[extropy-chat] Rosetta launch delayed for technical reasons

Adrian Tymes wingcat at pacbell.net
Fri Feb 27 08:21:17 UTC 2004

--- Amara Graps <amara at amara.com> wrote:
> WHY has ESA continued to depend a ten-year, billion
> euro
> space project) on a launch company that apparently
> cannot
> launch ??!!

Because they think that there is no one else who can
do a better job.

They're dead wrong, but that's what they think.  NASA
suffers from a similar mental box.  (Read corruption,
simple incompetence, or whatever else you want as the
cause of that; the problem's certainly big enough to
have multiple causes.)

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