Yes, I agree with him right now it's not justifiable to fund hugely extravagant space travel, sadly.
Hopefully one day humanity gets itself in order and we will set off for the stars
The US Military spent 40 times more than Nasas budget for the financial year 2012
In ONE YEAR, they spent FOURTY years worth of Nasas budget, in two and a half years they would spend ONE HUNDRED YEARS WORTH
If anyone wants to know why we are not on mars yet, it's because we are spending atrocious amounts of money on killing each other