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Originally posted by Realist05
Other than for national pride and keeping engineers employed, has the promise of space that many of us grew up with evaporated?
Fiber optics seem to have provided a better solution for world-wide communications than satellites, no environment outside earth seems practical for human habitability beyond a few months, and the cheap energy promised by Helium-3 on the moon or orbiting solar arrays look to be unfeasable.
Is it time to shut down NASA?