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    I give my grievances to the families of the astronauts. It was an unfortunate tragedy. But of course the astronauts and people in NASA knew the risks.

    Honestly, I feel a lot of the stuff NASA does is a waste of time, money and an unnecessary risk to human lives. Seriously, what did we get from putting a man on the moon, rover on mars, and sending a satellite to take pictures of Jupiter? It seems pretty childish to me. I do know there have been many scientific advances made because of space exploration, and that the astronauts did actually perform some important experiments in the past two weeks they were in space. But in my opinion, there are more important things going on in the world and in the United States.

    Just my 2cents.

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    Originally posted by qwertiop
    I give my grievances to the families of the astronauts. It was an unfortunate tragedy. But of course the astronauts and people in NASA knew the risks.

    Honestly, I feel a lot of the stuff NASA does is a waste of time, money and an unnecessary risk to human lives. Seriously, what did we get from putting a man on the moon, rover on mars, and sending a satellite to take pictures of Jupiter? It seems pretty childish to me. I do know there have been many scientific advances made because of space exploration, and that the astronauts did actually perform some important experiments in the past two weeks they were in space. But in my opinion, there are more important things going on in the world and in the United States.

    Just my 2cents.


    What do you mean by this.. Space in the future of mankind..(in long terms.. 2000, 3000 years maybe)... These research has indirectly improved our lives(sattelites, mateirals developed in space research etc)...... All these are not a waste... They make us understand the universe and space better which in turn will benifit us.. For example on this mission a experiment on many disease were done like calcium wastage, muscle wasting etc(which is common in space).

    So who know.. In another 0 thousand years we may start colonizing other planets....



    Ok lets leave that there.. I feel verry sorry for all the members abroad.. and i think death would have been imediate...Everything would have vapourised.... Kalpana Chawala (The most experienced astronout on board) was an Indian and she was the dream of every little girl in India...

    Let all the 7 peoples soul rest in peace..

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    Originally posted by qwertiop
    I give my grievances to the families of the astronauts. It was an unfortunate tragedy. But of course the astronauts and people in NASA knew the risks.

    Honestly, I feel a lot of the stuff NASA does is a waste of time, money and an unnecessary risk to human lives. Seriously, what did we get from putting a man on the moon, rover on mars, and sending a satellite to take pictures of Jupiter? It seems pretty childish to me. I do know there have been many scientific advances made because of space exploration, and that the astronauts did actually perform some important experiments in the past two weeks they were in space. But in my opinion, there are more important things going on in the world and in the United States.

    Just my 2cents.


    What do you mean by this.. Space in the future of mankind..(in long terms.. 2000, 3000 years maybe)... These research has indirectly improved our lives(sattelites, mateirals developed in space research etc)...... All these are not a waste... They make us understand the universe and space better which in turn will benifit us.. For example on this mission a experiment on many disease were done like calcium wastage, muscle wasting etc(which is common in space).

    So who know.. In another 10 thousand years we may start colonizing other planets....



    Ok lets leave that there.. I feel verry sorry for all the members abroad.. and i think death would have been imediate...Everything would have vapourised.... Kalpana Chawala (The most experienced astronout on board) was an Indian and she was the dream of every little girl in India...

    Let all the 7 peoples soul rest in peace..

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    >Seriously, what did we get from putting a man on the moon,
    >rover on mars, and sending a satellite to take pictures of Jupiter?

    Just like technological developments for military purposes, also technological developments for space has a lot of applications in our daily live. Think about communication technology, think about laser technology and there is probably a lot more things developed for space that we currently use, but usually we are not aware of it.

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    That post sounds even better the second time vasanath!

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    Originally posted by face_master
    That post sounds even better the second time vasanath!
    exactly what I thought of!

    That's very bad news, expecially because those were astronauts, and there are few of them arround the world.
    none...

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    Let the souls of this poor people rest in peace...

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    Originally posted by vasanth
    10 thousand years we may start colonizing other planets....
    How about we change that to.....50 years? Science and
    technology reached just about it's peak in terms of speed.
    And we keep learning more and more, faster and faster.
    I'm pretty certain i'l be on mars in 50 years.

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    I think what i mean is colonizing another planet in 10 thousand years is so out of perspective for me. I'm more interested in advances close to home, that I will be able to see in my lifetime.

    And I may be wrong, but I just don't see man landing on Mars in 50 years, let alone a practical purpose for it.

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    theyre selling debris on ebay, well they were, but ebay pulled a lot of em!! can you believe that, and now everybodys selling patches and pins, coins etc.

    wow, give your life to space exploration and people will sell your fame on ebay for 4.95
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    >>theyre selling debris on ebay, well they were, but ebay pulled a lot of em!! can you believe that, and now everybodys selling patches and pins, coins etc. <<

    hmmmmm, I may be wildly wrong here but does anyone else see any correlation between this kind of thing and the topic in the other 'Violence in the USA' thread? I mean these people obviously feel that making a quick buck is more important than respecting the lives of those dead. Now in the other thread, I have no doubt that most of those gun crimes were over money, directly or indirectly (e.g. drug territories). Seems to me that certain people in America and indeed increasingly in my country have a very low appreciation of the value of human life compared to the value of their own bank account.

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    >>America and indeed increasingly in my country have a very low appreciation of the value of human life compared to the value of their own bank account.

    WOW! well put,

    i went through and looked at like 4000, seriously 4000 items, before i came across this one ...http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...category=13904
    at least there is one good hearted person out there
    guns dont kill people, abortion clinics kill people.

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    Seven people died. That's not too many.

    In the news yesterday, after that 6-7 minutes long reportage about the space shuttle, it was mentioned in a half minute long reportage, that a train recently has de-railed in DR Congo, where 77 people died.

    Thus, I mourn that catastrophe 11 times more.

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    Media thing, you do it in front of television cameras, it doesn't matter what you did, it'll be blown out of proportion.

    Train crash in front of a TV camera would make the major news bulletins around the world, wherever it had happened, because they have pictures.
    Wave upon wave of demented avengers march cheerfully out of obscurity unto the dream.

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