Should NASA funding be cut or increased?

Posted April 16, 2010, at 7:16 p.m.

President Barack Obama’s proposal for NASA would have the space agency forgo a manned return to the moon and instead send astronauts to Mars and further into the solar system. Is this a worthy goal? Will the cost be too (pardon the pun) astronomical? Or will it spur offshoot technology development, just as the moon missions did? What benefits can you imagine from such a program?