R $$$ / wasteful NASA projects still relevant when the same $ can be spent more wisely? Time to privatize space expl?
I notice that the new Mars lander has to have a cute name like 'curiosity' and that NASA scientists went through '7 minutes of terror' as the probe was landing--oh please, what about the 3 DAYS of terror scientists went through to bring back Apollo 13? They didn't turn it into a soap opera back then, so why does everything have to be a Reality Show now?
We're such a p*ssy nation!