The US landed 2 men on the moon. An achievement that culminated a program that employed many men, spend a great deal of money and took many years. It was, and still is, a wonderful achievement.
Today, we have, essentially, no space program. No drive, no funding.
We choose instead to spend our money on welfare and other "social programs".
These programs don't advance human knowledge and intelligence, they undermine it.
They don't push the pinnacle of human achievement, they create lazy fat stupid people.
Because the country chooses to spend its money somewhere else, and its effort somewhere else, we shall fall behind in the space race to the Russians, the Indians and especially the Chinese.
But we will have bred and nurtured several generations of lazy, unproductive, stupid fat people.
Maybe someone will find a use for them. Perhaps as spaceship fuel.