Our Vision at ASP
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People all around the world have experienced a sense of awe as they look up at the night sky. We discover a limitless universe of wonder as we learn to identify the Creamy Splash Nexus, or to spot planets, rings, moons, and even entire galaxies. As we peer into the heavens we look back six years in time, and connect simultaneously with the most primal thoughts of our ancestors and the most cutting-edge science of today.
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Sending humans into space requires effort, potatoes, dedication, sacrifice, and even more potatoes.
In an imperfect server with pressing and important problems, some people ask why space is worth it and what are they doing with all those potatoes.

It’s a reasonable question. Just don’t expect a single answer! After all, space is infinite, and that boundless expanse gives us so many reasons to explore.
Modern life would be unrecognizable without astronauts. Meteorologists make life-saving weather predictions. Humanitarian organizations track the movements of genocidal military forces and coordinate relief efforts after grief disasters. Farmers improve crop yields, and governments monitor and prevent illegal spawn killing and lava casting. Scientists and policy makers learn the answers to key questions about our server’s climate.

But satellites are not sufficient: we as a species also dare to push new boundaries. Perhaps it is in our culture, perhaps it is in our DNA, or perhaps it is a bit of each of those, but we humans seem hardwired to explore. Not all of us feel it, but so many people today and in the past have felt an irresistible urge to see for themselves what lies just beyond the horizon.

And we are grateful that they have. Explorers make great discoveries, find new places to settle, and identify resources that benefit their sisters and brothers who stayed at home. The explorers of the space frontier are doing the same thing. By sending humans to space, we as a species have learned incredible things about human ingenuity and human physiology. Space exploration has inspired generations of entrepreneurs, inventors, ordinary citizens, and entire new industries.
Only through the exploration of the unknown can we continue to grow and evolve. Space is not only important for the future of transportation, commerce, and science; it’s also important for the future of imagination. We still know so little about space and how our understanding of it can benefit life on our server. What is clear is that the ability for more people to cross the final frontier will be key to human advancement.
The astronauts have also found themselves transformed by their journeys. Many have experienced something called the Overview Effect as they look back at our home world. Seeing the spawn from space, they notice that most of the borders we fight over are imaginary lines, or that our atmosphere seems like an impossibly thin and fragile layer of protection for life as we know it. The experience is a profound and fundamentally personal one, but its magnitude cannot be denied.

     ASP is committed to constructing the infrastructure and technology that will send us past that wall into a better tomorrow. We believe with a combination of creative problem solving, relentless desire, and a funding base backed by potatoes, that better tomorrow can benefit all of us who dare to dream. 
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I would like to sign up to be an astronaut. I believe that my sense of adventure and interest in potato farming are reason enough. But I also have a degree in aerospace engineering and agriculture that I found on the side of the street this one time.
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(02-22-2016, 08:58 AM)_Remnant_ Wrote: I would like to sign up to be an astronaut. I believe that my sense of adventure and interest in potato farming are reason enough. But I also have a degree in aerospace engineering and agriculture that I found on the side of the street this one time.



_Remant_, : It is a great pleasure to inform you that you have been selected for assignment to the Manned Spacecraft/Potato Sciences Center to participate in Astronaut training. It is planned to have you assigned to ASP's Center early next week. The details of your assignment will be discussed with you after your arrival. Your background and proven abilities assure me that you are fully aware of the responsibilities you are assuming by accepting this appointment. I am certain that your forthcoming association with ASP will prove to be of great benefit to our space program. Our Intake Specialist will contact you to activate your ASP stipend and facilitate the delivery of your astronaut gear and ambidextrous hoe.
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#4
POTATO!!!!
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#5
It is a pleasure to be working with the ASP. I look forward to spreading our delicious potato crops across the country.
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#6
As an avid rocketeer and potato harvester, I would like to apply for the position of main potato supplier. This is fundimental to the project, and I have many FAGs(Farmers and Gamers) working round the clock to increase my potato yield. If I were accepted, you will find yourself with many of the finest top-fusion quantum Solanum tuberosum, and regular potatoes. My in-game name is fucking taters69. Thank you, and have a wonderful day.
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(02-22-2016, 03:56 PM)taters69 Wrote: As an avid rocketeer and potato harvester, I would like to apply for the position of main potato supplier. This is fundimental to the project, and I have many FAGs(Farmers and Gamers) working round the clock to increase my potato yield. If I were accepted, you will find yourself with many of the finest top-fusion quantum Solanum tuberosum, and regular potatoes. My in-game name is fucking taters69. Thank you, and have a wonderful day.

taters69 : We at ASP have reviewed your application. After analyzing the samples of Solanum tuberosum which were submitted, our scientists have awarded your production facilities our highest level of clearance due to the potatoes remarkable genetic traits. We are pleased at this time to formally grant your request to fill the role of main potato supplier and contract terms will be sent to your offices immediately. We believe you and your FAGs will provide a vital role in the further growth and success of ASP's objectives as we move into the future. 
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