“You know you’re in trouble when the Russians are adding safety features to your design…”

This guy presents a very interesting argument against the continuation of manned space flight under the current system. I certainly know a few school systems that could use the 1bn we spend on each launch.

It is sad to see the once awe-inspiring program reduced to pulling publicity stunts for elementry school kids. Or maybe its always been that way and i was more impressed in elementry school. (via kottke)