|Quoting Bmacleod (Thread starter):|
Exactly what is NASA's annual budget for shuttle operations; $1-3 Billion?
|Quoting Cloudy (Reply 3):|
Much is made of the science done by the shuttles and the station, but the science return has been pretty miniscule considering what COULD HAVE BEEN DONE had the money been spent on science here on earth.
|Quoting Sprout5199 (Reply 5):|
disagree. A lot of the science return we have isn't from being in space, but from trying to get there. So if u take away the need to invent high tech items then they wont get invented.
Dan in Jupiter
|Quoting DfwRevolution (Reply 6):|
I was at the Teague Auditorium in Johnson Space Center when STS-114 launched, and I simply can't describe the emotion in the room at the time. Sadly, Columbia and Return to Flight was a much needed reality check for NASA.
It's refreshing to see NASA get their act together and develop a real vision of exploration.
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