Friday, July 8, 2011

End of the space shuttle programme spells disaster for local economy

Richard Luscombe, Cape Canaveral

hen the space shuttle Atlantis returns to Earth, 2,000 Kennedy Space Centre employees will be laid off, bringing job losses from the shuttle programme close to 10,000

s landlord of the nearest pub to the Kennedy Space Centre, Bill Grillo is proud of his highbrow crowd of regulars.

For three decades, astronauts, rocket scientists, engineers, technicians and mission managers have kept the till at Shuttles sports bar and grill ringing. Every American who has blasted into space from a nearby launchpad has taken a meal there, and had his or her framed picture placed prominently on a wall.

But all that will change this month when the time bell rings for Nasa's iconic space shuttle programme.

If the Florida weather permits, on Friday, for the 135th and final time in a 30-year era punctuated by many extraordinary highs and two infamous disasters, an orbiter will launch into the heavens from the nation's spaceport at Cape Canaveral.


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25 comments:

  1. Hmmmmm.......If you're going to grieve for anything, it should be for those unfortunate families who lost their loved ones on those ill designed powder kegs. Then you can weep for all of the time and money wasted on horrors like that. Those efforts would have been better spent developing & launching more highly advanced robotic explorers to investigate the cosmos.

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  2. Name one benefit, One Disease Cured, New energy source anything good that came out of that bloated trillions of dollars wasted project that benefitted mankind

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  3. Study NASA's real roots. Hint we brought over all the NAZI scientists and administrators after WWII to build NASA via the Vatican and Operation Paperclip.

    NASA robbed the American sheeple of billions of taxpayer dollars in the 60s with their Apollo farce.

    No man has ever been more than 330 miles from the Earth, sorry if you believe otherwise. Shuttle astronauts about 300 miles experience the first touches with the Van Allen radiation belts. That is why the shuttles (real missions, not like Apollo) don't breach that mark.

    Make a lie big enough like Apollo or 9/11 and the sheeple shut off their brains and agree in mass.

    NASA isn't an scientific organization for the benefit of mankind. Most of the shuttle missions are spy-satellite and military oriented. The sheeple clap and cheer for that.

    http://www.erichufschmid.net/ApolloMoonHoax.pdf

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  4. 2:51
    Why memory foam mattress. It helps with a good night sleep and ease back pain. But of course you can get similar result with water bed or air filled mattress. I have a water bed. It is the best.

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  5. Im 44 years old. back in my day during oakland riots around 91 i party hard baby. take me as i am, bad writing so what. truth is i wanted to join army rangers. turn of the whip somehow i didnt. i moved on to better things. oh well. Now i can see it was good not having so. cause im no longer proud of country. during the riots i took a coke bottle glass type and smashed it in window. I never felt better then. Sometimes we do things we arent proud of cause it was fun. sometimes we have regrets. the store was closed anyway so so what. well not a new generation takes my place. but my stance on moon landing is the same. it was staged to make people patriots.

    - Sam

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  6. Space programs are obsolete, anything that requires fossil fuels is obsolete. It is important to cut spending on outdated technology. the usa is still spending money on science but not old fashioned style rocket ships. Its day had come.

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  7. Actually, a lot of technology invented for the space program was then adapted for public use--so the idiots who claim the space program produced nothing are wrong.

    Secondly, no one has addressed the problem of adding another 10,000 unemployed people. The states have already let go half a million public workers (teachers, police, fire), so all those middle class jobs are gone.

    There will be more homeless, more people on food stamps and public assistance, bigger lines at the food pantry, more people who can't pay a doctor--and your taxes will keep going up to pay for this. All the while the Republicans scream about not taxing the rich, keep giving tax breaks to corporations, and then complain the poor are not paying their fair share.

    When are you fools going to wake up?

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  8. Just as I thought, Not one person can name one benefit to mankind, waste of tax payer dollars once again

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  9. The propaganda is that "a lot of technology invented for the space program was then adapted for public use". Are you saying none of those things would have been invented without the space program???

    If/when the government, state or federal, lays off employees you have to wonder if they were ever needed. perhaps we wouldn't be in this mess if the feds layed off half a million or maybe even a million employees years ago.

