This essay is an oppinion essay on why N.A.S.A.'s budget is not worth it and should be spent on other things

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Space Travel is Not Worth it

Giving NASA 15.5 billion dollars is ridiculous. All that money could go to finding cures for diseases, and feeding and providing clothes and shelter for the homeless. The money could go to health care and schools. Money would find a much better use here on Earth rather than sending a few guys into space. Instead of exploring Mars we should first explore Earth and try to fix some of the problems here. If that 15 billion dollars was split three ways with 5 billion going to AIDS research, 5 to education, and 5 to give poor people affordable healthcare, I think that the money would be much better used, and it would probably end up returning to NASA

AIDS is a big problem that needs to be solved and I think that with the proper funding it could be cured. Most diseases could be cured if we had more resources and spent more time and money.

If 5 billion dollars was given to AIDS research, then it would double the amount of money the U.S. gives to AIDS research and allow the process of finding a cure to move along much faster. An estimated 40 million people are living with AIDS worldwide and an estimated 5 million are infected every year. And about 3 million people die every year from AIDS. If those people who died were cured of AIDS than they might of worked for NASA.

The majority of people do not think that the government spends enough money on education. If we took the 5 billion and gave it to schools, we students would get a much better education. A portion the well educated children would become Scientists for NASA and other space agencies. U.S. citizens pay more for...