posted on Aug, 9 2004 @ 07:51 PM
SE7EN, I don't think you will find many people here who would agree with you.
Nasa has had there chance to make spase travel easier, cheaper, and more common. They failed.
I like the idea of the X-Prize, most of these people entering its not all about the prize, they just want to go to space in there life-times and have
given up on Nasa.
Although this groop obliviously didn't spend enough time testing their rocket engines they will pay for it, and i'm not just talking money, they
will go down in history as the first failed attempt at the X-Prize (not exacly gonna make the customers come rolling in). But they said that they
built this rocket for 20,000. So of course its gonna fail.
Look at the lack of Progress NASA has made on its re-usable craft, but then look at what these private orgs have achieved!!! It is magnificient! And
to say we should leave it to a stuffy, bearaucractic Government org is belittling the efforts of these pioneers.
I'm Assuming your refering to Burt Rutan's Space Ship One, and although that is a good step in the right direction, it's not really comparable to
The Shuttle. Going sub-orbital is alot easier then going all the way to space.