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Posted: 4/17/2012 6:22:21 PM
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Former Astronaut Takes Dig At Obama, Tells Aspiring Cadet To ‘Study Russian’



Former NASA astronaut and "the first mother to fly in space” Dr. Anna Fisher took a veiled shot at President Obama and his space policies Tuesday during an interview with a local anchor at Dulles International Airport where Discovery was making its last flight before being retired at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum.

Fisher pulled a little boy named Ethan out of the crowd who was dressed up as a NASA pilot and asked him if he wanted to be an astronaut when he grew up, which he answered in the affirmative.

"Any advice for Ethan, an aspiring astronaut?” she asked her mom.

"Study Russian,” Fisher quipped, to laughter.







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Posted: 4/17/2012 6:27:35 PM
Ouch.
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Posted: 4/17/2012 6:30:12 PM
Originally Posted By JBlitzen:
Ouch.


It hurts because its true... though I would have told the kid Chinese...
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Posted: 4/17/2012 6:30:33 PM
Not really funny.
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Posted: 4/17/2012 6:33:13 PM
I'm going to miss the Shuttle that is for sure. It's going to be difficult to go on without the program.

Thanks to Budget cuts Orion most likely will NOT be ready in 2013.

Sucks, because right now we really are dependent on the Russians for flight to the ISS.
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Posted: 4/17/2012 6:36:27 PM
Shit, thanks to hussein obongo we'll be begging for rides from the indians, chicoms, french, nigerians, mexicans etc....
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Posted: 4/17/2012 6:46:19 PM
Originally Posted By SPECTRE:
Shit, thanks to hussein obongo we'll be begging for rides from the indians, chicoms, french, nigerians, mexicans etc....


No, he'll get all his friends from the middle east to go in on a giant catapult.

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Posted: 4/17/2012 7:03:56 PM

Originally Posted By JBlitzen:
Ouch.

ouch is right


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Posted: 4/17/2012 7:05:03 PM
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Curiously enough, in the 60's and the 70's and part of the 80's, that was not a joke, but serious.

If one reads the books at the time, such as Martin Caiden's Cyborg, looks at the movies, such as Firefox and Buck Rogers in the 25th Century, it was expected that an American astronaut would know Russian.

So while it was taken as a joke today, I have to wonder if there was any level of serious intent in it.

Of course, on the other hand, it could be indeed be the difference in generations. Found that out a little today when a young movie audience reacted entirely to a showing as they had been raised and conditioned......and it was an aspect that I knew nothing about.
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Thanks to Budget cuts Orion most likely will NOT be ready in 2013 until after obama.


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Uhhh...

That's solid advice. It helps you get selected for the astronaut program, and it helps when in. We have been doing joint missions for a long, long time now.

The only reason I have ever met any astronauts is related to that very language.
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Posted: 4/17/2012 7:11:13 PM
Originally Posted By SilentType:
I'm going to miss the Shuttle that is for sure. It's going to be difficult to go on without the program.

Thanks to Budget cuts Orion most likely will NOT be ready in 2013.

Sucks, because right now we really are dependent on the Russians for flight to the ISS.


2013??? the though of Orion EVER being ready now is



Not that it IS funny..we've lost our orbitals..eventually someone unfriendly to us will hold them and there wont be shit we can do about it.
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With all their inefficiencies, NASA would have been a better choice than green energy.

I've also noticed that when liberals are giving money away, a billion or two is no big deal. For any project they don't like though, it's a nation breaker. I'm sure NASA would have loved even half of what was blown on green energy.

Taming NASA was never about saving money. It was about crippling American achievements and nationalistic pride. After all we wouldn't want the lesser achieving countries to feel bad about themselves, would we.

I'm convinced Obamas misguiding attempt at global social justice is going to end up killing more people than all of history's wars combined.


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Posted: 4/17/2012 7:16:24 PM
Originally Posted By AR4U:
Not really funny.
Especially since SpaceX might just hire him.

