Why The Space Shuttle Was A Failure
    By Hank Campbell | July 23rd 2011 07:42 PM | 1 comment | Print | E-mail | Track Comments

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    Geez I couldn't agree more--in general--but it was your last paragraph that provked me to write. My peeve is the justification you see all the fime about the "mundane improvments to life on earth" that the space program is supposed to spin off. Most recently I saw a talking head on NASA TV trying to recycle this folklore. You hit the nail on the head: human space flight--which I'm hugely in favor of--is not science, it's just its own agenda, mostly about the human spirit. To hang gizmos and gadgets on it does no service and in fact discredits the whole funding appeal by giving it the stench of insincerity.