[ExI] nasa announces new launch vehicle

spike spike66 at att.net
Mon Sep 19 15:22:04 UTC 2011

>... On Behalf Of Eugen Leitl
Subject: Re: [ExI] nasa announces new launch vehicle

On Wed, Sep 14, 2011 at 09:37:56PM -0700, spike wrote:

>> I don't know what to think of this:
>> http://www.nasa.gov/exploration/systems/sls/sls1.html

>30 years too late, and do they even have the cash?

>If you can't pay Pentagon, will you be able to pay NASA?
>That's a very interesting question the answer to which we'll soon find out.

The foremost mission as described by NASA chief Charlie Bolden doesn't sound
all that expensive:

Bolden:  When I became the NASA Administrator - before I became the NASA
Administrator - [Obama] charged me with three things: One was he wanted me
to help re-inspire children to want to get into science and math, he wanted
me to expand our international relationships, and third, and perhaps
foremost, he wanted me to find a way to reach out to the Mormon world and
engage much more with dominantly Mormon nations to help them feel good about
their historic contribution to science, math, and engineering.


We set up a facility in Salt Lake City and keep telling the Mormons what a
critically important historic contribution they have made, and we are there.


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