Investing in our future

I was asked to repost this Facebook status as a blog post, so that others could share it.

When someone asks what good the space program ever did, I have to point out: The sky is blue and the sun is shining, yet we know that a potentially devastating hurricane is coming due to weather satellites. Thousands of lives are being saved because we spent less than 0.5% of our national budget on space exploration and research.

The benefits of scientific research aren’t always obvious. Ben Franklin flew a kite in a storm… and so we had electric power 150 years later.

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  1. shades_of_nyx

    Thank you!
    This scientist and space exploration enthusiast agrees.

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