Baseball Crank
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February 3, 2003
SCIENCE: Whither The Shuttle?

I'm no expert on the subject, but Gregg Easterbrook's assault on the space shuttle program seems eminently reasonable to me, as does Rand Simberg's call to rethink NASA's mission. Thankfully, the loss of the Columbia won't deter us from continuing the space program - the thought of a manned flight to Mars is still a thrilling one, and only a fool would ignore the military possibilities -- but hopefully, it will involve a reexamination of the program, its aims, and the available technology. Just think of what cars, computers and telephones looked like when Columbia was designed and built in the late 1970s.

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