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Tell me about the robust and thriving Canadian manned space program.











But yeah she is right





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Posted: 4/17/2012 7:25:58 PM
Originally Posted By AJK07734:
Originally Posted By SilentType:
I'm going to miss the Shuttle that is for sure. It's going to be difficult to go on without the program.

Thanks to Budget cuts Orion most likely will NOT be ready in 2013.

Sucks, because right now we really are dependent on the Russians for flight to the ISS.


2013??? the though of Orion EVER being ready now is



Not that it IS funny..we've lost our orbitals..eventually someone unfriendly to us will hold them and there wont be shit we can do about it.



We're making the wrong kind of Orion...

http://www.up-ship.com/apr/michael.htm



http://astroguyz.com/2011/06/02/declassified-the-true-tale-of-project-orion/



http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Project_Orion_(nuclear_propulsion)



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I'd like to see the Space Elevator gain more traction


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Space Elevator or Orion...Get both?

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On the old Space Station Freedom and ISS program, we used to have posters of all the Shuttle Astronauts. Anna Fisher was HAWT!!!

That's all I gotta say 'bout that!

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Shit, thanks to hussein obongo we'll be begging for rides from the indians, chicoms, french, nigerians, mexicans etc....
Everybody but from North Korea.


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Posted: 4/17/2012 8:02:19 PM
While I'm always fond of people taking a dig at Obummer, I'm not unhappy that our space program is in limbo. It's an expensive boondoggle that we can't afford right now.
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Originally Posted By Sawgunner101:
While I'm always fond of people taking a dig at Obummer, I'm not unhappy that our space program is in limbo. It's an expensive boondoggle that we can't afford right now.


We managed to put a man on the moon, and fight a war in SE Asia at the same time... And not go into as much debt as we are now.

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Originally Posted By Sawgunner101:
While I'm always fond of people taking a dig at Obummer, I'm not unhappy that our space program is in limbo. It's an expensive boondoggle that we can't afford right now.


That's true because these monies are best spent in unions and perpetual welfare leeches.
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Posted: 4/17/2012 8:12:00 PM
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Originally Posted By SilentType:
I'm going to miss the Shuttle that is for sure. It's going to be difficult to go on without the program.

Thanks to Budget cuts Orion most likely will NOT be ready in 2013.

Sucks, because right now we really are dependent on the Russians for flight to the ISS.


2013??? the though of Orion EVER being ready now is



Not that it IS funny..we've lost our orbitals..eventually someone unfriendly to us will hold them and there wont be shit we can do about it.


We're scheduled for a 2014 uncrewed launch. NASA has a full scale test version right now. Lockheed Martin is building Orion as we speak.
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Originally Posted By Sawgunner101:
While I'm always fond of people taking a dig at Obummer, I'm not unhappy that our space program is in limbo. It's an expensive boondoggle that we can't afford right now.


Yes, and billions dumped into "green" energy has been such a triumph of American ingenuity

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Sadly for me I know some of the middle level NASA managers involved in the new program. I have honest doubts that I'll live to see another American manned launch vehicle ever leave the pad and make it to orbit. Too many of them have never participated in a successful project that put hardware in orbit. 30 years at NASA here. Maybe, just barely maybe one of the commercial outfits will learn the lessons they'll need to learn and be able to pick up the slack. For all it's flaws, the Shuttle had evolved into a pretty solid truck.

Of course, heaven forbid we should short viable 'Green' efforts like Solyndra to piss money away on maintaining a WORKING space launch platform.

I really wish I could go inside SpaceX and some of the other commercial efforts and find out if there's any steak behind the sizzle.
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When did the President announce that he's giving up manned spaced flights?

I've heard that they've decided not to go back to the moon and now just aiming at Mars, which I doubt will ever happen. However, we're going to have manned space flights again at some point.
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Yeah, are you guys forgetting the American American space program?
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Originally Posted By AJK07734:
Originally Posted By SilentType:
I'm going to miss the Shuttle that is for sure. It's going to be difficult to go on without the program.

