Shuttle mission extended

Since they don’t know when they’ll be in space again, NASA has decided to extend Discovery’s stay[*1] in space by one day. Much the same way Snookums and I decided to stay an extra day in Paris a while back.

Related: NASA can’t even keep foam on their gigantic Thermos bottle, and they think they can make it to Mars[*2] ? How about getting out of the way and letting Burt Rutan and private entrepreneurs have a crack at it?