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Money issues aside: Wanna buy a piece of NASA?

L.A. Times 2013/01/08 16:00:00
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Does anyone need a 15,000-foot landing strip? How about a place to assemble rocket ships? Or a parachute-packing plant? A launchpad? Make us an offer, says NASA, which is quietly holding a going-out-of-business sale for the facilities used by its space shuttle program.

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  • kevjon 2013/01/08 20:45:57
    No
    kevjon
    +12
    This is the America Obama is creating. We talked about this in 08 and no one wanted to hear us, now what do you think?
    mexican ghetto
    Welcome to Obama's vision for America

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  • R.J. 2013/01/14 08:57:07
    No
    R.J.
    this looks A lot older than 08. I think it's like 1982-1986 WRONG Party, Bud !
  • nicesteve 2013/01/12 01:07:10
    No
    nicesteve
    My taxes already make an owner of a piece of NASA.
  • Alex Goldsmith 2013/01/11 21:36:11
    Yes
    Alex Goldsmith
    aspiring engineer
  • Thomas G Towns 2013/01/11 21:32:32
    Yes
    Thomas G Towns
    It will make a great theme park.
    Cape Canaveral will be looked at like Kitty Hawk and the Wright Brothers in time. The new methods of space adventures will be privatized and more efficient. Bransons space ship
  • Spooner 2013/01/11 20:23:17
    Yes
    Spooner
    +1
    As an American citizen I already OWN a piece of NASA, and would like to continue to do so by funding it's mission. In the 1960's USA was excelling at new discoverys, now we excell at bickering, fisical irresponsibility, and head in the sand provincialism. Not really an improvement.
  • Bonita Colley 2013/01/11 17:58:49
    Yes
    Bonita Colley
    +1
    Have they put the shuttle on EBay????? roflmao!!!!
  • Bonita ... Bonita ... 2013/01/11 18:01:29
    Bonita Colley
    Did you all know that some of the astronauts sold a few of their memorabilia and were fined by the government for it???? Yep! But it is ok for the government to sell us down the river!
  • CWOO10 - PWCM 2013/01/11 13:56:10
    Yes
    CWOO10 - PWCM
    +1
    It would be nice to see private business get involved in NASA. If there is a way to turn a profit, there should be no problem getting investment.
  • Joe61 2013/01/11 12:44:14
    No
    Joe61
    Under Obama NASA is probably a dying enterprise......and won't be flying very high on the stock market anytime soon.
  • SUPREME COSMIC POWER, (SCOPO) 2013/01/11 12:42:00
    No
    SUPREME COSMIC POWER, (SCOPO)
    +2
    NASA, nah. Supreme Cosmic Power, Scopo, Center has better things to do with its money!
  • ~HopelessRomanticM17~ 2013/01/11 04:52:54
    No
    ~HopelessRomanticM17~
    +1
    Not really. NASA is kind of boring.
  • fortycal_sig 2013/01/11 03:40:55
    No
    fortycal_sig
    +1
    'Bout time this chronically-ill organization downsized.
  • Kookieless The Sexy Nihilis... 2013/01/11 02:56:21
  • Joe61 Kookiel... 2013/01/11 12:45:03
    Joe61
    They own it already!
  • Bocephus 2013/01/10 19:45:28
  • JimTheGeek 2013/01/10 15:56:33
    Yes
    JimTheGeek
    +1
    We already own a piece of NASA. I would demand that any NASA facilities sold to private and/or corporate interests be done so at fair market value, not some "nominal" cost to some connected corrupt back roomer.
    I would prefer that NASA rent out these facilities to non-governmental space programs, so that at the least, we can recoup some of the monies spent over the past 50 years.
  • Shawee JimTheGeek 2013/01/10 21:32:05
    Shawee
    Do you know what NASA does?
  • Jack 2013/01/10 15:11:17
    Yes
    Jack
    +1
    If I had the money....it would be cool if they could auction off some reasonably priced stuff or models and prototypes of things...or shuttle tiles.
  • Alacrity 2013/01/10 14:43:04
    Yes
    Alacrity
    Yes, just a small piece of moon rock. lol
  • MercuryZero (v.2) 2013/01/10 07:25:23
    No
    MercuryZero (v.2)
    So...that means no more space trips? Wonderful. Thanks Obama. China's going to catch up to us even faster now...
  • Dark Dragon Goddess 2013/01/10 07:21:54
    Yes
    Dark Dragon Goddess
    +1
    Give me a damn ship to put in my backyard!
  • Sagan 2013/01/10 05:41:38
    Yes
    Sagan
    I'll gladly invest in their parking lot.
  • Jessica Lee 2013/01/10 05:26:45 (edited)
  • JimTheGeek Jessica... 2013/01/10 16:04:41
    JimTheGeek
    There is still an astronaut program, child. Your little sister can still participate. She exhibited a knee-jerk reaction due to her lack of getting the full information. Sure to grow up as a good little Republican.
  • Emanon 2013/01/10 02:28:44
    No
    Emanon
    +3
    I say no only because I want to see MUCH MORE investment in NASA, not see it selling pieces of itself off but in fact building more facilities

