Re: Our Space Program
I've been a space junky since I was a kid, building model rockets and looking for Sputnik and Echostar in the night sky, following the space program, and culminating with Neil Armstrong's step onto the lunar surface viewed live on television in 1969. It was a marvelous time and a huge scientific and national accomplishment. I would dearly love to see mankind pursue manned exploration into space. Back to the moon and on to Mars.
BUT......we have way too many problems and way too little money and resources to divert. Not only do I not think the space program should be number one on Obama's list, I think it shouldn't be on the list at all. People are suffering, the country is falling apart, a war drags on and on. No, the space program can wait. The moon and Mars will still be there. I'll never get to go into outerspace. But before we can resume pursuit of space exploration we need to solve our problems here, first. At this point, focussing on the space program could only be at the expense of everything else, and at no benefit to everybody else, except maybe to divert their attention from their real problems.
No, President Obama, don't throw money away in space right need. It's needed here on Earth.