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Lt. Commander
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 120
# 8
03-02-2010, 09:39 AM
This is very exciting news! As disappointed as I was initially with the decision to cut NASA funding, I quickly reversed my position as I realized how it would encourage private firms to do what an agency so dependent upon political trends could never do. This will actually, pardon the pun, propel the space race forward better than ever before.

So many of our scientific advances have come as a direct result of the imagination of science fiction authors and their more ingenious fans. It's staggering to think of how many technological marvels that we have come to accept as commonplace in today's society were inspired by and have even far exceeded the prognostications of Gene Roddenberry's original Star Trek series.