It's very nice to receive your message.
I will tell you my own thinking.
In my opinion I don't think it's a good idea to spend a large sum of money on that project. And besides it will need alot of people too. But the result is what? What can we find? I think it is great to discover new things but in this situation it's some how doesn't bring us any practical effect. But if we use that sum of money to help poor people who have nothing to eat, help children who have no condition to go to school.. it will be more practical, I think.
And another use of that sum of money instead of spending on space program is to put it in enviromental protection. That means we use it to provide lessons about the important role of environment, to plant more trees...
To sum up, there are alot of people can survive with that money. So think about human around us first before caring about space.
So, I just share my own feeling. If I have made any mistake, please let me know.
Harvester, are you online now?
I am looking forward to hearing from you.