posted on Jul, 2 2006 @ 10:36 PM
Well I tend to think that the money would be more widely used to fund more interplanetary projects and not on flying around in orbit and landing
again. In my opinion the space program has gone into limbo because there is no longer a pressing need or want to explore space. Many would rather see
the money spent on social programs instead.
People need to see the bigger picture.....yes in the short run the social programs help out but consider the knowledge and technology that will be
gained. When the earth dies or the human race becomes to great in number for earth to support what happens then? This isnt an issue of IF but more an
issue of when....from a purely scientific viewpoint...we can delay it as much as possible but in the end our true slavation will be getting out into
space and finding other places and ways to live.
NASA needs to be better funded.....it also needs to find a way to populate mars and possibly the moon.
It also needs to take seriously an endeavor to develop a form of propulsion that will allow humans to explore other solar systems within our lifetime.
no more spending millions and billions of dollars to fly in orbit and run experiments. We need to accomplish something...get our foot in the door.
We can AT LEAST populate the moon...we have proven we can land there...and the US government has laser technology that can, with improvement, break up
incoming meteorites. We can probably build self-sufficient "bio domes" on the move to produce and recycle oxygen and grow food.
WE NEED THE SPACE PROGRAM!!!!