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Old July 31 2011, 02:34 PM   #40
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Re: International Space Station to be decommissioned in 2020?

Whether the station has been a massive waste of money or not, using that to find a fault in de-orbiting it would be a sunk cost fallacy.

Even if the mission didn't fulfil its stated goals, its intended goals, somebody's fantasy goals, even if we did not take advantage of its inherent utilities, that doesn't mean that the mission hasn't been worthwhile, doing wonders for human experience in space and showing what a human is capable of doing. You don't have to do everything you intend, everything you can and everything you want to say something has been worth it.

We can do more with less, and NASA isn't the most effective thing out here, but you can also do less with less, and I somehow prefer to do more with more.
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