Neil deGrasse Tyson on a lack of vision for NASA

Saturday, April 03, 2010

Awesome video from deGrasse Tyson today:

For some more background on the silly "why are we spending so much money on space when we have problems here at home" question, see posts here and here. The second one has a graph showing how much we spend on space vs. military funding, and it looks like this:

So always keep in mind that whenever you see the phrase "we don't have the budget for (X)", what it really means is "we don't have the budget for (X) using the tiny sliver of the possible budget we could allocate to space at the moment".

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