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July 5th, 2011
03:28 AM ET

Question of the Day: Should the Federal Government get out of the business of space exploration?

The space shuttle Atlantis is set to launch from the Kennedy Space Center this Friday for a 12-day mission to deliver supplies and spare parts to the International Space Station.

This final mission signals the end to NASA's most successful and longest running space program. Commercial companies are now developing their own rockets to carry U.S. astronauts and cargo to the space station.

American Morning wants to know: Should the Federal Government get out of the business of space exploration?

Post your response here. Your answer could be included in this morning's broadcast.


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  1. tucsonmike

    The Federal Government needs to have some involvement in space exploration. We are losing our historic memory of Sputnik and why we became involved in space exploration in the first place. Besides a potential military element, look @ all the technology we have gained. Private investment is still welcome, however, the government has its role.

    July 5, 2011 at 7:38 am |