Space travel helps us understand our world



July 15, 2019 - 10:19 AM

When it comes to scientific marvels, few match the U.S. effort to put men on the moon. 

The mission involved significant government investment in public education, scientific research and private-public partnerships.

Given today’s divisive politics, short attention spans, and demands for immediate gratification and profit, it’s doubtful a similar effort now would get off the ground, much less endure through multiple presidents.

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