Re-posted from another thread:I guarantee they will be asked about what they would deem as an appropriate response to the current tensions with regards to keeping our domestic access to space with limited to no foreign dependencies. I suspect Commercial Crew will be touched upon in that context. Elon can be quite forthright and I think he'll be more then happy to point out that Falcon and Dragon remain completely domestic in nature with no foreign (Russian, Ukraine) dependancies (engines, stages).This could get very interesting, very quickly. (If it hasn't already)
This could get very interesting, very quickly. (If it hasn't already)
Quote from: rcoppola on 03/04/2014 01:32 amThis could get very interesting, very quickly. (If it hasn't already)If nothing else, it might put the Russian/US space interdependence problems into the primary news. It would be good for the general public to ponder these issues. - Ed Kyle
...not just education, but awareness and curiosity. Real forehead slappers!But this thread will really heat up once the hearing is underway--glad to see it happening. At least someone is aware there are issues/concerns with US access to space, especially in the HSF arena. Sad that it has to take events like those unfolding to make it happen...
Has ULA done much work if any at all into looking for alternative engines for their launchers?
I can't find a link to the stream. Link?
Quote from: mlindner on 03/05/2014 02:01 pmI can't find a link to the stream. Link?http://www.appropriations.senate.gov/streama.cfm - on the first post!
So if we can all keep an eye on this one today, it'd be appreciated. I can't transcribe, real busy week with the jobs that put food on my table this week, but I will be aiming to write an article on what's said....probably more so Elon (I know, I know, but he usually comes out with the best quotes.)