Mars exploration a waste of money

This has infuriated me for quite some time, spending billions of dollars on Mars exploration. I just saw a news segment again about we are now sending a vehicle-type rover to Mars that cost billions to build (Nov. 23 article, “NASA’s ‘dream machine’ to leave Saturday for Mars”).

We have people starving here in the United States, programs that need funding to stay afloat, on and on… our government priorities are and have been askew for a long time. I mean, come on…

I cannot be the only one who feels/thinks this way.

Paul Pederson

Marysville