They said on the news that some European countries are hoping to do a similar thing, but how on earth can they afford it when the EU is in crisis?
1. We have to do something to stimulate the economy. The usual option (when we clearly can't afford to do anything) is going to war; I prefer going to space! Seriously, a space programme generates a tremendous amount of work across a rake of industries, and creates useful outputs too - whether or not the space objective is met.
What REAL good did landing on the moon do,
2. Someone worked out a statistic for how many things a day you would touch or be touched by that came about because of the Apollo space programme. From Teflon non-stick saucepans to superglue to oh, a hundred things, if not a thousand things. Innovation like that doesn't happen without a massive driver, like a war, or a space programme.
apart from giving someone the excuse to make the film Apollo 13 which is probably my all time favourite!
If anyone's NOT seen it, then please do, its absolutely fantastic!
Well I can completely agree with you there, Mary!
It is a fantastic film.