This is a great little piece on why the NASA budget was cut after the man on the moon mission Apollo 11, and why we should be exploring space.

Op-Ed Contributor – One Giant Leap to Nowhere – NYTimes.com.

I’m a great believer in space exploration and agree totally that it’s fairly unbelievable that we haven’t made any steps to manned space exploration beyond the moon since the 1960s. So much of science fiction writer’s fantasies have come true – look at the mobile phone, the way we travel and prepare food – but the actual space travel? No, not funded by our governments.