Unemployed Astronauts

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In 2012, when the space shuttle Endeavour launches for the last time, the United States' manned space program will be over for the foreseeable future, killing the dreams of millions of kids nationwide. Hopefully, American astronauts won't end like this:

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Great—and kind of depressing—photographies by [HunterFreeman]

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t('-'t)....The Unpronounceable (KTope)

The photos are great, but the article's premise is misled.

Moving manned space flight into the private sector will birth an era of practical space flight that would never be possible with the hulking bureaucracy of inefficiency that is NASA looming over it.

Mark my words and prepare to be amazed.