Is this justifiable in terms of financial management vis--vis national interests or is it a costly yet indispensable venture This paper will argue for the case of NASA's funding as necessary.
NASA stands for National Aeronautics and Space Administration. It is an agency of the United States Government responsible for the country's efforts in the field of space flight and discovery. It was established on July 29, 1958 by the Nautical Aeronatics and Space Act with funding amounting now at $2.4 trillion dollars. Besides from the space program, it is also responsible for long-term civilian and military aerospace research (wikipedia, NASA section).
a. AIR QUALITY MONITOR - Utilizing a NASA-developed, advanced analytical technique software package, an air quality monitor system was created, capable of separating the various gases in bulk smokestack exhaust streams and determining the amount of individual gases present within the stream for compliance with smokestack emission standards.(Smith, 201)
b. WATER PURIFICATION SYSTEM - NASA-developed municipal-size water treatment system for developing nations. Called the Regenerable Biocide Delivery Unit, it uses iodine rather than chlorine to kill bacteria. (Smith, 202)