I was surprised that most of the people who commented on this post are very supportive of money being spent on space exploration. I would have thought more people would be against it. Even the poll shows that most people are okay with that.
yeah I dont presume to understand people's logic.
I was hella shocked to see the poll
@DizzyDesii me too! How many complain about domestic issues not getting enough funding? But then its okay to spend billions on NOT helping fix those problems? Hmmm
ty 4 mho
The reason for those confused could be, barely any money spent on it and the rate of return seems reasonable. (A lot of things exist because and as a result of research) for example nasa has a budget of about ≈20b dollars which accounts for 0.48% of us spendings.
@sensible27 could 20 billion help solve world hunger? Perspective maybe I guess. It could certainly take care of a lot of the issues facing this country tbh.
So on one hand we have 20 billion for exploring outer space, and on the other 2 trillion tax cuts for the wealthy which one is really the bigger waste of money
As far as I understand world hunger is more a logistics issue than a food issue. We produce enough food to feed the population one and half times over or soSecondly, the estimates put solving world hunger at around 300 billion or so per year. So no, maybe not. Recently (some time ago) the director un food scarcity organization said 2% of elon musks wealth could solve world hunger, he offered to liquidate the stocks if they could provide a plan but I'm not sure anything has come out of it.
Every dollar counts 😃 30/1000000 villages fed is better than no villages fed.
Until you guys realize that only a tiny percentage of our tax dollars goes to Nasa. Most goes to the military which is around 600 billion a year.
Right so why do my tax dollars go to space exploration while I struggle to pay off medical bills again? Idc about space. Why take my money for that rather than healthcare reform? As much as I don't like so much going to the military I also want every advantage over China and Russia possible tyvm
Our gov doesn't even spend money in space programs or even towards NASA. People who are rich enough give them their money. So try again.
Oh wait they do but that's good. Gov shouldn't be responsible for paying for your food, just for health care. As far as mental issues goes they could do both. US gov has money don't let them fool you. As far as infrastructure goes our taxes goes to all those things including health care but our gov steals those taxes and fucks us over.
World Hunger is also a major concern. Govt should fund money to stop world hunger.
That would make a lot more sense!
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16. CAT scansNASA's digital signal technology, originally used to recreate images of the moon during the Apollo missions, is the underlying technology that makes CAT scans and MRIs possible.17. Baby formulaA nutritious, algae-based vegetable oil invented by NASA scientists who were searching for a recycling agent to use during long space missions is now an additive in many infant formulas. It contains two essential fatty acids that cannot be synthesized by the human body.18. LifeshearsThe pyrotechnic mechanism used to detach a space shuttle from its rocket boosters after launch is the same used in Lifeshears, but in a smaller scale. Lifeshears are a tool that can be used in emergency situations to cut into cars or collapsed buildings to rescue people trapped inside.19. Grooved pavementThe requirements for landing space shuttles led NASA scientists to do extensive research on minimizing hydroplaning – when vehicles slide uncontrollably on a wet surface – on runways. They discovered that cutting grooves into runways helps channel water away from the runway and significantly reduces accidents. Many highways and airports now have grooved pavement.20. Air purifierIn the sealed, artificial environment of a spacecraft, attempts to grow plants have led to ethylene buildup. NASA invented an air purifier for the International Space Station that is now used widely on Earth – everywhere from restaurants, to hospitals, to refrigerators – to remove ethylene, which hastens decay, as well as other particulates and pathogens.
21. Memory foamMemory foam was originally invented as a pad for astronaut seats that would mold to their bodies during the high forces of takeoff and landing, then return to a neutral state. This eliminated the need to customize seats to individual astronauts' body sizes.22. Workout machinesBecause prolonged exposure to zero-gravity leads to bone loss and muscle atrophy, NASA created workout machines to enable astronauts to maintain physical fitness while in space.23. Home insulationNASA began experimenting with insulation technology for the Apollo space crafts and suits, leading to the invention of common construction insulation.24. Infrared ear thermometersInfrared ear thermometers, which allow for instant temperature capture without the risk of picking up pathogens and causing cross-infection, utilize the same technology developed for assessing the temperature of distant planets.25. Ice-resistant airplanesIce is a real threat for shuttles in space, and NASA has devised multiple electronic solutions to prevent ice formation on spacecrafts, some of which are now used on commercial aircraft.
26. Portable computerThe first portable computer, the Grid Compass, was used on multiple shuttle missions in the 1980s. Nicknamed SPOC (Shuttle Portable On-Board Computer), the computer could communicate with onboard devices and was used to launch satellites off space shuttles.27. LEDsIntended for use to help in growing plants aboard space shuttles, NASA's LED technology has been utilized in the development of LED medical devices that relax muscles and relieve pain in soldiers, cancer patients, and those with Parkinson's disease.28. 3D food printingThe ability to cook food on long space missions is no longer impossible with the invention of 3D food printers. This technology is now being refined for commercial use for the production of chocolates and other confections as well as to create nutritious foods for diabetics and others with specific dietary needs.29. Computer mouseWhile searching for a way to increase interaction with onboard computers and allow users to perform tasks like manipulate data, NASA and Stanford researchers developed the first mouse.30. Athletic shoesA shock-absorbent rubber molding designed for astronauts' helmets inspired what is now a common feature in the soles of modern athletic shoes.
