totals some 3.9 million exajoules a year.

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#38 2004-09-03 11:46:59

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[color=#000000:post_uid0]I thought we didn't have weapons in Space under the Outer Space Treaty !!!!!!!![/color:post_uid0][/quote:post_uid0]
[color=#000000:post_uid0]The United States of America is not a signatory of the UN Outer Space Treaty, and now without the US/Russian startegic weapons treaty that blocked the ABM system, there really isn't much of anything legal wise stopping the US from putting weapons into space.[/color:post_uid0]


"The power of accurate observation is often called cynicism by those that do not have it." - George Bernard Shaw

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#39 2004-09-03 23:20:03

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[color=#000000:post_uid0]GCNRevenger,

Yes , US is one of the primary signatories !!!!!, I think you are mistaken, they didn't sign the moon treaty, but the outer space treatry was signed in the 1960's before the moon landings.[/color:post_uid0]

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#40 2004-09-07 05:50:50

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[color=#000000:post_uid14]With the recent storms in Florida and more on there way, How will Nasa obsorb the damage costs? In an already tightly funded budget more than just a few somethings will either be delay or cancelled out right. The only solution would seem is to ask for more money from congress.


NASA's New Venture Capital Fund: "The Mercury Fund"
http://www.comspacewatch.com/news/viewsr.html?pid=13859
"This procurement is for the purchase of the legal services and business advice in support of the Agency's effort to create a venture capital fund similar in concept to the Central Intelligence Agency's (CIA) In-Q-Tel. NASA's fund is hereby referred to as "The Mercury Fund"...The goal of The Mercury Fund will be to invest in tandem with established private sector venture capital funds to sponsor innovative, multi-use technologies to help NASA achieve its mission and to better position these technologies for future multiple and/or commercial uses."


CBO Study: A Budgetary Analysis of NASA's New Vision for Space Exploration
http://www.spaceref.com/news/viewsr.html?pid=13884
Summary :
President Bush's new vision for human and robotic exploration of the solar system, which he first articulated in January of this year, has shifted the main focus of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) to, initially, returning people to the moon and, later, sending human missions to Mars and beyond. Following the President's announcement, NASA released its budget request for fiscal year 2005 and its budget projection, which forecasts budgetary requirements through 2020.[/color:post_uid14]

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#41 2004-09-07 09:39:43

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[color=#000000:post_uid14]A better way to promote space settlement in our lifetimes
http://www.thespacereview.com/article/219/1

article discusses the Outer Space Treaty[/color:post_uid14]

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#42 2004-09-08 07:31:48

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[color=#000000:post_uid14]Now this is sort of a surprise and actually good news.

RUSSIAN-BRAZILIAN SPACE COOPERATION
http://en.rian.ru/rian....alert=0[/color:post_uid14]

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#43 2004-09-20 06:51:06

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[color=#000000:post_uid14]Over the week end many stories have come out with regards to the US lifts export restrictions on ISRO. This is a big step forward with introducing more nations into the ISS and into the process of the vision.

The United States announced Friday that it will lift restrictions on the export of space hardware to the Indian space agency, the latest step in growing cooperation between the two countries' space efforts. The US State Department announced that ISRO will be removed from the Department of Commerce Entity List, which includes organizations "determined to present an unacceptable risk of diversion to developing weapons of mass destruction or the missiles used to deliver those weapons." ISRO had been put on the list after India tested a nuclear weapon in 1998. The decision to remove ISRO from the list is designed to "foster cooperation in commercial space programs", according to a State Department statement. The decision is the latest in gradual thawing of relations over the last three years between the two countries on space and nuclear cooperation. Earlier this year the two countries agreed to cooperate on remote sensing efforts, with India to build a ground station for the American NPOESS weather satellite system. The decision also comes before a meeting scheduled on Tuesday between Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and US President George Bush at the United Nations in New York.

AP article http://www.space.com/news/india_us_040918.html

Calcutta Telegraph article http://www.telegraphindia.com/1040919/a … 776465.asp

NDTV.com article http://www.ndtv.com/topstor....d=15297

IANS article http://athens-olympics-2004.newkerala.com/?action....d=31878

State Department press release http://www.state.gov/r/pa/prs/ps/2004/36290.htm

Many more on the spacetoday page:[/color:post_uid14]

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#44 2004-09-22 09:01:05

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[color=#000000:post_uid14]Well the verdict may be out on converting Nasa facilities into the federally funded research centers but it does appear that Nasa is following though with the commissions recommendations.

Marshall Space Flight Center:
NASA MSFC Activity Notice: Update On Center Realignment Activities

http://www.spaceref.com/news/viewsr.html?pid=14010[/color:post_uid14]

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#45 2004-09-22 11:01:11

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[color=#000000:post_uid14]It is interesting that since the vision was announced earlier this yewar that more nation have desided that it is time to plan for there own futures in space to to be more supportive of there goals.

Canada needs aerospace policy: union
http://cnews.canoe.ca/CNEWS/Space/2004/ … 22-cp.html[/color:post_uid14]

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#46 2004-09-27 11:26:31

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[color=#000000:post_uid14]I hope that I was not the only one to see this article on India's rocketry plans.

I feel that as each nation progresses towards missions to the moon manned or otherwise it means that Nasa must also consider the same if it does not want to be left behind in there dust.

India's Unmanned Moon Mission Going Smoothly: Official
http://www.spacedaily.com/news/india-04p.html[/color:post_uid14]

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#47 2004-09-27 12:13:49

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[color=#000000:post_uid0]Cue American public's reaction:

"We've allready done that more than 30 years before, why bother?"

Growing fat and lazy...  sad[/color:post_uid0]

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#48 2004-09-27 12:21:31

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[color=#000000:post_uid0]Dude, we are teaming up with the Indian's. We aren't so much as falling behind as leading the pack...  big_smile[/color:post_uid0]

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#49 2004-09-27 12:33:12

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Dude, we are teaming up with the Indian's. We aren't so much as falling behind as leading the pack...  [/quote:post_uid0]

Outsourcing the space program!  :laugh:[/color:post_uid0]


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#50 2004-09-27 12:35:01

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[color=#000000:post_uid0]"Streamlining". Get with the lingo.  tongue  big_smile[/color:post_uid0]

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