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commercialized blarney

2006-03-10 17:11:56.855665+00 by Dan Lyke 2 comments

Critics teed off over plans for space station golf stunt:

Although the risk of serious damage is small, critics say, the stunt sends the wrong signal. Instead of a state-of-the-art scientific laboratory, the station will be seen as a haven of commercialized blarney on a cosmic scale.

Uhhh... Isn't that what manned space travel has always been?

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#Comment Re: made: 2006-03-11 18:06:51.331526+00 by: baylink

I will defer to Robert Heinlein's testimony to Congress on the value of space exploration over the last 5 decades. It's in Expanded Universe, though I don't seem to be able to find it online.

#Comment Re: made: 2006-03-12 13:04:13.749196+00 by: meuon

The potential for catastrophy is huge, and is part of the marketing draw. Just like Nascar.. and lots of other fun to watch (and do) things.