Re: Space exploration - criminal waste of money
Fair enough but the point still stands. And no one has justified the cost benefits, despite the down votes.
Regardless, if we haven't solved the root causes on earth, we'll just take the problems elsewhere.
The author of that link also stated: "We might be able to send people to Mars in the next 50 years, but I would be very surprised if humanity made it to the orbit of Jupiter within the next few centuries."