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Thread #56335   Message #880575
Posted By: GUEST,Space exploration fan
02-Feb-03 - 09:12 AM
Thread Name: 2003 Obit: 7 Space Shuttle Columbia Astronauts
Subject: RE: Obit: 7 Space Shuttle Columbia Astronauts
It is realy sad that these brave people had to lose their lives in pursuit of greater knowledge of space,but was it realy neccesary???...A rather large question apparently looms over the equipment they were sent up in due to the strangulatory effects of funding for the space project that has them still using 1980's technology that has already had its flaws highlighted long before yesterdays tragic events....Whether we earthbound terrestials see much benefit from space exploration within our lifetimes hardly matters...surely it is the human races destiny to reach out into the cosmos like seed pods....So lets please hope and push for better funding in future so that more modern and possibly more reliable equipment can be brought into use in what should be a truly enlightened inspirational project where underfunding should never result in unneccessary losses of asyranaughts or equipment...