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Old November 1 2010, 07:01 PM   #28
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Re: funding for manned Mission to Mars [financial/political ONLY]

Gaith wrote: View Post
A fraction of the money spent on a single shuttle launch could save the lives of dozens of children from death by starvation.
Of course, that assumes that any money not spent on launch will be spent on the cause you just mention.

If the children's parents work for either NASA or the aerospace industry that supports it, that child would be much less likely to be going hungry. Manned missions can also inspire children, motivate them to stay in school, seek higher education, pursue careers in engineering and sciences.
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