On one hand, the Mars missions could be something that we really do need, and it does help with jobs. We have wasted money on worse. It doesn't sound good to throw billions away to other countries, when we have states and towns in the U.S. that suffer. I believe in helping, but, we need to help us first. As long as the money helps with jobs and it's for the better good, it's ok. However, all the other things that we are doing with money are crazy!