Saturday, July 09, 2011
Goodbye to Space Shuttle Technology and All That
...And good riddance to this empty-science boondoggle that's based, essentially, on TNT strapped to a tin can with people inside -- while media weep lachrymose tears. Total cost of this program: $200 billion. Yield: Tang, some dramatic photos (including tragic ones), plus decades of mind-numbing purple prose from the Victorian Gentlemen of the Space Program Press Corps.
Time now to renew and rejuvenate our serious, scientifically thrilling efforts in exploring the actual universe -- you know, real outer space, unmanned, and not focus on a piece of junk barely in orbit, a mere 200 miles up?