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The Space Programs

Space Exploration? Do we spend enough?

  • More than enough

    Votes: 1 9.1%
  • Not enough

    Votes: 4 36.4%
  • not enough money

    Votes: 2 18.2%
  • Too much money

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • not enough time

    Votes: 2 18.2%
  • too much time

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Not enough research

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • too much research

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Consider my comment as the vote

    Votes: 1 9.1%
  • I've never really considered this

    Votes: 1 9.1%

  • Total voters
    11

Tom

An Old Friend
Joined
Dec 6, 2004
Location
Gulf Coast
#1
As a CoolSciFi member, Do you think the WORLD is spending enough money and time on Space Exploration?
Comments on the specifics would prove interesting discussion.
Not just NASA but please consider the entire world.
 

Tom

An Old Friend
Joined
Dec 6, 2004
Location
Gulf Coast
#2
I think space exploration and space programs in general should be higher on the list than they are but not at the very top. We need to take care of the people ON THE EARTH first but we need to be prepared for a global exodus just in case.
 

edott

last Lion in Baton Rouge
Joined
Feb 16, 2006
Location
Bato Rouge
#3
NASA's budget should be triple what it is now. I was hoping that with the chinese getting into space that NASA would get a boost, but that does not seem to have happened.
 

Webster

The Red Tarheel
Joined
Dec 7, 2007
Location
Morganton, NC
#5
Earth is the cradle of humanity, but mankind cannot stay in the cradle forever.
Tsiolkovsky wrote those immortal words nearly a century ago and IMO they still ring true today. I said this in another thread here, but man is and, for most of time, has always been an exploratory creature; wherever there is something unknown out there, man eventually goes out and explores what's out there......same thing with space exploration. For years, man's always wondered, What's out there? Can man survive in outer space? Are we alone? and so forth. I agree, we should be doing more in terms of money and research on exploring space, but we should be doing so as part of a broad, international effort. Its' a shame that when President Bush proposed the Vision for Space Exploration he didn't consider making it as broad an international effort as possible, especially as man continues to deal with environmental and other problems here on Earth.
 
Joined
May 14, 2005
Location
saudi arabia
#6
I think space exploration and space programs in general should be higher on the list than they are but not at the very top. We need to take care of the people ON THE EARTH first but we need to be prepared for a global exodus just in case.


i agree skwirlinator, yes the exodus [...maybe: looking for the exit !!!]


otherwise .. [in particular] spending more on: _ space-colonies ! ... _ mars, springs to mind