"If we're not killing people, we're not pushing hard enough."

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Fri, Sep 11th, 2009 11:08 by capnasty NEWS

If our attitude toward the space frontier is that we must strive to never, ever lose anyone, it will remain closed. If our ancestors who opened the west, or who came from Europe, had such an attitude, we would still be over there, and there would have been no California space industry to get us to the moon forty years ago. It has never been "safe" to open a frontier, and this frontier is the harshest one that we've ever faced. But, fortunately, we have sufficiently advanced technology to allow us to do it anyway, and probably with much less loss of life than any previous one.

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