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By David Martin

Space budget shouldn't be scrutinized


Recently, a friend of mine raised an issue with a recent announcement that NASA plans to spend millions for an unmanned probe to be sent to Jupiter’s moon Europa to investigate the possibility of life existing within the moon’s theoretical liquid oceans. He argued that the money would be better spent helping the people we know live on Earth, seeing a problem with spending such a large sum on space exploration.

While I agree more humanitarian efforts should take place at home and abroad, I respectfully disagree with cutting NASA’s budget. NASA’s budget is projected to be $18 billion...

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