Too bad the Superconducting Super Collider was cancelled here in the States. I highly doubt we would have had so many issues and delays. The "trains would have run on time" Whenever I hear of exciting projects like these that are European led or international collaboration (U.S./E.U.) I become deeply concerned of debilitating cost overruns or technical failures. Happens almost everytime. Mars Beagle, Cassini Huygens, LHC - to name a few examples.