[ExI] The Thirty Meter Telescope is now officially dead

John Clark johnkclark at gmail.com
Fri Dec 27 17:30:05 UTC 2019

On Fri, Dec 27, 2019 at 12:26 PM Adrian Tymes via extropy-chat <
extropy-chat at lists.extropy.org> wrote:

>> The James Webb telescope is far smaller than the Thirty Meter Telescope,
>> and as of today Webb cost 10 billion dollars, about 15 times its original
>> cost estimate, it was supposed to be launched in 2007 and it's still
>> sitting on the ground. Every year they say Webb will be launched next year,
>> now they say 2021. I'll believe it when I see it. Talk of putting the
>> Thirty Meter Telescope into space is pure fantasy, it just ain't gonna
>> happen.
> *> So just because a bloated NASA bureaucracy, gated by contractors with a
> history of sopping up government money to prevent it from going to projects
> that might actually succeed, has massive financial and temporal budget
> overruns, you believe it is not possible to succeed where those limiting
> factors are not present?*


John K Clark
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