Monday, July 13, 2009

Space junk?

The international space station is expected to be fully completed later this year. It's final cost is estimated to run around $100 billion. Plans are already afoot for the station to be "de-orbited" -- i.e. crashed -- in 2016.

Money well spent?


Ben said...

That really depends on the fruits from the science conducted on the ISS. You can see a summary of experiments conducted by week, here:

The impace of the research conducted on the ISS won't likely be known for years. This guy thinks Apollo was worth it:

These folks don't:

Ben said...

Sorry, this might work better:

For it

Agin it