Wednesday, September 09, 2009

No Bucks. No Buck Rogers.

Executive summary of Augustine Commission. Reaction. Pretty much what I expected. We'll be stuck in LEO for-freaking-ever.

There are no technological reasons keeping us on this planet. Only a lack of political will.

2 comments:

John Lambshead said...

No technological problems for space travel but some nasty biological ones. The human body really does not like weightlessness or radiation.

I suspect robots are the most practical way forward for the immediate future.

John

Fred Kiesche said...

There are ways, even now, around weightlessness and radiation. And, I happen to feel, as much as we like Hubble, Spirit and Opportunity...if there were no human exploration, then soon even those efforts would vanish. No Buck Rogers, No Bucks.