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Posted by: Sigurd - Fri Apr 01, 2005 8:36 am
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Post Bush Cancels Space Shuttle Program   Posted on: Fri Apr 01, 2005 8:36 am
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US President George W Bush declared today that he had signed a rare presidential decree canceling any further expenditure of Federal funds on the US Space Shuttle program.
"We cannot find any justification to continue deficit funding of a program that has no application other that proving that with enough money America can do anything," said Bush.

"The whole world knows that already, so why keep spending money on it," he added.

The announcement was made during an even rarer press conference with Whitehouse press corps, at which the President started proceedings by handing out Easter Eggs, quipping, "it might be politically incorrect to hand these out, but don't worry we got them at a discount at a Walmart sale yesterday so they aren't really a religious item anymore."

With the press left looking like stunned bunnies, the President took to the podium before dropping today's bombshell that Congressional supporter's of the Space Shuttle now have told SpaceDaily, "will cost thousands of jobs, and leave school children confused as to what America can actually do in space anymore."

During the press conference Bush told reporters, "I don't want to see another NASA administrator - appointed on my watch - left to justify a program to Congress based on lies, dis-information, half-truths and sexed up reports."

During a brief two-minute period provided for questions from the press, the first reporter asked if this meant the Space Station was also being shut down. To which the President answered, "we plan to either hold an auction on Ebay or give it away to "our international partners."











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Post    Posted on: Fri Apr 01, 2005 10:16 am
Is this an April Fools joke? :?

If the US were to cancel the shuttle before it finished building the ISS, the chances of any country wanting to get involved with a joint space project with it in the future would be zero.

This would result in US Astonauts being grounded for a decade and NASA's credibility being non-existent.

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Post    Posted on: Fri Apr 01, 2005 10:18 am
lol

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During a brief two-minute period provided for questions from the press, the first reporter asked if this meant the Space Station was also being shut down. To which the President answered, "we plan to either hold an auction on Ebay or give it away to "our international partners."


It should explain all ;)

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Post    Posted on: Fri Apr 01, 2005 10:32 am
OK so you hooked me... :)

Trouble is Bush is such an idiot, its believable.

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Post    Posted on: Fri Apr 01, 2005 11:01 am
Lol, lets buy ISS on ebay! lol.


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Post    Posted on: Fri Apr 01, 2005 2:07 pm
Heh, heh... and happy April 1st to you, too. :lol:

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Post    Posted on: Mon Apr 04, 2005 12:34 pm
Let's see here....

"One space station, slightly used, above average condition, great for small scientific research projects and even a rental honeymoon suite. Launch vehicle not included. Some assembly required."

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Post    Posted on: Tue Apr 05, 2005 2:26 pm
neah, they could throw ina shuttle, with the mention: use at own risk.

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Post    Posted on: Wed Apr 06, 2005 8:50 pm
Mmmm... Quite true... The only problem, of course, is that the Shuttle would never get certified by the FAA.

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