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SunitaT0
SunitaT0
10/31/2014 1:52:30 PM
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Re: Asteroid? Moon? Mars?
Government does not do these deals just for the money, sometime it is to brag and win elections.

@fasmicro, Its hard to identify the intention of the government. But investing in space technology definitely helps the government in many different ways. It helps them to reach to the remote part of the country.


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SunitaT0
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10/31/2014 1:49:43 PM
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When you have countries with extremely poor education systems like Nigeria doing space program you ask yourself why not put that money in their schools to educate people better first before wasting money to the space.

@fasmicro, Its wrong to blame Nigeria that it is investing in space technology. Just google for National Space Research and Development Agency (NASRDA) and you will find the benefits of the satellites which are being launched by NASRDA,

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SunitaT0
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10/31/2014 1:46:48 PM
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Re: Asteroid? Moon? Mars?
If I am a leader of a developing nation, my focus may be different than launching ships in space.

@fasmicro, when you become leader you should implement schemes which helps to the large population of the nation. Although projects like space exploration may not benefit everyone in near future but it will definitely have impact on everyone lives in long run.

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fasmicro
fasmicro
10/11/2014 3:14:03 PM
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>>  People are arguing about its necessity, but just think the amount of job it creates, tourism growth, innovation and so on.  

One in a while companes go great things. That is the same for countries. We do not expect all the decisions to make sense. That is why for all the ills about China, one must give them credit that decisions are not made for political calculations but for market forces. They want to grow the economy and employ people so that they can be happy.

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fasmicro
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10/11/2014 3:11:19 PM
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> >There is so much of job creation, intellectual property development, retaining the scientists and intellects in country (who might migrate out) and many other stuff.

There is no argument. It is working for some countries. Nevertheless, if I am leader of a developing nation, I wil invest in areas with higher ROI. Sure, you can get that in different sectors like space

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amrutah
amrutah
10/8/2014 5:17:32 PM
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  ". I am not sure any investment banker will put money in a space program in a developing world if there are other opportunities on the table. Government does not do these deals just for the money, sometime it is to brag and win elections."

@fasmicro:  You may be right to some point that this might be a political gimmick.  But that said, it is still good if such things are done and done with good intentions.

There is another important project and even that is calling for a lot of flak.  In this year's budget of India there was a $33 million allocated for "Statue of Unity" on a island near Gujarat, which will have a tallest statue, a museum, a research center and an underwater Aquarium.

  People are arguing about its necessity, but just think the amount of job it creates, tourism growth, innovation and so on. 

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amrutah
amrutah
10/8/2014 5:06:59 PM
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@fasmicro:  I understand the point you are making and the need to invest in basic education, sanitation, improving basic infrasturcture for the citizens.

   But with the population ever expanding, the gap between the rich and poor increasing the countries will have to keep pumping all of its money into those kind of projects. 

I think and even you will agree with me here, that it is sensible to budget the money that is available and also fund other projects.  There is so much of job creation, intellectual property development, retaining the scientists and intellects in country (who might migrate out) and many other stuff.

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fasmicro
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10/2/2014 3:21:52 PM
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>> Since the new space exploration will become a business, it would become a nice source of revenue for a particular country.

That is one way of looking at it though. There is also an alternative if that money has been invested in another area. I am not sure any investment banker will put money in a space program in a developing world if there are other opportunities on the table. Government does not do these deals just for the money, sometime it is to brag and win elections.

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fasmicro
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10/2/2014 3:18:03 PM
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>> Moreover if the cost of the project is low then it shouldnt be a too much of burden on government.

It is not just cost, you have to look at the opportunity cost. When you have countries with extremely poor education systems like Nigeria doing space program you ask yourself why not put that money in their schools to educate people better first before wasting money to the space.

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fasmicro
fasmicro
10/2/2014 3:16:09 PM
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>> if this is not done then, smaller countries will then look upto to the developed country to launch their satellites. If it is not done then the world will not notice about a developing country coming up with a space program.

I have always believed in the theory of comparative advantage where countries can focus on certain things while others do. Sure, it is all about prestige in science conferences. If I am a leader of a developing nation, my focus may be different than launching ships in space.

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