I do agree that the shuttle should be retired, but space exploration is not a waste.
Yeah, One look at Bill O'Reilly and I want off this planet NOW.
Fellow Spaniards, as you prepare your taxes, know that Queen Isabella has decided to give some guy named Columbus a thousand gold pieces, trinkets, and three perfectly good ships to go sailing off the edge of the world.
The Shuttle was designed in the '70s - I worked on the programming for it. It is very old technology. It has never come close to the design claims (launch, mission, recovery and recycle for another launch in 90 days). There were 4 ships so they were supposed to be in service continuously. This never happened and it wound up costing way way more than it was advertised.Robotic missions cost far less, are safer, much less political and we can learn nearly as much as with manned missions. BTW - Bush proposed recently that we should go back to the moon by 2015. Gee, we got to the moon within 7 years with the Apollo program in the 60s. Guess our current scientists aren't as smart or efficient as we were way back then!
I have to agree with 5:26 - Guess our aeronautical engineers aren't what they used to be. Kinda Makes you wonder if we really ever did step foot on the moon. Coverup? or not~~
I've heard several semi-intelligent folks cast doubt on the moon landing program. Having worked on it for several years with thousands of others I willing state it did indeed happen. And I'm not part of a 40 year cover-up. Geeze, can you just imagine that many people conspiring to keep dark secrets from the entire world?
John Kennedy pushed the space exploration program as hard as anyone.
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