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Old 01-05-2004, 12:54 AM   #16
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We cannot slow down technological advances because there are some other things in the world that aren't right.
That just doesn't make sense, of course, we should do what we can to help the hungry and the disadvantaged, but not to the sacrifice of technological advances just isn't very rational
But technological advances aren't at a standstill here. Why not research the technological advances in hydrogen fueled cars? There's many things here on earth we need to figure out.

It's not about slowing down advances, it's about priorities.
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Old 01-05-2004, 10:29 AM   #17
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We will always have "better uses" for the money. There were "better uses" during the 60's - yet we went to the moon.

The pictures alone from Mars will spark the imagination, curiosity and scientific interest of children everywhere. To me, that is a better use of the money.
it's not that I don't recognize the merrits of this
but I do believe some of the worlds problems (some, not all) can be solved by money
and I would be inclined to try and solve some of these problems first
as FizzingWhizz pointed out; indeed a matter of opinion


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It's not about slowing down advances, it's about priorities.
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You can see pictures here

http://marsrovers.jpl.nasa.gov/home/index.html
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They showed an animation on TV today as to how it landed, with the airbags.

It was the funniest thing I've seen on TV in a long long time.
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i didn't see this thread till now cuz i rarely venture into FYM.
i mars and anything related to space and astronomy too!

i've been following the mission pretty closely, and even catching some of the nasa daily updates on cnn or c-span.

i got to meet one of the propulsion scientists for this mission back in the summer he came to our local astronomy club meeting and was a guest speaker. i'm a member of one of the astronomy clubs here in dallas. (i even volunteer at the local planetarium and run the star projector )

when i grow up i want to work for nasa

my absolute dream job would be to be an artist for nasa.


i'm only slightly jealous that just last year i found out that one of my cousins and her husband both work for nasa's jet propulsion laboratory (JPL). but they don't have anything to do with the mars missions.



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When is this country going to get serious about space travel??
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There's many things here on earth we need to figure out.
should we spend this much money on space exploration? absolutely! don't even get me started there, lol.

do you know how many things here on earth that have been improved because of nasa and space exploration? everything from things we use in daily life and take for granted, to medical advances that save lives. i found this list a while ago when I was debating this very conversation with a friend. its too long to copy and paste everything, so heres the link

http://www.thespaceplace.com/nasa/spinoffs.html
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They showed an animation on TV today as to how it landed, with the airbags.

It was the funniest thing I've seen on TV in a long long time.
i that animation.

the propulsion scientist who came and spoke to our group last summer showed it to us.

it's also on the nasa mars mission website. they have it on the nasa mars website in the multi media section, but it says it's been temporarily removed. it's worth watching if you haven't seen it.

http://marsrovers.jpl.nasa.gov/gallery/video/
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Why do the new color pictures of the surface of Mars look a lot like Iraq?
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lol nbc.


i also forgot to mention, that mars may have been very much like earth in the past. therefore by exploring it we may find clues as to what may happen to our own planet.
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I'll just keep watching Star Trek.
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