    The people who work for the government, like teachers and police, don't become "homeless". They may not like losing their comfortable job but they can find another one. It is the poor bastard who pays their wages through higher taxes who is sufferring. In my opinion we should eliminate about 90% of the federal government and the jobs associated with them.

    We are being taxed to death. All the Democrats have to offer us is class warfare. They preach hate and want to make us suffer.

    When are you fools going to wake up?

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  10. Boot SharonSJ from this BlogJuly 9, 2011 at 1:36 PM

    Hey Sharonsj, how's your beloved Obozo doing on the economy? You dirty liberal skank.

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  11. An economy that is based on government contracts and handouts is not a real value added economy. Let most of nasa crash as well as most of the military industry. Money is better spent some where else.

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  12. Sam, why do you embarrass yourself in front of thousands of people by writing such stupid and ridiculous things? Most importantly, why can't you write? Why do you always write about "smashing" things? Did a bottle or brick smash you in the head during the '91 riots? Were you smashed in the head as a child and maybe you are brain damaged? Have you ever received psychiatric help? If not, why not?

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  13. Some examples of technological spinoff's from the space program:

    http://spaceracehistory.tripod.com/spin.shtml

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  14. have to agree-the tech coming out of nasa would have been invented through some other industry/need anyway. nasa a waste. still..mars! wow...and that little sasquash man rock..bet he's alive. alive!!! I say!! e's alive!!! lololol

    I remember the time mag article in the 90's about nasa's new plan for mars...(short version) create an atmosphere and even colonize it. lead me to carry it further..plant forests, start logging along with the mining, create factories and everything else and use it for military testing-big bombs meant to crack moons to mine the fragments-, have disagreements over resources and the revenue generated-money and profits, make war...war gets bigger..obliterate mars in a hell fire.
    ..oh well..those other social utiopian country's ran out of other peoples money too..

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  15. wasn't the other use for nasa tech space based weapons and control..always for safety and peace

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  16. 348 we have never used those weapons as they were a fraud and did not work, remember raygusn failed star wars bs, more waste of money for a fake govt

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  17. Sharon SJ writes:
    Secondly, no one has addressed the problem of adding another 10,000 unemployed people. The states have already let go half a million public workers (teachers, police, fire), so all those middle class jobs are gone.
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    Sharon you are right about that one. But NASA employees should be able to find jobs easier elsewhere and within other divisions of NASA then other americans can. (hint: a good resume)
    BUT, If NASA employees from the space shuttle program can't find other employment then we are all in a big heap of trouble and our problem is a lot bigger then you can even imagine.

    In other words Sharon, if I were you, I wouldn't travel too far with anything bigger then a travel sized toothpaste.

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  18. Morgan Freeman knows more about space and time than NASA/NAZI. Delete the whole program not just the shuttle. Bankrupt entities don't have funds for thrills.

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  19. 5:45, are you sure rayguns star wars program failed? Aren't people documenting that the world trade centers were VAPORIZED?

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  20. 5:46 - Don't worry, Sharon doesn't travel too far because she is a poor, elderly person living in rural PA although she does seem to make the rounds buying junk silver jewelry.

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  21. 754 what does Nano Thermite, that would Vaporize a Building, Have to do with Star Wars??

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  22. 9:19, I had just watched some video of the towers being "vaporized" by some huge energy burst, I'll find the linky. Having said that, the end results are the same.

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  23. That Burst was Called an Explosion, Nano Thermite was found in the dust, but the Media Covered it up.

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  24. When Americans accepted the 9/11 lie so easily it proved that our owners have nothing to fear. They can do what they want, when they want.

    Disappearing planes, rivers of lava under the buildings, Bldg 7 falling at freefall with no plane hit (93 was supposed to hit Bldg 7 but that part of the plan got fouled up), thermite, fuel supposedly melting structural steel, supposed hijackers driver's license found on the street 80 floors down through the flames, mobile phone calls made at 30k feet, Bin Laden's statement after 9/11 that he had nothing to do with it, then a bad confession video made by a bad actor, BL died of kidney faliure in fall 2001, etc, etc, etc.

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  25. The sheeple are deceived and deluded, ripe for the picking.

    Delusion - A belief held in the face of evidence to the contrary, that is resistant to all reason.

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