Re: The end of an era ( Space shuttle)
It is incredibly expensive but I think it's absolutely worth the cost. We have directly benefited from the technologies created for space exploration. And, I feel the pursuit of knowledge alone is a noble goal worth a high price. It's unfortunate that manned missions seem to be coming to an end but I think we'll see much advancement in non-manned flight.
One of my greatest wishes is to be alive when we finally find the proof of other intelligent life in the universe.