>> Gary Hudson is a pretty smart guy; if he says he can do it, I think he has
>> a good chance of doing it.
I also hate to be techno-pesimistic, but this is *rockets* you are talking about. So, I'd like to point out that Gary Hudson has been involved in many, many rocket projects, all failures. I applaud his determination. In my opinion, he is a brilliant salesman, and can attract funding to any rocket project at all. Since his job in this curent endevour is not a technical one, I am sure he is an asset to the project. In my opinion, all of his technical ideas of the past were doomed due to a lack of respect for simplicity, and I am not speaking out of hindsight. For that matter, most space launch projects suffer the same problem.