In a message dated 09/08/1999 5:13:43 PM Eastern Daylight Time, firstname.lastname@example.org writes:
> THREATENED NASA BUDGET CUTS
I whole-heartedly support space exploration; but Shermer's whacking on Tipler isn't getting my vote for anything. The Chinese in the 15th century also made it impossible to advance for inventing new devices. Hence, if you are a farmer-your children will all be. That was Manderin Chinese rule.
Here its a matter of priorities. What happended to Nasa's committment to Better, Cheaper,Faster or build a little, test a little? Nasa can screw up also-and from what I have heard it has-to the point the the Nasa replacement vehicles that were supposed to be out in a few years? Well the latest estimate is that the shuttles might have to be in use till 2040. Excuse me?
But I will write my congress-persons anyway..hands off Nasa. As far as Shermer goes, its not pretty.
Spud the rage-filled potato