Thursday, June 16, 2005
Why does it depress me that Derb is right about the space shuttle? I've come a man and all; why can't I put aside childish things?
Centuries on, does anyone - Chinese or not - romanticize the search for the immortality fungus in the isles of the mystic east?
Space is really cold, really far, and really expensive. The only good reasons to be there are science (better done by machines) and to diversify away from our current one-planet condition.
We should end all manned spaceflight and spend the money saved on ramrobots.