Suddenly, the Push-Back is rearing its Ugly Head. Yes, people are now taking a microscopic Eye to Billionaires and their IN YOUR FACE wasteful Monetary Expenditures of Billions for a few minutes in Space. And the others who will be getting these Joyrides as well are as few as the grains of sand in the Sahara Desert. Fair to the Rest of the World? To Society? To You? They have no qualms, yes, none whatsoever generally have no qualms about controlling the Press. Any Push-Back will be MET with millions of Dollars in false Positives to Hit Back at you!
Don’t worry, what you think or any of us thinks Doesn’t Matter. Billionaires do what they want with no qualms to the rest of us. And caring about what you think? LMAO! No frigging way. And in your Face-it is-
HAVES vs HAVE NOTS!
And what’s your View on this?
- It’s their Money and they can do what they want.
- It’s an extreme WASTE of Money.
- More Important things like Women Shelters, Food Banks, College Tuition, and other things are needed more than these trips to Space.
- But who’s Air are they tarnishing? The Air We Breath. And SPACE X is all about Making MONEY.
- A WASTE OF MONEY. With so much Good needing to be done in the World and Now, this massive WASTE for personal WHAT? VANITY?
But let’s really put a real TURD in the punchbowl. What in the Heck are WE spending a Trillion Dollars on a Constantly Manned NASA’s GATEWAY orbiting around the MOON? Trips to and from a Colony on the Frigging Moon. And then a JUMP-OFF TO MARS! And a Colony there. But WHY FOR GODS SAKE are we meeting a Colony on the Moon or Mars? The Astronauts even said it smelled like Gunpowder in the Moon.
But you knew that? Right? You’ve APPROVED that haven’t you? Didn’t We VOTE on this or was it just Jeffie Boy And His Billions going into who knows whose pockets? And how about ARTEMIS?
NASA, Northrop Grumman Finalize Moon Outpost Living Quarters Contract
Illustration of the Gateway. Built with commercial and international partners, the Gateway is critical to sustainable lunar exploration and will serve as a model for future missions to Mars.
The Gateway will be an outpost orbiting the Moon that provides vital support for a sustainable, long-term human return to the lunar surface, as well as a staging point for deep space exploration. It is a critical component of NASA’s Artemis program.
The Gateway is a vital part of NASA’s deep space exploration plans, along with the Space Launch System (SLS) rocket, Orion spacecraft, and human landing system that will send astronauts to the Moon. Gaining new experiences on and around the Moon will prepare NASA to send the first humans to Mars in the coming years, and the Gateway will play a vital role in this process. It is a destination for astronaut expeditions and science investigations, as well as a port for deep space transportation such as landers en route to the lunar surface or spacecraft embarking to destinations beyond the Moon.
NASA has focused Gateway development on the initial critical elements required to support the 2024 landing – the Power and Propulsion Element, the Habitation and Logistics Outpost (HALO) and logistics capabilities.
Power and Propulsion Element
The Power and Propulsion Element (PPE) is a high-power, 60-kilowatt solar electric propulsion spacecraft that will provide power, high-rate communications, attitude control, and orbital transfer capabilities for the Gateway.
In May 2019, NASA selected Maxar Technologies of Westminster, Colorado, to develop, build, and support an in-space demonstration of the element.
The PPE is managed out of NASA’s Glenn Research Center in Ohio.
Habitation and Logistics Outpost (HALO)
The Habitation and Logistics Outpost will be the initial crew cabin for astronauts visiting the Gateway. Its primary purpose is to provide basic life support needs for the visiting astronauts after they arrive in the Orion and prepare for their trip to the lunar surface. It will provide command, control, and data handling capabilities, energy storage and power distribution, thermal control, communications and tracking capabilities, as well as environmental control and life support systems to augment the Orion spacecraft and support crew members. It also will have several docking ports for visiting vehicles and future modules, as well as space for science and stowage.
As astronauts prepare for missions to the lunar surface, they will need deliveries of critical pressurized and unpressurized cargo, science experiments and supplies, such as sample collection materials and other items. In March 2020, NASA announced SpaceX as the first U.S. commercial provider under the Gateway Logistics Services contract to deliver cargo and other supplies to the Gateway. One logistics services delivery is anticipated for each crewed Artemis mission to the Gateway.
Gateway Logistics is based at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida.
>> Related: Learn more about Gateway Deep Space Logistics
In February 2021, NASA selected SpaceX to provide launch services for PPE and HALO. After integration on Earth, the PPE and HALO are targeted to launch together no earlier than November 2024 on a Falcon Heavy rocket from Launch Complex 39A at Kennedy.
Gateway international partners will provide important contributions to the lunar outpost, comprising advanced external robotics, additional habitation, refueling capability, and possibly other enhancements. Canada announced in February 2019 its intention to participate in the Gateway and contribute advanced external robotics. In December 2020, the Canadian Space Agency awarded a contract to MDA to build the Canadarm3 for Artemis deep space missions. In October 2019, Japan announced plans to join the United States on the Gateway with contributions of habitation components and logistics resupply. In November 2019, the European Space Agency (ESA) received authorization and funding to support its contributions to the Gateway including habitation and refueling. In October 2020, ESA signed an agreement with NASA to contribute habitation and refueling modules and enhanced lunar communications to the Gateway. ESA also provides two additional European Service Modules for NASA’s Orion spacecraft. In November 2020, Canada signed a Gateway agreement to contribute external robotics and in December 2020, Japan signed an agreement to partner with NASA on the Gateway as well.
Here’s a 74 page PDF on ARTEMIS PROGRAM-
During the Artemis program, NASA will land the first woman and first person of color on the Moon, using innovative technologies to explore more of the lunar surface than ever before. We will collaborate with our commercial and international partners and establish sustainable exploration for the first time. Then, we will use what we learn on and around the Moon to take the next giant leap – sending astronauts to Mars. Is this Insanity Unleashed?
Please, prove to me beyond any doubt that this is NEEDED and a good, Prudent use of Our Monies. Okay?
And the COST PRICE TAG STICKER PRICE IS ESCALATING!
But I’m for good Science. I love good Science. Useful Science. But I’m against full-hardy Craziness that takes extreme amounts of Money Away from the Kitty and is based upon what Billionaires want to do for folly’s Sake. Can we please take a moment to begin re-evaluating what and where we are Spending Our Monies for Space Follies?
This reminds me so much of the Local Parks Department and a Meeting I attended behind Closed Doors. And I’ll never forget the Head Person saying this-Don’t Worry. we get anything we ASK for. And that was after I asked-Isn’t this a lot of Money? And it was Millions that they were doing on a sidewalk to nowhere in a Park. A waste of money. An idea from pure folly.
I never went back to another meeting. They were already out of control with no one to stop them. Sad. Very sad.
But do you agree with these Great Expenditures of Money? Dog, yeah, you Dog, you plan to go to Space on one of the New Space Joy Rides? What’s your Place in line? Oh my. Ten years from now? And you think it’s still going to be around by then? Depends on how much Push-Back there is…and if anyone can reel them in…
And I ain’t mad. Can’t get mad about stuff we cannot Control…Control…huh?