[ExI] new heavy lifter

Stefano Vaj stefano.vaj at gmail.com
Thu Apr 7 11:48:15 UTC 2011

2011/4/6 spike <spike66 at att.net>:
> Back in 1979, a lot of the smart guys realized the existing thermal
> protection system would need to be redone.  I knew this because I was
> acquainted with many of these smart guys, including my girlfriend’s father.
> He had crystal foresight: NASA would end up redoing the tiles, payload
> capacity would go way down, turnaround time would go way up, costs would go
> thru an already very high roof.  All this was well known by summer of 1979,
> two years before first flight.

So, what should they have done, in your opinion?

Stefano Vaj

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