Should we keep exploring space? This was on Good Question the other night on the 40th anniversary of the first landing of men on the moon.
I don’t really have an opinion on this. I’ve never really given it a whole lot of thought before. I do believe it’s costing us a whole lot of money and I’m just not sure that for the things we’ve gotten from it, it’s been worth it. The cost is estimated at around $230 billion over a 10-year period? That’s a LOT of money when we have all this other stuff going on here on earth.
“If you wear scratch-resistant glasses, you can thank the space program. Michael Phelps might owe NASA a gold medal or two, thanks to the technology in his swimsuit. The Dustbuster was developed by Black & Decker thanks to the technology it was researching for use in space. LED lights, golf balls and GPS systems all can be traced to the space program.”
Medically they invented the programmable pacemaker, which I’m thankful for but I think we could have lived without the dust-buster, swimsuits or scratch resistant glasses and the other things I consider minor. So I’m very divided on how I feel. It just seems like a lot of money when we need it for many other things.
What do you think? Do you think we should keep exploring space?