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REALSPACE: Don't let the SLS fool you, the Luddites are still winning their war to kill the space program.

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I once, quite inadvertently, got a reader removed from use at my child’s school. It seemed to have been written by the same “lunched out” hippies that in the nineteen-seventies, who decided that because they were against the Vietnam War, and it’s killing on an industrial scale, they were against any other form of technology backed by the government, including space exploration.

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REALSPACE: Neil Armstrong is not a fan of President Obama

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Neil Armstrong is, as anyone educated outside of the United States knows, the first man on the moon. For some bizarre reason, most Americans appear to have conflated an old OJ Simpson movie with actual fact, and believe that Neil never actually left a Hollywood Basement, but, hey, there's 50 years of crappy educational policy for you. Fortunately, people in other countries tend to remember important stuff for us these days, since we can't be bothered.

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REALSPACE: Obama and the Attempt to Destroy NASA

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Boys and girls, are you sitting comfortably? Good.

Once upon a time, there was a government agency tasked with a great
undertaking, landing a man on the moon, and returning him safely to
the Earth. This great undertaking was successful. The government agency, NASA, which headed up that rare endeavour, a successful
government program, was rewarded by Congress and the President, with an attempt to destroy it. That attempt, unlike the program, was
almost successful.

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REALSPACE: Is there is or is there ain't?

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Thanks to president Obama, we're unlikely to get an answer to this question in our lifetimes, but scientists are once again saying there's water on the moon. This debate goes back and forth quite a bit - there is, there isn't, there is, there isn't, you're a jerk, your mom says you're a jerk, you mom says I'm good in bed, and then the punches begin flying - but short of actually going there, we'll never know.

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REALSPACE: President Obama’s Bold New Vision For Space Is Pretty Much The Same As His Bold Lack Of Vision For Space

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As everyone knows, the Space Shuttle program is being retired at the end of this year. As everyone probably knows (or at least should know), President Bush the Younger openly addressed the fact that America hasn’t really been doing anything significant in space in thirty or so years, and it was time for us to get off our butts and strive again. His dad, George Senior, attempted something similar, but was summarily slapped down by congress. George Junior, however, managed to get the program passed with a surprisingly solid bipartisan support.

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REALSPACE: Obama’s Vision For Space Exploration. Haven't we seen this before?

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One aspect of the President’s administration that mystifies me, and which I don’t think gets as much press as it really should is his opinion on the Space Program and/or NASA (Arguably, the two are not the same).

This is a mistake that our children will still be paying for thirty years from now.

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REALSPACE: What I neglected to consider...

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Not too long ago, I wrote a little article online here about how our Space Program is screwed, since Obama seems to oppose it. (That article http://www.republibot.com/content/realspace-things-are-looking-really-ba... ) Project Constellation is, of course, our attempt to get rid of this guilded turd that the Nixon administration saddled us with, and which we've been pointlessly flying - and killing people with - for very nearly a generation now (1981-2009).

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REALSPACE: Things Are Looking Really Bad For The Space Program

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I’m not one to reflexively attack our president simply because he’s a Democrat. In fact, I’m not one to reflexively attack our president at all. Love him or hate him, he’s the president, after all, and deserving of our respect. And I’ll confess that while I flagrantly disagree with his economic policies, I am actually proud to have lived to see our first black president, which, let’s face it, is a huge step forward in the cultural evolution of our nation, the kind of thing that would have been unthinkable only twenty years ago. And he’s even surprised me on occasion.

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