posted on Jan, 20 2019 @ 10:07 PM
a reply to: Barnalby
Unless they still hold that contract and Allen was spending his play money chasing a new launcher. Now that Allen is gone, the board stops chasing the
dream to keep the capability solvent and available longer.
Or Paul Allen was completely head over heels in love with the whole shebang and spent his money on a project with slim chances of success and a fringe
at best commercial market. And now the bean counters are in charge.
Either is completely possible. I'd be stunned if he didn't at lease have contact with certain agencies or departments during the whole dev process.
But it's a long way from a conversation to a contract.