- Nov 29, 2010
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NASA has always been examining the Earth (because it is a planet) as well as other planets, and other aspects of space. it was like that since the very beginning.But for how long? If NASA switches from exploration to climatological navel gazing, why should the Space Nerds working at NASA not send their resumes to SpaceX? Climate science is not the job of NASA... it's the job of the NOAA. NASA should be exploring.The space agency is really America as its best:
To study space AND the atmosphere (earth's)
NOAA needs to use NASA's satellites and other equipment to better understand weather and other climactic conditions on Earth. hence why NASA uses the GOES satellites with NOAA. If you make the earth exclusively under NOAA, then they will need a significant upgrade in their budget so they can directly operate space based tools, among many other things.