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Sunday, February 2, 2003

Time Article Expresses Deep Anti-NASA Sentiment

Time Magazine, February 10, 2003.
Time Magazine, February 10, 2003.
Credit: Time
The February 10th edition of Time Magazine will reach millions of subscribers across the United States on Tuesday. I've long been a reader of the magazine and a fan of their informative and intelligent work. But Gregg Easterbrook's article reaches absurdity. The article, like most articles from the magazine, fires off extremes from both sides so as not to appear one-sided. It is true that the Space Shuttle is outdated, and it is also true that a better machine could be built today. Why Congress has not pushed for a replacement is beyond me. But listen: "Did Israeli astronaut Ilan Ramon really have to be there to push a couple of buttons on the Mediterranean Israeli Dust Experiment, the payload package he died to accompany to space?" That statement disgusts me, Time, and your lack of respect for NASA's purpose and human spaceflight hurts my head. The article also seriously calls for a replacement of the entire space administration! I will forever have a different approach toward your articles, and I've lost my trust in your quest to report news that is unbiased and fair.

- posted by Alex @ 17:12 EST