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My interest in the topic of space exploration is as heavy an addiction as my one to chewing tobacco. My 'man cave' is not only full of Jacksonville Jaguars posters, but also about two-dozen posters of Saturn V rockets, Buzz Aldrin bouncing on the moon, shuttle launches, etc. I live in Florida and try with all my might to make every shuttle launch I can. It's an obsession.
The 'Constellation Program' was set out to put man back on the moon by 2020, and engineer a base on the surface on the moon. Sadly, the program will be coming to an end. I had dreams of sitting infront of the television with my kids like my father did with his father, and watch as man once again dances on the surface of our largest sattelite ( in High Definition ).
The Apollo program was a beautiful display of the accomplishments of man. Sadly, since then, we've wasted so much time. Without the threat of sleeping under a communist moon, it seems as though our government has no interest in out-of-earth-orbit space exploration. Without cheap and frequent consumer space flights for citizens, the private sector seems to leave their two cents out of the jar as well.