How Much Is an Astronaut’s Life Worth? (Reason.com)

“NASA’s irrational approach to risk undermines its mission and costs thousands of lives.” Sadly, it’s a direct result of our PR-obsessed, risk-averse society. As callous as it seems, we definitely need to return to looking at the big picture of successful missions instead of squinting at the trees that sometimes break on the way there.

via How Much Is an Astronaut’s Life Worth? – Reason.com.

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