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Wednesday, August 31, 2016

NASA's Budget

I feel like there is a lot of stuff NASA is not telling us. I can’t understand why we haven’t gone back to the moon. Why there aren’t more people going into space. How we could get into space with less technology than we have in our phones today, but can’t figure out a way to get people into space now. Why we're putting so much money into “discovering” new frontiers in space and the vast unknown, instead of putting that money into something that will help us as a people. Instead of the Space Program we could be trying to save our planet that we live on, and our children and their children will one day live on. It almost feels selfish to put so much money into trying to find exo-planets and water on mars, when we have a planet with people who are dying every day, from malnutrition, starvation, thirst, cancer, etc. I don’t feel like we should try to discover anything in space until we have taken care of our own world and those who live on it. What good is going into space and walking on the moon when we can’t find a cure for cancer or find a way to stop ISIS? We need to find solutions to solve our everyday problems first before we can go out and possibly cause more problems in the vast unknown. I don’t agree with Neil DeGrasse Tyson, we don’t need to double NASA’s budget, we need to cut it and put it into something to better our world.


  1. Right. It seems as if we're throwing money into these other space programs-many of which is not understandable to the average human that it is drawing attention away from the problems that we're facing here at home.

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  3. (H3) I completely agree, why would we try to discover a new planet and waste millions or billions on that when we could (and need to) take care of the many problems we are facing now on the Earth we know exists.