"The Apollo Application is a small investment to expend on something you have already spent $15 billion to get and it seems to me that this is important. "On the other hand, the United States, if it retires from the exploration of the planetary field, in my view-, . . . the most serious consequences because the Russians are going to be moving out there and our knowledge of the forces that exist in the Solar System can affect the Earth and can be used for many purposes to serve mankind or for military power ...." Criticized by Sen. Holland for refusing to make a choice, Webb said he did not want "to give aid and comfort to anyone to cut out a program. I think it is essential that we do them both."