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Offline Paul Howard

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RE: More anti-VSE media
« Reply #1 on: 03/28/2006 04:56 AM »
"But to accomplish that, NASA would have to complete its mission on the international space station, which would take 16-18 more shuttle flights, transporting hardware to build the station, at a cost of $2.3 billion."

That figure can't be right.

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RE: More anti-VSE media
« Reply #2 on: 03/28/2006 05:32 AM »
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United Space Alliance, a limited-liability company equally owned by Boeing and Northrop Grumman, employs 10,000 people who manage the day-to-day operations of the shuttle.

That's wrong too. USA is Boeing/Lockheed Martin.
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RE: More anti-VSE media
« Reply #3 on: 03/28/2006 08:55 AM »
And the alternative is? That's what's missing in the article.

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RE: More anti-VSE media
« Reply #4 on: 03/28/2006 06:12 PM »
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James Lowe - 27/3/2006  11:56 PM

"But to accomplish that, NASA would have to complete its mission on the international space station, which would take 16-18 more shuttle flights, transporting hardware to build the station, at a cost of $2.3 billion."

That figure can't be right.

Yeah, considering that each individual Shuttle flight costs close to a billion right there.   That means that figure is severely underestimated - which is a VERY unusual blunder for the media!   Actually sounds like the writer just chose a fictional number picked out of thin air to me.

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RE: More anti-VSE media
« Reply #5 on: 03/28/2006 06:18 PM »
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kraisee - 28/3/2006  12:12 PM
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James Lowe - 27/3/2006  11:56 PM"But to accomplish that, NASA would have to complete its mission on the international space station, which would take 16-18 more shuttle flights, transporting hardware to build the station, at a cost of $2.3 billion."That figure can't be right.
Yeah, considering that each individual Shuttle flight costs close to a billion right there.   That means that figure is severely underestimated - which is a VERY unusual blunder for the media!   Actually sounds like the writer just chose a fictional number picked out of thin air to me.Ross.

I think they are stating the cost of the hardware

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