Yeah, this made me cry.
What made me laugh was a story on NPR this morning where the interviewer was talking to a Russian about how proud they must be now that American astronauts are depending on them for their ride to the space station. He said not really that proud. To loosely quote from memory:
If a man's Mercedes breaks down in the desert he'll find other transport until he gets another Mercedes. If he sees a camel on the shoulder he might ask for a ride and the camel rider says, "Sure, give me $63 million dollars and climb on." But it doesn't make a camel better than a Mercedes.