Polls Archive

Sir Richard Branson says he hopes to fly into space aboard SpaceShipTwo in February or March 2015. How realistic do you think his latest prediction is?

  • Highly Improbable (39%, 156 Votes)
  • Moderately Improbable (31%, 124 Votes)
  • Moderately Probable (24%, 94 Votes)
  • Highly Probable (6%, 24 Votes)

Total Voters: 398

Start Date: September 16, 2014 @ 3:41 pm
End Date: No Expiry

Which conpanies will NASA select for the next round of the Commercial Crew Program? (Select 2)

  • SpaceX (45%, 446 Votes)
  • Sierra Nevada Corporation (28%, 273 Votes)
  • Boeing (26%, 257 Votes)
  • Blue Origin (2%, 15 Votes)

Total Voters: 541

Start Date: August 22, 2014 @ 7:53 am
End Date: No Expiry

Elon Musk says it is "increasingly probable" that humans will serve as merely "the biological boot loader for digital superintelligence." Do you agree?

  • Yes -- and I'm terrified (41%, 121 Votes)
  • No -- not a chance (40%, 118 Votes)
  • I have no idea what that means (19%, 55 Votes)

Total Voters: 294

Start Date: August 4, 2014 @ 9:01 pm
End Date: No Expiry

Why do you think the U.S. space program is not doing well? (Select all that apply)

  • Congress: 'enuf said (24%, 121 Votes)
  • Space Launch System: Deep Space Money Hole (18%, 89 Votes)
  • Lack of White House leadership (17%, 83 Votes)
  • Orion: A vehicle to nowhere (11%, 56 Votes)
  • No focus on return to the moon (9%, 47 Votes)
  • Lame ass Asteroid Retrieval Mission (9%, 47 Votes)
  • Too many projects, too little money (9%, 46 Votes)
  • Commercial crew is a dead end (2%, 8 Votes)

Total Voters: 178

Start Date: July 31, 2014 @ 10:34 pm
End Date: No Expiry

How do you think the U.S. space program is going?

  • Subnominal (48%, 120 Votes)
  • Subbasement Nominal (36%, 90 Votes)
  • Nominal (13%, 32 Votes)
  • Super Nominal (2%, 6 Votes)
  • Superduper Nominal (1%, 4 Votes)

Total Voters: 252

Start Date: July 14, 2014 @ 11:31 am
End Date: No Expiry

  • Paul451

    Wait, do we have a permanent Poll-discussion thread? Or does this reset?