THE RIGHT STUFF to me ... that's what NASA should be like. Real people with real grit creating man's purpose in space. Somehow, it kind of morphed into this agency of TREK nerds, always trying to ape some STAR TREK design, even incorporating elements of STAR WARS. Like, I saw this one Boba Fett-looking robot one time. It just seems kind of sad, to me ...
This is so true. I remember how embarrassing it was to watch those mission scientists (was it from the Mars Rover mission?) naming rocks they'd found things like "Yogi Bear" and "Fred Flintstone". Come on guys, this is science. Grow up.