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  •  The part that isn't science could be business. (1+ / 0-)
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    FerrisValyn

    And that part I'd be delighted to see run by the private sector.

    We need to carefully target our public dollars, across all ventures, and I hope we can keep space exploration in the picture, even during what will no doubt be very tight public budgets over the next couple of decades.

    "If you don't stick to your values when they're tested, they're not values. They're... hobbies." -- Jon Stewart, Jan. 22, 2009

    by pat208 on Sat Feb 13, 2010 at 03:10:01 PM PST

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    •  The key is getting the private sector (2+ / 0-)
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      pat208, Vladislaw

      to put its money into it - they have to see the benefit of that investment.  And we've used the government to reduce the business risk to create new industries.  This is a good thing to do here

      •  Agreed. (1+ / 0-)
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        And make sure the technology side keeps advancing, which in turn makes NASA's science missions more productive. A virtuous cycle, if played well.

        "If you don't stick to your values when they're tested, they're not values. They're... hobbies." -- Jon Stewart, Jan. 22, 2009

        by pat208 on Sat Feb 13, 2010 at 03:14:37 PM PST

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