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Old February 12 2013, 05:04 AM   #5
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Re: Americans totally deluded about NASA's budget

ANY serious mission is worth the effort and expense! If congress (aka the opposite of progress - thank you Mark Twain) had any guts or clues, they would increase NASA's budget to at LEAST $30 billion/year.

Still a pittance, but at least it would give room for some serious projects...

What stuns me is that so many people don't realize that so much we take for granted today would probably not exist yet - if at all - if it weren't for the "Space Race" between the USA and USSR. That was the most wonderful aspect of the cold war era - and in the end, the most hopeful part of it.
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