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Offline ChrisInAStrangeLand

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Re: To the Moon and Beyond–Examining the EELV-L1 Approach v2
« Reply #180 on: 01/09/2008 12:11 AM »
And precisely why do we care about China's lunar program? Unless they are thinking of deploying mass drivers, there is absolutely nothing economic or militarily useful on that rock. We've been there, we've beat them those evil capitalists.

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Re: To the Moon and Beyond–Examining the EELV-L1 Approach v2
« Reply #181 on: 01/09/2008 03:56 AM »
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meiza - 3/1/2008  2:31 PM

It's the American taxpayers who pay NASA, it's not as if it's some quirky person's own money. One can question the customer's desires. Why is everyone so bent on this analogy of "the customer is always right". It breaks down really quickly. NASA has been wrong in it's ideas countless times before too.

YES QUITE CORRECT!!!  I heartily agree!  BUT the American people elected (then REelected) an idiot who appointed hacks and yes men and who wholeheartedly believes it's better to pretend everything is just peachy and fiddle while Rome burns rather than admit a mistake and make changes to correct it, and who has enshrined that pretext throughout government as a dogma.  Therefore the foregone conclusions drawn and the slanted pretexts and 'facts' used to justify them ARE the ONLY solution, and physics, reality, or anything else that flies in the face of that simply is ignored, and anyone who questions the sanity of it all or points out the glaringly obvious shortcomings of the preferred dogma is simply an unpatriotic obstructionist crank to be dismissed out of hand....  

How did we ever get to this level... (sigh)  OL JR :)
NO plan IS the plan...

"His plan had no goals, no timeline, and no budgetary guidelines. Just maybe's, pretty speeches, and smokescreens."

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