“That’s one small amount to save, one giant leap backwards for mankind.”

Elliot, over at From Where I Sit, makes a great point about the backlash from American pioneers against President Obama's decision to gut NASA.
More seriously, as a friend and I were saying on the anniversary of the Apollo 13 flight, kids used to dream of exploring the stars, now they just dream of being one.

Are we better off for it?

I don’t think so.