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A Precious Quote

From Henry Spencer, over at

As various people have pointed out in the past, to judge by the fuss that gets made when a few of them die, astronauts clearly are priceless national assets -- exactly the sort of people you should not be risking in an experimental-class vehicle.
Posted by Rand Simberg at February 13, 2006 02:33 PM
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I'm not really even sure what to make of that remark or where to begin.

Posted by at February 13, 2006 03:42 PM

I think he means we should hire test pilots, not astronauts.


Posted by Michael Kent at February 13, 2006 04:17 PM

He's pointing out the absurdity of the cult of astronaut worship.

Posted by Paul Dietz at February 14, 2006 04:16 AM

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