President Trump Signs NASA Authorization Bill…

President Trump signs NASA Authorization Bill in the oval office:

On Tuesday, March 21, 2017, the President signed into law:

S. 442, which (1) authorizes appropriations for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration for FY 2017; (2) provides for improvements to the International Space Station program; (3) authorizes medical monitoring and treatment for former astronauts; (4) authorizes a space technology program; and (5) authorizes third-party indemnification for certain hazardous commercial space services.  (link)

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137 Responses to President Trump Signs NASA Authorization Bill…

  1. CheshireCat says:

    Core mission is now space exploration!

    What happened to Muslim outreach which was NASA’s top priority under Obama?

    Oh, Allah will not be pleased.

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  2. Sharon says:

    “…reaffirming our national commitment to the core mission….human space exploration, science….technology….”

    Well, crap, I suppose that’ll make the Moslems mad again.

    Way back in 2010, obama charged the NASA administrator, a retired United States Marine Corps major-general and former astronaut “….. to find a way to reach out to the Muslim world and engage much more with dominantly Muslim nations to help them feel good about their historic contribution to science, math, and engineering.”

    If the Moslems don’t feel good about their contributions don’t be surprised if that sets ’em off..

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/science/space/7875584/Barack-Obama-Nasa-must-try-to-make-Muslims-feel-good.html

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  3. Mr.Right says:

    NASA has been stuck with 18 billion budget for years and years.

    18 billion sound like a lot… but not when we spend 4 trillions a year.
    NASA is getting LESS then HALF of 1 % of our federal budget

    Diversity is not our strength… fostering innovation that doesn’t have an immediate capitalist need is crucial to our strength.
    Also most if not all the money NASA gets, goes to Americans.

    Unlike the 35 billions we GAVE to foreign countries in 2015… including to islamic states like pakistan.

    We need to at least reverse the budgets… 35 billion of tax $ going to NASA programs, and 18 billion to islamic states… wait… how about we spend 53 billion on NASA and skip giving free money of foreign states ?

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  4. Bob says:

    Another win….the jobs and technology that will come from this…WOW

    Liked by 12 people

  5. jackphatz says:

    I always figured space exploration was just way, way, way over Barry’s head so th eonly thing to rise to the top was Muslim blah, blah, blah. He’s not an intelligent man!
    Now…
    A little off subject here but….is it just me…is Ted Cruz taking on a more subdued presence now, and less combative nature? Or is it just that all of his distractor have been outed as idiot a$$wipes? I’m actually gaining some respect back for him!! Am I wrong?

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    • odious debt says:

      Yes, and thanks for asking.

      Liked by 5 people

    • Sharon says:

      If his more combative nature was just to gain political ground as long as it worked, only to be dropped when it was no longer convenient, that’s not ground for respect of any kind – new or re-gained.

      Liked by 8 people

      • BigMamaTEA says:

        Sharon, I think you’re seeing now, a guy who got a “slap upside his head” from some previous supporters, who finally facing reality, attempted to give him a reality check.

        Kind of along the lines of the “too young for fame” big-headed-ness some athletes and
        young stars get. More by happenstance; than evil intent.

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        • Sharon says:

          I never assumed it was evil intent. Just believed what my lying eyes beheld. I have not been willing, for a long time, to sort evil into intended and unintended.

          The people who elected obama twice didn’t believe what he said publicly in the summer of 2008 – because they were projecting good intentions on him. I’m not smart enough to read people’s intentions.

          Much simpler to simply believe what they present themselves to be and go with that.

          Mr. Cruz showed himself to be what he is: gullible, useful-tool, unprincipled at core. Reality is simpler for me than speculation about motives.

          Anyone who is predicating their political moves on the perceived/speculated/projected power it will give them – subject to adjustment at a later time if the winds change – ………….. I spit in their general direction. Didn’t know that about Cruz before. I know it now.

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    • maiingankwe says:

      Jack,
      Cruz just sees the winning side and has hopped over. He is still the same conniving, lying, sick man he has always been. He’s hoping Americans will easily forget everything he has said and done. I wouldn’t trust him as far as I can throw him. If he wants to side and help our President Trump, I say go for it. I would never vote for him in the future though. JMO

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      • Amen! I was especially bothered by Jeb, his brother and their various donors supporting Cruz as soon as Jebbie dropped out of the race. Lyin’ Ted was promoting himself as an “outsider” candidate, but the Bush’s cuddled up to him like he was one of their own. They know Cruz better than the rest of us do, and they think of him as one of their establishment boys.

