[ExI] structural scale dependence, was: RE: IQ and beauty

Adrian Tymes atymes at gmail.com
Wed Oct 21 17:56:14 UTC 2015

On Oct 21, 2015 10:45 AM, "spike" <spike66 at att.net> wrote:
> Well so goes the story.  Certainly there were examples of astonishing
inefficiency.  But after all these years, in spite of having access to an
inexhaustible supply of highly trained rocket builders trained by the
military and NASA, no one has yet found a much cheaper way of doing it.

Until recent years (with the rise of SpaceX, XCOR, and so on), the vast
majority of these builders were being paid a lot more if they kept things
expensive, and ultimately failed (after going through a large development
budget) at any effort that would have resulted in substantial cost
savings.  It should surprise no one that they did just that.
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