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  •  Maybe I'm just showing my biases... (6+ / 0-)

    ...but NASA being an engineering incubator isn't the problem, Bill.  It's the fact that we as a country no longer cares to fund science at all.  The 20% cuts the NIH is saying they will sustain due to the "fiscal cliff" is just the beginning, and it might well close far more research institutions then NASA.

    Science in the U.S. is the problem.  Get the public funding science again, and NASA will all but take care of itself.

    •  You would both be correct. (2+ / 0-)
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      The path of the righteous man is beset on all sides by the inequities of the selfish and the tyranny of evil men.

      by xxdr zombiexx on Sat Dec 08, 2012 at 06:27:46 AM PST

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    •  Spot on (0+ / 0-)

      We're falling behind if we don't continue to fund research.

      I also thought that highlighted comment was rather bizarre for another reason.  One doesn't get into space at all without a substantial  engineering organization.  NASA needs to be focused on both.

      I can only assume its a conclusion based on other specific observations that the article didn't make clear.

      I'm not liberal. I'm actually just anti-evil, OK? - Elon James White

      by Satya1 on Sat Dec 08, 2012 at 08:55:26 AM PST

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