I wholeheartedly agree and endorse this article…
During last weekâ€™s Q&BA live video chat session on Google+, I got the question, “Why spend money on NASA when we need that money here on Earth?”
This is a common question, and very apropos given the terrible budget news we got about NASA earlier today. So I put my answer up on YouTube. Weâ€™ll be hearing this argument a lot in the upcoming budget battles, and hopefully thisâ€™ll help show why we need to spend money on NASA, even more than we are now.
I have a lot of blog posts dealing with this issue, since it comes up so often. Youâ€™ll find all them linked in this blog post: Debating Space. We need to be exploring space, and we need to be investing in our future. Science and exploration are our future.