Public wants NASA to Monitor Asteroids/objects that Could hit the Earth
NASA’s priorities appear to be out of whack with what the public wants
"The public thinks that we should have a space program that saves Earth."
One of the highest public support for NASA priorities is:
"..."monitor asteroids/objects that could hit the Earth" (62 percent)."
Majority of Americans Believe It Is Essential That the U.S. Remain
a Global Leader in Space Despite the increasing role of private
companies in space exploration, most believe NASA’s role is still
vital for future, Pew Research Center, June 6, 2018