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Nature of Space Exploration Enters New Agei
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Elizabeth Lee
July 20, 2014 2:36 AM
Forty-five years ago this month, the first humans walked on the moon. It was during an era of the space race between the United States and the Soviet Union. World politics have changed since then and -- as Elizabeth Lee reports -- so has the nature of space exploration.

Nature of Space Exploration Enters New Age

Elizabeth Lee

Published July 19, 2014

Forty-five years ago this month, the first humans walked on the moon. It was during an era of the space race between the United States and the Soviet Union. World politics have changed since then and -- as Elizabeth Lee reports -- so has the nature of space exploration.


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by: 1worldnow from: Earth
July 22, 2014 7:08 AM
This type of scientific research is, prominently, the most vital in human evolution. The major setback in human society is the influx of religion. If we do discover life existing and flourishing in other worlds, then religions all over the world will collapse into utter chaos.

Too bad the prophets, of all these religions, didn't have a scientific background, or they would have said that God created life in the whole universe, not just on Earth! Even with that being said, none of the ancient prophets wrote what their messages were. They were written and edited by other men after the prophets had died.

It will be interesting when the religious scholars backtrack on the teachings of their prophets to justify why no mention of life, elsewhere, was mentioned. We will find other life, and life forms, no doubt. After all, if you believe that God created the world, then why was the barren Middle East His favorite place? If I had created this planet, I would have chosen places like Europe or middle Africa, or the Amazon jungles, Tibet, or even Tahiti (hehe). But our creator only cared for the people of the Middle East? Yeah, right!

Sorry to inject so much religion in this topic, but it will be a touchy issue (a serious issue) since the vast majority of the world is brainwashed to believe what another man wrote compared to what another man/woman can actually prove. I am a true believer in God, but with a lot of common sense and logic. He obviously was a scientist, anyway! He said let there be light first. Which is the vital necessity of life as we know it. Without light, then we would have evolved from mushrooms!

As far as being visited, sure. I have no trouble believing that. I think of extra-terrestrials came here to visit us like you would driving through a neighborhood. The streets have a lot of drug dealers and prostitutes and violence. So you tell your family and friends that it may be a bad idea to go back through there until they clean themselves up first. That's what we need to do with humanity. If these ET's had bad intentions, they would have already done such.


by: Brian H from: Vancouver, Canada
July 22, 2014 3:00 AM
Ignores a far more important player: SpaceX. It will cut the cost of getting to orbit ("halfway to anywhere in the Solar System") by 10-100X with re-usable rockets, already well advanced. It will carry astronauts to ISS at ¼ the cost of Russian flights, possibly next year (if NASA doesn't manage to stop it). It is becoming wildly profitable offering fixed-cost launches at far less than anyone else.

100% American.