Space Shuttle Was A MistakeSeptember 29th, 2005
The head of NASA publicly states that the space shuttle and the international space station were mistakes:
I personally foresee a space elevator becoming the vehicle of choice for getting into low-earth orbit. Once the purview of science fiction, the technology for creating one is almost in place. Expect to hear more about this in the coming years.
Update (9/30/2005): Apparently Congress disagrees.