"Those astronauts did not die in vain. They gave their lives so that mankind could have cool footage of people floating upside-down in fully automated capsules."Maria Fortis
"Imagine all the good that could be done if we took those billions of dollars we're spending on NASA and gave it to the military."Kenneth King
"The space program should be scrapped. Fourteen deaths in 20 years? Imagine seeing those kinds of statistics in, say, the trucking industry."Bill Kuntz
"If man were meant to fly in outer space, God would have given him a brain capable of figuring out the mathematics and physics necessary to do so."Sheryl Auburn
"Don't you think Bush is taking this whole wanting-to-be-Reagan thing a little far?"Marcus Edwards
In the wake of the Columbia tragedy, many are questioning the wisdom and necessity of NASA's manned-space-flight program. What do you think?