I'm glad to see that some people still consider it bogus that here we are, two years past 2001, and there's still no space station in Earth orbit that's serviced by regular PanAm flights and home to a Howard Johnson's. If Amazon sells the tickets, I'll have to put one on my wish list.
I'm also glad to see that difficulties in getting a probe to Mars aren't limited to NASA. A lot of people get annoyed every time we lose an expensive space probe, but I figure if we're going to use "This ain't rocket science!" as a euphemism for "Any idiot can do this", then maybe we shouldn't be surprised when it turns out that rocket science actually is a rather difficult endeavor.