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    I’m sad to hear that NASA is cutting back on planetary science.

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    Charlie Loyd

    Let’s remember that public money spent on space exploration has been a consistently excellent investment for humans everywhere.

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    Charlie Loyd

    First aid blankets. Firefighters’ radios. Practical freeze-drying. Countless solar power breakthroughs.

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    Techniques for high-reliability software development. Lifetime component tracking. Error-correcting radios like cell phones use.

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    Charlie Loyd

    But tech spinoffs are only part of it. Exploration itself is valuable because it gets us thinking in new ways.

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    Looking at Mars or Titan isn’t only about Mars and Titan. It’s about us. Planetary science is a way to understand ourselves.

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    Charlie Loyd

    Sincerely, a kid who is still excited about space.

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