Gonzaga debate institute 2011 121 mercury politics

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Unformatted text preview: Cost”, ogram_has_been_worth_the_cost, accessed 6/27/11) EK Once NASA ends its manned space shuttles, it will rely on unmanned missions for research purposes. Seventy-six percent (76%) say it’s important for the country to have a space program that relies on unmanned research spaceships, including 29% who say it's Very Important. Sixteen percent (16%) don’t feel these types of space missions are important. Gonzaga Debate Institute 2011 118 Mercury Politics Human Exploration – Popular – Senate – Nelson (D-FL) (1/2) Senator Bill Nelson advocates Orion continuation and Mars exploration Berger, science columnist, 2011 (Eric, 5/24/11, “NASA announces plan to continue development of Orion space capsule,, 6/21/11) EK UPDATED: For the first time in awhile, it seems, Congressional leaders are happy with NASA as a result of this announcement: “This is a good thing,” said U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson, D-Florida. “It shows real progress towards the goal of exploring deep space and eventually getting to Mars. And it’s good for Florida, too, because hundreds of Kennedy Space Center employees will have jobs assembling the new crew capsule at the center’s Operations and Checkout building.” And this: “After more than a year of uncertainty and delay, NASA has come to the same conclusion that it reached years ago – Orion is the vehicle that will advance our human exploration in space,” said U.S. Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison, R-Texas. “The bipartisan law that I helped pass in Congress and was signed by the President last year reiterated support for Orion. Congress recently enacted a full year appropriation for NASA that clearly directed the agency to continue Orion. I am pleased this decision has finally been announced. In order to avoid the needless loss of additional skills and infrastructure, NASA needs to follow this important step by quickly finalizing and announcing the heavy lift launch vehicle configuration so that work can accelerate and the requirements of the law can be met.” Gonzaga Debate Institute 2011 119 Mercury Politics Human Exploration – Popular – Senate – Nelson (D-FL) (2/2) Senator Bill Nelson supports space exploration for technology improvement and U.S. space leadership Nelson, U.S. Florida Senator, 2011 (Bill, 5/10/09, Florida Today, “The journey must go on: Despite costs, U.S. should continue human space exploration”,, 6/21/11) EK The United States was born because human beings are driven to explore the world around them. Christopher Columbus’ expedition discovered the Americas. President Jefferson dispatched Lewis and Clark on a dangerous expedition to search for a northwest passage to the Pacific. And 40 years ago this July, an American named Neil Armstrong became the first human to set foot on another celestial body. Each of these grand voyages came at great public expense — and...
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