I'm still inspired by it. I agree there are problems with how NASA and the "big boys" seem to be doing things, but watching the Shuttle launch, or seeing probes like MESSENGER or MER being lofted fills me with awe every time. Even something as "mundane" as a com or weather sat is wicked cool.
Originally Posted by Glom
What doesn't fill me with awe is millionaires being tossed to 60km for a quarter mil. What comes after that might be cool, but until they start doing it, I am not convinced myself or the next generation will routinely travel to space. I think it's orders of magnitude more difficult and expensive than they think. Just my opinion.
Of course, that doesn't stop me from entering any "win a trip to space" contest I can find... :wink:
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