• Private space exploration corporations are fairly ineffective, or have been so far. Space exploration was a big deal in the 1950's and 1960's, then we ran out of interest in the 1970's and 1980's. By the 1990's, it was really just a footnote in American history. What is the aim of exploring space any further than we already have? There is a curiosity factor that is extremely high, but that alone doesn't mean that further (or is it farther in this case? sort of ambiguous, I suppose) exploration will result in a stronger economy in the future. Technological superiority is key, but things like nanotechnology might be a more apparent next step than setting up bases on Mars or whatever the long-term goal even is.
    • Beat Covid, Avoid Republicans
      The thing that really screwed up NASA was the Challenger explosion.
  • If we find out aliens are real and they are exploring our planet like everyone seems to think, yes I think Space should be our next national project.
  • Trump no longer has the power to do any such thing. However, as someone who has followed space exploration for many years, I have to point out that this an area in which both governments and private industry have an interest, for important reasons. Both should be funding further research and missions.
    • Linda Joy
      If you look at the q_view # you'll see this question was written about 10,000 questions ago. Trump was still president then, but before he started the Space Force.

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