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Unformatted text preview: space program is a government or private business responsibility. Gonzaga Debate Institute 2011 93 Mercury Politics Space Exploration – Unpopular – Younger Voters Voters 18 to 29 are more likely to support cutting back on space programs. Rasmussen Reports, 1/15/10 (Biggest public opinion poll conductor in the United States, “50% Favor Cutting Back on Space Exploration”, http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/lifestyle/general_lifestyle/january_2010/50_favor_cutting_back_o n_space_exploration, accessed 6/27/11) EK Women and Americans ages 18 to 29 are more strongly in support of cutting back on space exploration than are men and older adults. Democrats are more likely to agree than are Republicans and adults not affiliated with either party. Women also feel more strongly that the space program should be funded by the private sector. But unaffiliated adults and those in both political parties are narrowly divided over whether the space program is a government or private business responsibility. Gonzaga Debate Institute 2011 94 Mercury Politics Space Exploration – Unpopular – Democrats Democrats want to cut space programs. Rasmussen Reports, 1/15/10 (Biggest public opinion poll conductor in the United States, “50% Favor Cutting Back on Space Exploration”, http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/lifestyle/general_lifestyle/january_2010/50_favor_cutting_back_o n_space_exploration, accessed 6/27/11) EK Women and Americans ages 18 to 29 are more strongly in support of cutting back on space exploration than are men and older adults. Democrats are more likely to agree than are Republicans and adults not affiliated with either party. Women also feel more strongly that the space program should be funded by the private sector. But unaffiliated adults and those in both political parties are narrowly divided over whether the space program is a government or private business responsibility. Gonzaga Debate Institute 2011 95 Mercury Politics Space Apathy – Congress & Public (1/2) Unless an asteroid is imminent, everyone is too busy on Facebook to care about space Canberra Times, 3-6-11 [“SHUTTLE INTEREST FAILS TO TAKE OFF”, Lexis] D O YOU think our growing apathy toward space flight and all things astronautical is evidence our society is losing its collective imagination? The space shuttle Discovery is above us as you read, on a journey to the International Space Station. It's on its last mission No39 since 1984, and has covered more than 230 million kilometres. That'll get you to the moon and back almost 300 times. NASA's shuttle program ends this year. It's being replaced by, well, something probably . I've admitted before I'm a space nerd. I've been lucky enough to go to the Kennedy Space Center twice for film shoots. I've been to the launch pad, I've watched a launch (amazing), I've spoken to astronauts, and I've been in the Shuttle's ''garage'' and stood underneath the Atlantis. I'm the biggest fan NASA could possibly have. But even I'm bored with NASA's efforts. I know the space station is worthy, and a truly international effort. But scientists figuring out how to grow bacteria in zero gravity isn't exactly as exciting as the United Stat...
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