Re: Articles on Government Stupidity to NASA Budget

Rik van Riel (
Tue, 27 Jul 1999 22:29:02 +0200 (CEST)

On Tue, 27 Jul 1999, Daniel J. Boone wrote:

> >Look at what our so-called representatives in the
> >United States Government have done to our future in
> >space!
> You guys have got to be kidding. NASA has anything to do with our
> future in space? Right, and the shuttle is cheap and efficient.
> NASA is a side-show -- the private launch ventures are the only
> hope for the cause of affordable access to space.

Nod. Just take a look at ESA (and they're not even a private company). They're making major scientific discoveries at a much lower budget than NASA _and_ they get additional income from commercial sattelite launches.

The NASA's launch pads and technology are so wasteful that they're actually losing out on the commercial launches they do -- launchpad materials from the 60ties just don't cut it.

Rik -- Open Source: you deserve to be in control of your data.

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