A comet hit Jupiter late last year? I thought Shoemaker-Levy happened 15 years ago, not last year. Was there another, or is Bolden confused?
"The Moon is too hard and expensive. Let's go to Mars!"
Kosmas says cancellation of Cx contracts premature before Congress approval of plan.
It seems like you are either not listening to or ignoring us.We have clearly stated that below 300mT to LEO per year the EELV is the best path forward.HLV become the best economic path at ~300mT to LEO per year and more.
I just cannot for the life of me see any kind of "exploration" program worthy of the name that uses less lofted mass than that per year.
As for exploring cislunar space well that's just "space" near the moon. There's nothing there - just, well, "space"; it's empty. There is no difference between ciclunar space and cisearth space; they are both just empty space. I can explore ciclunar space in HEO. I don't want to explore cislunar "space". I want to explore the lunar "surface". There is a lot more there than "space".
I'm beginning to think that you are just anti-HLV regardless.
I hope I'm wrong. It would be instructive to me, and probably others, if you would define for us where you think the tipping point is where it makes sense to engage the HLV vs. the EELV system. As already detailed further up, we believe that it is in the area of ~300mT to LEO per year. Where is your tipping point and why?
Quote from: marsavian on 02/25/2010 03:41 pmKosmas says cancellation of Cx contracts premature before Congress approval of plan.They haven't been canceled officially though. The budget is still just a proposal.
Bolden - "We have a incredible workforce at NASA right now."