View Poll Results: How Important is Space Exploration as a National Interest?

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  • Very, we should be sending men back to the moon, to Mars, and beyond

    48 68.57%
  • Somewhat, but we should stick to sending probes

    4 5.71%
  • Not very important now, maybe in the future

    11 15.71%
  • Not at all, it's a distraction and a waste of money

    10 14.29%
  • Space is boring.

    0 0%
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    Re: How Important is Space Exploration as a National Interest?

    I will admit I'm excited by the prospect of what we will be able to see with the james webb space telescope

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    Re: How Important is Space Exploration as a National Interest?

    Quote Originally Posted by TiredOfLife View Post
    This is modern America. It's probably too much to ask for better Tang and diapers.
    That has already been taken over by private industry, as most of the developed technologies have been. That's the real and tangible pay-off of the space program.
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    Re: How Important is Space Exploration as a National Interest?

    there's no money to be made in space otherwise you'd see a monster race

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    Re: How Important is Space Exploration as a National Interest?

    Quote Originally Posted by specklebang View Post
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    Re: How Important is Space Exploration as a National Interest?

    IRL TOL I bet yer a laugh a minute

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    Re: How Important is Space Exploration as a National Interest?

    Quote Originally Posted by AngryOldGuy View Post
    there's no money to be made in space otherwise you'd see a monster race
    how much iron can be potentially be mined out of an asteroid?

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    Re: How Important is Space Exploration as a National Interest?

    Space is the future of our species, both on Earth and in the stars.

    One day our Sun will die, and if we don't learn how to travel to far off worlds and colonize then our species will be done for. This is also assuming that we don't destroy our planet or kill ourselves off before that day. Or some other catastrophic event doesn't happen as well; like an asteroid hitting us.
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    Re: How Important is Space Exploration as a National Interest?

    none, besides we have more than enough right here on earth

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    Re: How Important is Space Exploration as a National Interest?

    Quote Originally Posted by Your Star View Post
    One day our Sun will die
    well it will actually become a red giant and fry us but who's counting the billions of years that will take?

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    Re: How Important is Space Exploration as a National Interest?

    Quote Originally Posted by AngryOldGuy View Post
    well it will actually become a red giant and fry us but who's counting the billions of years that will take?
    Which is why we need to get the hell off of this rock before then!
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