Tuesday, July 26, 2005

Discovery heads into orbit

Shuttle Discovery has taken off and is headed into orbit, signalling the United States re-entry into space.

Why was it we needed to be in space again? Oh yeah... 12-day mission to deliver supplies to the International Space Station.

Which does what, exactly?

Here's an idea. Let's quit sending people, monkeys, and supplies into orbit, and let's quit sending remote control cars to Mars. I think I know how we can minimize the risk to everyone involved. We'll take NASA's entire $16.2 billion budget and put it in a pile on the tarmac in Cape Canaveral. Get everyone to back up, soak all those greasy bills in gasoline, and burn 'em. We'd get about as much done.