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Senate Proceeding on Oct 4th, 2007 :: 5:30:54 to 5:32:37
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Barbara Boxer

5:30:54 to 5:31:01( Edit History Discussion )

Barbara Boxer: the greatest rescue ventures ever in all of mankind with jim lovell and his crew when they lost all of their power on that cripple ed "apollo 13" spacecraft. they shut down the "apollo" program in the

Barbara Boxer

5:30:54 to 5:32:37( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Barbara Boxer

Barbara Boxer

5:31:01 to 5:31:06( Edit History Discussion )

Barbara Boxer: early 1970's. massive layoffs, a long time from that last flight in 1972 to the moon and a follow-on 1975 flight link ago soviet soyuz with an american "apollo" and for days, in the midst of the

Barbara Boxer

5:31:06 to 5:31:13( Edit History Discussion )

Barbara Boxer: cold war, two mortal enemies, two cosmonauts and three americans were docked together in space, lived and worked and enjoyed each other. they communicated to the world as peaceful partners. and

Barbara Boxer

5:31:13 to 5:31:19( Edit History Discussion )

Barbara Boxer: because of the disruptns in the space family, it was not until 1981 that we got back into space with humans in the space shuttle. now, there's a lesson in what i have just told about history that would

Barbara Boxer

5:31:19 to 5:31:24( Edit History Discussion )

Barbara Boxer: teach us not to repeat that now. and what is that lesson? first of all, one of the great lessons of that era is the fact that we got excite ed about science and technology and mathematics and ennierg

Barbara Boxer

5:31:24 to 5:31:30( Edit History Discussion )

Barbara Boxer: engineering and space flight. we produced a generation of exceptionally talented and educated young people who were told to go to their limit. and, as a result, what you had in a space program that had

Barbara Boxer

5:31:30 to 5:31:35( Edit History Discussion )

Barbara Boxer: to have limited volume, light in weight, and highly reliable as many as, what you had was a technological revolution of microminiature ization that had come directly out of the space flight. that watch

Barbara Boxer

5:31:35 to 5:31:40( Edit History Discussion )

Barbara Boxer: is a direct spinoff of the space program. so many of the modern medical miracles and medical techniques is a direct spinoff of the american space program. in fact, our daily lives -- the communications

Barbara Boxer

5:31:40 to 5:31:47( Edit History Discussion )

Barbara Boxer: that we take for granted, the fact that we can go anywhere on the earth and know precisely where we are by the global positioning system -- g. g.p.s. -- which is now in our cars and which we can

Barbara Boxer

5:31:47 to 5:31:52( Edit History Discussion )

Barbara Boxer: have a handheld unit and go in a boat and if we get lost or stranded with no motor in the ocean be, the coast guard knows exactly where to come because we've got a g.p.s. to tell us exactly where we are.

Barbara Boxer

5:31:52 to 5:31:57( Edit History Discussion )

Barbara Boxer: and so, too, spinoff after spin spinoff, enhancement of our nation's economy, the educated work force, a work force that in fact, need i remind you now that china is graduate ing five times the number

Barbara Boxer

5:31:57 to 5:32:37( Edit History Discussion )

Barbara Boxer: of engineers that the united states is and that india is graduate ing three times the number of engineers? i want to return to that era where we can get young people excite ed again about science

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