[ExI] nasa announces new launch vehicle

Kelly Anderson kellycoinguy at gmail.com
Tue Sep 20 15:42:35 UTC 2011

2011/9/14 spike <spike66 at att.net>:
> I don’t know what to think of this:
> http://www.nasa.gov/exploration/systems/sls/sls1.html

I thought NASA had begun to pull their heads out of their dark moist
nether regions, but this seems to indicate NOT SO MUCH!

I thought they were going to have one vehicle that launched people,
and another to launch stuff and stop with that. I thought they were
going to cooperate with private industry in doing things more
efficiently. I thought they were getting away somewhat from monkeys in
cans, and moving towards robotics and autonomy.

I really liked the part about "this will create good American jobs"...
The taxes required to pay for this monster will suck away American
jobs from the private sector at a higher rate than this will create
jobs... why can't people just THINK!!! AAAARRRGGH!!!!!! Just another
government power grab!

The vehicle will be reconfigurable for different missions.... Yikes!!!
I certainly won't fly a machine that was put together for one
mission!! That's the model that has served us SO VERY WELL in the
nuclear industry. One plan, 1000 rockets, that's a plan that will
work! 100 rockets with 100 different plans, that is insanity!  Look
kids, it's just like LEGO!!!!

At least LEGO will profit from this, selling models of this silly,
silly machine that once again tries to be everything to everybody. So,
this will create jobs, at least a few, in Scandinavia!!! Will NASA
never, ever learn?

How's that for an opinion Spike?


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