Thanks to Budget cuts Orion most likely will NOT be ready in 2013.

Sucks, because right now we really are dependent on the Russians for flight to the ISS.


2013??? the though of Orion EVER being ready now is



Not that it IS funny..we've lost our orbitals..eventually someone unfriendly to us will hold them and there wont be shit we can do about it.


Oh I dont know, the Air Force has that small, unmanned space place that looks like a 2/3 size shuttle. It may have something to say about that.
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Wait till the Russians decide that the ISS is no longer needed...................and they de-orbit it into the Pacific Ocean..............just to rub it into our faces

Originally Posted By SilentType:
I'm going to miss the Shuttle that is for sure. It's going to be difficult to go on without the program.

Thanks to Budget cuts Orion most likely will NOT be ready in 2013.

Sucks, because right now we really are dependent on the Russians for flight to the ISS.


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Originally Posted By Merlin:
On the old Space Station Freedom and ISS program, we used to have posters of all the Shuttle Astronauts. Anna Fisher was HAWT!!!

That's all I gotta say 'bout that!



I dare say still is...



Ahhh.... the floaty hair!


ETA: OMG!!!!!

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Originally Posted By Merlin:
On the old Space Station Freedom and ISS program, we used to have posters of all the Shuttle Astronauts. Anna Fisher was HAWT!!!

That's all I gotta say 'bout that!



I dare say still is...

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/e/ed/Fisher-a.jpg

Ahhh.... the floaty hair!
http://www.astronautix.com/graphics/0/10061942.jpg

ETA: OMG!!!!!

http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-OA98vUQvIck/TV4Rf6FDQ1I/AAAAAAAAN3M/gxjXGo8BhXQ/s1600/AnnaFisher_100.jpg


I rest my case.

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Shit, thanks to hussein obongo we'll be begging for rides from the indians, chicoms, french, nigerians, mexicans etc....


Cool. I learned in an animated documentary from Colorado that Mexico will take a whale to the moon for $250. Humans are much smaller, we should be able to go for $10.
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Posted: 4/18/2012 9:48:18 AM

Originally Posted By Bohr_Adam:
Uhhh...

That's solid advice. It helps you get selected for the astronaut program, and it helps when in. We have been doing joint missions for a long, long time now.

The only reason I have ever met any astronauts is related to that very language.

Knock it off. We're hatin' on BHO right now.

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Originally Posted By JBlitzen:
Ouch.


It hurts because its true... though I would have told the kid Chinese...

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The liberals are just cutting off the escape route for productive people.
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Originally Posted By Merlin:
Originally Posted By Tony-Ri:
Originally Posted By Merlin:
On the old Space Station Freedom and ISS program, we used to have posters of all the Shuttle Astronauts. Anna Fisher was HAWT!!!

That's all I gotta say 'bout that!



I dare say still is...

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/e/ed/Fisher-a.jpg

Ahhh.... the floaty hair!
http://www.astronautix.com/graphics/0/10061942.jpg

ETA: OMG!!!!!

http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-OA98vUQvIck/TV4Rf6FDQ1I/AAAAAAAAN3M/gxjXGo8BhXQ/s1600/AnnaFisher_100.jpg


I rest my case.



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Originally Posted By Sawgunner101:
While I'm always fond of people taking a dig at Obummer, I'm not unhappy that our space program is in limbo. It's an expensive boondoggle that we can't afford right now.


The space program budget is a mere drop in the bucket compared to the amount of your taxed dollars being utterly wasted on welfare programs and illegal alien support. You should know this since you live in California.



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I'm going to miss the Shuttle that is for sure. It's going to be difficult to go on without the program.

Thanks to Budget cuts Orion most likely will NOT be ready in 2013.

Sucks, because right now we really are dependent on the Russians for flight to the ISS.


