Tuesday, July 19, 2011 8:32:21 AM
Frankly anyone who makes the old "why spend money up there when we have problems down here" argument is just ignorant. Anyone know the first part of NASA's mission statement?
"To improve life here, to extend life to there, to find life beyond."
Despite their efforts in space, NASA`s greatest contributions have always been to society here on Earth.
Some things we owe to NASA: -Cell phones -MRI technology -DVDs -Cordless tools -Household smoke detectors -Velcro -Shoe insoles -Bar code scanners -Breathing system for firefighters -Artificial heart pumps -Robotic-assisted surgery -Digital mammography
And more. Yeah, clearly a terrible waste of money.