Nasa is what gives me hope for humanity. It comforts me that despite all of the war, hate, and petty things that are happening that there are still groups looking for more pure, raw, knowledge to better our understanding of what is around us.
@Weeee, are you kidding me? NASA is incredibly politicized.
Hell, all government science is at this point, to the extent of serving state and corporate interests well before the pursuit of knowledge.
@Doctor Krieger, everything is politicized. I work as a scientist for the state gov. Nothing is sunshine and roses, people shortcut and cheat. But It doesn't mean that I can't have hope for the human race's advancement towards greater knowledge.
@Weeee, at this rate, I can't help but be pessimistic. It only seems to be getting worse.
@Doctor Krieger, that's understandable. I'm not necessarily a pessimist but more of a realist, I hold onto some hope for the future, though things seem bleak. But I treat hopes of the many with respect, because for many, hope is all that we have. Or else we all start seeing the world in black and white. When in reality, most everything is its own shade of grey or hue. The world is truly a colourful place despite the hardships we face.
@Weeee, real talk, I feel like we'd be friends irl
@Doctor Krieger, This Weee person is also probably one of those people who believed Al Gore over a decade ago, and still thinks the world is going to explode in 5 years
@Weeee, thank for your work as a scientist and thank you for changing the world everyday you clock into work. Thank you.
@Doctor Krieger, 100% agree, of course let the down votes come.
@4Chan Ambassador , I barely knew who he was. I was a child lol. And hey, you never know, we could all explode right now as I type this!
@Donald Drumpf, my thoughts exactly
@Weeee, but I bet you've never donated money
@Weeee, the billions that are poured Into nasa could be used to help needy people not only in this country, but around the world. They are making discoveries about places we will never be able to go to. Who gives a flying crap if those planets have life, what about the life here on earth?
@4Chan Ambassador , bud only a tiny number of scientific community believe that humanity is not contributing climate change like at most 2%.
@Jkmiii, Or you could cut the defence budget which is far greater and frankly far less important since the US spends more on defence than the combined total of the next 7 largest defence budgets combined, in 2015 the US was spending $601 billion NASA by comparison only received $18 billion.
@Weeee, So pretty much every scientist excluding those researching for destructive reasons?
@Weeee, it's interesting how that happens when it's more about pure science that tries to leave out the politics and religion.
@Donald Drumpf, I gotta be honest, I'd pay thousands to see your reaction on November 9th. I would of done anything to see your fat little face when you woke up the next morning in your parents basement to see that despite all the lies the mainstream media and your ugly crooked tooth 'comedian' John Oliver told you, Trump won. All your comments here on FA, all the accounts you changed to 'Drumpf' (like the mindless sheep you are), and all the sh!t you talk... Worthless. Useless. In the end he still won, and it's only been one month. You still have 4 more years of 'Drumpf'
Let that sink in
@Donald Drumpf, I would of paid hundreds of dollars to see your reaction on November 9th. When you woke up and turned your fat little millennial face to the TV, and despite you listening to the mainstream media and crooked tooth ugly ass John Oliver like the sheep you are, Trump still won. All your comments on FP, all the accounts you changed to Drumpf in typical sheeple style, and all the sh!t you talked... For nothing. In the end Trump still one, and it's only been a month. You still have 4 more years of this... Policy after policy, law after law... And all you can do is sit back and cry like a b!tch.
Let that sink in.
@4Chan Ambassador , HAHAHA HAHA, wow I've never seen such a sad little vindictive bltch more desperate for anonymous attention than you. You actually went through my entire history, wasting an hour of your time just so you could continue to be a braindead moron online. Get some help man, you really need it. Plus, even if I was the only person holding these beliefs it still wouldn't be for nothing to express them and trump won't last one year let alone 4
@Donald Drumpf, some self-awareness wouldn't hurt you, you know.
@4Chan Ambassador , wow all of this crazy arguing and mean-spirited words. All because someone posted that NASA gives her hope for humanity. Come on you guys, chill out a bit and accept people are different from you. We can't be civil with each other if we act the way you are. It's such a shame! I wish we could all just accept our differences, or try to, and work with that.
@4Chan Ambassador , wait till he gets impeached man
@Donald Drumpf, Bro... you whine on every picture about Trump. I didn't even need to click on your account, I just saw your b!tching here and came in to say that
@Jkmiii, that argument is fair but the more we push our technology to understand the boundaries of science, the more we advance as a civilization. The super computers built to get a man on the moon helped advance us to where we are now. If we look back at any point in time, let's say around Newton's time, if he would have had the thinking of why try get equations that would map out orbital periods of planets when the world is such a big mess, then we wouldn't have the science necessary to put satellites and GPS in orbit, either that or Robert Hook would be the father of calculus
@Jkmiii, same with the military budget.
3 inhabitable planets. One that's really small, one with 42 hour days and a screaming sun, and one where everything is on a cob.
Everyone except Trump...
And yet all thoses people who said they are going to canada are still here. What makes you think they are going to a new pkanet
@Doc Tank, Cos, unlike Canada, the new planets don't get to choose who they let in.....
@Nellybert , bwahahaha!
@Doc Tank, If no one has rejected some lefty liberal's Canadian visa application with the words "sorry, we have enough snowflakes already" then this whole Trump situation has been wasted.
@Nellybert , that assumes the planet is uninhabited. Let the liberals find out how real aliens deal with illegal immigration. For science.
@Doc Tank, if you can invent faster than light travel we'll go wherever you want
Go ahead, the rest of the world will get on just fine without you.
But they're 40 lightyears away so we won't be getting to them in the near future
@WickedStyx, if we left right now we could
@dildoshwaggins, no, not even close. Traveling at light speed, it'd take 40 years. We can't even come close to lightspeed travel.
@Doctor Krieger, correct. Even if we could, we'd need some sort of biotic stasis field to put us to sleep for 40 years so we don't die
@Doctor Krieger, IT WAS A JOKE
@dildoshwaggins, I got the joke if it makes you feel any better?
@Doctor Krieger, Considering that the universe is expanding at faster-than-light speed, and that we can't go anywhere near the speed of light, fuel and supplies are a problem, no man has even landed on Mars, we have to move at a speed that is thought to be impossible for more than 40 years and so on... At least we have cryogenics covered, we don't need a biotic stasis field?
@GeekGirl, It does. I now have one less thing to fall asleep crying to. Thank you ❤️
This will be good for all the people who have it so bad that they "don't want to live on this planet anymore".
Except you trump.... you can stay
Just gonna say rogue nasa
Donald Trump supports nasa much more than Obama did.
This is such bullcrap. You guys are silly, for believing anything they tell you. Just wow.
@orecchio, I can see your Tinfoil hat from here
Good luck trying to travel even .10% light-speed to get there, take you your whole life
See! They just needed a firm hand to guide them.
I'M UNARMED DON'T SHOOT!
The year 2036 I will run for president and I will push everything fun and awesome including space exploration
@zuisher , NASA can do a lot more than put the first man on Mars in a few years, have loads of useful satellite and upgrade all their technology if they switched the US military budget with NASA's. But the US is obsessed with keeping their stupid little millitary bases (which just cause bad things like China being nice to North Korea so they can use it as a meat shield in case the nearby US base attacks) alive, so.