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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    How Important is Space Exploration as a National Interest?

    http://www.nytimes.com/aponline/2013...onshot.html?hp

    We just shot a cool new probe to the moon, but how important is space exploration to the future of America? Is there none? Do we need to get back up there?

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

    Quote Originally Posted by aberrant85 View Post
    http://www.nytimes.com/aponline/2013...onshot.html?hp

    We just shot a cool new probe to the moon, but how important is space exploration to the future of America? Is there none? Do we need to get back up there?
    space is humainitys future.

    at least it is to one who can dream of giant space colonies.

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

    We won the space race and the cold war
    and we own the moon What else is there to do?

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

    Quote Originally Posted by AngryOldGuy View Post
    We won the space race and the cold war
    and we own the moon What else is there to do?
    reach for the stars?

    build space colonies?

    colinize mars?

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Unitedwestand13 View Post
    space is humainitys future.

    at least it is to one who can dream of giant space colonies.
    You know in the movies where they have to save the Earth from a killer asteroid? I always root for the asteroid.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by TiredOfLife View Post
    You know in the movies where they have to save the Earth from a killer asteroid? I always root for the asteroid.
    i believe that humanity can get its act toghether and build wonders like this

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Unitedwestand13 View Post
    i believe that humanity can get its act toghether and build wonders like this

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    Nothing is more dangerous than hope.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by aberrant85 View Post
    how important is space exploration to the future of America? Is there none? Do we need to get back up there?
    I believe it's extremely important.

    But our President, Barack Obama doesn't. In fact Obama already announced what the main mission of NASA will be from now on. Reaching out to the Muslims world.


    NASA Chief: Move Out Of The Way Startrek, Next Frontier Better Relations With Muslim World


    NASA Administrator Charles Bolden said in a recent interview that his "foremost" mission as the head of America's space exploration agency is to improve relations with the Muslim world.

    Though international diplomacy would seem well outside NASA's orbit, Bolden said in an interview with Al Jazeera that strengthening those ties was among the top tasks President Obama assigned him. He said better interaction with the Muslim world would ultimately advance space travel.



    Read more: NASA Chief: Next Frontier Better Relations With Muslim World | Fox News

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

    The only real benefit is the reapplication of technology developed by the space program. Exploration in and of itself is ultimately unimportant.
    I love the NSA. It's like having a secret fan-base you will never see, but they're there, watching everything you write and it makes me feel all warm and fuzzy inside knowing that I may be some person's only form of unconstitutional entertainment one night.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by TiredOfLife View Post
    Nothing is more dangerous than hope.
    without hope for a better tomorrow what else is there

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