Space travel rocks. Especially the privateer efforts that have been going on with Scaled Composites (Virgin Galactic), and SpaceX. Hell, RIGHT FUCKING NOW, SpaceX is in a countdown for their Falcon9 Spaceship to launch from the Cape. You can view a live webcast here: <a class="postlink" href="http://www.spacex.com/webcast.php" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;">http://www.spacex.com/webcast.php</a> And then you have those crazy Japanese that want to set up a robotic moon base by 2020. <a class="postlink" href="http://news.cnet.com/8301-17938_105-20006075-1.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;">http://news.cnet.com/8301-17938_105-20006075-1.html</a> FOCUS: Discuss space exploration. What should our short and long term plans be? What's good with what we're doing now? What's bad?