I watch the ripples change their size
But never leave the stream
Of warm impermanence
And so the days float through my eyes
But still the days seem the same
And these children that you spit on
As they try to change their worlds
Are immune to your consultations
They're quite aware of what they're goin' through

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Ares is away!

Good job NASA. We have a new launch vehicle!

Now if I get to see video of it, that would be fantastic.


Rick said...

Who knows- maybe they'll actually develop a more ambitious program.

Steve Buchheit said...

One can only hope, Rick. I think NASA is still trying to reconcile the manned vs. non-manned debate without the administrators realizing that it has to be both and to tell the proponents to get over it and that they'll decide how to divvy up the money instead of both sides grabbing for as much as they can.

Dr. Phil (Physics) said...

The unmanned people have a good science and engineering argument -- and have had some remarkable triumphs. But we need people, too. I am not a machine!

Dr. Phil

Steve Buchheit said...

Dr. Phil, I agree. We could put as many robotic ships up there, but it just doesn't match the boost you get by seeing the ISS go overhead and knowing there are people on it.