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Old August 30 2013, 06:38 PM   #36
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Re: Should manned space flight be abandoned if only the rich benefit?

^ If it were up to me, we'd spend at least as much on space exploration as we do on the military. And that's not even to say the two are mutually exclusive; who needs aircraft carriers when you've got Rods from God?

Even without some innovative new technology, even without a revolutionary drive system that makes space travel cheap and easy, $500 billion would be enough money to brute-force our way to full blown lunar colonization in a very short timeframe. The real issue with space exploration is not that it's expensive or dangerous, it's that Americans stupid and crazy and won't tolerate spending tens of billions of dollars on things that don't explode.
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