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Alarming Romney Statement About Securing US "Leadership" In Space

DS9TREK

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Report this Sep. 30 2012, 1:43 pm

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Quote: Commandamanda @ Sep. 28 2012, 7:26 pm

Quote: DS9TREK @ Sep. 28 2012, 5:49 pm

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>Morse code is defunct. In WWII they used radio for short range communication. Long range communication was down telephone wires laying on the seabed which even today still need constant replacement. Communicating with ships at sea could be done by radio if they were close enough to the transmitter, otherwise it meant sending out another ship with a letter on board to find them.

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Those "trunk" cables are still in the Atlantic, believe it or not, and are still being used. In fact, more cables have been laid for other forms of communication (like computers!) So they are going nowhere...they will be there till they rot (which some of them are.)

To all persons conrtibuting to this conversation:

 

You MUST read this new article about the failing Russian "NASA" program - it's a COMPLETE eye opener!

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/49217472/ns/technology_and_science-space/#.UGZW164QePo

 

It blew my socks off.

Yup, that's our ride to the space station.

You know what this whole things sounds like to me? Russia needed money and Obama figured out a way to give them some. 


As things stand Russia has a lot more money than the USA these days. Russia isn't up to its eye balls in debt.

FleetAdmiral_BamBam

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Report this Sep. 30 2012, 1:50 pm

Received a pro-Obama advertisement in the snail mail yesterday.  I had to laugh....


 


On the front, it says, "Birth Control Coversage Is a Private Family Decision - Not Mitt Romney's."


On the back, it says, "Keep Government Out of Your Birth Control Coverage."


 


Considering how Obama has placed government squarely in that equation....


 


 

padracin

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Report this Oct. 05 2012, 5:24 pm

It's surprising to me how surprised folks on these boards are at the centrality of communication satellites in our modern lives.  It has been decades since the number of commercial comm satellites in space greatly exceeded everything NASA is flying including the planetary mission.  The geostationary orbit is so crowded that an international body is required to allocate frequencies for downlink.


Romney's comment is intriguing however.  The DoD has vacillated over the decades in their policy as to whether they must own their own comm assets or were willing to lease transponders on the spot market.  In reality they hold a lot of commercial leases without owning the satellites.


But we have to remember that these comm satellites in addition to being commercial are often owned by foreign companies or if in the US, by multinationals. 


Surveillance satellites, of course, are a different matter.

DS9_FOREVER!

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Report this Oct. 08 2012, 12:22 pm

Quote: DS9TREK @ Sep. 30 2012, 1:43 pm

Quote: DS9_FOREVER! @ Sep. 29 2012, 3:36 pm

Quote: Commandamanda @ Sep. 28 2012, 7:26 pm

Quote: DS9TREK @ Sep. 28 2012, 5:49 pm

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>Morse code is defunct. In WWII they used radio for short range communication. Long range communication was down telephone wires laying on the seabed which even today still need constant replacement. Communicating with ships at sea could be done by radio if they were close enough to the transmitter, otherwise it meant sending out another ship with a letter on board to find them.

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Those "trunk" cables are still in the Atlantic, believe it or not, and are still being used. In fact, more cables have been laid for other forms of communication (like computers!) So they are going nowhere...they will be there till they rot (which some of them are.)

To all persons conrtibuting to this conversation:

 

You MUST read this new article about the failing Russian "NASA" program - it's a COMPLETE eye opener!

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/49217472/ns/technology_and_science-space/#.UGZW164QePo

 

It blew my socks off.

Yup, that's our ride to the space station.

You know what this whole things sounds like to me? Russia needed money and Obama figured out a way to give them some. 

As things stand Russia has a lot more money than the USA these days. Russia isn't up to its eye balls in debt.


Sadley true I think. Not too familiar with Russia's economics though.


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DS9_FOREVER!

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Report this Oct. 12 2012, 6:20 am

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>last thing we need is an arms race in near earth orbit , and we can't afford it either unless you want to bankrupt the nation.

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Didn't you post a poll stating you don't like all these political threads?


We can afford it. Just need to get entitlements under control.


I just found this great Star Trek MB!!  photo ac1685424929087bf1b7e7e0d734f861.jpg

FleetAdmiral_BamBam

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Report this Oct. 12 2012, 8:35 am

Quote: DS9_FOREVER! @ Oct. 12 2012, 6:20 am

>We can afford it. Just need to get entitlements under control.
Yep - entitlements is over half the US Federal budget.  And if the US would stop being the word's policeman..... imagine what we could do without all those other expeditures!  (A whole lot smaller budget, wiping out the debt, lower taxes, smaller government, etc.)


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Report this Oct. 15 2012, 4:26 pm

The U.S.A. put a flag on the Moon; so I say it belongs to the U.S.A. ... the whole dang thing. 


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Report this Feb. 11 2013, 3:54 pm

Yes, in 1969 U.S.A. was the first country to put its flag on the moon, but in 1966 the Soviet Union launched Luna 9 (first spacecraft to land on the moon without crashing) and Luna 10 (first spacecraft to orbit the moon). Since the Soviet Union got machines to the moon first, if the moon is to fully belong to anybody it should be the Soviet Union/Russia.


USSR - Luna Programme


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