No, Red Bull does NOT have a better space program than the US

The picture below is circulating around teh interwebz, and while it's good for a smile, I'm seeing folks agreeing with its sentiments.

I myself do not. It's wrong. The US space program is actually doing pretty well (ignoring looming budget cuts which may or may not materialize). We can't put humans in space at this exact moment, but we're sitting on the very cusp of a potential golden age of space travel for humans. And it's only a couple of years down the line.

I rant about this on my blog, and show precisely why I'm very hopeful about the future of space exploration:

http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/badastronomy/2012/10/16/space-leap-of-faith/
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