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      • BigMamaTEA says:

        Can you vote for him maiingankwe? Senator Cruz will be great in the Senate. That’s as far as he will go.

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        • maiingankwe says:

          I’m lucky, I don’t live in Texas so I don’t have to worry about voting him in. Now, if he ran for the presidency it’s a completely different story.

          I do know where you are coming from though, and I believe a lot depends on who runs against him as a republican.
          Good question and thank you.

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      • BuckeyeForTrump says:

        I remain and will always be #nevercuz! I will never forget his speech at the convention nor will I ever get past his snake like behavior during the primary. Kudos to those who have overcome their dislike of Cruz, I find him to be a snake who will never shed his sleezy skin
        and he is as low as Glen Beck to me. #nevercruz

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        • MaineCoon says:

          Nor will I ever forget his Goldman Sachs loan which he forgot to disclose.

          Liked by 1 person

        • entagor says:

          Cruz had access to the biggest audience a man could ever have at the convention, and he used it for a pity party. Cruz could have used the moment to work his own base for a future run and he squandered it. I call that unstable

          I already scratched Cruz off before the convention. Cruz ran in Iowa pro big Agriculture. During that time, Congress held a dog and pony vote on the Dark Act, which banned states from requiring GMO labeling, and also set up a department dedicated to teaching Americans the value of GMO. The vote was staged so incumbents could pretend they cared in order to get re elected. Cruz missed that vote. Missing the vote he could play both sides of the issue.

          After the election, the Dark Act was speedily passed. I can’t trust the guy on GMO

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      • LibertyVibe says:

        I will never forget. I am still waiting for the gag order that corrupt JUSTICE ROBERTS placed on DC Madam’s phone records, to protect his buddy Cruz, to be nullified.

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  6. 4trump says:

    Making space GREAT again!

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  7. 4trump says:

    Making space GREAT again!

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  8. BuckeyeForTrump says:

    Awesome! When I was young, many bright kids, girls and boys, dreamed of being an astronaut because of our space program. With the diminishing status of our space program under Obummer, these days the only thing kids aspire to be is internet stars. Maybe this bill signing and NASA becoming great again could be a return to the days of very bright kids aspiring to be something other than an “YouTube star” or a “computer game specialist” who lives in their parents basement. That being said, why do wonderful pictures like these have to be ruined with the likes of Cruz and Rubio being in them….lol.

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    • BigMamaTEA says:

      Now, now, Buckeye. Cruz-TEXAS. BubbleBoy- Florida. Get the personal out of it.
      We need both in the Senate right now. Cruz was real receptive to his smack down.
      I wish I lived closer to Florida……..

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    • Steven says:

      Sorry, but NASA being a scientific agency won’t aspire “very bright” kids with dreams. Schools have killed those dreams. We need to replace social justice indoctrination with STEM-based education! Only then would those kids dream once again!

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    • auntiefran413 says:

      I’m hoping this has the same impact on our kids as Soyuz did. Remember when our math/science grades went out the roof? That’s what GOALS will do for a youngster.

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    • Texian says:

      I was one of those kids who wanted to be an astronaut. Well, in turned out I didn’t make it to an astronaut, but I did make it to the next closest comparable thing to being an astronaut.. of which turned out I had fit right in..

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  9. Willy says:

    Billions already wasted on ‘proving man-made climate change’.

    Liked by 10 people

    • WhatDoesThisButtonDo says:

      ULA’s Atlas V rocket which uses the Russian RD-180 is to be succeeded by the Vulcan which is likely to use Blue Origin’s BE-4 engine.

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    • singingsoul says:

      charliedan “How many people know we use RUSSIAN Rocket Engines?”
      __________________________________
      Know it for a while. Thanks to Obama we are using them but the evil Russians cannot be trusted that is why we investigate Trump..(s

      See the hypocrisy ..? Since we do not have a space shuttle any longer that is why we have to use the engines. Obama had not replacement for the space spaceshuttle he mothballed it..

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  10. NC PATRIOT says:

    I feel like I am watching America—and things “American” coming back ! It feels good ! Is it just me ?

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  11. usayes says:

    This should give a much deserved boost to the people and businesses along the Florida Space Coast! Bravo President Trump!

    Liked by 11 people

  12. Kelly says:

    This is really great news for the Houston / Clear Lake area!!

