posted on Nov, 10 2012 @ 01:09 PM
I think that whatever arguments may exist against Space Exploration, money isn't a valid part of it.
White House 2013 Budget Request - NASA
It's already been reduced to just over 17 billion. Much of the programs with big goals have been delayed or put aside entirely and NASA still has
core missions like probes and satellites that have to be maintained out of that too. India and Iran will have their own ships on the moon before we do
again. They both have Space programs trying to become something serious with the money to do it.
17 Billion a year for the whole Nasa budget is a deal even if we just get the Planetary defense benefits of things like the GOES Satellites on solar
storm warnings. If everything else just inspires a few kids to be among those who DO dream big and get big things done again, it's worth it.
Honestly, 17 billion is a disgrace for being so pathetically low. Much more is being lost to nonsense no one can often show a thing for afterward,
(QE-3 is printing 40 Billion a month
indefinitely right now, by comparison)