Americans still positive about space program

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http://www.cnn.com/2003/TECH/space/07/28/sprj.colu.space.poll.ap/index.html [Broken]

Two-thirds of Americans say the space shuttle should continue to fly despite two disastrous accidents.

A higher number, nearly three-fourths, said they think the space program is a good investment.
 
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oh, why did CNN have to include this idiocy?

"I think it's all bogus," said Claudette Davidson of Jonesboro, Georgia, who does accounting work for physicians. "I just do not believe they've gone to the moon." "I saw Capricorn One," she said, referring to a 1978 movie that featured O.J. Simpson and included a faked trip to Mars. "That did it for me."
 
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:frown: oh, why did CNN have to include this idiocy?
Something about Balanced Journalism, and you make a better arguement if you can show that those who would oppose you, do so from a basis of (falsely) suspended trust/belief system(s).

Makes them look like the real kooks, not the Shuttle people.
 

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Originally posted by Phobos
http://www.cnn.com/2003/TECH/space/07/28/sprj.colu.space.poll.ap/index.html [Broken]



I recently read http://www.space.com/businesstechnology/technology/xprize_030611.html [Broken] from Space.Com, that says the number of people volunteering to ride in X-Prize vehicles actually increased after the last Shuttle failure.

And
http://www.space.com/missionlaunches/atlas5_pluto_030725.html [Broken] says that NASA announced Thursday that the Pluto mission is a GO. I was releived to hear it, since we've never been there and know so little about it.
 
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That's a pretty interesting effect, bout the X-Prize. And I'm not surprised that the unmanned missions have been relatively unscathed. I know that there's a faction at NASA, esp. JPL, that feel that the manned part of NASA is a complete waste of resources. I'm inclined to agree because we can accomplish much more with probes than humans in near-space exploration.
 
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