Taxpayer money is being wasted on nutty missions to study harmless plant food....
Feb. 24 (Bloomberg) -- A satellite launched from California failed to reach orbit today, crashing into the sea near Antarctic and dooming a $273 million mission to study global-warming gases.
The NASA satellite was to orbit 438 miles (705 kilometers) above Earth and observe how carbon dioxide enters and leaves the atmosphere, helping scientists predict future increases in the main greenhouse gas blamed for global warming. Instead, the satellite fell in the ocean near Antarctica though the mission manager said at no point did the craft pass over land.
Ordinarily I'd be elated that stupid environmentalists had a set-back of this magnitude but, their embarrassing failure, while amusing, costs the American taxpayer over a quarter of a billion dollars. NASA needs to be planning the terraforming of Mars so we can colonize and exploit it in a hundred years, not chasing an idiotic, global-warming red herring.