MarkWhittington writes: "With the National Research Council report that concluded that President Obama’s plan for a mission to an asteroid has no support, either inside NASA or anywhere else, the space agency faces a decision point in 2013. The NRC suggested that the administration, Congress, NASA, and other stakeholders in space exploration come to a consensus behind a new goal. But the space agency’s problems run deep, caused by a lack of direction, a lack of leadership, and a lack of funding."
"All the people are so happy now, their heads are caving in. I'm glad they
are a snowman with protective rubber skin"
-- They Might Be Giants