Comments for: In the name of curiosity, fully fund the Mars mission

Posted Aug. 13, 2012, at 2:28 p.m.

After the NASA rover Curiosity made its flawless landing on the Red Planet last weekend, scientists cheered and raised their hands in delirious triumph. It was a spontaneous reaction of the sort we have witnessed dozens of times at Olympic venues, and appropriately so — America had won the science …

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    Earth Is The True Planet Of War, Not
    Mars (Curiosity Rover)

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sj5ju9ag2ZI

    • Anonymous

      A few chuckles…someone has too much time on their hands.

  • Anonymous

    The irony is that the President stated the country needs that spirit, more than ever, that  originally landed an American on the moon and he cancelled the program. 
    We have never had a president that suffocates American excellence and technological advancement the way the Blamer in Chief has.  Unless its use of drones killing American citizens without due process. 

  • Anonymous

    Of course he is a Dem, and of course the BDN would run his op-ed. Spend; tax; repeat.

    The incremental amount of information gleaned from this $2 billion adventure is not worth the price when this country has such a serious spending addition. Time to cut NASA’s budget in half, people.

    • Anonymous

      NASA currently gets half of 1% of the federal budget (back in 1990 it got a full 1% of the federal budget). 
      So if we cut the NASA budget by 50% as you suggest, we would save one fourth of one percent of the current federal budget, which would not even be noticable to us, but would cripple NASA’s programs.  Penny wise and dollar foolish.
      I, for one, am proud as an American that we are so capable in space exploration, and that we are learning so much about our solar system. I hope the success of “Curiosity” on the Maraian surface will inspire many more young people to study science, and will continue to help make the United States the leader in science and technology.

  • …and the human germs seek to infect another planet.

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