It’s like having a kid, really. There’s never a “good” time to start a family. No matter when you do it, there’s going to be sleepless nights and runny noses and attempts to stick non-food items in mouths. But it doesn’t stop us from doing it in the first place.
And much like starting a family, there’s never going to be a “good” time to ramp up the space program. There are always going to be Earth-bound problems that need attention and money.
But this should not stop us.
True. It shouldn't.