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“Space – what a waste of money…!”

How many times have I had that fired at me after I’ve given one of my Outreach talks? I’ve lost count. From now on I’m going to refer people who say things like that to this excellent blog article, which lists some excellent “space spin-offs”…

http://onlinesciencedegrees.net/25-everyday-technologies-that-came-from-nasa

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One Response

  1. Idiots. I can think of much bigger “wastes of money” that we indulge in to the tune of gigadollars worldwide

    (1) Smokes
    (2) Booze
    (3) Sport
    (4) Luxury cars
    (5) Tourism
    (6) Computer gaming

    etc etc…

    Of course the biggest pointless luxury of them all…

    (7) War and preparation for it

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