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NASA's Next Mission: Deep Space

NASA's Mars Science Lab and Curiosity rover are the next steps in a long-term plan to travel farther and faster into space. Check out this visual tour of the future spacecrafts and tools that will get them there.
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Nearly 100 people have signed on to be passengers on Virgin Galactic's commercial suborbital flights around Earth. Pictured here is the spacecraft (center) attached to its mothership. In September 2011, NASA signed a contract, valued at up to $4.5 million, to charter a full flight on Virgin Galactic. Actress Angelina Jolie has purchased a seat on Virgin Galactic's maiden flight. The going price for a ticket: $200,000. Credit: Virgin Galactic/Mark Greenberg

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sajju
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sajju,
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11/25/2011 | 1:57:31 PM
re: NASA's Next Mission: Deep Space
Its Amazing that one can avail for the study of the space and that not so costly
Lee Stevens
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Lee Stevens,
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11/25/2011 | 5:03:19 PM
re: NASA's Next Mission: Deep Space
With a 15 tr4illion dollar deficit why are we wasting this kind of money on an acti8vity with very little return other than pure space science? If we put this money into mass tran,education ,or infrastructure it would post a good economic return.Other than space communications and earth data NASA is a big black money hole.
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11/27/2011 | 1:20:56 PM
re: NASA's Next Mission: Deep Space
Lee I was thinking the same thing, but the Star Trek fan in me objected. :) All kidding aside, don't you agree that we should try to understand our universe? Striking the balance can be difficult but there are a number of places money for the things you mentioned can come from besides NASA. Do you really think we should abandon missions to outer space?
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Leo Regulus
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Leo Regulus,
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11/28/2011 | 8:14:58 PM
re: NASA's Next Mission: Deep Space
You really did not have to do a Slide Show on this, now did you? Just imagine how disappointed Sheldon and the guys will be. They don't watch 'Penny-Vision". And please remember, they have a larger prime time audience than Letterman, Leno and Conan combined. Think about that.
ChunkyC
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ChunkyC,
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11/28/2011 | 10:27:43 PM
re: NASA's Next Mission: Deep Space
For goodness sake, the search for knowledge is not a waste of money. Besides, NASA's budget is miniscule compared to other money gobbling black holes that are contributing to the US's deficit. The military alone gulps down more cash in one year than NASA spent in the first FIFTY years of its existence.
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