Carry On

A Gallup Poll conducted on Sunday February 2, 2003 almost exactly mirrors a similar poll from 1986 after the Challenger disaster, with 82% saying that the manned space shuttle program should continue. Clearly, people were not surprised by Saturdays Columbia accident, with 71% responding that they thought something like this would happen again in their lifetime. A large majority of those polled also think that funding for the U.S. space program should remain at the current levels (56%) or be increased (24%).

Posted on February 3, 2003
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