posted on May, 15 2004 @ 02:42 AM
i love this. i'd love to see this happen more often.
i'm all for privatizing this and taking the leach known as NASA off the government payroll.
this might even spark competition, which means finding ways to make it easier, cheaper, more efficient...unlike NASA who just wants to throw money at
every problem they come against.
i think the space shuttle program is out dated and highly inefficient. i think its possible to get into space with a smaller, non modular craft...the
heavier it is the more fuel is needed, thus those huge tanks...but you dont always need a HUGE craft. you can use a smaller one saving tons of fuel
and money. it makes space exploration much more flexible. instead of working the space program around ONE platform of space craft you can make at
least three different platforms of craft to work around your program. its a win win situation if you ask me.
that and the space shuttle is OLD...its equpiment is OLD. even if they redesigned the space shuttle with all the latest wink wonk stuff it would
still be way smaller but since they arent competing with anyone they dont care, its not their money they're spending.
good find here!