Exploring Space Makes You Safer

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An astronaut's helmet reflecting spacecraft

If the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach, maybe the same holds true when influencing his mind. That’s one of the paths Dr. Phil Metzger took when he read yet another writer dismissing space exploration as a waste of time and money. “The cost of the food that Americans throw away every year is 31 times more than all the funding we give to NASA—31 times,” he said. The latest flashpoint came in an opinion piece in The Guardian with the giveaway title, “Revive the US space program? How about not.” “I disagree with the writer’s ridiculous…...

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Jim Katzaman Jim Katzaman is a manager at Largo Financial Services. A writer by trade, he graduated from Lebanon Valley College, Pennsylvania, with a Bachelor of Arts in English. He enlisted in the Air Force and served for 25 years in public affairs – better known in the civilian world as public relations. He also earned an Associate’s Degree in Applied Science in Public Affairs. Since retiring, he has been a consultant and in the federal General Service as a public affairs specialist. He also acquired life and health insurance licenses, which resulted in his present affiliation with Largo Financial Services. In addition to expertise in financial affairs, he gathers the majority of his story content from Twitter chats. This has led him to publish about a wide range of topics such as social media, marketing, sexual harassment, workplace trends, productivity and financial management. Medium has named him a top writer in social media.