posted on Jan, 21 2008 @ 09:40 AM
reply to post by Now_Then
NASA was very 'Gung-Ho" during the 1960s. The politcal environment dictated that NASA proceed at break-neck speeds, thus taking risks (and spending
LOTS of money).
Things are different today. NASA tests, retests, and tests again. They cant afford (politically nor financially) to move at the same speed as in the
1960s, becuase if something went wrong, the whole program would be shut down for years while congress held hearing after hearing to attempt to find
the root MANAGEMENT cause of a problem.
If the same political environment that's in place today was in place during the Apollo 1 fire tragedy, we would have never got to the moon in the
That's why the constellation program is taking so long.
[edit on 1/21/2008 by Soylent Green Is People]