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Re: China is seriously working on manned space voyages new [Re: hokkaido53]
      #6255660 - 12/16/13 04:10 AM

If the US has almost unlimited money to fund its military, why can't it divert a small percentage of it to the space program to lead again in manned space exploration? Wouldn't that be considered as strategic as having the strongest military in the world? If so, there wouldn't be a need to raise taxes, or am I missing something?

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Re: China is seriously working on manned space voyages [Re: alegator]
      #6255901 - 12/16/13 09:41 AM

Seems to me there is some incredibly short-sighted stuff being said here.

The fact is we simply don't know what, if any, benefits to humankind would eventually come to fruition should we further our space program.

I'm not even going to start in on a list of human endeavors, considered even folly at the time, that went on to have "value," monetary and otherwise.

We have no idea what the ultimate "destiny" of our species may be. We went from the Wright Brothers' almost laughable flying machine, through the Saturn V behemoth and the Space Shuttle in one human lifetime!

Who's to say what the future holds?

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