posted on Jun, 24 2004 @ 07:32 PM
I was wondering, if all of the recent problems on board the ISS eventually make it uninhabitable, would we still be responsible for paying off the
money we agreed to contribute to that piece of crap? Or even worse, would we be obligated to contribute to a replacement?
The money and resources could be much better spent on something more serious than maintaining an orbiting international country club/russian tourist
trap just for the sake of being multicultural. I would really like to see us put a permanent U.S. presence on the moon(possibly in the
form of our own station) followed by a man on Mars within the next 15 years, and unshouldering useless burdens like the ISS could allow us to achieve
that goal possibly years sooner than projected. I'm not saying its entirely useless, but we are certainly not getting back nearly as much as we're
putting into it.