I read an article today and the theme consisted of derogatory comments directed to NASA and our exploration of outer space. For all of the faults that NASA may or may not have, the exploration of space benefits all of humankind. Just the tremendous challenge it creates, forces us to use our creative intelligence to produce new technology to achieve those goals.
Many of the everyday tools we use and take for granted was the result of human exploration efforts that date back to our ancient ancestors. For this reason alone it necessary to continue exploring outer space and to pay tribute to those brave men and women who sacrificed themselves in the name of science.