Monday, February 3, 2003

The loss of Columbia and its astronauts unexpectedly angered me, and after some reflection, I realized it’s because, without an international space station and its resulting need for support, this disaster would have pushed back manned exploration of space by a decade.

As usual, Lileks has an excellent point: We have sent humans to space, and we will continue to send humans to space, because the point is not to place our smart toys on other planets.

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