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How important do you think future space exploration is to the nation’s future?

Asked at Massachusetts Street on August 26, 2012

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“The notion of a limitless human potential is really important to inspire human creation and innovation, and space exploration gave us that sense of inspiration and motivation.”

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““I think space exploration was one of the most creative things we have done, and I think the future of humanity and of our planet depends on our creativity.”

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“Medium. Not high priority, but we should do something.”

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“I went to space camp. I think it’s very important. It pushes technology forward. It encourages all generations to get into math and science.”

Comments

RoeDapple 2 years, 6 months ago

"How important do you think future space exploration is to the nation’s future? "

Awkward question.

"How important do you think space exploration is to the nation’s future? "

or

"How important do you think future space exploration is to the nation? "

I hate being a grammar nazi . . . .

Liberty275 2 years, 6 months ago

I think our species is mandated to learn and colonize appropriately.

That gives us something to do until the universe implodes or freezes.

RoeDapple 2 years, 6 months ago

Colonizing the universe is inevitable. It's how we got here.

RoeDapple 2 years, 6 months ago

autie, my dog already invented that but all he's done so far is put skid marks on the carpet.

jafs 2 years, 6 months ago

Perhaps after we solve our problems in this country, and on the planet as a whole, have plenty of resources that we can't find anything better to do with, we could consider space exploration.

Until then, I'd give it a very low priority, personally.

Pitt_Mackeson 2 years, 6 months ago

It's very important. Just don't forget your oxygen!

Gareth Skarka 2 years, 6 months ago

The Tea Party fanatics will continue to slash budgets and deny science, until such time as China starts building orbital installations and a moon base -- then they'll whine about how America is being "beaten."

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