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July 16, 2011

Moultrians split on space program's future

MOULTRIE — Moultrie residents share a variety of opinions regarding the end of the U.S. space shuttle program, ranging from future endeavors to wondering how space travel provides any benefits.

Dusti Hall said ending the program is not fair to America for its future and for those wanting to become astronauts. She did not know, however, if having the program provides more benefits to America or not, depending on whether the pros of having it outweigh the cons.

Whether the program provides Americans with benefits or not, Hall said the government will do what it wants to do, regardless of what citizens think.

Greg Wolinski said he would like to see the space program continue, but he does not know if America can afford to keep it going. While it would be important to keep it going, there are also more important things that need to be funded.

With the International Space Station in orbit, Wolinski said there will still be advances in science that the shuttle had conducted. The station will continue that research and will continue to provide the scientific benefits of the shuttle.

Ann Bishop, however, said she has always wondered what was the benefit of having the space shuttle in orbit. What do the astronauts gather when they go into orbit, and what benefit would there be for everyone by sending astronauts elsewhere, like to Mars or on an asteroid?

Joshua Moore said America should continue the program, however, because it will allow America to discover more about the universe. It is still productive to have a space program, especially for children who want to grow up and travel to space or work to send others into space, he said.

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