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The International Space Station, which has cost $100 billion, is "almost a white elephant," said Jim Lovell, who flew on both Apollo 8 and Apollo 13, according to the Washington Post.
"Until we can really get a return on our investment on that particular project, then it was money wasted," Reuters quoted him as saying.
Gene Cernan, the last man to walk on the moon with Apollo 17, pointed out that the station, only nearing completion now, will be sent to burn up in the Earth's atmosphere in 2016 because NASA hasn't got the money to keep it up past that year.
Originally posted by ModernAcademia
Ever saw the movie "the astronaut farmer"?
A farmer made a rocket ship to take a trip round the earth
Nasa did not want it to work or the people to know about it because it would raise questions on how if a farmer could make a rocket to go into outer space then why does NASA require so much money to do the same.