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No Falcon Way: NASA to stick with SLS, SpaceX more like space ex

Uncle Ron


The "space" part of NASA is welfare program for smart people. It conceives, engineers, and manufactures horses designed by committee. Each horse is too big, too complicated, too expensive, and too late. It is also a huge employment program to fund House and Senate re-election campaigns. The NASA Moon program jump started nearly every aspect the technology and systems integration and systems management that make our lives better today. Yes, nearly all of it. But the jump start is over. We don't need it any more. Let the government fund the work of 2 or 3 enterprises, let them compete, and save us a huge pile of money to spend on health-care and education. We need the SLS and Orion like we need another real-estate developer in the White House.

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