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Florida or New Mexico on a personal level

Posted by: TJ - Fri Apr 30, 2004 11:50 pm
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Florida or New Mexico on a personal level 

Would you prefer Fl or NM?
Florida 23%  23%  [ 3 ]
New Mexico 77%  77%  [ 10 ]
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Florida or New Mexico on a personal level 
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Post Florida or New Mexico on a personal level   Posted on: Fri Apr 30, 2004 11:50 pm
Personally even though I drive or fly to Florida at least once a year, I think I'd rather see the X-Prize Cup go to New Mexico. Maybe I'm just getting sour on any possible association with NASA. Besides the humidity sucks in Florida and I'd rather be out in the dry heat of New Mexico to see something like the Black Armadillo pull off the DC-X style up, sideways, down flight on rocket thrust. Along with all the other competitors. Also I think New Mexico is the hot air balloon capital of the US which will be a nice association for DaVinci.


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Post    Posted on: Sat May 01, 2004 12:46 am
In any event, we'll know the answer soon. According to Peter Diamandis at the 2004 Space Congress, the X PRIZE CUP location will be chosen in May.


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Post    Posted on: Sun May 02, 2004 12:26 am
New Mexico has the Southern Rocky Mountains. The skiing and golfing are great and the summer nights are always cool. This is a truly beautiful place for rockets and space planes to be launched.

Plus there is THE HISTORY OF SPACE ALIENS IN RUIDOSO, NEW MEXICO. :lol: :lol:

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Post    Posted on: Sat May 08, 2004 11:49 pm
:roll: Not because of the fact that I don't like the Bush family.. (Bush's brother = Florida)...
I still think New Mexico is offering a better positive image from their place than florida does....
It sounds like Jep Bush is ignoring a little the fact that he can win the xprize port location... New Mexico offers money, promotes xprize... Jep bush is silent...


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Post    Posted on: Sun May 09, 2004 12:15 pm
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New Mexico has definitely been showing more interest in the Cup than Florida. I think this is because Florida already has a space tourism industry (i.e. people visiting the Cape to watch launches) but New Mexico does not. Therefore NM would probably gain more economically by hosting the Cup than Florida would. Hence, they offer cash incentives to the X PRIZE.


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Post    Posted on: Mon May 10, 2004 4:43 pm
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New Mexico offers money, promotes xprize... Jep bush is silent...


I don't like Jeb Bush much either. But the XPRIZE is supposed to promote private space operations without sucking up tax dollars from the private citizens of any state or country. It is a bit hypocritical to promote being 100% privately funded for XPRIZE spacecraft, then look for the biggest socialist boondoggle you can for the XPRIZE Cup.

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Post    Posted on: Mon May 10, 2004 5:08 pm
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New Mexico offers money, promotes xprize... Jep bush is silent...


I don't like Jeb Bush much either. But the XPRIZE is supposed to promote private space operations without sucking up tax dollars from the private citizens of any state or country. It is a bit hypocritical to promote being 100% privately funded for XPRIZE spacecraft, then look for the biggest socialist boondoggle you can for the XPRIZE Cup.

Keep smiling. :lol:


:roll: I don't care about tax money or not.. I only care about getting it as good and as fast as possible done.. so I can get into space :P
Tax money... helping the private business, WITHOUT extra limitations.. is good in my point of view :)
(No, I don't like the government giving money away to companies with some special intrests... but a non profit organization with a good cause is ok.)

For some people I'm kinda an evil :twisted: person over here (sarcastic).. I believe governments should stay.. keep some sort of regulations and licenses.. etc..
Government.. elected by the people for the people.. and not connected to the private companies... in my point of view, government is part of the people, peace and basic needs.. and keep companies from beeing corupt.. and on that layer... companies can build their business.. so no Bush.. who thinks he can make deals as a president on medicare etc ;)

In belgium, government and business is seperated.. (illegal for companies to sponsor a political party in any way.. and no special intrests), and that's maybe not that bad for the US if they should do the same ;)
I think the state should have the right to sponsor this, it's a "no profit" organization "the xprize" so I think it's ok... but not for companies themself.

I'm a libertarian but not an Anarchyst... I'm on the left side.. but not a communist... http://hhboard12.free.fr/Sigurd/political.html

Anyone else with political knowledge ? would be nice to set up a new topic to try to find out what the "best" political point of view would be for space development :) (with ignoring all other points of views what would create.. hunger, slaves, anarchy, . etc :wink: )

But again.. (to stay on topic).. New Mexico.. seems to be in favor of my opinion.., maybe even if just my moral side says.. they can use(need) it the most..

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Post    Posted on: Tue May 11, 2004 8:18 am
New Mexico is much harder to get to from England than Florida where there is about a flight every 30 seconds for Disneyland. Still, I think I would make the effort to see the launches in the more dramatic environment of a mountain ringed desert with a fridge full of cold beers... Sigurd raises an interesting point on the politics of space. National governments will remain important as garuntors of the safety of colonists/explorers from the interference of hostile spacefarers. Even if a group of colonists declared themselves independent after leaving England or America, I would not be happy to sit back and watch (for instance) the Chinese communist government forcing their will on them. The repurcussions of conflict in space WILL have an impact on earth and visa versa.

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