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Old 07-11-2012, 04:21 PM
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What have we learned over the past few decades from our outter space exploration? We've spent tons of money world wide on it, there must be some benefit to the programs.
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We've learned that the planet Fiddy is composed of 98% crack cocaine gas. Thank you, Hubble telescope!
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Originally Posted by 08087 View Post
What have we learned over the past few decades from our outter space exploration? We've spent tons of money world wide on it, there must be some benefit to the programs.
If you have to ask
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Don't screw with God's playground...........
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As far as space exploration we are not even at the crawling stage.

If we compared modern space exploration to the crossing of the Atlantic Ocean we would be at the "Learning how to swim in water phase" and not even thinking about a canoe yet.


The space program has been focusing on what affects space has on the human body and coming up with ways to let that human body last longer any profiterole in that environment.

We are obviously limited in our exploration due to the current power sources available but when those technologies present themselves we will be more ready to move forward with the process of leaving spaceship earth opposed to doing nothing while we wait for those technologies to develop.

Obviously there have been other discoveries that benefit mankind immediately for those with a shorter sight lines. These are mostly accidental discoveries or side effects. The end goal is to leave this planet and spread our genes back through the Galaxy.

I Honestly believe that when we (Humans) left the earth and landed on the moon we made an evolutionary leap in species. I feel people in the future will refer to us as Homo Astoria or People of the stars rather than Thinking Man.


Well some of us at least..
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I don't have time to respond to this thread in full now but consider life today just without weather satellites, GPS, 406 EPIRB, solar power, Tang and freeze dried ice cream etc...
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Originally Posted by ThreeLittleFish View Post
I don't have time to respond to this thread in full now but consider life today just without weather satellites, GPS, 406 EPIRB, solar power, Tang and freeze dried ice cream etc...
Not mention we have finally been able to put an end to the theory that the moon is made of cheese...

http://uncyclopedia.wikia.com/wiki/I...e_of_cheese%3F
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Originally Posted by ThreeLittleFish View Post
I don't have time to respond to this thread in full now but consider life today just without weather satellites, GPS, 406 EPIRB, solar power, Tang and freeze dried ice cream etc...
Yep, we need to count the spin-offs from any great adventure. Think the Spaniards sailing in search of new land; think mad scientists coming up with drugs for one thing and finding a whole new universe of healing, think ancient warriors that fed strange food to prisoners in order to see what was good...think of Jed Clampet if he hadn't fired at that rabbit...
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Don't forget TANG
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Well we got our moneys worth with Voyager 1. Kinda wierd to think it has been going for 33 years.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Voyager_1
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http://hubblesite.org/gallery/album/

That's makeshift worth it right there.
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Even before we went into space sailors, pilots and explorers relied on celestial navigation. Jet aircraft were still built with sextants until the 1970's. The 747-100 had a sextant port in the ceiling of the cockpit.

The first integrated circuit board was for the Apollo program. Image no integrated circuit boards? No thanks!

Tempurpedic memory foam matress.

Gigapan cameras.. from sattelite technology to scan the surface of mars.

Helium 3 is found in abundance on the moon. Helium 3 could be powering the next generation of nuclear reactors.

MRI technology came from image enhancing technology to read earth imaging maps from satellites to find resources on earth.

Fireman's breathing apparatus.

Lot's of knowledge that we have no practical use for YET!
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Check out this link of Spin Offs from the Space Program:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/NASA_spin-off

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I think we've profited from space in the medical and manufacturing fields, from what I have read - "processess" that can be done only in space evidently have SOME value/benefit as related to what can be done on earth? ;? A lot of money? Sure, but I think most of it has been worth it.

"Space", space travel, the planets, black holes and all related have always intrigued me, although I can't seem to grasp most of the terminilogy? "Light years" - yeah, I understand that.

I would love to see "us" (humans) land on Mars in my lifetime (I'm guessing that is about 30-35 more years, tops). As far as "settling"/settlements on a planet, I don't see that for a LONG, LONG time.

I wrote this in the 9th grade when my "fascination" started. Have never forgotten it.

"Dreamt by many, a conquered space
Access to a timeless land
Reaching with our arms before us
For the worlds of rock and sand
Uncovered by the years before
A sea of endless sky
Tortured with the things unknown
As the universe passed by"

Regards,
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Through our space exploration studies we learned that atmosphere re-entry requires a different type of alloy to handle that heat generated by the re-entry phase. So our tax dollars went to fund the development of NASA-alloys which in turn benefit me on my evinrude e-tec!!!! That was worth it...Thank you space!!

http://spinoff.nasa.gov/Spinoff2008/ch_7.html
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Originally Posted by SRQMynatt View Post
As far as space exploration we are not even at the crawling stage.

If we compared modern space exploration to the crossing of the Atlantic Ocean we would be at the "Learning how to swim in water phase" and not even thinking about a canoe yet.


The space program has been focusing on what affects space has on the human body and coming up with ways to let that human body last longer any profiterole in that environment.

We are obviously limited in our exploration due to the current power sources available but when those technologies present themselves we will be more ready to move forward with the process of leaving spaceship earth opposed to doing nothing while we wait for those technologies to develop.

Obviously there have been other discoveries that benefit mankind immediately for those with a shorter sight lines. These are mostly accidental discoveries or side effects. The end goal is to leave this planet and spread our genes back through the Galaxy.

I Honestly believe that when we (Humans) left the earth and landed on the moon we made an evolutionary leap in species. I feel people in the future will refer to us as Homo Astoria or People of the stars rather than Thinking Man.


Well some of us at least..
Fantastic analysis.

Just out of curiosity (because you seem more up to speed than I) , what direction do you think our space program should head in?
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I'm from Astoria. Thats Queens New York...

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I think we've profited from space in the medical and manufacturing fields, from what I have read - "processess" that can be done only in space evidently have SOME value/benefit as related to what can be done on earth? ;? A lot of money? Sure, but I think most of it has been worth it.

"Space", space travel, the planets, black holes and all related have always intrigued me, although I can't seem to grasp most of the terminilogy? "Light years" - yeah, I understand that.

I would love to see "us" (humans) land on Mars in my lifetime (I'm guessing that is about 30-35 more years, tops). As far as "settling"/settlements on a planet, I don't see that for a LONG, LONG time.

I wrote this in the 9th grade when my "fascination" started. Have never forgotten it.

"Dreamt by many, a conquered space
Access to a timeless land
Reaching with our arms before us
For the worlds of rock and sand
Uncovered by the years before
A sea of endless sky
Tortured with the things unknown
As the universe passed by"

Regards,
I don't see settlements on other planets ever. The complexity of just getting to Mars.... the radiation, confinement, possible illness or medical emergencies and travel time. And once we are there the extremes of Mars are not to be taken lightly. The atmosphere will not support human life. There is no liquid water. There is no easily cultivated source of food. The average temp on Mars is -80F.

Maybe scientific outposts occupied for short periods of time I can envision but that's about it. Look at all the cargo that has to be flown to the ISS just to keep a few astronauts alive for a few months. If something goes wrong they can come home. Something goes wrong on the way to Mars it's a one way trip.

And this is just getting to Mars. Voyager 1 has been out travelling through the solar system since 1977 and it hasn't even left our suns heliosphere yet. We wasted 35 years with the space shuttle operating in LEO to build a space station that might be decommissioned and de-orbitted in the next few years due to lack of funding.
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I think there is another Earth out there somewhere,Whether we will ever
find it is another question!

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