Roger Launius’ discussion of humans in space made me think about our relationship with, and our reliance on, technology. Human history of space exploration is dependent on technology — we count on machines and technological innovations to keep us alive while discovering the wonders of space. This technologically reliant exploration of space has changed how we depend on robots to function as humans, or better than humans. Launius argues that robots eliminate human error; they are more capable of conducting careful space procedures, without the possibility of emotional interference, physical inability, and best of all, possible human loss. The ability to use robots to do the functions of humans in space rids us of guilt and burden if the procedure goes wrong. No lives are lost, and you cannot blame failure on human inadequacies. But the reliability of robots in space brings up questions as to the usefulness of humans. Perhaps, robots are a better version of the human, functioning more efficiently and more accurately than we can. Should we be excited by the capabilities of robots and what they suggest for the future of science? Should we be fearful of the unknown knowledge and power that smart technologies may have? Or should we be jealous that robots can do what we can, only better?