Thursday, February 12, 2009

Budget Battle: NOAA vs. NASA

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Dear Dr. Robert D. Ballard:

Since my childhood I have enjoyed reading about your research/discoveries, and had grown to admire you as an academic. However, I have to say that I was appalled by your comments about the negatives of NASA versus that of NOAA. Indeed, NOAA is underfunded, but that is a symptom of the general apathy that the Federal government has toward science. The solution is not to cannibalize the budget of another science agency, it is to raise awareness as well as funds for the entire science community.
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1 comment:

  1. I didn't get the impression at all that it was a put down of NASA. The real question still is why do people get so much more excited about space than the unexplored areas of seas that support life on this planet.