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I didn’t see the last shuttle launch. I didn’t want to.

The idea that we have no real plans for NASA is something I don’t want to consider.

According to, since 2001 we have spent $1,218,044,001,745 on foreign wars as I write this. That figure is in the trillions, in case you can’t figure it out.

NASA’s budget in 2011 was $19 billion, less than 1 percent of the federal budget. Over the last 10 years, that goes back to 2001, it should be less than $190 billion. That is less than 10 percent of what we have spent shooting up Arabs.

Does anyone want to seriously argue that the money we have spent shooting Arabs was better spent?

So here we are. We like shooting Arabs ten times more than we like learning about the history of our universe, whether we can eventually live in space, whether there is anyone else out there, or a hundred other things we don’t know.


Written by Charles Keefer

July 8, 2011 at 7:58 pm

Posted in Blog

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