Sources: NASA, USA Today, CNN
quote: Yet you know us, we can't get away from the stupid system we have now!
quote: Oh come on, give me a break. Have you ever watched Mythbusters? Particularly the one where they go to the Apache Point Observatory in New Mexico and shoot a laser at the reflector panels that the lunar astronauts left up there?
quote: It is obvious I am not the only one that thinks the moon landing was BS
quote: especially after this Mars rover landing.
quote: Mars is too high in gravity...
quote: Except I've never indicated I want war.
quote: You still have troops in over 130 countries across the planet with over 600 bases, imagine how much money you would save if you pulled them back and increased your defense at home which would also save American lives as well as improve defense?
quote: yet you still seem to see a need to station troops on our soil for various reasons.
quote: If you want a look at warmongering nations... I can list a few, the USA would be near the top wouldn't it?
quote: Having said that I will say that NASA does waste a large amount of resources. They have little accountability and they basically set their own direction with a little input from the Federal Government.
quote: And that's coming from someone who's accused of wanting ZERO Government spending.
quote: The skycrane is a revolutionary concept which has never been attempted before. It is likely to have future applications when exploring other bodies in the solar system.
quote: While I love science as much, or more, than the next person I can't help but think there's a more practical way to spend $2.5B dollars. I hope I'm proven wrong and this rover finds incredible things to offset those dollars, but it seems like an incredible waste of resources, along with the other Mars rovers.