How do you feel about programs like NASA (or whatever your country has for space research and exploration) being funded by taxpayer dollars? For example, do you think it's worth spending taxpayer dollars on sending probes to Mars, the moon, etc, let alone talk of sending people to Mars? The more I think about this the more I think it's a complete waste of money. Especially right now when the economy is in trouble. I think things like the space program should be put on the backburner, aside from weapons based space research.