So let's get this straight: It takes forever for NASA to fly another shuttle mission, the main purpose of which is to see whether the shuttle can repair foam tile problems in space (that and collecting overdue Blockbuster rental tapes left at the Intergalactic Space Station and replenishing dangerously low Tang supplies). And now NASA is grounding the shuttle fleet because of more foam problems.
Is this any way to run a space program?
I don't think so. Give me Burt Rutan and other space entrepreneurs anyday.
More on NASA antics here.