Originally Posted by pricejj
What specific space missions would you like to see, and what would be the scientific and economical benefits to mankind, to justify those missions that would outweigh the costs?
Unfortunately, I can't say much to justify the costs. It's just one of those things I don't think you can put a price tag on. Information, knowledge, answers.
We have such limited exploration and knowledge of even the closest planets and moons. Venus, the moon, Mars, Mars's moons, the asteroid belt.
The next great step for mankind's place in this universe will be to colonize another planet or moon, therefore providing an "Osweiler" to Earth.
Sky is the limit of the inventions and discoveries all of this would bring. I won't even speculate as to what could be gained.
Astro and quantum physics has made tremendous advances in the past century. I'm hungry for more!