Before the crash on space.com i made a comment that i was against the comercialistion and opening up of space. I have now come to realise this may be the bedt thing that could happen for space exploration. Maybe this will spur on nasa to reach for the stars (please excuse the pun) and do something we have all dreamt would happen since december 1972 when Apollo 17 returned to earth as the last flight to land on the moon and the last J mission. We have all dremat of an endeavour in space exploration that will make people on the outside of the interest stand up and say wow this is trully amazing. I get angry when i hear people wanting to continue with unmanned exploration and scrap manned because unmanned is giving moire dividends. I get angry because i know that they are right in terms of the dividends being more with unmanned. But they are also wrong. <br /><br />We are still living of our apollo herritage even after 32 years since it ended. The president has given a mandate but i doubt that this will have any impact on the current state of affairs. I am dissapointed with the way thngs are going. Congress has cut the budget for space exploration again. My point is even though i do not want space to become the ultimate holliday destination i do however want the opening up of space to make nasa go further and relight the fire which lays dormanrt in the hearts of the worlds population. The peole at nasa and the other contractors for spaceflight are heros. It is time to give them the recognition they deserve by giving them a huge undertaking thast will bring ouyt the best in them. <br /><br />Hail Nasa.