Do you think space exploration will ever be a "big deal" again?
I was born in 1970, so I missed out on the moon landing, but space was still a big deal, especially as I was getting into upper elementary and the Shuttle program was gearing up. When I was a kid, an "astronaut" was still a perfectly common thing for a kid to say they wanted to do when they grow up.
Now it seems we don't even have a real manned space program anymore. And ignoring the cost/benefit discussions, it feels kind of sad, because I always liked space and news from NASA, etc.
What do you all feel the prospects for space exploration are in the future? Will kids ever be excited about space exploration again?