I keep hearing about this Geocities thing. Maybe some day I will try it.

NASA admits...

NASA finally admits it doesn’t have the funding to land humans on Mars.

https://arstechnica.com/science/2017/07/nasa-finally-admits-it-doesnt-have-the-funding-to-land-humans-on-mars/

Hubble must be devastated :D
Permalink Send private email Io 
July 13th, 2017 11:01am
This is not news. No one has ever said they even had a fraction of the funding.

Some estimates for a landing, which requires either extraction or a sustaining colony in place, to be in excess of $3 trillion. When has NASA had that budget? Never.

It's also pointless and futile.
Permalink Pestular Croaker 
July 13th, 2017 11:23am
Not really.

The Republicans have been low-balling NASA since Bush-II.  Pretend plans to go to Mars, applying pretend dollars to develop launch vehicles.

Under Trump it's slightly worse, but only slightly.

This is one reason I follow Elon Musk's launch vehicles so closely -- HE is the only one realistically developing more affordable launch vehicles that would make it realistic to go to Mars.

NASA post-Apollo has always been the red-haired step-child of technology development.  Military Space gets WAY more funding, and when the military is out of favor they use NASA to develop stuff.  The Military is NOT out of favor at the moment, so NASA gets low-balled.

Situation normal, in other words.
Permalink SaveTheHubble 
July 13th, 2017 11:26am
Musk's only plan is a one way suicide ticket.

His plan on Mars is to have a self sustaining colony established.

You want to tell us how much of that technology is worked out and in place on Mars?

How much will it cost to complete?
Permalink Pestular Croaker 
July 13th, 2017 11:39am
They can't commit to a national goal. They end up spreading the money around to as many districts as possible.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sJgJCuxfYws
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July 13th, 2017 11:39am
Oh, hell, we don't talk about Musk's PLANS.  Those can be ridiculous.

We talk about Musk's ACCOMPLISHMENTS.  $68 million to orbit is a game changer.
Permalink SaveTheHubble 
July 13th, 2017 11:44am

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