I'm disappointed and frustrated as well.
On a conspiracy note, something to think about; In the Ateroid Belt
between Mars and Jupiter, we
have asteroids falling (mostly) into three composition types:
Individual asteroids within the asteroid belt are categorized by their spectra, with most falling into three basic groups: carbonaceous (C-type),
silicate (S-type), and metal-rich (M-type)
Some of these Asteroids, from a resource perspective, just one of them, if brought to Earth could completely de-value many rare-earth elements and
minerals, making commodities like Gold, Silver, Diamonds, Platinum, and many others worth about as much as their gum-ball machine imitations.
In a world economy where such resources are rare and the wealthy can benefit from such rarity, having easy access to such abundant resources might not
be seen as a 'good' thing to them financially.
That's a bit conspiratorial, but, we've a fair historical precedent of wealth influencing politics and policy back to the very first monetary
It may be a bit far-fetched, but, not too much so that the wealthy don't want certain species of wealth related benchmarks devalued to the point of
near worthlessness by anyone bringing home a diamond encrusted asteroid veined with enough Gold, Silver, Platinum and other resources crash those
On a less conspiratorial vector, as has been mentioned, Space outside our atmosphere, and even more so outside the protective envelope of our
planetary geomagnetic field, isn't friendly.
Roughly HALF the probes we've attempted to send to Mars, for instance, have been lost for various and sundry reasons, and those are JUST machines.
Attach Human lives to an absolute dependence on those machines for survival and the cost in lost life would not be pretty.