Ok, it’s official. I’m tired of hearing about how the Space Shuttle has a nick in it and everyone’s concerned that it will explode upon re-entry. Yes, of course I’m concerned for the safety of the astronauts up there, but…the stress on them and everyone else could be prevented.
Let’s say you have a car that you drive to and from work every day. If there was a chance that every time a little stone nicked it on your way to work your car might explode on your way home, wouldn’t you get a new car? Also, if the outside of your car was made of some material that was injured by foam or ice, wouldn’t you decide to have your next car made of a much more sturdy material?
The bottom line is that NASA needs to make some new shuttles. Then again, why the hell do we even need to be in outerspace? What can we possibly learn up there that is of use here? Sure, it’s kind of cool to go to the moon and the space station, but really, can anyone think of anything that is useful in our daily lives that has resulted from a trip to outerspace? Essentialy NASA is a bunch of guys who like cool gadgets and are probably sitting around their offices saying, “Man, can you believe the goverment keeps giving us money? Sure, we brought back some cool rocks and pictures, but I do that every time I go to the beach too. I can’t believe they didn’t shut us down years ago!”