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The other day I mentioned the anniversary of the launch of Apollo 11, and on this day in 1969 the phrase "the eagle has landed" was immortalized as Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin became the first men to reach the moon. One small step for man…

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4. Re: What bugs me... Jul 20, 2011, 11:44 kanniballl
 
MajorD wrote on Jul 20, 2011, 11:35:
kanniballl wrote on Jul 20, 2011, 11:17:
What bugs me about the whole moon landing "hoax" nonsense is how stubborn the hoax-believers are.


All things eventually come out in the wash, and if this was a hoax, it would have come out by now.

I am a firm believer we did land on the moon, for many reasons that I don't have time to list here, but this country is so different now, I wonder if we could do it today. I say that because it seems that most people in this country seem to be so blasť about NASA and its projects and accomplishments these days. The excitement, patriotism, and support just wouldn't be there like it was back then. That is my opinion of course.....



What's sad is that people I've talked to go on about how NASA with its incredibly huge budget is putting a strain on our economy... how it's causing people to go hungry... money would be better spent elsewhere,... etc.

Meanwhile NASA's budget has been really small for the last couple of decades... under 1%.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Budget_of_NASA

I guess that's just the perception people have: that we're spending "quadrillions" of dollars a year to perform high school science experiments and getting nothing out of it.

It's a shame that's how it was perceived; that unless there's an immediate "right now" that something is worthless.
 
"Space. It seems to go on and on forever. But then you get to the end and a gorilla starts throwing barrels at you."
-Fry, Futurama
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