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REALSPACE: Ares 1-X - was it a success or a failure?

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Six years and ten billion dollars, and this one experimental launch is all we'll ever have to show for it, since Obama killed Constellation, and the manned space program itself. But, hey, he gave us empty platitudes about Mars, so that's a fair trade, right?

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REALSPACE: Lunar Landers Competition, Phase 2

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ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED 11/25/09

Just in time for Congress to cancel it, phase 2 of NASA's Lunar Lander Development Competition has started producing some pretty freakin' schwee results like these

http://www.space.com/common/media/video/player.php?videoRef=SP_090916_Ar...

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REALSPACE: America Turns It's Back On Space

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There have been a number of huge space-related decisions starting with the Obama campaign, which have caused me a lot of concern, moments of anger, and some genuine disgust. Regular readers of our little blog here will know that I’m not a reactionary kind of guy. I don’t hate the other party simply because they’re the other party, I don’t generally attack them. I do occasionally tease ‘em and I’m pretty open in my confusion about their thought processes, which frequently seem self-contradictory to me. I’m not that guy. I believe in America, I believe in the Two-Party system, I believe that the system is generally self-regulating, and if either side goes too far, the people will vote the extremists out of office.

That said, I don’t know what - aside from anger - to make of this:

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REALSPACE: What I neglected to consider...

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Not too long ago, I wrote a little article online here about how our Space Program is screwed, since Obama seems to oppose it. (That article http://www.republibot.com/content/realspace-things-are-looking-really-ba... ) Project Constellation is, of course, our attempt to get rid of this guilded turd that the Nixon administration saddled us with, and which we've been pointlessly flying - and killing people with - for very nearly a generation now (1981-2009).

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