Um, what in the heck are you talking about and/or implying?zwheel":1hlgbgdw said:Really? Do you mean spread throughout the South? Ok, I understand why they launch from as close to the equator as possible but we could at least get some administrative building or better yet some manufacturing work creating jobs up here. How about something in Michigan to help replace the dead automotive industry? More tax dollars have come from the North for decades and yet more get spent in the South.ZenGalacticore":1hlgbgdw said:I would add, on a related subject that politics- while not playing a part in choosing Florida for the actual launches- did play a part in locating the Johnson Spaceflight center in Texas; the JPL in Pasadena, CA; and the Marshall Spaceflight Center in Huntsville, AL, etc. For the same reasons-one reason anyway- that military bases are spread around, to share the employment and economic fallout of the space program on a more national level, since all taxpayers are paying for it it's only fair and equatible to do so.
Actually, perhaps more important than the money. How about spreading things around a bit better so that more of us can have something going on locally. Part of NASA's goal is inspiring the youth to become the next generation of engineers, explorers, etc... right? It's hard to be inspired when these things all happen 1000 miles away at best.
NO! I don't mean "spread throughout the 'South' "! Did you not read my other posts on this thread? I clearly stated that it wouldn't hurt to put more space/NASA related facilities randomly around the country so that others besides Texans, Floridians, Californians, and Alabamans could see more clearly the benefits of the space program.
And don't give me that bull about 'more money being spent on the South'. Plenty of federal welfare funds go to Michigan and Ohio. I know several single-moms up there!
And without the "South", not only would the rest of the country be in a moral and ethical wasteland, none of us would have Rock 'n Roll!!! :lol: