Saturday, May 31, 2008

Government Inaction In Action

We Have A Severe Lack Of Space "Facilities"

Will somebody tell me what the heck is going on over at NASA, otherwise known as the National Aeronautic and Space Administration?

First, nearly half of the "probes" that have been launched toward Mars in the past forty years have not made it, then they tell us that it's going to take until the year 2015 to get back to the moon on President Bush's mandate, and finally now we find out that the restroom on the so called "International Space Station" is a one hole'er.

That's right my fellow taxpaying ladies and gentlemen, we're sending a couple of guys and gals up into space to live for months at a time and to be visited every now and then by a Shuttle full of visitors, and all they have is a single toilet to handle nature's urges when the time comes.

What ever happened to having a back up system?

Is this the way we want our scientists and engineers handling things?

And another thing...why is it taking us seven or eight more years to get back to the moon, when we did it in less time back in the 1960's with a bunch of guys wearing pocket protectors and using slide rules to solve the formulas.


Why don't we all pass the collection plate and make a donation to NASA to pay for a second toilet on the space station?

All I ask is that we just keep Congress out of the process, else they'll add some kind of resolution on Iraq and funds to build a new outhouse in every town in every state in the Union.

All I know is that it's a good thing I'm too old to be an astronaut and go to the Space Station, because after a pot of coffee and a few bran muffins in the morning I'm afraid that the entire crew would have to abandon ship when I opened the bathroom door and the fumes burned out the computer system and warped the Dilithium Crystals.

On second thought, maybe I shouldn't have mentioned that....

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