Forty Years! And since then .... what? A few probes? I've always said that we need to go to Mars. NASA is more than just a fun experiment. Dozens and dozens of innovations have flowed from the research & development done in the space sciences field. From communications equipment to new materials, and even food processing & storage. You wanna get out of this recession? How 'bout putting that money into the space sciences sector instead of bailing out the crony banking system. Then you'll see some real stimulus.
The 3 original Apollo 11 astronauts agree, and are hoping that the president will listen.