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why does the goverment put billions of dolars into space exploration?

there is so many problems on earth to be solved f**k space we are too young of a race to understand it

Asked By: johnnyiscool - 7/7/2010
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Because for every $ put in space exploration generates $7 in new business (that is a pretty good return on the investment... More
Answered By: Vincent G - 7/7/2010
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I wish it was putting billions of dolars into space exploration....
Answered By: SpaceBoy360* - 7/7/2010
 
If government stops what will astronomers feed their families with... More
Answered By: jimma1324 - 7/7/2010
 
There is plenty of money on Earth to solve those problems. Money isn't the problem. It's a question of greedy and selfish people. First of all, it stimulates the economy... quite a bit. Do you know how many things NASA had to purchase for the Apollo 11 mission? Besides material to build the lunar module... there's the... More
Answered By: random_nublet - 7/7/2010
 
Maybe you are to young to understand it, but we (as a species) will have much bigger problems when the sun gets 15% hotter and boils away our oceans and all life on earth will be GONE FOREVER. Isn't one of our "problems" over population. Well, how over populated do you think the world will be in a thousand years, or... More
Answered By: Thor is a loving God Too. - 7/7/2010
 
because every time we give a dollar to an unwed mother for her kid, she goes out and gets knocked up again, figuring if an unwanted b*****d is worth a buck, two of them must be worth twice as much
Answered By: Fah king Genius - 7/7/2010
 
I suggest you look up some actual figures before you start complaining about the money spent on space exploration. NASA gets a fraction of 1% of the US Federal Budget each year. Hundreds of billions of dollars more are being spent on military applications, and even more than that is being spent on the problems on Earth... More
Answered By: Jason T - 7/8/2010
 
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