Is NASA a waste of money?

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Doesn't the government spend billions of dollars on NASA every year? Is it really worth it? I mean, do we really need to know about planets millions of light-years away?

I think that it is a big waste of money. HS school kids cannot even pass Alg. I. Put the money there. If not a whole generation of poorly educated Americans are going to be China's moon slaves 100 years from now.

Let's hear some opinions.

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Comments (8)

Dec 23, 2018

Get one thing right--- Zero shot we'll ever be China's slaves. That just won't happen.

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Dec 23, 2018

Yes, NASA is a fucking waste of money. All this liberal idealistic bullshit about finding "new planets to sustain life" when, in our own planet, people are bombing each other, wild savages still roaming forests in Africa and Southeast Asia, crackheads beating each other in the streets, billions living on less than ten dollars a day.

Let's take care of our own planet first before we go beyond and look for new ones.

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Dec 23, 2018

Satellites, new modes of transporting capital and information through IT, the internet, and military technologies owe their existence to the space race in the 60s. Not sure that NASA has the same impact today, though.

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Dec 23, 2018

Thats right. Imagine the new and exciting ways we will discover to blow shit up as we advance to an intergalactic society.

Dec 23, 2018

Not sure why I got shat on. The military technology is important for protecting western interests abroad and preventing dictatorial states from amassing too much power.

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Dec 23, 2018

I didnt give you monkey shit, sir. That was someone else :). I will go back to enjoying my vodka.

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Dec 23, 2018

No, it isn't. NASA accounts for 0.47% of the national budget so whilst it still is a matter of billions, it is small. Also, most of NASA's inventions/discoveries are still integral in many thing we use today - check this out (https://www.machinedesign.com/sites/machinedesign....). A lot of what these space agencies do (even ESA) are earth bound and help government with urban evolutions, agriculture and many other fields. One should read up on what these bodies do before talking shit.

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Dec 23, 2018