The Daily Outrage: NASA's expensive toy plummets to Earth 

WHO: NASA

WHAT: Lost $424 million when a satellite crashed into the South Pacific because of the failure of a protective nose cone fairing.

WHY IT'S AN OUTRAGE: This is the second loss in a row caused by a nose cone fairing failure, driving total losses to nearly $700 million.

WHERE TO VENT: Call NASA's Office of the Inspector General at 800-424-9183.

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