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What have they done for the world lately? :-)
As in, say, the last 30++ years? :-(


How about the unmanned probes on Mars?
They've provided the best evidence that Mars had water next to finding a dead fish.

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Re^8: If I were a rich (wo)man...
by BerntB (Deacon) on Sep 17, 2005 at 03:30 UTC
    How about the unmanned probes on Mars?
    I think Burt Rutan said that when he made a high altitude aircraft for NASA, the team integrating (not designing or building) the space suit with his airplane was larger than his design team...

    Consider the funding -- and what you get for it. There has been f.ck all in research for alternative launch methods. NASA was funded for multiple projects for making alternative launchers -- all died. Etc, etc.

    Now there are a bunch of nerds with money that starts their own launch businesses. They wouldn't do that without a free ecological niche...