    Liked by 8 people

  13. freepetta says:

    Yes Yes Yes

    Liked by 3 people

  14. Timmy-the-Ute says:

    Never much of a NASA fan since Apollo. How many missions to Mars do you need to not find life there? There is no life, just some water. Louis Pasteur showed sterilized water (water without life in it) will not produce life no mater how long you expose it to light or other heat. And who wants to really go on a suicide flight to Mars. Remember Apollo 13 was salvageable because you could still turn the space craft back after the explosion.

    The Moon in theory still has something to offer, which is what President Trump seems to be interested in. A station on the Moon is not much more difficult than the present space stations being envisioned.

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    • Watcher says:

      A lot of things we use today came from the space program.

      Liked by 4 people

    • BigMamaTEA says:

      Timmy, don’t you want to dream a little again?!! For me, growing up as a kid, watching those rockets lift off….made me interested in science.

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      • BuckeyeForTrump says:

        Preach MamaTea….watching the space shuttle take off when I was a kid made me as a little girl want to learn more about science which also made me more interested in math which I always struggled in. My daughter loves science and if a space shuttle program ever becomes reality again, I know for a fact, she would take a vacation to watch a shuttle take off over a trip to the beach any day. We need our kids to dream big and NASA being great again is a super start!

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    • Rudy Bowen says:

      Don’t know much about it, do you. Ever hear the expression, ‘life will find a way’? By now it can be seen that the universe is much stranger and more diverse than humans can dream. Look at the amazing moons, some in our solar system so much more than empty rocks. Look at how life thrives everywhere on this planet, including inhospitable places like undersea volcanic vents. Ya never know, and we don’t know ENOUGH in general to make blanket statements at this stage.
      Mars can possibly be terraformed, and at any rate is the best bet in this system for colonization, so that all our eggs are not on this planet…just in case.
      How about Lagrange point colonies, asteroid mining, high watch, zero g engineering and manufacturing,…the list goes on. With exoplanets being found to be everywhere, even some earth sized ones in the liquid water zone, perhaps even human diaspora to the stars is in the cards.
      No, the sky is literally the limit (in other words, there is no limit) and is the future of the human race…if we can survive our own foolishness and timidity.

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  15. Rivercity says:

    Oh boy – more pretty pictures from NASA – well worth the cost.

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  16. Athena the Warrior says:

    I’m very excited about this but we need to set our sights on the Moon if we want to take things to the next level. Deep space exploration will require a new propulsion system. That’s where fusion comes in and we need Helium-3 for it. The Sun deposits solar winds full of Helium-3 on the Moon 24/7, 365 days a year.

    China has been working on such a mission and we must beat them there. America must be the ones to set the market for fusion energy. It will change the game. Just think of all of the technology, new materials, moonbases, new spacesuits, new types of equipment to sift the Helium-3 that will need to be created. Brand new containers and transport devices will be needed.

    It’s time to dream what doesn’t exist again.

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    • Rudy Bowen says:

      High orbit, first, but you are absolutely correct.

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    • entagor says:

      I agree. when we went to the Moon it was an analog world with different technology. Science has changed. We need the Moon first, to redevelop the systems for controlled space travel.

      We also need Moon first, because the Chinese are planning a Moon base, and it is military as well as scientific. Both our nations have space war programs. It may take a detente in space to stop the next big war. Our satellite based communications, GPS, Weather etc are vulnerable to attack from space. If satellites are lost, the safest place to store replacement hardware may be the moon.

      Mars is too far away which means too long exposure to space radiation. We do not yet have a shielding solution to prevent the damage to human bodies and the Moon is already pushing the exposure limits. Talking equivalent of full body cat scan every 5-6 days when outside protection of earth magnetic field
      http://www.space.com/21353-space-radiation-mars-mission-threat.html

      Even space travel in near earth orbit has amazing physical challenges
      “After two months, calluses on the bottoms of feet molt and fall off from lack of use, leaving soft new skin. Tops of feet become, by contrast, raw and painfully sensitive.[64] Tears cannot be shed while crying, as they stick together into a ball …..”
      https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Effect_of_spaceflight_on_the_human_body

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  17. citizen817 says:

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  18. snailmailtrucker says:

    NASA is Jammed Packed with the Big Establishment Close Minded People that have Stifled Science for Generations ! The Main Stream Scientific Community is the Same as
    The Main Stream Media. They Publish what they want you to Hear. They Hide Facts that Don’t fit their Old Failed Theories…. Take Black Holes (Pure BS) But they need Black Holes to Explain how Galaxies Stay together while Spinning….but there can be no Black Holes.
    The Big Bang Theory is Pure Horse-Shat….but every new theory they come out with has to Support the Big Bang or you don’t get Published…and your Telescope Time will be Reduced or Stopped
    all together !
    Sounds like the 1500’s and 1600’s doesn’t it ?

