08:13 pm on Aug 30, 2011 | #more | tags: sci-tech
aaas's «nasa at a turning point» webinar is over. conclusions:
- nasa's budget is only 0.3% of the federal budget. meaning that it can power the dod for only 6 weeks. or it's equivalent to a movie night a year for every american. kind'of cheap, i'd say;
- the future is on mars with a nuclear powered heavy-lifting spaceship; the future is global: we don't want to upset the chinese. russians for engines, europeans for artificial environment, americans for the experience. plenty of room for the others.
- unfortunately, and this is my own opinion, obama destroyed a dream. and you need dreams in order to fulfill them.