What do you guys think of the space shuttle program?!
I think personally its freaking awesome, how humans could build such wondrous and complicated machines to take us out of our "comfort zone". Yes everyone knows that the failure / mission ratio is really really bad. like 2/132, which is pretty terrible indeed. But think about in the old times where ships were lost at seas when no one even knows about. To make some magnificent discoveries we as humans need to continue to push boundaries.
Nothing will come from the reserved capitalist self gain ways that most uphold themselves. ;)