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Congress Mandates Manned Mars Mission: NASA Gets $19.5 Billion Boost
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Congress has reportedly made a solid commitment to NASA's dream of sending a manned mission to Mars, by passing a bipartisan bill that authorizes a $19.5 billion budget for the American space agency. However, according to the mandate, NASA has to send a crew within the next 25 years and not later.

The new bill cannot be waived by the next US President, a move which is being seen as a step from blocking the new POTUS from upheaving the US space program. "We have seen in the past the importance of predictability and stability in NASA and space exploration, (and) that whenever one has a change in administration, we have seen the chaos that can be caused by the cancellation of major programs," said Senator Ted Cruz. "The impact in terms of jobs lost, the impact in terms of money wasted has been significant."
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Qdeathstar

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Sep 27, 2016, 02:04 am Last Edit: Sep 27, 2016, 02:06 am by Qdeathstar
19billion doesn't sound like enough for government work, and it was done at the end of this president's term, which means the next president will want to put his/her stink on it, regardless of what the say now. I mean, sure this 19 billion cant ge renigged on, but if the next president ends up tight with the funding where do you think NASA is going to look to make up for the shortfall.

I'd rather they give the 19 billion as a reward to the first private company to do it, personally.

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Graynomad

That "Mars Direct" option might have a change with $19bn.
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Robin2

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Sep 27, 2016, 10:12 am Last Edit: Sep 27, 2016, 10:13 am by Robin2
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said Senator Ted Cruz. "The impact in terms of jobs lost, the impact in terms of money wasted has been significant."
$19.5 billion here and $19.5 billion there and soon you are talking about serious waste :)


What the ***k would it matter to humankind if there was no more space exploration period.

How many starving 3rd world infants would $19.5 billion feed?

How many poorly educated and poorly housed US citizens would it help?

How many space equipment providers will it make rich richer?

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Qdeathstar

sorry robin. but if someone who lives next the ocean doesn't learn to swim, no amount of money is going to help....

and, why should America pay for babies in third would countries. Birth control, maybe...

space exploration is actually responsible for a lot of life saving technology here on earth... what an unfortunate short sided post.

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@ Qdeathstar

You are wasting your breath...
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