Estimated cost of NASA’s latest extravaganza, the Mars ‘Curiosity’ mission: 2.5 billion dollars.
Estimated number of homeless children in the United States: over 1.6 million.
Do you think these kids care about Mars? Or for that matter, NASA?
Yes, this is a very simplified way of looking at things, but numbers don’t lie. When we’ve resolved the homeless situation, when we stop waging wars all over the globe and when we finish exploring the human condition, we can start exploring the universe.
Until then, we need to concentrate on terra firma.
- More than a million homeless students in the U.S.! (cflhomeless.wordpress.com)
- More children facing homelessness as housing crisis deepens (guardian.co.uk)