"I can't believe that they would spend millions to crash two satellites into the moon. Just when i thought that our government couldn't waste any more money..."
Keith's note: Read the comments that go with this article. I have gotten many emails like this. People actually think this way. This is the sort of ignorance NASA needs to confront if it is going to make any headway towards being seen as being relevant to the taxpaying public. The fact that this still happens speaks volumes about how the agency and its supporters currently convey the importance of - and rationale for - space exploration. It also says something about our school system as well.
Keith's update: I should have kept my mouth shut. CNN saw this post and I am heading into DC to shoot an interview on LCROSS.