[FPSPACE] NASA, today
agzak at optonline.net
Sun Dec 19 16:02:52 EST 2004
It might be one of those "group things." It is always easier to repeat
old cliches rather than to do serious journalism. Of course, the same
can be said about any manned space flight program and I can bet the
same will be said about current "Bush vision."
On Dec 19, 2004, at 3:06 PM, Jens Kieffer-Olsen wrote:
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: DwayneDay [mailto:zirconic1 at earthlink.net]
>> Sent: Sunday, December 19, 2004 5:42 AM
>> Subject: [FPSPACE] NASA, today
> [snipo Wash. Post]
>> The space station is an orbiting money pit of dubious
>> scientific value. Plagued by delays and cost overruns,
>> it's now set to cost $100 billion to build and maintain,
>> and it won't be finished until the end of the decade.
> Is there a psychological reason for the preoccupation of
> newspapermen and/or lobbyists with 'finishing' the ISS?
> There is little achievement in 'finishing' the ISS per
> se. Its cost is only justified if its completion spurs
> on mankind to even more costly projects, aiming to take
> men and women up one more rung of the ladder leading to
> the stars.
> Merry Yuletide/Christmas
> Jens Kieffer-Olsen
> Slagelse, Denmark
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