Thursday, August 13, 2009

Less Money for Space can Mean More Money for Space Science

An article in cnet suggests some bad news at NASA and its manned space missions, Reduced budget threatens manned space options. However I see the story in a slightly difference light. Without all the constraints on spacecraft design on the care and feeding of monkeys, sorry the life support for astronauts, a lot more science can be done. Space probes and mars lander and rover have provided so much more in real science than all the monkey make work projects.

1 comment:

Timbo said...

Well, why even do the science then? After all, it's just for monkey brains?

(Remember the colonization mission to Tau 4? The reason you decided why you were going was simply because you can.)