NASA faces subpoena on heavy-lift rocket work


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The space war continues: Several senators are threatening to subpoena NASA over what they perceive as the agency’s foot-dragging in building a heavy-lift rocket.

Idiots. They give NASA less money and less time to build the program-formerly-called-Constellation, and then are surprised when things don’t go well. Of course, it doesn’t help that the Obama administration is trying to sabotage the project anyway.

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2 comments

  • Kelly Starks

    Since your post you linked to with ” less money and less time” one other major change has happened. Congress has pointedly acknowledged that COTS/CRS failed, and not only did the gov need to throw a lot of money into the “commercial” development plot to build the “COTS” folks up to the point they had anything Commercial (or not) On The Shelf to offer, when the Benjamin’s were all counted up, the gov spent more per ton to ISS in COTS then it was paying in its pork and bloat loaded traditional launch services. Course Congress and NASA will use this as “proof” commercial can NEVER be cost competitive, not just that they screwed up the COTS project to much to save any money.

  • Joe2

    The several Senators/Idiots you refer to or the Chairman/Ranking Member of the full committee in charge (in the Senate) of NASA appropriations. They speak (in this case) for the full committee. Be as snarky as you want, it will not make this go away.

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