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The final frontier

So amidst all this economic chaos, the other day I found myself launching into the middle of a rant because they were announcing a shuttle flight taking off for the space station: "I'm all for space exploration, believe me, but how can we afford to do that this year, and why can't we focus on Earth this year and get things working and then go back to space?"

Then I read a press release this morning.

This morning President Obama was joined by Congressional leaders and middle school students from the Washington, DC area in the Roosevelt Room to congratulate the astronauts on the International Space Station and the Space Shuttle Discovery on their successful ongoing mission.
Okay, that's why we do it. Carry on.

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lishesque
Mar. 26th, 2009 02:50 pm (UTC)
Someone just needs to invent a warp drive so that the Vulcans will make First Contact, and we'll eradicate war, disease and poverty within 50 years. :D
elven_wolf
Mar. 27th, 2009 12:28 am (UTC)
Word.
ginalin
Mar. 26th, 2009 02:54 pm (UTC)
I'm a bit peeved that we've neglected exploring our own planet, though. Oceans, we still don't know enough about them!
elven_wolf
Mar. 27th, 2009 12:28 am (UTC)
I agree. Remember SeaQuest? When they'd have the one guy come on at the end and tell us about the ocean? I loved that.
ginalin
Mar. 27th, 2009 04:38 am (UTC)
Jacques Cousteau! He made it all seem so romantic...and French. LOL
elven_wolf
Mar. 27th, 2009 10:47 am (UTC)
LOL You're going a little farther back than I was, but Jacques Cousteau was cool too. :D
megsjedi
Mar. 28th, 2009 01:55 am (UTC)
I loved Seaquest so much, then they went and wrecked it.

Cousteau was the man.

Some people believe that Jurrassic period predators still roam the deepest parts of the ocean in the Challenger Deep. I dunno; anything's possible, I guess.

MEG. Bwahahahaaa! (remember that? ^__^)

The exploration of space has fired the human imagination for a long time. Me, I'd love to meet an alien species, as long as it was peaceful. Maybe the aliens with the probes do that because of the alien autopsies at Roswell. It's as good an explaination as any other. lol
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