“The SLS program should be canceled now to free up approximately $10 billion programmed for this decade.”


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“The SLS program should be canceled now to free up approximately $10 billion programmed for this decade.”

I’m both glad and not surprised that some heavy hitters are beginning to say this. As I noted last year, as the commercial space program begins to show success the politics will increasingly favor it over the very expensive and not very productive NASA-built Space Launch System.

Be prepared for SLS to steadily lose political support in the coming years.

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  • Pzatchok

    Oh, they will more than likely get the thing built and almost ready for launch then cancel the program due to lack of funds.

    The equipment and platform will sit for a few years and them be sold off to a private venture. Who will use existing tech to finish it and launch it.

    They will use it until it needs to many repairs and then scrap the platform. More than likely they will use it build a private space station. Something better than NASA ever planned probably.

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