THUNK – 77. Why Go to Space?

NASA fans are often asked to justify spending on space. Learn about the Overview Effect, & other good reasons.

-Links for the Curious-

The Wikipedia article for the Overview Effect, named by Frank White in his 1987 book – en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Overview_effect

Astronaut Chris Hadfield discussing the effect – www.youtube.com/watch?v=E_KmcPaGwtI

The debate.org breakdown of the space program funding debate – www.debate.org/opinions/do-the-accomplishments-of-the-space-program-justify-the-costs

Two giant asteroids are scheduled to pass uncomfortably close to Earth around Halloween – www.iflscience.com/space/halloween-asteroids-are-not-scaring-us

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