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Is NASA a waste of money?
Posted 1/16/14
nop :|
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Posted 1/18/14

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NASA is the hero Earth needs, but doesn't deserve.


Pretty much...
Most of the tech we have now is a result of NASA, directly and indirectly.

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Posted 1/18/14 , edited 1/18/14
Who are these 20 or so people who voted "yes"? I'd like them to defend their answer.
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Posted 1/20/14
Nope, but the Drug War is.
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Posted 1/23/14
...As is the War on Poverty.
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Posted 1/31/14
Watch the anime Rocket Girls The Japanese have the right idea. Don't use large and bulky men use small light Japanese High School Girls it saves on fuel

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Posted 2/1/14
To infinity and beyond?
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Posted 2/1/14
It may be the one thing we did right! Losing it would be our biggest mistake!
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Posted 2/1/14
only when the spend $100000s on normal everyday items
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Posted 8/17/14
Yes, and no. But IMHO, the good outweighs the bad.
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Posted 8/20/14
Hmm, progress science or give more handouts. That's not a hard one to answer for me. Which dollar will mean more in 50 years?

I'm not saying we should not help the poor. I am saying we should not do so at the expense of all else. You can always say a dollar is better spent on this or that. You can't, or shouldn't, spend them all on one thing. Besides, so much has benefitted us from NASA. I shouldn't even have to start the list. Just think about it.
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Posted 8/20/14 , edited 8/20/14
Social spending and research/development funding aren't diametrically opposed, and it is possible to maintain both as priorities (as rightly ought to be the case).
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Posted 8/21/14
No
Posted 8/21/14
Meh, they are kinda like a defined benefit pension plan lol
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Posted 8/21/14
No. The investment comes back many times over.
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