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Meh. The Swiss Patent office did more.

Right, yes, excitement is zero sum.

The question shouldn't just be "Was NASA worth it", but "what kind of new problems should mankind be working on".

I agree with the sentiment, but "is/was NASA worth it" is the question in practice. It's a question with a simple answer: yes. But it helps to be able to explain why, especially with examples. Hence this website.

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