Re: science is a way
@prospecttoreza- Well, every time we post something on space, someone brings this up--the cost per knowledge learned ratio. I always bring up that we've actually gotten quite a lot of brealthroughs because of space programs. NASA has directly given us advances in safety including anti-icing and safer roads, networking and communications, hazardous chemical detection, and solar power. They've helped us learn about water purification, growing crops in less than ideal places, cleaning up chemical spills, LEDs, and countless other advances.
The commercial value of all of NASA's inventions far exceeds the cost of the programs. And the number of people who have been helped is countless.
We learn from great engineering feats. And that's what this is.