| Originally posted by padders |
I doubt that NASA care or the people who matter at NASA care (ie not the buerocrats) most people who work at NASA are interested in space and want to promote its exploration. Space tourism is probably a way of financing this and other developments in cheaper, reusable flight systems all of which NASA will benefit from (and probably develop). The problem i imagine is the worry of security aboard the international space station more than anything else.
You said it exactly right, Padders. Americans didn't care specifically because it seemed that good 'ole capitalism was at work: the guy bought himself onto a great ride to the stars, and any one of us who had the money would do the same thing.
I understand the security issue; even so, more power to him! :star: