To be sure, all this costs us all a good deal of money. This year's space budget is three times what it was in January 1961, and it is greater than the space budget of the previous eight years combined. That budget now stands at $5.4 billion a year—a staggering sum, though somewhat less than we pay for cigarettes and cigars every year. Space expenditures will soon rise some more, from 40 cents per person per week to more than 50 cents a week for every man, woman and child in the United Stated, for we have given this program a high national priority—even though I realize that this is in some measure an act of faith and vision, for we do not now know what benefits await us. Which answer is a complete and correct summary of this paragraph of Kennedy's speech? America needs to produce more scientists than it currently does to keep down the cost of the space program. Much has happened in the last decade to increase technology, and this technology will only get more expensive. Increased funding for the space program is important even though the benefits are unknown. When people put their mind to something, they are sure to succeed regardless of the expense.