I’m all for capitalism and all, but GIVE ME A BREAK.
Am I remembering things wrong, or was the space station delayed because they couldn’t keep up their end of the construction bargain without a massive bailout in US dollars?
Maybe, if we’re lucky, NASA won’t be able to afford to cover the fare and will have to withdraw from ISS operations. If you think that would bring the US manned space program to an unacceptable low, I ask you to look around for a moment. Where is the US manned space program right now?
I was discouraged BEFORE the COLUMBIA accident grounded the space shuttles. This is ridiculous.
NASA aims to resume shuttle flights next spring, but efforts to enhance their safety may cause delays.
Gee, you think? I estimate it’s no better than 50-50 we fly a space shuttle in 2005.
At least I’m not bitter.