This is a great video to watch not only if you care one iota about the space program but also to enlighten a little if you don't understand why it's necessary. The space age was quite the era not only for the innovations it sparked but because of the dreaming it inspired especially with science fiction. Without it we probably wouldn't have 2001: A space Odyssey, Star Wars, Star Trek, etc.
It's unfortunate that without the carrot of a cold war and being afraid another nation would outdo us we as a nation don't care about space any more especially since it's not just about going to the moon or mars but the innovations that come from those endeavors benefit our every day lives... and just think.. half a penny out of every tax dollar is what goes to the space program and they want to take even that away.
My father is one of those "they should spend the money here on earth rather than in the stars" people and I think that's a rather myopic view to be honest. But it seems a lot of people that way and we have those kind of people in office. I wish more people where like Mr. Tyson.