Space is good, space is bad. Let's chat. Keep it civil.
Personally, I'm all for space exploration. It's a shame that the govt. has wrecked NASA's budget, but it's great that private companies are picking up the mantle and continuing to pursue it.
I know some people (@vgtbls) like to say that we shouldn't look at space as an escape from the problems of earth, and I agree. But I don't think we should just stop space exploration because there are problems with civilization on earth.