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They always waste money. Even if it wasn't a failure, what they are doing is a waste of money in general. I guess the 200 million people Struggling and starving in life doesn't cross these " people " minds.
If really feel this way, get off the internet and go help right now. If you really think NASA's budget would really make a difference in world hunger, you need a serious reality check.

If anything is going to end world hunger, its going to be the discoveries NASA sponsored companies make when they try and get man to mars or set any sort of permanent moon base. Or we could blindly throw money into poor countries and hope the food gets to people. Your choice I guess.


On a side note, I love how a forum full of high end computer users is calling nasa a waste of money. Nevermind nasa's contributions to starting the trend for the miniaturization of computers in a time when people though the world only needed 5. Hypocrisy and ignorance incarnate.
    
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Not the first, nor the last.

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A little more perspective: The U.S. Government spends ~3.5 trillion (3,500,000,000,000) dollars a year.

That is about 9.5 billion (9,500,000,000) dollars a day.

This failed launch cost about what the U.S. Government spends in an hour.
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NASA SUX! Go SpaceX!
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$700 million loss...wasted money that could have gone into the economy and so forth.
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To all of those complaining this is an immense waste of money, it affects your daily life in no way...so calm down, stop acting like you paid for it yourself and keep your political BS about where our money should go to yourself.
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They always waste money. Even if it wasn't a failure, what they are doing is a waste of money in general. I guess the 200 million people Struggling and starving in life doesn't cross these " people " minds.

Couldnt of said it better myself ... amazing how much money they throw away when theres human beings on this planet without water or food living on povety ..

Its ok but as long as we get to the moon what is that ever going to achieve ? not 700million dollars worth .. stupid scientist and governments .
    
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what does NASA do that helps us? Not trying to be smart, I'm just curious as to what they do that is helping us so much as the first few posts are saying it is O_O

I know they made that foamy bed stuff...
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That is an idiotic comment. Scientific progress, which NASA is at the forefront of, helps everyone on the planet. Giving some poor starving people money will feed them for a short period of time. Scientific progress may mean we never have to have starving people again. Don't be so short-sighted and ignorant.

They do great work, and these things happen when you are doing things that are above and beyond what anyone else does.



That is a cop-out. If you look into our past, what has been achieved by simply trying to stand still and prop a poor system up? That has never worked for anything in the long term. The human race has advanced because we innovated and moved on, making things better. Giving away aid barely helps anyone, giving them the opportunity to have more in life will last forever and help amazing amounts.

It is fact that in the past human scientific advancement has made life better for many, many people. All opinions are not born equal, and it annoys me when people try and make out all are equally valid. Your opinion is less valid because it doesn't look at the facts of what we know, your argument doesn't have anything supporting it. It's easy to prove that investment in science has helped more people than aid ever has - it's simply a better solution. As such, that's what we should expect in the future.
You are taking what I said and using it to the extreme. You cannot tell me how wasting 700 million dollars on a rocket will do anything to remotely help people here on Earth.

Never once did I say we should not spend money on science. Never once did I say we should always aid the poor at the cost of science. I simply stated that in this example (you know what the op is actually talking about) that 700 million dollars could have been put to much better use. Especially considering the fact the exact same thing had already been tried and failed.

So get of your high horse and come back to reality, it's calling.
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what does NASA do that helps us? Not trying to be smart, I'm just curious as to what they do that is helping us so much as the first few posts are saying it is O_O

I know they made that foamy bed stuff...
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