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    • Rudy Bowen says:

      So guys like Einstein and Hubble were all wrong and you know better, huh?
      LOLOLOLOL

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    • deplorablegracie says:

      I don’t buy the Big Bang Theory also. I’m attracted (lol) to the electric universe.

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      • Willy says:

        The ‘scientists’ won’t do any investigation.. too much
        invested in the big bang.
        See snailmailtrucker’s comment above.

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    • Beverly says:

      Oh, it’s definitely true that the young geniuses haven’t flocked to NASA in years; they don’t want to be sentenced to tweaking the Shuttle design for the next few decades, etc., they used to say.

      But we could change that if we gave them the money we’re wasting on the Paleos right now.

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  19. M33 says:

    Trump has been hinting at the importance of space exploration in many of his speeches.

    As a space and science geek myself, I cannot tell you how THRILLED I am to see this!!

    Just wait till the JWST is in orbit and we find habitable worlds out there!
    Think of the technology boom in trying to reach them!!

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  20. BMG says:

    Two observations:

    Sen. Cruz has lately been very well behaved and supportive of President Trump.

    What’s up with VP Pence? Coming across as low energy, can barely get the words out of his mouth. Wooden, sullen countenance. Does he need a B-12 supplement, Geritol?

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  21. Publius2016 says:

    Cruz and Rubio, Pence and Trump. Democrats too. If only they had kept it professional, we’d have enjoyed this wonderful moment even more. Still great but bittersweet. There are so many policies we can pursue for the benefit of every American. Believe in the power of positive thinking and MAGA!

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  22. deplorablegracie says:

    Thank you President Trump 🌌

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  23. Giant Ground Sloth says:

    It has been 2,083 days since the United States last sent astronauts into low Earth orbit.

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  24. louche9 says:

    Rubio is a bloody disgrace. Look at him – like a kid who’s being forced by his mother to attend a lame party he didn’t want to go to. At least try to show some class when the camera is on. His bitter resentment of the president is palpable.

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  25. jeans2nd says:

    And, NASA does much more than just go into space. Remember Tang? Today we have PUFFER. PUFFER goes where no man – or rover – has gone before.

    NASA’s pop-up robot can tackle tight spots where rovers can’t reach
    https://techcrunch.com/2017/03/21/nasas-pop-up-robot-can-tackle-tight-spots-where-rovers-cant-reach/

    “NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) is pretty much a non-stop source of amazing things, and the latest is the PUFFER…The design of the robot is inspired by origami, and folding is its specialty”

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  26. wheatietoo says:

    Helium-3…that is the biggest reason to go back to the Moon.

    China and Russia are racing to get there, to mine for it.

    Why?
    Because Helium-3 is abundant on the surface of the Moon.

    Helium-3 could be the answer to our search for a Clean, Abundant Source of Energy.
    There is enough of it on the Moon to supply us for 1000s of years.

    We know this from the Moon Samples that we brought back…which we shared with the world.

    .

    .

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  27. Monadnock says:

    No more money wasted on outreach to a so-called religion that does nothing but bite off the outstretched hand – GOOD.

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  28. missmarple2 says:

    One of these days, the Earth wil be faced with an on-coming asteroid, a sun going super-nova, or some other disaster. Let it not be that our descendents curse us for neglecting our responsiblities to give humanity an escape to other planets.

    I am a child of the space generation. Alan Shepherd first flew into space when I was in the 7th grade. I have always felt we should head for the stars.

    The Cool Green Hills of Earth

    Let the sweet fresh breezes heal me
    As they rove around the girth
    Of our lovely mother planet
    Of the cool, green hills of Earth.

    We’ve tried each spinning space mote
    And reckoned its true worth:
    Take us back again to the homes of men
    On the cool, green hills of Earth.

    The arching sky is calling
    Spacemen back to their trade.
    ALL HANDS! STAND BY! FREE FALLING!
    And the lights below us fade.

    Out ride the sons of Terra,
    Far drives the thundering jet,
    Up leaps a race of Earthmen,
    Out, far, and onward yet —

    We pray for one last landing
    On the globe that gave us birth;
    Let us rest our eyes on the fleecy skies
    And the cool, green hills of Earth.