  • JimTheGeek Emanon 2013/01/10 16:02:32
    JimTheGeek
    NASA is not shutting down. The Shuttle program is the only part affected. The Shuttles have all been mothballed.Why keep those excess facilities operating? That only wastes our money.
  • Emanon JimTheGeek 2013/01/10 16:28:50
    Emanon
    I know it is not shutting down, I never said that it was. I spoke that I want to see much more investment in it and it expanding rather than selling off pieces of itself.. The Budget of NASA is actually rather small, and even closing this down will save a few million, so not a huge amount compared to what we waste money on. Though I'm not speaking specifically of this one thing that is closing, I am speaking of NASA as a whole.

    While you may consider it a waste, and that is fine, I have always found overall, investing NASA to be much more of an investment given the technological advances we have achieved through NASA. So, as Mr. Tyson said in the video, and as my comment spoke of, I am speaking of investing more in NASA overall, not just shutting down or closing this one facility.
  • joe mauro 2013/01/10 00:28:27
    No
    joe mauro
    i wanna see it disbanded
  • ddd 2013/01/09 23:24:49
    Yes
    ddd
    +1
    It costs 1.5 Billion to build and launch a space shuttle once. I believe that private spacecrafts work better and more efficiently (x-prize) because there is money to be made in selling tickets to outer space. There will always be some use for the facilities they are selling, it is simply a matter of price. Ending the space shuttle program would be one of the few policies of Obama i would agree with if it was not being replaced with a different program.
  • yabbadabbadoo 2013/01/09 22:25:23 (edited)
    No
    yabbadabbadoo
    +3
    unless youre a US citizen living in America whose loyalty is only to this country then you should not be allowed to a buy a damn piece of anything on this land
  • Yu Ogata 2013/01/09 20:44:45
    Yes
    Yu Ogata
    Ask China. It will buy. Oh, I'm not Chinese, but Japanese anyway...
  • yabbada... Yu Ogata 2013/01/09 22:27:06
    yabbadabbadoo
    +2
    screw China
  • BlackNeko 2013/01/09 20:34:09 (edited)
    No
    BlackNeko
    +2
    Ya know whats sad, that people think space exploration was part of the "American Dream", when it was really just a stupid race between Russia and America. And all you people commenting seem to be rural backwoods rednecks who believe that Obama has 100% control over the country's economy. Industry and exporting is what kept America flourishing, and since we no longer have that, because company's have moved, we can't spend money on everything that's "cool". And the dummies on here still think we should have had & supported a president who supports "big businesses", and doesn't want to tax them their fair amount!! THEY abandoned us and you still don't blame them??!! If they paid their FAIR amount of taxes we could have gone to MARS!! It's shameful that stupid people play right into the hands of manipulative people, who don't give a rat's butt about them. I loved everything NASA was but it's either cut that or school funding and I need my college degree!!!
  • unseen 2013/01/09 20:14:36
    Yes
    unseen
    would if I cpuld but I don't has money so I gess I won't
  • andy15554 2013/01/09 17:59:22
    No
    andy15554
    Obama has killed our space program, it's all part of his planned decline of the once greatest country ever.
  • Compute... andy15554 2013/01/09 18:49:50
    Computer Reaction Guy
    Greatest? Yao Ming face
  • andy15554 Compute... 2013/01/09 19:03:56
    andy15554
    once greatest. Yes, it's true, by the way you sure is ugly.
  • Compute... andy15554 2013/01/11 00:17:00
    Computer Reaction Guy
    Oh, trying to insult me to back up your pathetic argument.... Bravo doggie! You must've evolved to type! America sucks right now...MAny forgieners hate us because we're stuck up snobs pretty much like you.
  • andy15554 Compute... 2013/01/11 00:59:30
    andy15554
    you posted the ugly face, I assumed it was you, and it is UGLY. LOL you got nothing, just an empty headed parrot, parroting outrage ordered from the top. Sad really. WE don't give a crap if foreigners like us or not. Yet they all want to come here, or at least the old here, before Obama destroyed it.
  • Compute... andy15554 2013/01/11 14:22:36
    Computer Reaction Guy
    Oh and Dubya didn't do anything?

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