Yes, we should put money into launching rockets into space, because launching rockets into space is fun. Our family does that sometimes, at the school, but giant rockets that are paid for by tax dollars are so much better. The space program is important for the development of science, and expanding our knowledge about the world. And rockets are cool.
Space programs can teach us a lot of things, and frankly globally we haven't done enough to prepare for certain possibilities like a large asteroid lining up with the planet. So, sending things into space with clear missions should be continued where it still occurs, and brought back from defunding in places it hasn't. Launching rockets into space for no reason is another matter, and would be ridiculous.