Re: SPACE: Is ISS a boondoggle?, was Re: SPACE: Why so much EVA on ISS?

From: S.J. Van Sickle (
Date: Tue Mar 20 2001 - 10:08:47 MST

On Mon, 19 Mar 2001, Robert J. Bradbury wrote:

> So one has to ask -- is the potential loss of life involved
> in the exploration of space "overpriced"?

Sure. Look at the humdreds of millions spent on an "assured crew return
vehicle", so that a sick or injured astronuat could be returned within
hours. Yet, no one squacked when the South Pole doc had cancer and was
unable to return for six months...shoot, they all became heroes.

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