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#1 posted 08-08-2012 02:54 PM

Now, I know that this is a comic, and some of these responses may coincide with the light-heartedness of the post, but Jim, I cant help but disagree with that point of view.

The space program is what inspires people of all ages to dream of a better tomorrow. It inspires children to ask deep questions, to solve real problems, to long for a life of discovery and improvement. There are so many pieces of technology that we use on a daily basis that found their way into existence because of the space race in the 60’s and 70’s. The space program used to be one of the few things that the nation WAS’T divided over. Everyone loved it. Everyone cheered when we landed on the moon, held their breath when shuttles re-entered the atmosphere, and cried when the Challenger exploded in ‘86.

The current budget for NASA is one half of one percent of the total US budget. I say double it. I say give kids a reason to dream again, a reason to want to become an engineer or scientist, not just a lawyer or video game developer.


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