Ok, I expect some people to hate me here with this question but...
Considering the state of our economy right now, should we really be spending as much as we are on say NASA?
I am NOT saying we should cut funding for watching to make sure we don't get surprised by an asteroid but what about the shuttle missions? Should we be funding for satellites and trips to the moon and Mars given the deficeit we have?
Personally, I say ground NASA for awhile. Research to colonize Mars or the moon is a little silly to me when we can't even keep jobs for people in this country.
Asked by Anonymous at 7:56 PM on Jan. 26, 2009 in Politics & Current Events
Answer by LoriKeet at 7:59 PM on Jan. 26, 2009
Answer by Anonymous at 7:58 PM on Jan. 26, 2009
Answer by Anonymous at 8:03 PM on Jan. 26, 2009
The advancaes in science, medicine and technology are worth the money spent. I would be down for an audit, make sure we aren't still buying $400 plastic ice cream scoops but the program is important and grounding it would put many, many people out of work.
Answer by Friday at 8:04 PM on Jan. 26, 2009
I agree with the OP.
"The NASA budget includes $5.78 billion for the space shuttle and space station programs, $4.44 billion for science, $3.5 billion for development of new manned spacecraft systems and $447 million for aeronautics research." (from the article above)
Answer by momof3inTN at 8:06 PM on Jan. 26, 2009
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Answer by Anonymous at 8:40 PM on Jan. 26, 2009
Answer by Anonymous at 8:46 PM on Jan. 26, 2009
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