Jun 30, 2005

Well, that's a kick in the spaceballs.

Yep, I was bummed when Cosmos 1 took a header because I would've liked to at least seen the sucker TRY to be successful.

But this is just cruelty on top: It turns out the spacecraft was uninsured due to budget constraints.

Now that's a bitch, especially since the four million dollar write-off would've been peanuts to some rich eccentric space-loving nutjob. You'd think that there would be someone like the John Hurt character in Contact who would love to finance Cosmos 2. Or Robert Winglee's kick-ass magnetic propulsion systems. Shit, John Carmack made his own launch vehicle company with Doom dollars, why can't someone else?

You know, instead of making amusement parks.