    –Robert Heinlein

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    • wheatietoo says:

      I believe that mankind is at it’s best…when we are exploring new frontiers.

      For too long, we have stagnated, left to explore the depths of depravity that some of us are given to.
      Enough.
      Enough of that, already.

      There is a vast universe out there to explore.
      I am so grateful to our Pres Trump for reactivating our Space Program.

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  29. Pam says:

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  30. WeThePeople2016 says:

    This is such great news. I was literally just talking about NASA and the space program to my husband this past weekend. I wondered if Trump was going to reverse the terrible disasters that Obama did to it. I also am a huge fan of the “I Dream of Jeannie” TV show and watch it on the weekends. I love that it explores the space program (i.e., astronauts). That is what prompted me to think about the possibility of Trump doing what he did today. So, YAY!

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  31. sunnydaze says:

    What a GREAT 7 min. video!!!

    Everyone in that room (with the exception of Rubio) looks so happy and “present”.

    Between this and that speech today for Repub. reps, the news really missed some great stuff focusing exclusively on Gorsuch on all channels.

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  32. jello333 says:

    “I believe that this nation should commit itself to achieving the goal, during my administration, of landing a man on Mars and returning him safely to the earth. …. We choose to go to Mars and do the other things, not because they are easy, but because they are hard.” 😉

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  33. Monadnock says:

    Set goals – mankind on the moon permanently – mankind on Mars permanently – let the goals drive developments – things like this lift us all – who among us even today doesn’t sneak over to YouTube and watch an Apollo launch or two from time to time? I do. I want to see these things in real time again. I love how it makes me feel to see fellow men blasting into the heavens.

    And while these new exploits are going on, a new generation of brilliant kids will be hard at work behind the scenes – and one of them will have a eureka moment and figure out that there’s a scaffolding behind what we see in this physical world, how to access it, how to travel through it, and in doing so provide the answer to how we will travel great distances in a fraction of the time we are trying to allow for today – Mars in months will become Mars in minutes. Alpha Centuri will be seen up close and personal by our grandchildren.

    All this is waiting for us to discover. Tell the Democrats and their Russian collusion crap to sod off and let’s get busy.

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    • wheatietoo says:

      Now…if we can just figure out how to overcome the problem of ‘Bone Loss in Space’…

      Then, we will be good to go forth, on even longer missions.

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      • SteveInCO says:

        There are a LOT of problems. Bone loss might be a relatively easy one to solve (put the mars craft nuclear reactor on a long tether, spin ship and tether for “gravity”).

        Radiation will be extreme up beyond the Van Allen belts. A coronal mass ejection or solar flare during a mission will likely kill the astronauts. On the moon the base can be buried, on Mars, unless the astronauts do it themselves there will be no such protection, and that mission will run well over a year. Even with no flares or CMEs they will get a high dose of radiation in transit. They will give up years of their lives to do this.

        But we do these things not because they are easy, but because they are hard.

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        • wheatietoo says:

          Artificial gravity will be a necessity…to combat muscle, primarily.
          But unfortunately, they still aren’t sure what causes the Bone Loss.

          Could be a combination of zero gravity + radiation + neutrinos.
          They aren’t sure yet.

          But yeah…a lot of problems to solve, before long-term missions in space can be accomplished.

          A Moon Base is essential, though.
          We could build massive spacecraft on the Moon, and launch them from there much easier than from Earth.

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          • wheatietoo says:

            ….to combat muscle *loss*

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          • SteveInCO says:

            Building a spacecraft on the moon would be a YUGE undertaking.

            The massive industry needed to build the machines to build the machines to build the machines to build the craft…well, there’s a reason that Zimbabwe doesn’t have a space program.

            Another thing we Just Don’t Know is what the permanent effects of LOW gravity will be. We understand 1 g just fine, we understand 0 g some, but months on end at 1/6th g (the Moon) or 1/3rd g (Mars)? We haven’t a clue, because we can’t create those environments and haven’t (yet) tried to live in them for a while.

            It’s a huge (YUGE) challenge. Are we up to it, or will Trump’s successor cancel everything he started (again) and redirect NASA and flush everything down the toilet, again? (This happens with every new administration.)

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            • wheatietoo says:

              I would envision having to take sections of the spacecraft, from Earth, and then assembling them on the Moon.

              But yeah, I know…it will take a while to be able to ‘manufacture’ anything on the Moon.

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              • SteveInCO says:

                Oh, that would be MASSIVELY wasteful, to lower something from orbit onto the moon just to push it back up again.

