I said I had long suspected NASA was a racket, and this is the e-mail I got in respnse:
Any large institution can be considered a racket. Yet they are necessary and inevitable. Space will be explored, and only a large institution like NASA can pull it off. Personally, I think NASA's history has been relatively respectable and their success rate is incredible if you consider the mind-boggling stuff they do.
Formerly GOD'S LONELY MAN