Author Topic: NASA defends decision to restart RS-25 production, rejects alternatives  (Read 61220 times)

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Thinking otherwise means one has no concept of reality.
Yes, ... Congress. Never stops/stopped them.

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Thinking otherwise means one has no concept of reality.
Yes, ... Congress. Never stops/stopped them.
Especially if/once they're informed a switch from RS-25 to RS-68 saves at least $200million per core, plus at least $20million savings on the upper stage, plus eliminates almost all the funding requirements allocated to the Advanced Booster and EUS programs.
Every Congressperson's eyes grow wide at that while NASA administrators and lobbyists begin wondering what new hardware and programs all those savings can be re-allocated to. That payload, performance, development and construction time are all reduced is just icing.

-- All by correcting original and terminal mistake of choosing RS-25s. If only there was a new Prez and Space Council to readdress past blunders.

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Thinking otherwise means one has no concept of reality.
Yes, ... Congress. Never stops/stopped them.
Especially if/once they're informed a switch from RS-25 to RS-68 saves at least $200million per core, plus at least $20million savings on the upper stage, plus eliminates almost all the funding requirements allocated to the Advanced Booster and EUS programs.
Every Congressperson's eyes grow wide at that while NASA administrators and lobbyists begin wondering what new hardware and programs all those savings can be re-allocated to. That payload, performance, development and construction time are all reduced is just icing.

-- All by correcting original and terminal mistake of choosing RS-25s. If only there was a new Prez and Space Council to readdress past blunders.
As long as US Congress holds the purse-strings no new president, let alone a Space Council, will be able to change anything.
https://arstechnica.com/science/2017/07/elon-musk-knows-whats-ailing-nasa-costly-contracting/

Just look at history. When Shuttle went away it was replaced with CxP, with all of it's mistakes. And when that went away it was replaced by SLS/Orion with all of it's mistakes. All of them were/are bloated programs.

But I digress.
« Last Edit: 09/13/2017 08:41 AM by woods170 »

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And that is why space is so expensive...

Wait, wrong thread.
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