Saturday 23 July 2011

NASA's future

This cartoon is for the weekend compedition but it also reflects my view on where the American manned
space program is going since the retirement of the Space Shuttle this week. 

When I was in Florida I visited the Kennedy Space Centre and marvelled at the gigantic size of the Saturn V rocket as well as standing at the memorial to the two shuttle disasters I remember so vividly.  Yes manned space flight is costly and in an economic climate like ours it's easily to calculate how many mouths could be fed with that budget but if the world was that rational it wouldn't spend the astronomical amounts it does on weapons and defence budgets instead of hospital beds. 

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