By Mark K. Matthews, Washington Bureau
September 20, 2011, 5:26 p.m.
Reporting from Washington— If NASA ever wants to send astronauts to Mars, it first must solve a problem that has nothing to do with rockets or radiation exposure.
A newly discovered eye condition found to erode the vision of some astronauts who have spent months aboard the International Space Station has doctors worried that future explorers could go blind by the end of long missions, such as a multiyear trip to Mars.
What a surprise. Just more proof that the "Space Program" is nonsense, and a total waste of taxpayer money. Earth is a "terrarium", and it is impossible to successfully travel outside of this "closed" system devised by the "Creator", but still the US government budgets 18.7 billion dollars to NASA in 2011. Are you aware that the International Space Station is only about 220 miles from Earth? Is this really "Space"? But wait............ here are some more depressing stats that prove conclusively that America is heading for a complete "meltdown":
74% of Americans are obese, and the number is climbing.
There are currently nearly 46 million Americans on Food Stamps
27 million Americans are on anti-depressants.
There are more than 12 million alcoholics in America today.
47.9 million Americans have a disability.
There are 2.5 million persons, in 2011, in American jails (state and Federal).
As of August, 2011, 14 million Americans were unemployed
According to NAMI, 2011, 57.7 million Americans-experience a mental health disorder in a given year
More than 1.5 million Americans filed for bankrupsy in 2011.
Our Government just bailed out Wall St with $720 Billion dollars.
Congress rammed through a health care agenda that they did not read, that they are exempt from, and that takes over 1/7 of our economy.
Since 9/11, America has spent 1.4 trillion dollars on the war effort in Afghanastan and Iraq
Lord Howard Hurts