It's Like a Big Lego

From the ‘always-wondered-how-that-works’ department, pictures from NASA’s Vertical Assembly building as the space shuttle is assembled for launch. Looking at the infrastructure involved, you can start to see why each launch costs $60 million. I’m not sure what’s scarier–seeing the massive orbiter hanging by a single crane line (that would be an impressive mess if it broke), or noticing that NASA let the Italians build something for the Space Station–you guys ever driven a Fiat? Yikes.