Everyone I know who says that going to Mars is a ‘waste of resources’ gives me too high a number for how much they think NASA is getting. I say, ‘How much do you think they’re getting on your tax dollar?’ They say 10 percent, 15 percent. It’s one-half of one penny
(per taxpayer). And you’re gonna attack NASA for its one-half of one penny, and say its ‘spending it on the wrong things,’ when NASA is a force of nature unto itself to inspire a generation to wanna become scientifically literate?! And one of the greatest problems this nation has today is the absence
of science literacy!