Very interesting how many inventions came about from trips into space.
Great list. I knew some of these but most I never knew.
@exitseven baby formula was one I didn't know about
This was a bit of fascinating information I didn’t know, thanks for sharing!
3000. The new material of our every day pan
Very interesting how info to support the existence of creation has been found!
It has a bit to do with my religion also. The Bible says the Earth will be here until the end and that people will be living on it until the very last day.
Well if it belongs to religion then I won't say anything but according to science scientists have discovered that earth will be swallowed by Sun after 5 billion years. You can do research work also. Yes Bible is also telling the truth that people will be living till the very last day because there is no other planer as comfortable as Earth discovered yet now so yeah it will be utilized till the very last day but what about after the very last day? Because nothing stays forever and so is Earth. I'm telling from the side of logic and science. It's up-to you if you want to believe it or not. But it is 100% true that Earth won't be there after 5 billion years.
My religion says that the end of the world won’t be from anything going wrong with the Earth, but because God decided it was time for the world to end and for each person to go to heaven or hell based on their actions during their life.
One day seems like forever when things are bad. You are talking billions of years from now - what good will that do now?
@sage2021 I'm only saying from science and logic. Not from emotions. If only for our saddness we will let the world destroy then think of the future generation who will face that hellish side of the Giant phase. It is just totally selfish. If you don't want Human race to continue then blast a big bomb now and destroy the Earth now itself. Destroy it now only buy don't let the future generation suffer due to us. Whatever happens to them is our responsibility. Days will seem long if you see them that way. But if you see from positive eyes then it becomes shorter. How can we even think of letting the Human race ruined for the satisfaction of our saddness? Is it the fault of the future generation that we are depressed now? Why to give them the punishment of our deeds? Don't they deserve chance of life? World is not covered by saddness. It's just our eyes which have the black glasses which makes everything dark. Remove those glasses and come to reality. Trust me you will see the real glory of life.
It's anti-science. Trump even halved the National Weather Service budget.Multi-billion dollar particle accelerators and space exploration have totally revolutionized our understanding of the Universe we live in. Without these sciences, we wouldn't have nuclear medicine, MRI machines, or modern computers and smart phones. In the future, humans may learn to manipulate the Higgs Field to create a warp drive or a quantum teleportation device. Who knows?Mining asteroids and harvesting energy from space will eventually become a worth-while endeavor. Just one of the bigger asteroids, Psyche 16 I think, has more resources on its surface than a hundred years accumulated wealth of the entire world economy combined. It would be a perfect staging point for building space-based energy collection systems for a space-based future civilization.
Interesting perspective! You’re probably right about that.
You’re so right!
I completely agree!
What do you mean by “going about it the wrong way”? Do you mean spending too much money on it?
We're still using fuel for propulsion when we've had mag-lev technology since the `50's! It'd be EXTREMELY less expensive AND time consuming to use that instead of fuel burning rockets that have a limit of how far they can go and how long they can last. With mag-lev vehicles, they can be used over and over again and probably forever! They don't burn fuel, maybe some sort of on-board-created electricity of some sort and, whereas it takes a rocket 3 or 4 days to get us to the moon, from what I'm told, mag-lev can get us there in about 45:00!! Just think of all the millions, if not billions of dollars being used for each rocket shot! All the metal, time and fuel used for this when you could just build something about the size of a car or bus, that you can re-use numerous times, as opposed to using a HUGE rocket just ONCE! If they WANT to stick with rockets, they could at least use water as fuel! We know how to not only burn water as fuel to run an engine or even as a blow torch to cut metal but, it's safe to the touch AND the run-off is steam which can be collected and put back into the "fuel" tanks to reuse again and again! Just think of the billions of dollars that could be saved and used for things like feeding the starving and housing the homeless!
Those are some very good ideas! That would be a lot more efficient.
It sure would! If only the government would allow us to have them!! But, oil is the huge money maker and people who make shitloads of money don't like it when it's being threatened! They killed the guy that invented the water engine right after he sold the idea to them!
https://youtu.be/gIAZFU2rAQEThere ARE other videos of this on YT if you care to look them up.
I’ve actually heard of that story before. It seems like oil is definitely a scam!
Well, it DOES help. Without it, we wouldn't have plastic and some other things it's made out of but, to say that's the ONLY thing that'll run your car is insane!!
Mental health care is DEFINITELY badly needed in today’s society!