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Quote of the day: Space and 'boondoggles'

As NASA gets ready for Discovery launch, some wonder if it's time to retire the shuttle and let the private sector take the lead.

As NASA gets ready for Wednesday's Discovery launch, some wonder whether it's time to retire the shuttle and let the private sector take the lead.

"Mankind's future in space no longer depends on politicized bureaucracies and tax-funded boondoggles," said Tom Schatz, president of Citizens Against Government Waste, who is quoted in a .