NASA chief: Space Shuttle, space station were a mistake

NASA director Michael Griffin has made a remarkable admission: that the agency's two most high-profile projects have been colossal mistakes.

Both the Space Shuttle and the International Space Station were mistakes and "not the right path" for the agency, Griffin acknowledged in an interview with USA Today's editorial board.

Griffin has made similar comments in the past, but these are his most frank to date.

Now if only the federal government could have figured out that before spending at least $250 billion (billion!) of taxpayer money on these two programs. At least we got some nice photos of the Earth out of it.

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Details about Apple's 'spaceship' campus from the drone pilot who flies over it

MyithZ has one of the most popular aerial photography channels on YouTube. With the exception of revealing his identity, he is an open book as he shares with CNET's Brian Tong the drone hardware he uses to capture flyover shots of the construction of Apple's new campus, which looks remarkably like an alien craft.

by Brian Tong