NASA has done some amazing things with it’s less than half of 1% of the US’s budget
@BananaForScale, compared to their war budget of 80% it seems....wouldnt it be amazing if they swapped those budgets for 1 year, how much more they could do?
@PunnyBaker, I wouldn't swap them but giving NASA more money is definitely something we should do and it could come out of our military budget, only because we do spend so god damn much that we can afford to take some away and still be leagues ahead of any other country (budget wise)
I’m not hating on spacex (I think it’s cool), but where would they be if it wasn’t for NASA’s research and development that started back in the 50s
@Narcoleptic Pilot, but that's also like saying, where would NASA be without many great scientists in the 16th through 20th century, not to mention great ones who came before (often as philosophers). Humanity is a whole and knowledge from the past belongs to everyone.
@haarknir, I completely agree with you, in this case I was just comparing the two that were mentioned. Everything we know today is built upon what some else in the past had to figure out for thrmselves
@Narcoleptic Pilot, all technology builds off of the other, it's the Destiny of progress. We should be celebrating our achievement as a planet and species instead of these idiotic internal butt-hurtery
@Narcoleptic Pilot, In Russia
Problem is NASAs budget is something like .04%. In fact if we were to give just one years Military budget to NASA. It would more than double the total amount of funding NASA has gotten since it started.
@T9x, pretty sure its what nasa does with the money. My buddy is in contact with someone from the jet propulsion lab. What they do? Check climate change in the amazon
From a point of view, NASA will still be prevalent. Spacex has certainly surpassed them by a degree in rocket systems, however, when it comes to what to do in space, NASA is still ahead.
@Jolly jackhammer, NASA also has 60 years head start.... SpaceX is a thing because it's mostly independently funded and as such is actually able to still study things that NASA just can't anymore because they're not funded worth sh!t.... that's the whole point.... it's not a competition, it's an introduction of a cheaper way to do it that NASA hasn't had the budget to waste on prototypes... now that SpaceX has successfully premiered this rocket with minimal mistakes and at a 20th of the price it would have been to attempt with what NASA has, NASA will be able to utilize the technology to propel themselves forward
I'm pretty sure the amount of money being funneled in to each of them is disproportionate of each other
Baha.... "funded"... that's a good joke