Thursday, April 15, 2010

NASA's future

It seems to me that not having a low-earth orbit option is a bad idea.  Paying $50M to the Russians for the equivalent of a taxi ride is an expensive taxi ride on both a fiscal and prominence scale.  It makes much more sense to me to keep flying the shuttle (I've been told for $2B per year) to ferry astronauts and cargo while pouring the other $16B into destination-oriented projects.  I'd LOVE to see a human on the moon again and then on Mars.  I wouldn't gripe about taxes for that kind of stuff.

But that's just me thinking thoughts.

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