Space-X and Dragon?
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Originally Posted By Sawgunner101:
While I'm always fond of people taking a dig at Obummer, I'm not unhappy that our space program is in limbo. It's an expensive boondoggle that we can't afford right now.


The NASA yearly budget is probably about 2 days worth of entitlements for the Ghetto Goblins.
One of these two programs is good for the Nation (and Mankind) , the other is not.



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The US Dept. of Education spent around 40 billion in discretionary (non Pell-grant) spending last year. Offer Northrop Grumman or General Dynamics or some other aerospace contractor half of that to build a moon base, get the hell out of the way, and watch how fast it gets built.
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Originally Posted By DeltaElite777:
The US Dept. of Education spent around 40 billion in discretionary (non Pell-grant) spending last year. Offer Northrop Grumman or General Dynamics or some other aerospace contractor half of that to build a moon base, get the hell out of the way, and watch how fast it gets built.


This right here is basically everything that's wrong with government spending in America today, aside from the straight up entitlements.

If you absolutely feel the urge to burn $20 billion of the tax payers' money, and I know you all can't wait for the opportunity to do so, at least ensure that it guarantees results. Instead of just handing it to some people who are going to waste half of it, how about saying "$20 billion to the first person/company to put a base on the moon."

Someone pulls it off, you pay them. They don't, well at least you didn't buy too many $500 hammers.
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Originally Posted By FeebMaster:

Originally Posted By DeltaElite777:
The US Dept. of Education spent around 40 billion in discretionary (non Pell-grant) spending last year. Offer Northrop Grumman or General Dynamics or some other aerospace contractor half of that to build a moon base, get the hell out of the way, and watch how fast it gets built.


This right here is basically everything that's wrong with government spending in America today, aside from the straight up entitlements.

If you absolutely feel the urge to burn $20 billion of the tax payers' money, and I know you all can't wait for the opportunity to do so, at least ensure that it guarantees results. Instead of just handing it to some people who are going to waste half of it, how about saying "$20 billion to the first person/company to put a base on the moon."

Someone pulls it off, you pay them. They don't, well at least you didn't buy too many $500 hammers.


Yes. but this is really dreaming. What was the last aerospace company to produce an aircraft on its own, what was the last aircraft? The F-20 by Northrop, perhaps?

The point is that it has been proven that building things on your own dollar, hoping that the government will pick it up is a LOSER. Doing things on a government's promise is a fool's folly. Administrations come and go, policies are changed, and even if someone were to be successful in building such, since they really have no guarantee that the sayers of the offer would pay up, just as they might sell it to the US, so they might sell it to someone else to get their cash or even make a profit.

Cynical, I know................................................but face it: that's the way the world works.
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Growing up, the space program was one of the reasons I became an engineer.

Now, instead of spending money on something that makes kids aspire to better themselves, we're spending it to pay people to be lazy, unproductive, and aspire to be nothing more than homebound breeders who leech off those who have the gall to try and do better.

When Discovery touched down, I wept. For that touchdown not only signalled the end of an American staple, but of a huge part of the American dream. It's a deathblow to future dreamers, tinkerers, and engineers.

No longer will kids pretend to be astronauts, or space explorers. They'll pretend to be drug dealers, pimps, and whores. Living off the governments dime. Fucking Dems. Fucking socialists. Fucking leeches. And noone in charge sees that, or cares.



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SpaceX has put 3 rockets in orbit so far, and they are scheduled to dock with the ISS on May 3. They have spent about a billion total, mostly private funded; while NASA spent about 50% more on the shuttle, per launch.

Is putting more money to big government solutions really a good idea, especially in a recession?


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Yeah, what the fuck ever happened to Democrats being in favor of space exploration and looking toward a better future?

Fuck Obama. Giving meal tickets to worthless fucks that don't contribute to anything in society, instead of branching out and furthering human knowledge and science.
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Originally Posted By GreyHat:
SpaceX has put 3 rockets in orbit so far, and they are scheduled to dock with the ISS on May 3. They have spent about a billion total, mostly private funded; while NASA spent about 50% more on the shuttle, per launch.

