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Re^2: The most important near-term goal of a space program:

by Ovid (Cardinal)
on May 10, 2007 at 10:09 UTC ( #614595=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re: The most important near-term goal of a space program:
in thread The most important near-term goal of a space program:

If only that were the case. So far politicians have done a lousy job of keeping voters dreaming about space. At least then we'd have something to dream about.

Cheers,
Ovid

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Comment on Re^2: The most important near-term goal of a space program:
Re^3: The most important near-term goal of a space program:
by chexmix (Hermit) on May 10, 2007 at 13:55 UTC
    Absolutely. I too think the space program has had enormous tangible benefits, but ... and here I stray into mush territory ... the abrupt ending of the Apollo program in 1972 was like a kick in the heart I can still feel today. I feel both enormously lucky I was alive (and to a certain extent conscious - I was only 8 years old when Neil Armstrong set foot on the moon) to witness some of the first steps into space AND enormously sad that ... it just died.

    I don't know how this will sound, but knowing that most folks just got BORED with it after Apollo 11 was over, and wanted their regular TV shows to not be interrupted any more, was one of the great nails in the coffin of my being able to understand what a lot of people are all about. I'm completely serious about that.

      I'm all for sending the Survivors and American Idols into space, then we can get the space program back on TV and get rid of the crap... all at the same time! ;)

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