On 12 Apr 2001, at 7:58, Technotranscendence wrote:
> On Wednesday, April 11, 2001 9:26 PM John Marlow firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
> > Anyone know what the hell their problem is with Tito? It's okay to
> > send a schoolteacher--but not a NASA-trained rocket scientist..?
> I've been wondering about that also, especially since they sent John Glenn
> back up too.
> Thus, if NASA says Tito'll get in the way that could be applied to Glenn or
> any political astronaut. Also, if he will get in the way, why not have him
> trained to do something -- if he isn't already scheduled to do more than
> just loaf around? Why opt immediately for a no go on Tito but a go on
He was going to train w/Russians over here; NASA denied him access to
facilities--so whose fault is it if he's untrained, hmm?
> Another reason could be that NASA wants a certain image and that image does
> not include having tourists onboard.
They're gonna alienate the public.
That kind of makes NASA look like
Disney doesn't run at a deficit.
> We must remember that NASA is a government agency, so it's incentives are
> not those of maximizing profits or being economically efficient.
Technically not, but yeah.
No cheers for this behavior on NASA's part.
> Daniel Ust
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