I just... I... *cries*
Please, let this not be the death knell of space exploration in America. Please, let this instead be a lesson to the fuckwit taxpayers and congressmembers who've cut NASA's budget.
I was raised on space exploration. Literally. Both parents and my older sister all worked on various aspects of it. This hits me deep and hard. This... sucks. A lot.
A moment of silence, please.