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comment by ThatFanficGuy

    Note the high negatives among 20-25 year olds in those charts from the 1970's; those are the Baby Boomers. The same people who really did not support space exploration during their whole run.

While I'm reading the document - any idea why such a situation came to be? People born in the fifties - I would expect them to be charged with the Kennedy momentum that mane people quote as setting off the major successes of the US in the space race.

user-inactivated  ·  1547 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Remember that the Baby Boomers are the hippies who went to Woodstock, protested the war etc. My parents for example are not fans of space and exploration and hate government spending until they get their Medicare and SSI benefits, or go yell at the city to fix roads.

ThatFanficGuy  ·  1547 days ago  ·  link  ·  

So these are the Baby Boomers. I must admit not to have known that prior to you telling me.

Did they oppose space exploration because it's space, because it's hard science or because it's government? I feel like I'm getting the wind of it but would like to make sure.