Canceling the Space Program

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proud.liberal
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Obama wants to abandon the Space Program because
he wants that money to fund his unnecessary, immoral
wars here on earth!

 

 

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jeffbiss
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Facinating point, but there

Facinating point, but there is more to it than simply funding war. While funding war is an important thing to do, after all, without funding a war would fizzle away, although there is the possibility that the private sector, through independent militias, could step in and continue the war. It could fund the private war through pillage, a time honored method of payment. Besides there are no wars that we are participating in, only occupations. So, I'd say that your war funding hypothesis is not worth developing.

As I see it, the true reason for not supporting manned space exploration has more to do with size and thus the time required to get somewhere, and then once there, the fact that most environments we'd encounter would require robotics anyway. Whilke it would be nice to send people to Mars to study it, it appears that sending a stream of robots, with specialized functions, would be cheaper and ultimately more efficient for most of the mundane studies. After enough basic work is completed, then people could be sent with better technology.

Besides, I think that we should repair the damage we cause here while we explore. People think that we can f'up the earth because we can simply move to other worlds, as in Star Trek. Wrong. We can't colonize Mars. This is it folks.