That we’re simply investing too much of our resources — too much public money — into an endeavor with no short-term benefits. Meanwhile, there’s suffering of all kinds, from poverty to disease to war to natural disasters, plaguing humanity all across the country and our world. Yet even while there is suffering in the world, investing in our long-term future is indispensable. The letter made it all the way to Ernst Stuhlinger, then the Associate Director of Science at NASA. Come see the full story, and read Stuhlinger’s complete, original letter, on the non-negotiable value of science to our world!