When in 1944 Donetz order his useless and innefective "metal caskets" back out to sea because the newer version (one which if released in time would have won the war for germany by completely cutting off England and taking full control of the north atlantic, as the first sub that wouldn't need to surface) they went out there, and kept going out there, even though they knew their type gave them a 2 month life span.
The fact that Germany had such resolve is what gave us such hell, and America has that resolve too, if the Space shuttle blew up on average 50% of the
time, we'd still have the courage and strength to go back out there again and again, to get the job done, until a safer craft was made.
It's only typical that the only people giving this crack-pot any voice is the wussy europeans, whom since ww2 haven't had half a spine, hence why
they haven't done anything worth being recorded in history.
America has over shadowed Europe, and they're pissed, which is why europeans whine about everything we do, from Iraq to NASA.
NASA's problem is funding, their spirit is that of "Give them the tools they'll do anything" and congress isn't giving them the tools.
But you can't teach an old dog new tricks, and like the Nazi Submariners, they still go out to sea in their buckets of bolts, knowing that it's less
than reasonable, but there's a job to be done and by damn it NASA isn't going to stop now.
But Congress (As spineless as every brit citizen) stopped long ago, before even apollo stopped...and Columbia is on Congress's head, not NASA