Rogozin pins Proton failure on “moral degeneration”

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In a speech before the State Duma, Russian deputy prime minister Dmitry Rogozin blamed the “moral degeneration” of the top leaders of their county’s aerospace industry for Saturday’s Proton launch failure.

“With such degeneration in the leadership of the enterprises, there’s no surprise at such a high degree of accidents,” said Rogozin who said that “space bosses have long gone into their own space.” … The vice premier expressed those that the force of “legal gravitation will lead them [those responsible for the failure of the Progress and the Proton] to where they should be,” RIA Novosti quoted him as saying.

In other words, expect more arrests and prosecutions. Meanwhile, there is little evidence that Rogozin or Putin are doing anything to make their space industry more competitive and thus capable of generating the profits necessary to keep it afloat.


  • mpthompson

    So this is a variation of “The beatings will continue until morale improves.” Hmmm. An interesting way to run a space program.

  • Cotour

    “Moral degeneration” ? Isn’t that a synonym for communism? This is what the American “progressives” see as thee solution for us all. What delusional BS.

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