Quote: Originally Posted by Lordbob75
Yeah, well the shuttle is old tech now. The problem is that we have nothing to replace it......... Oops.
Also, why would the station be scrapped just because we didn't want it? INTERNATIONAL Space Station anyone?
i think the US did most of the bankrolling, my guess is no one else wanted to foot the bill. NASA is government funded (pretty sure), and with the US's current economical state (it sucks), i think it's a wise choice for the 'short run', but like you mentioned Lordbob, there's no replacement for the shuttle (that the 'public' knows of). it's going to kill all the fun of studying moon rocks for a while.
(which must be barrels of fun[/sarcasm])