In the wee hours of the morning and not being able to sleep, I thought I would peek in and watch some.
While I find it fascinating, and think it's really great that we as people do things like this "because we can", I am very conservative and find it a huge waste of valuable resources, money, and have a pretty hard time justifying any of in my mind. With that said, it is interesting.
I love my country
I am appalled by my government
Imagine the technologies that the private sector could have created with that same money. We might have had the internet 20 years sooner.
It's a probe to a barren rock. A waste of taxpayer money.
Wasn't it very strange to see that dog-n-pony show with all those people in the same uniform? I kept thinking - so many people to do this? What a boondoggle.
Tricks and treachery are the practice of fools, that don't have brains enough to be honest. - Ben Franklin
This? THIS IS A BOONDOGGLE?
It's pennies. PENNIES TO SEND THIS TO MARS, BASED ON OUR BUDGET.
The United States spends more money to air-condition tents in Afghanistan, than it uses on the entire NASA budget.
Space exploration is the future. I want them to stop funding the endless wars, and start sending out more god damned probes, and astronauts. Science is what made our country great in the 50's and 60's and 70's. NASA is what dreams are made of. As much as I hate the federal government spending a BS amount of money, we should cut elsewhere. It costs us PENNIES to send this craft to Mars, on a relative budget. PENNIES. DO YOU HEAR ME? I DONT THINK YOU DO.
End the wars first. F.U.C.K.!
I'm sorry, but I've been watching this site for a lonnggg time, and this is the type of posting that makes me start hating the local crowd.
Then you pay for it.
Billions is not pennies. Billions could feed Africa.
"NASA's $2.5-billion mission involved the work of more than 5,000 people from 37 states, some of whom had labored for 10 years"
Absolutely ridiculous. Thousands of high paying jobs forever so a machine can run around Mars for the next 5-10 years.
To obey the 10th amendment. If they do, then maybe the human race can resume progress.
How do I down-rate him more than once? I cant seem to figure it out!?