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Offline Eric Hedman

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Re: New Budget Realities
« Reply #80 on: 03/10/2017 06:03 AM »
Maybe they'll bring back the Ares I. :D
No! Don't even joke about it!  That part of our long national nightmare is over and gone. :D ;D

Offline FutureSpaceTourist

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Re: New Budget Realities
« Reply #81 on: 03/10/2017 04:28 PM »
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Eric Berger ‏Verified account @SciGuySpace 3m3 minutes ago

Hearing NASA's budget will be cut by about $1b for FY 2018 in presidents request. About 5 percent.

https://twitter.com/SciGuySpace/status/840251960070688768

Offline Rocket Science

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Re: New Budget Realities
« Reply #82 on: 03/10/2017 04:33 PM »
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Eric Berger ‏Verified account @SciGuySpace 3m3 minutes ago

Hearing NASA's budget will be cut by about $1b for FY 2018 in presidents request. About 5 percent.

https://twitter.com/SciGuySpace/status/840251960070688768
I have no problems with that, just cut it from a program that has no mission...
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Re: New Budget Realities
« Reply #83 on: 03/13/2017 04:13 AM »
As a famous philosopher once said, people should "sit down calmly, take a stress pill, and think things over."  I've already seen panicked posts about the budget process on other websites.  We can do better than that here.

That was simply rude and uncalled for.

News headlines

https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/economy/through-his-budget-a-bottom-line-look-at-trumps-new-washington/2017/03/12/29739206-05be-11e7-b9fa-ed727b644a0b_story.html?utm_term=.861af94d2fcd

are saying the budget he will propose this week will have the largest cuts since the end of WWII. And if you think Republicans in Congress will be unhappy with that.......................


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Re: New Budget Realities
« Reply #84 on: 03/13/2017 09:56 AM »
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Eric Berger ‏Verified account @SciGuySpace 3m3 minutes ago

Hearing NASA's budget will be cut by about $1b for FY 2018 in presidents request. About 5 percent.

https://twitter.com/SciGuySpace/status/840251960070688768
I have no problems with that, just cut it from a program that has no mission...

Unfortunately, the piece missing so far in our discussion is headcount.  Painful reductions in Federal employment will be a significant part of any reductions -- not just programs (and their contractors) -- if the administration gets what they campaigned on.
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Re: New Budget Realities
« Reply #85 on: 03/17/2017 09:38 PM »
As a famous philosopher once said, people should "sit down calmly, take a stress pill, and think things over."  I've already seen panicked posts about the budget process on other websites.  We can do better than that here.

That was simply rude and uncalled for.

It's rude to appeal to our better natures and encourage level-headed discussion?  I'd like to know on what planet running around like the sky is falling is considered polite.

Anyway, in the days since your post, events have proven that NASA remains a high priority in the Trump administration.

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