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    People who complain or worse campaign against space exploration because of the money spent seem to forget that the money is spent here on earth to pay lots of different people to create the probes and instruments and rockets and ground support infrastructure and then other people to control and monitor the various space probes and man the telescopes. To me we are getting more for our money than we would by throwing it into make work programs in order to buy votes at election time. Note to congress, please spend my tax dollars on something useful and constructive.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Modlerbob View Post
    Note to congress, please spend my tax dollars on something useful and constructive.
    HA HA HA HA...LOL...that's a good one!
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    Quote Originally Posted by laney50w View Post
    HA HA HA HA...LOL...that's a good one!
    Yeah, what a futile gesture on my part.
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    Default Re: What's your favorite Spaceprobe?

    It's hard to beat Cassini and Galileo,of course
    Anyway,the new horizons is worth to wait.Maybe pluto will just appear as a "boring" planets with all icy surface,but it's interesting to see the moons..Half of it,maybe we should take a look.
    Maybe any step further ,to another dwarf planets?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jose Lu View Post
    It's hard to beat Cassini and Galileo,of course
    Anyway,the new horizons is worth to wait.Maybe pluto will just appear as a "boring" planets with all icy surface,but it's interesting to see the moons..Half of it,maybe we should take a look.
    Maybe any step further ,to another dwarf planets?
    I believe Pluto is worth the wait. I'm dying to see what sights New Horizons brings to us.

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    Default Re: What's your favorite Spaceprobe?

    It's gotta be those V's. Breaking frontiers as we speak.

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    Default Re: What's your favorite Spaceprobe?

    Anybody know the long term goals of the New Horizons mission? I know it's primary goal is to learn more about Pluto. But will it go out and explore any other Keiper targets? Have these targets been chosen, or are they going to look out from the Pluto vicinity to find interesting nearby targets? Maybe it will follow a similar path as the V's into interstellar space? Or does it have a shorter life expectancy?
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    After Pluto, they hope to visit one or more other KBO, but they don't seem to have decided on a definite target yet.

    New Horizons - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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    It seems I remember the fuel load doesn't allow for much of a course adjustment after passing Pluto so any other investigation will depend on whether anything else is in it's general path. I'm guessing there is ample onboard electrical power available to transmit data back to earth for quite a while.
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    Default Re: What's your favorite Spaceprobe?

    The Hubble Space Telescope, because it probed farther than any other probe!

    I'm also trying to think of a probe that I really hate... (thinking hard to no avail)

 

 
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