The Emperor, speaking on his archaic programs, said at a recent space conference, "We have here a program which is affordable, sustainable and which can be highly correlated to historical successes and developments from the past."
Highly correlated to historical successes from the past?
As Burt Rutan again rightly put it, kids today are more inspired by the iPhone than by exploration. Kids are about the future, not the past. And our space program should be too.