“American and Russian crew members go for a six-hour spacewalk outside the international space station” (12/23, A-6). I wonder how much this cost.
How many families looking forward to a dismal holiday because of their lack of funds could have benefited from a different use of our tax dollars? How many homeless people could have thought of a better use for the money spent?
My real question: How many billions of dollars have been spent on space exploration in relation to the benefits we have realized from it?
It seems like we, the middle class, could think of a better use for money than war and space travel.
If there really is life out there that we might be interested in, why don’t we just let them find us and put our money to better use?