Monday, June 9, 2014

A Case for Space (1968) (post 9)

I established my credibility regarding space at the Michigan Daily during my freshman year by writing several stories, including this Editorial printed October 23, 1968, the day after the Apollo 7 landing. It concludes: "If funds must be cut, the already limited space budget should not be clipped and used as a scapegoat. The war In Vietnam and pork barrel projects cost far more than space exploration and yield far fewer benefits, both actual and potential, than the space program. A sensible, stable space program is an investment in the future, an investment this country should make." I think this stands up pretty well after 45 years.
#Apollo11Eyewitness  Post #9

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