> I read the news of the Bush budget axe falling so heavily on NASA with a
> feeling of sadness, but also of resignation. The simple fact is that the
> national space programs of the Cold War period simply can't persist in the
> contemporary world, and that broad social support for "pure" space science
> isn't strong enough to sustain a large space exploration effort.
The physicists had to swallow the same pill when the Superconducting
Supercollider was cancelled. Fortunes of war (and peace).
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