Do you think the benefits of NASA space exploration justify the cost?

United States
January 29, 2007 11:39am CST
NASA spends billions of dollars each year to explore the moon, mars and other parts of space. Do you feel that the benefits from this exploration justify the cost? Could the money be better spent?
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@AskAlly (3627)
• Canada
29 Jan 07
Have the benefits of space exploration ever been broken down? Just what are the benefits. Literate children with full bellies and proper clothing and shelter seems to out weigh a moon rock. Oui? To me it is a no brainer.
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@superchook (1786)
• Australia
29 Jan 07
I can understand that they want to find out new things on the moon, mars, etc. I think though what about earth and what is going on here. Why not spend the money on where we live instead of where we don't live.
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• Philippines
29 Jan 07
The cost to maintain NASA is really much too high. But those people, who are seated at the higher ends of the hierarchy, believe that there is no price anyone can tag for the advancement of spatial science. These people are thinking space must have so much to offer us considering its vastness. For most of us though, there are more beneficial uses for that much money. Now, we realize how far the thinking is of an ordinary man versus those who are men of science.
@SageMother (2277)
• United States
29 Jan 07
Oh it is definitely worth the cost for many reasons. We are using this planet up and willneed options, and it would be nice if those radical religious groups could have their own planets and leave the rest of use alone!
@Dolcerina (3379)
• Hungary
29 Jan 07
I think the humanity needs it. The sciencecan save the humanity only.
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@Lydia1901 (16354)
• United States
15 Feb 07
I think that there are alot of things that could be done with that money. They just think what they are doing is alot more important than that.