U.S. Space program was always a waste of money.

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    I am really pleased that President Obama has decieded to cancel the back to the Moon, and the Mars program. Those kinds of program do nothing but massage Americas ego.

    When I think of all the billions of dollars that have been spent at Nasa, I think how that money could have been spent on housing for the homeless, or food for people who have nothing to eat.

    I value all the technological advances that the space program has brought us, but in these economic times, money must be spent on human needs.
     
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    The money "wasted" on those programs fund jobs though.

    I'd rather the government give money to people working and doing something constructive than give a handout to someone too lazy to even get a job at McDonalds.
     
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    I agree. I have to ask though, who's getting handouts that are too lazy to get a job at McDonalds?
     
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    Nasa is very much the reason we were on the top of the worlds cutting edge industries for decades.
     
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    Exactly.
    Miniature electronics - NASA development.
    Lightweight Composites - ditto
    Advanced Robotics armatures - ditto
    etc.

    So to you who are reading this on a flatscreen over the internet I have a news flash -without NASA you would have a green dot matrix CRT and be looking at a "newfangled" bulletin board.
    The taxes collected from the increased productivity as a direct result of NASA research has more than paid for the entire program to date.

    If you want to go crawl back into your cave, then go ahead and ignore NASA.
     
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    Don't corporations deal in industries ?
     
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    That's the myth that needs to be destroyed. Research CAN be done even if you aren't planning on finding out what's under a rock on Neptune.
     
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    Your myth is the one that needs elimination.
    Focused research to solve an applied problem produces far more value than nebulous general research.
    Of course welfare babies probably would prefer to get more for themselves, but I am not intrigued by socialism.
     
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    Are you implying that the only place to focus research is outer space ? :lol:
     
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    Every time I think you've posted your dumbest, you top it.....
     

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