Re: Oh you will love this

From: Markus Mehring (
Date: Tue Feb 04 2003 - 20:31:06 EST

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    On Tue, 4 Feb 2003 15:01:40 -0800, you ("Dale Ireland"
    <>) wrote:
    >You can read the whole thing at
    >If you can get past the popup ads.
    I've seen nothing pop up, FWIW.
    "But while tragedy catches our elusive attention, we have to ask a more
    basic question: What is the goal -- the mission, as NASA describes every
    liftoff -- for which we can justify sending eager astronauts on a risky
    It's not so much a question of who or if, sending people on that risky
    trip. It's more of a question of wether there are people willing to take
    the risk and go, and what can we do to help them make it less risky. No one
    gets "sent", these are not soldiers on a military mission. They're all
    "Where are we going when it's a ''go''?"
    When I open the front page of the NASA website (, I see three
    major subjects prominently presented. They say: "Improve Life Here - Extend
    Life To There - Find Life Beyond". That's, in a nutshell, where and why
    "we're" going. I for one don't find that too difficult to understand.
    "Forgive me if I trivialize the work, but do we want to risk lives for
    perfume and ants?"
    Who is "we" in this context? That's not just trivializing (badly and
    shamefully), that's overbearing.
    CU!	Markus
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