                Better to assemble it in orbit. Even Low Earth Orbit.

                But even that might not be necessary to build a Mars craft.

                Check this out:

                http://www.marssociety.org/home/about/mars-direct/

                The appeal of this plan is that instead of lugging fuel for the return trip out to Mars (which means it has to be part of the launch payload), it’s made almost entirely ON MARS. That’s a huge savings.

                It will take multiple rocket launches to get crews out there, but no difficult in orbit (or on the moon) assembly is involved. And, we end up leaving infrastructure behind for subsequent missions to take advantage of.

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                • wheatietoo says:

                  That’s why the potential for using Helium3 as a whole new energy source is so exciting…
                  It might enable us to have a new source of fuel for our spacecraft.

                  And it is massively abundant on the Moon…so who knows, it might be abundant on Mars, too.

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                • SteveInCO says:

                  Now mining He-3 is a good reason to go to the moon…but it’s useful only once we get nuclear fusion working (and we’ve been trying to crack that for decades). I can’t see it powering spacecraft any time soon.

                  If you watch the old Apollo videos, half of the moon lander was left behind. Half of anything you lower to the moon will end up left behind for the same reason, unless you can create rocket fuel on the moon (and I emphasize that He-3 is not rocket fuel).

                  I envision the moon and Mars being two distinct efforts, though lessons learned from one will be used in the other. But it simply makes no sense to try to use the Moon as a stepping stone to Mars. It’s worth going to the moon for other reasons, but it won’t physically help us with Mars.

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                • Linda says:

                  “It’s worth going to the moon for other reasons, but it won’t physically help us with Mars.”

                  And don’t forget that so far it has not been possible to create the helium fusion reaction with a net power output. OAPN, helium reactors apparently do not create nuclear waste.

                  Also, a reactor only creates heat to make steam which cause turbines rotate armatures in generators. We still will be heating the atmosphere along with lakes and streams. We need to find a better way.

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              • SteveInCO says:

                Actually the Wikipedia article is a little more straightforward:

                https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mars_Direct

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          • jello333 says:

            The fact that virtually nothing has been done regarding the moon in the 40 years since the landings, despite the incredible advances in technology, is probably the main thing keeping the “we didn’t go to the moon” conspiracy theories alive. I don’t subscribe to those theories, but they do ask a few interesting questions.

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            • wheatietoo says:

              Those theories about “we didn’t go to the Moon” are just nuts.

              We left a lot of stuff there!
              There is proof lying around in several locations on the Moon.

              I like a good ‘conspiracy theory’ as much as anyone…but that one is just absurd.

              And if memory serves, it was the Dems in Congress who killed the Apollo program.
              “Too expensive”…they said.

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              • jello333 says:

                Yep. But no excuse (IMO) to just ignore the place since then. Makes me angry, actually.

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              • Linda says:

                “And if memory serves, it was the Dems in Congress who killed the Apollo program.
                “Too expensive”…they said.”

                I think we went into something that involved shuttles and a station, did we not?
                It was in fact a very honorable bipartisan effort at that.

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  34. John Galt says:

    Obama used Russian rockets and space vehicles. Putin rigged election to elect Trump. Trump promptly signs law requiring development and use of US rockets. So confusing. Maybe Don Lemon can explain.

    SEC. 302. TRANSPORTATION TO ISS.
    (a) Findings.—Congress finds that reliance on foreign carriers for United States crew transfer is unacceptable, and the Nation’s human space flight program must acquire the capability to launch United States government astronauts on vehicles using United States rockets from United States soil as soon as is safe, reliable, and affordable to do so.

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    • wheatietoo says:

      Hah!
      Good one, John Galt.

      I would so love to see someone ask that of Don Lemon…or any of the other lamestream weasels!

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  35. artichoke says:

    Excellent! I hope there’s something to keep the Hubble telescope in orbit, rather than letting the orbit decay and having it burn up — as was unbelievably the plan under Obama.

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  36. artichoke says:

    We have elected a builder for a President …

    YES!!

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  37. LibertyVibe says:

    Gonna go a totally different direction with this comment…Ok NASA is Americana, cool whatever. It is also outrageously expensive, considering we are completely broke, and dying as a nation. It doesn’t make sense why he was doing this. Trump is very practical. We have to take care of our dying country first. Then I thought about the real reason why Obummer shut down NASA. He did it because he wanted that money to fund his Deep State. Could it be that by re-opening the NASA program, Trump is actually making a strategic move to defund a major source of funds for the Deep State?

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