Indeed, the loss of life is a tragic thing, and I only hope that we will one day reap the benefits of the ultimate sacrifice those brave souls made.
While we are on the topic of NASA, here is a bit of news.
NASA's MESSENGER spacecraft has beamed back some surprising new data from the planet Mercury. Highlights include a weird crater nicknamed "the Spider," a planetary tail of hydrogen atoms, and measurements that show giant Caloris basin is even bigger than researchers imagined.
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