[ExI] Should the US Have a Military Presence in Space?

Dave Sill sparge at gmail.com
Mon Jun 25 18:49:12 UTC 2018

On Mon, Jun 25, 2018 at 1:49 PM William Flynn Wallace <foozler83 at gmail.com>

> What if the gov. built its own stuff?  Not having been in business of any
> kind (academia) I have no idea whether the quality would be better, worse,
> or no different if there weren't any profit motive to building those
> things.  I suspect worse, but I dunno.

We know from NASA experience that the gov't *can* build its own stuff
(yeah, they subbed most of it out). I'm skeptical that the gov't can be
competitive with commercial makers, if any exist.

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