While I can agree with you on the fact that the space program contributed the development of many modern technologies, I believe you are confusing the space race with the moon race. This is really making your argument hard to understand because you seem to be trying to combine both races to make a point for the moon race specifically. I don't think that my cell phone is a direct result of guys walking around on the moon, nor do I think most of the technologies you listed are. Rather, these technologies are directly related to the need to communicate with astronauts and computers orbiting Earth and beyond which were already developed. "Enriched" is such a vague term, and unless you cite specifics, I can not agree with you there. I do agree however, that it is important to explore outer space manned, or unmanned.<quoted text>
Easy? What gives you that impression. In adjusted dollars the cost of the Apollo program was in the ballpark of 200 Billion .... up the challenge and propelled the US ahead a solid 25 years in technological advancement.
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Why not hitch a ride at 1/3 the cost and 2/3 more reliable transport systems...
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