Let me get this straight
So my tax dollars (with which NASA is funded) are to be used to fund a guy in a bad gorrila suit handing over a piece of wooden doweling with stripes on to an astronaut? Said piece of doweling is then going to be transported into space - for no better reason than to bring it back and hand it over to a bunch of people in plastic armor and a person in a robot costume?
Hmm. On second thought, it makes more sense than using my tax dollars to exterminate Iraquis.