When shuttles tragically fail, Hubble can't take pictures, or missions don't go to plan, I hear friends talking about how we should redirect NASA funding to feed the hungry.
With the success of Curiosity's landing last night, now I hear calls to increase their funding.
I guess we Americans just want to celebrate success.
Don't forget, failures always line the path to great accomplishments.
As for my opinion, I don't think we would have been given such a big backyard if we weren't meant to explore it. I believe these moments will mark the timeline of humanity while many other things will be long forgotten.
What's your opinion?