With George Noory
Live Nightly 1am - 5am EST / 10pm - 2am PST
Just Say No to NASA - Articles

Coast Insider

Not a member? Become a Coast Insider and listen to the show 24/7
Advertisement

Coast Insider

Not a member? Become a Coast Insider and listen to the show 24/7
Advertisement

Last Show Recap

In the first half of the program, researcher Christian Wilde discussed how turmeric has been shown to offer benefit to some 600 different health conditions, including Alzheimer's, depression, diabetes and MS.

In the latter half, author and the editor-in-chief of ChristianMoney.com, James Paris, shared his story of being a multimillionaire by the age of thirty and bankrupt by forty after becoming the victim of an embezzlement scheme, but then using prayer to turn things around.

Upcoming Shows

Tue 08-04  Economic Update Wed 08-05  Money Mafia & ETs Thu 08-06  Tarot & Magick Fri 08-07  TBA/ Open Lines

CoastZone

Sign up for our free CoastZone e-newsletter to receive exclusive daily articles.

Just Say No to NASA

Just Say No to NASA

"Although it is essential that the United States continue manned space exploration, it is time someone in Congress finally said no to NASA...and give the job to someone else," writes tonight's guest Robert Zimmerman in an op-ed piece(1) that ran in USA Today last month. To back up this assertion he cites how NASA, since the 1980's, has spent nearly $5 billion dollars in projects that have never got off the ground.
These scuttled ventures include the National Aerospace Plane ($1.7 billion/drawing pictured left), the X-33 spacecraft ($1.2 billion) and the Space Launch Initiative ($800 million in blueprints). Zimmerman advocates a return to a 1960's-style NASA when "the agency merely laid out general specifications for competing private companies," which were able to "quickly and cheaply produce new rockets, capsules and lunar landers."
Several American rocket companies were struggling to finance their launch systems during the years NASA "was wasting a fortune," Zimmerman pointed out. One such company Rotary (whose assets were subsequently acquired by XCOR Aerospace(2)) actually conducted several manned test flights. "Their designs were lean and mean," said Zimmerman. Estimated construction costs were "about the same as what NASA had spent on blueprints."
--L.L.(3)

1. http://www.usatoday.com/news/opinion/editorials/2003-09-23-zimmerman-edit_x.htm
2. http://www.xcor.com/
3. http://archive.coasttocoastam.com/info/about_lex.html

Advertisement