Is putting more money to big government solutions really a good idea, especially in a recession?



No bank is going to fund a private companies goals of sending a man to Mars or putting a multi-billion dollar telescopes into space that have no real tangible return of investment for the investors.

So yes, Government does need to have a space program.
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Posted: 4/19/2012 7:44:10 AM
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Originally Posted By Snowleopard:
Originally Posted By FeebMaster:

Originally Posted By DeltaElite777:
The US Dept. of Education spent around 40 billion in discretionary (non Pell-grant) spending last year. Offer Northrop Grumman or General Dynamics or some other aerospace contractor half of that to build a moon base, get the hell out of the way, and watch how fast it gets built.


This right here is basically everything that's wrong with government spending in America today, aside from the straight up entitlements.

If you absolutely feel the urge to burn $20 billion of the tax payers' money, and I know you all can't wait for the opportunity to do so, at least ensure that it guarantees results. Instead of just handing it to some people who are going to waste half of it, how about saying "$20 billion to the first person/company to put a base on the moon."

Someone pulls it off, you pay them. They don't, well at least you didn't buy too many $500 hammers.


Yes. but this is really dreaming. What was the last aerospace company to produce an aircraft on its own, what was the last aircraft? The F-20 by Northrop, perhaps?

The point is that it has been proven that building things on your own dollar, hoping that the government will pick it up is a LOSER. Doing things on a government's promise is a fool's folly. Administrations come and go, policies are changed, and even if someone were to be successful in building such, since they really have no guarantee that the sayers of the offer would pay up, just as they might sell it to the US, so they might sell it to someone else to get their cash or even make a profit.

Cynical, I know................................................but face it: that's the way the world works.
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Really? We're a couple years late, but I don't recall a whole lot of your tax dollars going towards it's development.





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Posted: 4/19/2012 8:08:38 AM
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Originally Posted By Merlin:
Originally Posted By Snowleopard:
Originally Posted By FeebMaster:

Originally Posted By DeltaElite777:
The US Dept. of Education spent around 40 billion in discretionary (non Pell-grant) spending last year. Offer Northrop Grumman or General Dynamics or some other aerospace contractor half of that to build a moon base, get the hell out of the way, and watch how fast it gets built.


This right here is basically everything that's wrong with government spending in America today, aside from the straight up entitlements.

If you absolutely feel the urge to burn $20 billion of the tax payers' money, and I know you all can't wait for the opportunity to do so, at least ensure that it guarantees results. Instead of just handing it to some people who are going to waste half of it, how about saying "$20 billion to the first person/company to put a base on the moon."

Someone pulls it off, you pay them. They don't, well at least you didn't buy too many $500 hammers.


Yes. but this is really dreaming. What was the last aerospace company to produce an aircraft on its own, what was the last aircraft? The F-20 by Northrop, perhaps?

The point is that it has been proven that building things on your own dollar, hoping that the government will pick it up is a LOSER. Doing things on a government's promise is a fool's folly. Administrations come and go, policies are changed, and even if someone were to be successful in building such, since they really have no guarantee that the sayers of the offer would pay up, just as they might sell it to the US, so they might sell it to someone else to get their cash or even make a profit.

Cynical, I know................................................but face it: that's the way the world works.
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Really? We're a couple years late, but I don't recall a whole lot of your tax dollars going towards it's development.

http://www.boeing.com/commercial/images/787index_K64962_15.jpg

http://boeing.mediaroom.com/file.php/85733/787sgp-008_med.jpg

http://boeing.mediaroom.com/file.php/85427/K65508-05_med.jpg


Perhaps I should have been more clear, but the topic I was referring to was building a product for the government.

If the money for such has to come from Congress, one is a fool to do it on their own dollar. One either does it with the government dollar in hand or not at all.
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