Recently we had the last launch of a Space Shuttle. America (fuck yeah!) has effectively abandoned its manned space program, at least for the time being. While there is still some manned spaceflight, it seems that interest is dwindling. FOCUS: The dwindling interest in manned space since, basically, Apollo. Is this something to be sad about? Do we need a manned space program right now with so many more pressing issues at home? Is it even ethical to spend money on space programs with people in the world that don't have enough to eat? Should we just let the private sector do it, if they even want to?