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... No, I would suggest that this is a publicity campaign to make NASA seem cool again, a gratuitous solicitation of funding. The public has exhibited a marked lack of interest in NASA of late, and this jump from space was the Youtube viral hit to put the lagging program back on the map. In fact, Baumgartner's thrill ride smacks of the jumps from space in the Star Trek (2009) movie, J. J. Abrams' style. They mooched the plot line. The ploy worked brilliantly in the original series - Star Trek is cool so NASA is hip too. The series began in 1966, and we landed on the moon in '69. SciFi promotes... (more)
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