Re: Why...are we bombing the Moon. ??? 78 MILLION DOLLARS
a little over 200 years ago, they the (Government) sent some people trekking across a wildness trying to find the pacific ocean I think there name was Lewis and Clark.
With these words President Thomas Jefferson
We as a people have alway wanted to know about the unknown, and to discover things,
Washington D.C., June 20, 1803
To Meriwether Lewis Esquire, Captain of the first regiment of Infantry of the United States of America.The Object of your mission is to explore the Missouri river & such principal stream of it as by it's course and communication with the waters of the Pacific ocean, whether the Columbia, Oregon, Colorado or any other river may offer the most direct & practicable water communication across this continent for the purpose of commerce.
This is one thing I think the Government should be doing is investing in research and science,
with out the space race and many of the Government funded projects of the 50's, 60's and the 70's (which were the hay days of NASA) we would not have any where near the technologies or the things we have to day,
more than likely we would still be using vacuum tubes and the rotary dial telephone, and watching black and white Television,
now do those thing improve our lives, I really do not know, but they do make things nicer and smaller,
most likely with the space program you would not have the see snakes or the micro TV cameras you use, or the GPS navigation or the cell phones, and the lists go on, many of the plastics, and even the metals, even the weather forecast. the air traffic control system is a direct military spin off,
could the money be used else where, probably so, but where is the most important place?
the spin offs from the space programs and even the military programs have benefited all of us, and the products that are to day because of it are so common we do not even realize it,
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