Reflections on the countdown to the moon a year ago – 1821 – Stephen

It was late in the day. I had not found anyone to interview. It was time to ask a family member and Stephen was graciously enough to interview.

Highlights from the interview.. “If we could spend that money on…” And that is the problem with the NASA budget. I think people see it as a large number, and it is a large number. But when compared to other things, it becomes quite a bit smaller. And the human spaceflight part is about half of NASA’s budget. And about half of that goes to ISS and related operations.

What value do we get from space exploration?

I had talked to one person that suggested if living in space could make you live longer or be younger than that would motivate people to go to space. Unfortunately, it seems to do just the opposite.

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