Questions Of the Day: Is America's Space Program Worth the Money?

There was a close call in space today.  Space junk nearly hit the International Space Station forcing the astronauts to race to the Soyuz escape rocket until the danger passed.  Space exploration is the subject of today's question:  Given the tough economic times, given the ballooning deficits, is the nation's space program still worth the money?  NASA's budget is close to $20 billion.

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