I actually kind of felt the same way. And mind you, I actually worked at GSFC for 3 years as a graduate.
Originally Posted by Slaker
For them to not only broadcast live but to heavily advertise (to the extent where they built a highly detailed animated simulation - how much did that cost?) something that they themselves admit is extremely risky... well it really feels like a publicity stunt at the very least.
"It's sooo risky... but we are so sure it's going to work we are going to make sure everyone sees it." Makes me wonder: did they really go to Mars?
Zubrin and Sagan, definitely not in the same league. Zubrin is a bully pushing this agenda for all the wrong reasons.
Originally Posted by Jedicake
I think it had more to do comfort and options than people making a conscious effort to stop baby making.
Originally Posted by Silverhandorder
Also research normally requires a high degree of randomness, waste, and sharing ideas. Not technically the best venture for a capitalist who wants all his risk calculated and idea to become his property.
Last edited by Wufiavelli; 08-07-2012 at 16:45.