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When do we get a manned space program again?

When do we get a manned space program again?

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Endeavour's Final Flight by densaer
Endeavour's Final Flight, a photo by densaer on Flickr.

I'll admit it, the idea of watching the shuttle go flying by one last time was emotional ... not that the shuttle had reached its last legs, but that I fear that this is a high-water mark, and that our abilities in space will start to decline. Maybe the people who watched the moon landings felt similarly when they realized that moon bases and Mars weren't going to happen as they were promised.Everything is beset by budget cuts and lowered expectations. How do you inspire people in that kind of environment.... calling all problem solvers...

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