Nasa, get your head out of your...
by, May 1st, 2010 at 08:52 AM (1044 Views)
I know I am going to piss people off here, but this needs be put out there. Many people are upset that the moon program has been shelved, but I say it was the right choice. First off, I love the exploration of space as much as anyone, but this is unfortunately the cost of our greed and gullibility. In the end, Wall Street is to blame for the loss of this program, not the president.
However, this is not the point of this post. My point is that instead of crying about what needed to be done, NASA could become part of the solution. If NASA would bend all of its resources toward finding a way to bring clean solar energy from space down to earth so that we can get off of oil, then maybe the situation would change. Maybe even make studies of how to transition the people who are now dependent on the oil industry into new jobs that won't damage our economy through sudden change. Maybe if they would focus on what we need right now, then they could free up tax dollars to get back to doing the exploration that is exciting later.
On a side note, whatever they work out, they should give it to the world, but not for free. The profits should be used to pay down the national debt and maybe some amount could go to exploration.