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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